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The days were steaming hot and the nights were endlessly long as the social and political tension built in May 2010.Word had come to me through a senior member of the JLP that the man who was at the centre of this national crisis, the infamous Dudus...

Here is a wake-up call. Parliament is ultimately the source of law in this country. It matters not how learned m'lord or m'lady is or how much law an attorney knows. What Parliament says goes, and that even supersedes the Constitution.Worse, law is...

Some Jamaican men have become 'dawgs', roaming the streets like mongrels in search of a bitch in heat that will allow them to plant their seeds. This century-old behaviour pattern has led to a plethora of children who grow up without knowing, or...

Have you ever heard people say "If Jamaica just had more garbage bins, the place wouldn't be so dirty"? I used to believe it as well. After going to Singapore and Japan, I no longer do.The two cleanest subways I have ever been on were in Tokyo and...

I wanted to write about the importance of resurrection in Christendom but that got reshuffled.Two weeks after receiving an F grade for the crockery in the Cabinet, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has acted decisively. Moving away from the inherited...

In 2009 at the height of the crippling global recession that saw a significant rise in unemployment as some businesses closed and others scaled back, Prime Minister Bruce Golding took a 15 per cent pay cut, his MPs took 10 per cent, and when he...

By now, regular readers should know I consider the Old Testament overwhelmingly irrelevant.It's amazing that such bigoted bunk still influences many persons' thoughts and understanding of morality. It's incredible that people ignore that the texts...

Do you ever wonder why Jamaica seems stuck in a low-wage, low-growth rut? It's a challenge that's constantly on my mind. As I watch and learn about global trends in artificial intelligence (AI), I am even more concerned as it's clear that the...

Today, which is marked as Easter Sunday by many of the churches which make up diverse Christianity, is a good time to join the pastor of the Ocho Rios Baptist Church, the Rev Johnathan Hemmings, in the unpopular view that the Church is not a crime...

Recently, former Prime Minister Edward Seaga, in highlighting the importance of education and technology in agriculture to Jamaica's development, said: "If education is the forgotten child of the Jamaican family, agriculture is the wayward one. One...
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