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Last week, Dr Fritz Pinnock, head of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), made damning allegations against a fellow government agency at a parliamentary committee meeting. Pinnock accused a respected investigative government agency of ‘...

Whenever multiple persons report on an incident, the accounts are inevitably going to differ, depending on who is giving the account and their interests in the matter. Invariably, there are three sides to every issue: my side, your side and the...

A little over a week ago, while hosting Cliff Hughes Online on Nationwide radio, none other than Speaker of the House, Pearnel Charles Sr, called in to make a comment on his fears over the proposed repeal of the Obeah Act. According to Mr Charles...

I’m actually a big believer in Jamaica Moves. More than eight out of every ten persons living on the island do little to no physical activity, according to the last published Jamaica Health and Lifestyle Survey. With that in mind, the prevalence...

My friend and I had quite an interesting conversation the other day. We chatted about his experience as a third engineer aboard the vessel of an international shipping company. He complained that although many Jamaicans are suitably qualified to...

This newspaper has been commenting favourably on the positive developments in the Jamaican economy over the last six years. Some of the more noteworthy achievements include: unemployment falling to a 40-year low; inflation being below the four-six...

During the current uproar over abortion, I have noticed that there is little talk about how to prevent it. While in medical school, if I were asked in an examination to discuss the management of a disorder, my answer would be incomplete if I did...

Fatherhood is serious business. It’s ridiculous that society leaves this all-important ‘job’ up to the passive acquisition of knowledge, diffused by unknown and usually extremely unreliable sources. There are no organised courses in fatherhood; all...

Parliament will meet this Wednesday in solemn session to pay tribute to Mr Seaga, the longest-serving member in our history. I admired him for his commitment to one of the most difficult, demanding, disrespected and least dispensable professions –...

In 1980, America passed the Bayh-Dole Act. This law permits institutions receiving federal funding for research to have ownership over their inventions. The law is advantageous in reducing hurdles for commercially minded researchers to market their...
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