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Commentary

It is prudent to remind Prime Minister Andrew Holness of a truism not infrequently repeated by this newspaper, mostly for the benefit of governments. What is worse than formulating bad policy is implementing that policy. Usually, attempting to...

“I hate him.” “I hate her.” "I hate them.” How often do you say, or think, things like this? Hopefully not frequently. Hatred is one of the most negative and destructive emotions and can lead to dysfunctional behaviour and severe and unpleasant...

Extending the states of emergency has become the preoccupying business of Parliament. This is the occasion that everybody has to turn up for or to be purposely absent when the vote is to be taken. The normal order of business is interrupted,...

I read in recent times reports in The Gleaner and the wider press about the proposed Lakes Pen Agri Ventures, on 400 acres of the Bernard Lodge lands in St Catherine being developed by noted businessman Mr Gassan Azan. This development has...

Rwanda, that African country that was rocked by genocide in 1994, has rolled out its first ‘made in Rwanda’ Volkswagen motor car, showing the world how a wounded country can recover in 25 years. German car maker Volkswagen, the largest in Europe,...

Except for calypso, I am very much like the person film producer Billy Wilder described as having Van Gogh’s ear for music. I might be related to the piano player who was so bad that he was told, “Get off the piano. You’re hurting its feelings.”...

Social media has become so intertwined with our daily lives. It is difficult, if not impossible, to find an individual who does not use any form of social media, whether Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Pinterest, Youtube or WhatsApp....

I don’t think people realise how ridiculously restrictive many workplaces can and tend to be or how they stifle productivity while herding workers like cattle. It saddens me that for so many, signing a contract for desperately needed work is like...

It may be cynicism about the ability of the Government and political Opposition to effectively cooperate on anything why so little attention was apparently paid to Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ disclosure of talks between himself and Peter...

Today I would like to raise my voice in support of a reader. Dr John Lennon, a research chemist, born in England of Jamaican parents, now living in Montego Bay, has sent me copies of correspondence he has sent to several persons, ministries and...
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