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The Government may have taken its sweet time. We nonetheless welcome its initiative to shore up the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), for which we have campaigned for three years since it became apparent that the scheme was in serious trouble and in...

Last week, Grenada stole my heart. There hasn't been another island that has had this kind of impact on me aside from my beloved Jamaica. I was there as a speaker for the Caribbean Entrepreneurship Summit. It sought to strengthen collaboration in...

Sigh. Remember these awards are (mostly) meant to be humorous. The Dunce was a happy-go-lucky character who never took anything seriously. If you suffer from CLAMS ('can't-laugh-at-myself' syndrome), avert your eyes.The Old Ball and Chain insists on...

The picture Andrew Wheatley painted of himself in his interview with this newspaper a week ago was of a snivelling, remorseful character, too out of his depth to be aware that Petrojam was being incompetently run and, figuratively, sacked by the...

The National Insurance Scheme (NIS) was established in 1966 and is a compulsory, contributory, funded social-security scheme. Employers and employees make contributions to the National Insurance Fund (NIF), and these contributions are used to...

Governmental issues can get complicated. That's a fact. Plus, very few people actually take the time out to understand the Budget and spending priorities of an administration.The inherent weakness in relying on the media is that often journalists...

Peter Tosh's provocative song, African, on his militant Equal Rights album, was released more than 40 years ago. It opened with this startling declaration: "Don't care where you come from/As long as you're a black man, you're an African."None of the...

The Jamaican State may be passing up on chances to build trust. For example, National Identification System (NIDS) spokespersons have seemed more inclined to defend the system than to discuss it. As a result, they seem to be missing out on...

The name Kimone Rose may not mean anything to most of our readers. Yet we have elected to highlight the initiative of this 25-year-old woman who is on a mission to tackle mental-health issues starting in two rural communities of Clarendon....

In England, it is illegal to handle a salmon in suspicious circumstances. Although 'suspicious' is not defined in the statute, being drunk to the gills might constitute a cause.Perhaps drunk with power, the British lawmakers also made it an offence...
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