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We note the Privy Council’s decision to abandon a proposed rule that would further narrow the access of Jamaicans to their final court. This action, on its face, appears to be an acceptance by the law lords, so-called, that the controversial Rule...

On May 21, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) delivered its Advisory Opinion on climate change and international law, in a case led by two courageous leaders of small island states, Prime Minister Gaston Browne, of Antigua...

Dedicated to our dog Mitsi, who left us at the age of 18 going on 19 (about 90 human years old) In January 2021, I wrote an article about our dogs and called it ‘Much ‘adog’ about something’. Earlier this year, just about five months ago, I...

It’s reprehensible that what should be a serious debate of who, under a reformed Constitution, should sit in Jamaica’s Parliament is now wallowing in a new bout of race-baiting against the opposition leader, Mark Golding. Prime Minister Andrew...

Biodiversity is essential for life on our planet. Despite the technological advances of today’s world, human beings will always depend on healthy ecosystems for water, food, medicine, clothing, fuel, shelter, and energy, among other essential...

“I leave m’yard early-mornin time An set m’foot to de mountain climb, I ben m’back to de hot-sun toil, An m’cutlass rings on de stony soil, Ploughin an weedin, diggin an plantin” – From Evan Jones’ Song of a Banana Man We are in...

Prime Minister Andrew Holness might have been too consumed with what Michael Witter calls “the tyranny of the immediate” to have noticed the economist’s recent prescription for how the PM might address the problem of violence that haunts Jamaica’s...

In the week of April 14, some school children were once again involved in scandalous brawls at the Transport Centre in Half-Way Tree and elsewhere. A video showed a young man lift up a bicycle and forcefully ram it on to another student. Boys...

“A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but by how it treats its lowest ones.” – Nelson Mandela To the Jamaican Government, opposing leaders and other ‘powers that be’, how are you treating ordinary Jamaicans and...

Daryl Vaz’s disclosure of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company’s (JUTC) plan to eke new life out of the large, inoperable chunk of its aged fleet, seems an economically sensible idea. For, according to Mr Vaz, not only can the buses be repaired...
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