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Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Prominent political illusionist Fitz Jackson's suddenly renewed, Opposition-inspired fervour regarding the cruel imposition of exorbitant bank fees on Jamaica's most vulnerable has led to a raging Twitter war with economics lecturer Damien King.This...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The more enlightened among the supporters of Andrew Holness have a difficulty in understanding why it is taking him so long to admit his error in not appointing the chief justice permanently in the clear vacancy that exists.The judicial fraternity...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Pryce

As a developing nation, Jamaica is compelled to operate in a world dominated by the larger and more developed economies. One such consequence, fair or foul, is that standards and best practices developed by these mature economies are foisted on us...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Surfing cable television channels on a recent Saturday morning looking for a non-existent football game, I came across a documentary on Warren Buffett, the legendary founder of the exceedingly successful company, Berkshire Hathaway. Talking to a...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

This is an edited address delivered on February 22 at St Vincent and the Grenadines' Ministry of Foreign Affairs building in Kingstown.Although several aspects of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas in respect of the single market have been put in...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

This is an extract from a presentation to the Gardner's View Baptist Church, Bull Bay, as part of the NCR's Black History Month celebrations.Let me first of all try and make out the case for reparation and the search for reparatory justice before I...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:59 AMHelene Coley Nicholson

Public comments on the appointment of Justice Bryan Sykes to act as chief justice and the subsequent historic summit of judges in Kingston on Monday, February 12, have hung on statements made by the prime minister at the swearing-in ceremony. The...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

We were once again, last Thursday, regaled with another Throne Speech.But what did Her Majesty's representative say again last year? Who remembers anything about that?The Throne Speech, if it is to go beyond platitudinous ceremony, should be...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Psychs! This is when Jamaicans are attempting to pull a fast one. It comes from the behavioural science, psychology, which I am marginally familiar with, and very similar to when Americans prank you. Often it is where a joke is made of a very...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica, constitutionally constructed as a political fiefdom with a justice system moving slower and less surely than a sloth with arthritis, must rely on free and independent media for protection.Press freedom isn't yet enshrined in our...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Believe it or not, those are words emanating either from street corners or grilled verandas in the suburbs where doom and despair have invaded the collective consciousness of ordinary citizens.How does one explain the extremes in the growing cry for...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

They came in 2010 and they took him away. When Christopher Coke, aka Dudus, was taken by the Americans in 2010, he was the absolute boss in Jamaica.Big politicians took his calls even if it had to mean that they had to bolt out of important meetings...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:08 AM

Bristol, in the county of Somerset in Britain, has a long heritage of maritime enterprise. It was from here that a Venetian, John Cabot, started his voyage of exploration to the New World, becoming the first European to reach the North America...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Written constitutions are driven by three fundamental philosophies, namely constitutional supremacy, separation of powers, and the protection of citizens' fundamental rights and freedoms.Written constitutions exist for the purpose of circumscribing...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In the October 2017 by-elections in South St Andrew and South West St Andrew, the People's National Party (PNP) came out big in both instances, but in the huge wins, all they did was remind us how repugnant the reality of garrison politics has been...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamion Gordon

The current crisis of public insecurity that afflicts the country has caused many to revisit the perennial debate about Jamaica being a failed state. Of course, even before the recent upsurge in violent crimes, many Jamaicans had already diagnosed...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

When I accepted the role of chairman of the National Food Industry Task Force (NFITF), I expected robust discussion based on scientific facts, energetic negotiations from rock-hard positions, and even agreement to disagree when necessary. What I did...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica seemed destined to join the rest of the world in the advent of blockchain technologies, which have created quite a stir and generated ongoing debate among researchers, academicians, professional journals, industry practitioners, media...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The resilient tourism sector continues to be the leading catalyst of economic development in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean Basin, bringing valuable investments to our shores, generating one in every four jobs and forging many critical sectorial...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind. Our culture of vindictiveness and revenge has fuelled the homicide rate in this country, because homicidal violence is an endemic pathogen, which, like cancer cells and malignant microbes, is...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

With eyes wide open and brilliant legal mind blazing, legal luminary Justice Brian Sykes, 10 days ago, accepted his appointment as acting chief justice. Since then, there has been a tsunami of opinion sweeping over the land from legal minds and...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

I read with interest the editorial in the Thursday, February 1, edition of your newspaper captioned 'Mike Henry off the rails'. At a glance, I was ready to dismiss it as the nattering nabobs of negativity at it again. But upon deeper thought, I...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Recent events highlighted the importance of a senior attorney-at-law with expertise and experience in constitutional law as the Government's legal adviser. The current attorney general seems to have her heart in the right place and is certainly...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

It is most difficult to have a conversation in Jamaica for longer than 10 minutes without violent crime being a main part of the greater mosaic. The main focus is, naturally, on who will be that highly intelligent, but foolishly delusional, person...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

I love the talk. Now for the walk. That revolutionary walk. In the course of last week, both the leader of the Opposition and the prime minister made far-reaching statements about correcting the wrongs of history that have been heaped upon the mass...

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