Sun | Feb 18, 2018

Commentary

Nothing in Jamaica is more impatient of national consensus as a strategic plan for tackling crime and public disorder. The data insist upon this fact.In 2017, there were 1,616 murders in Jamaica, which means that 60 persons were killed for every 100...

Flogging has been off the books for quite some time now, and it's clear that the judiciary was reluctant to have to legislate from the Bench and reintroduce it on such short notice, and for no less a person than the prime minister. But as the...

It seems almost oxymoronic that while modern medicine fights to prevent child diseases, the virus of viral media appears to be virtually incurable, and it is our children who are the most vulnerable victims of this widespread contagion.It took no...

Tomorrow will mark my 25th anniversary as a weekly columnist with this newspaper.It all began in 1992 when the New Beginning Movement (NBM) - of which I was a convenor - joined the Jamaica Council of Churches on a walk from the People's National...

As the dust created by the whirlwind of public outrage settles on the appointment of the acting chief justice, and the terms of the acting unequivocally stated as supervisory probation by the prime minister, the chief executive officer of the state...

We hear Colonel Desmond Edwards' defence of the independence with which the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) has operated. Nonetheless, we, too, urge the speedy completion of the legislative process for its establishment as an...

A politician is by no means a rare find if one wants to forage all over. In truth, the composition of most politicians supports the obvious finding that they are highly motivated individuals, but with what end in mind, we do not fully know.What...

As crime and violence continue to plague the nation, the interests of individuals, sectors, and political parties have to give way to the collective good of us all. Just as how we are one Jamaica and singing One Love when Team Jamaica mines gold at...

It seems that Prime Minister Andrew Holness will acquiesce to the public outrage and instruct that Bryan Sykes be permanently appointed as Jamaica's chief justice, after an uncomfortable fortnight for the Government of having him act in the post. It...

The story is told in hushed tones of well-known journalist Evon Blake, who jumped into the pool at Myrtle Bank Hotel, a whites-only facility in downtown Kingston."One summer day in 1948, as tourists and elites casually colonised the poolside deck...
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