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One has only to move among people at street level to know where they are politically. As long as one can ensure that the views of both political bubbles are taken into consideration, in Jamaica right now one can taste the bare singe of the burn on...

Somehow I have foolishly inserted myself into this whole Patois in schools debate. Of all the people I could have picked an argument with in life, I chose the ones who study the power of words for a living. I, therefore, have no choice but to tek...

The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ), from reports received, is set to roll out a new system of identifying voters in polling stations in select constituencies in the upcoming general election. This, to my mind, although long overdue, is...

It’s likely that politics in general and general elections in particular will dominate early 2020 public discussion. I hope discussions are more visionary than tribal; more constructive than destructive; and oriented more towards solutions than...

Interesting days are ahead in 2020, with Guyana scheduled to have general election on March 2. Now an oil-rich country, the stakes are high as to which party will lead the country into this new phase of its development. Most Jamaicans are also...

With the murder rate having gone up last year, it is evident that the country’s desperate crime-fighting efforts have not borne much fruit. Over time, with the crime situation worsening, all and sundry have posited some idea or another as the...

Applying scientific principles can help in solving the crime problem. If we target murders as a critical action for reduction, the other crimes will follow and, likewise, will be reduced. The focus, therefore, should be targeted to stop murders....

The lessening of tribal divisions that defined PNP and JLP politics of the 1970s has been one of the quiet success stories in Jamaica. If Pearnel Charles Sr, Speaker of the House, is to be believed, that is the only success story in our politics....

“It was the best of times, It was the worst of times!” – Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities ‘Dumpster diving’ is a sad reality for many Americans who are part of the 50 million people who are not able to find a daily meal, therefore,...

Beware of the half-truth! You may have got hold of the wrong half. Anyone listening to pronouncements made recently by the Ministry of Tourism would say that Jamaica is doing phenomenally well in cruise shipping. This is not so. The Government...
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