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Commentary

Professor Alvin Wint

PRIME MINISTER Andrew Holness could hardly have made a better choice than his appointment this week of Professor Alvin Wint as chairman of HEART/NSTA Trust. For not only is there much clean-up to do at HEART, that project now coincides with a...
In whose interest does the Government operate?  The small savers, or the banks and other deposit-taking institutions?

I have never really understood why political parties and governments act in the interest of big business rather than in the interest of the consuming public; after all, consumers are voters who elect governments, and to whom parties and governments...
Shoppers disregard social-distancing and mask-wearing rules on busy Beckford Street in Kingston.

I like the Government’s new approach to managing the pandemic. The new approach is one which puts the onus on individual citizens to do what is in their best interest. At long last. We live in a pluralistic society that will never align on all...

GUYANESE Dr Yesu Persaud’s death last week, at the age of 93, did not command too much attention in Jamaica. Not even the island’s private-sector institutions seemed to notice much. There was no significant statement of his seminal contribution to...

The Government continues its obsession with its favourite diversion, namely, states of public emergency (SOEs). Wherever the prime minister or national security minister is heard these days, they are drowned out by the sound of toys being thrown...

ONCE AGAIN, our lives are being disrupted by a COVID-19 wave, the fourth since this wretched pandemic began. This surge is being driven by the Omicron variant, the most transmissible to have evolved so far, with local positivity rates climbing...

When Fayval Williams updated Parliament recently on the ongoing effort to resume face-to-face classes in Jamaica’s schools, she referenced a World Bank argument that the Government needed to allocate between $2.4 billion and $3.9 billion per annum...

As Christians, we worship Jesus and so we should. But why should we worship Jesus? The answer might seem obvious, but it is not as obvious as one might be inclined to think. We should worship Jesus for the right reason. If we worship Jesus for the...

Despite a week of multiple murders, I dare to posit that the worst circumstance relating to our long-term national security is the reality that some 40 per cent of schoolchildren cannot be found or have not returned to school. The preacher at the...

More and more, I’ve been noticing a very disturbing and potentially dangerous trend; many people are living in denial of COVID-19. Only a few days ago, my wife went to a popular jewellery store on the Constant Spring Road shopping strip. She...
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