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The recent G20 Summit of major industrial countries held in Osaka, Japan, devoted most of its attention to the major issues of challenging the global economy, including trade, energy, and financial flows, as well as security and climate change. A...

During the 26-plus years I have been writing this column, the level of government corruption in Jamaica has been a constant public concern, no matter which party has been in power. When some particularly egregious instance (e.g., Outameni, Dudus...

Leadership in Jamaica is like that of the story, The Emperor’s New Clothes. Our view can be so distorted and misaligned to the truth (walking naked while believing they are wearing the finest garment). Our leaders are afraid to speak the truth (...

We all hear of different misconceptions people have of Jamaicans. Well, here’s a shortened version of my story. It was at the age of 23 when I decided to venture out of my comfort zone and move to a country in which English was neither the first...

There is movement towards peace in Afghanistan – or at least towards an end to the American military ordeal there, which has lasted for almost 18 years. United States officials and representatives of the Taliban insurgents have held seven rounds of...

Performance Appraisal rating My previous article on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) addressed the lackadaisical attitude towards the implementation of decisions which persiss in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). In the communique...

At first glance, the report of the Integrity Commission, which was tabled in Parliament last week, seems like a fulsome review of its first year as Jamaica’s primary anti-corruption agency. But a closer look suggests that the commission is...

I’m often asked how I’ve managed to stay married for 38 years and ‘with’ the same woman for 40. Today’s youth find it incomprehensible. Depending on the questioner’s perceived acuity, I give a variety of answers. My favourite way to ‘take the Mick...

The national track and field trials are over. Despite a few creditable performances from Fraser-Price, Thompson and Jackson, I must confess to a serious degree of disappointment. Disappointment because some of the most talented juniors this country...

Someone ought to audit the accounts of parliamentarians to see by how much the amount of imported food items has reduced since the ‘Grow What We Eat, Eat What We Grow’ campaign was launched in 2003. Given their working proximity to Coronation...
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