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Full employment occurred in slavery. It did not mean that Jamaicans were well off. Last year, unemployment fell to 9.1 per cent, the lowest in 50 years. Jamaica is said to be enjoying a great economic turnaround. In 2018, the country saw the sixth...

Party political internal elections are usually unequal parts suicide and a chance at rebirth. There are two sides lined up in the People’s National Party (PNP). The mass of the old order, at its quite predictable position, is unmovable in its...

Earlier this year, the decision was taken to disband the current configuration of the Mobile Reserve. This was a crucial step in the ongoing process of the internal restructuring and expansion of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). Since then,...

I usually get a kick out of would-be preachers who unrelentingly repeat a monotonous catchphrase. Well, apparently, so did the Rasta man, who was on the receiving end of a front kick that would make Jun Shihan Tony Rob proud. However, the preacher’...

Some church persons are using biblical teachings in an attempt to coerce the State into continuing to treat a woman as a criminal if she chooses to have an abortion. Scare tactics, backed up by horrific footage, have been used to equate abortion...

On August 6, 2019, Jamaica will be 57 years old. After 57 years, we still maintain a colonially imposed governance system imported wholesale from Westminster, itself created to appease subjects clamouring for an oxymoron – ‘democracy’ in a monarchy...

Rain and flashes of lightning were doing their thing as the three-year-old youngster rolled at warp speed on his scooter through the huge living room. “Is it powered?’”I asked his father, Peter Bunting. “No, that’s just him,” he said. We were...

So what’s all the fuss about parrotfish? Well, most Jamaicans may have heard by now of the idea that surfaced of protecting parrotfish in our waters by banning their consumption. Well, it turns out that there are pros and cons to the idea. Let’s...

“The PRC’s purpose, objectives, and functions included a review of the following: “1.The current plans for upgrade of the refinery and assessing them in relation to possible alternatives and against realistic options in respect of the future...

At a January 8 press briefing to announce Jamaica’s expropriation of Venezuela/PDV-Caribe’s Petrojam shares, Jamaica’s foreign affairs minister traced the Jamaica-Venezuela Petrojam-PCJ partnership’s history: “The primary purpose of the [Petrojam-...
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