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Festering distrust has been exacerbated by fears among some groups, particularly ones that are self-financing and are not on the central government’s Budget, that long-completed job and salary reviews have been put on hold pending completion of the centr

That the threatened strike by civil servants has been averted does not end the restiveness among the island’s public-sector employees. It, however, is an opportunity for the Government to reset its communication and negotiating strategy with public...
Loud noises are toxic to our bodies. The authorities are not doing enough to protect us; so, citizens are trying to live with noises by attempting to ignore them.

Because of my job, I see the victims of loud noises, the resultant insomnia and several serious physical and mental problems that follow. Several patients (and their families) outline egregious conditions, but a few stand out in my mind. An elderly...
Ronald Thwaites

Hon Pearnel Charles Sr and myself are unlikely collaborators, given the poisonous divisions of Jamaican politics and society. He is a rockstone Labourite (who, had there ever been a really honest public poll, would have been party leader); me, a...

The Summit of the Americas, scheduled to be held in Los Angeles from June 8 to 10, should be regarded by all the heads of government as a golden opportunity to address the many challenges now confronting the hemisphere. Indeed, the impact of the...

We hear a lot about ‘blue’ movies and ‘blue’ moons but now we have a piece of ‘blue’ art which actually blew the top off the value of American paintings. Andy Warhol, the artist who became the leading figure in the ‘Pop Art’ movement, defined art...

Although the Holness administration says it is willing to explore the possibility of a new oil deal with Venezuela, it is highly unlikely that anything will happen unless there is a green light from Washington signalling that it is safe to proceed...

Earlier this week, I caught an interview on Nationwide’s This Morning with Jamaican rights activist Taitu Heron, head of the Women and Development Unit of the Open Campus of the University of the West Indies, based in Barbados. The topic was...

Many of the world’s most impactful leaders were excellent orators: Nelson Mandela, Winston Churchill, Martin Luther King Jr, Barack Obama and the likes. Today, we recite their speeches and we tell stories about the privileges we got in hearing them...

Prime Minister Andrew Holness seems to believe that violent altercations between soldiers and residents of Denham Town are being provoked by interest hoping to see an end to the declaration of that west Kingston community as a zone of special...

IT IS time to free ourselves of trans fats. The trans fats or trans-fatty acids in our food are a major cause of cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attacks and strokes that are the leading killers of adults today. Trans-fat consumption has also...
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