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THIS NEWSPAPER never comported with the brash, hectoring style of Donald Tapia which, perhaps, is what you might expect of a non-career diplomat appointed by Donald Trump as his legate in a country like Jamaica. Imperiously, and in public, he...
Lisa Hanna (left) and Mark Golding knock elbows while outgoing leader Dr Peter Phillips looks on during a ceremony for the signing of a code of conduct on October 13.

The People’s National Party (PNP) has entered a new phase in its development as an organisation that embraces the highest ideals of a democratic movement. It was so from its founding. Its first leader, the Rt Excellent Norman Manley, was not merely...
Persons deported from the United Kingdom in 2016  leave the Mobile Reserve after being processed.

Another mass deportation flight is planned from the UK to Jamaica, but the risk of COVID transmission have not been properly considered. The UK government is chartering a mass deportation flight to forcibly return scores of Jamaican nationals on...

Although not without a tinge of irony, this newspaper notes, and welcomes, Jamaica’s acceptance of a £620,000 gift from Britain (J$117.4 million) to help combat the problems of recidivism and that of the island’s prisons. “The facts are that...

Christians in my inner circle of friends are some of the most loving and beautiful people I know. We do not share the same religious beliefs, but I respect and admire them greatly. I was a Christian in my youth, so I understand their belief that...

We often hear the phrase, “World without end…” Many erroneously interpret it to mean that we, human beings, will always have this planet as our habitat. However, even if we make the atmosphere toxic and cause the earth to scorch and all mammalian...

Regrettably, Minister of Security Horace Chang and the police phief wouldn’t agree with this title as they condition the citizenry for the resumption of states of emergency. They really want permanent legislation to permit preventive detention....

With little in the treasury to pay for a major rehabilitation of Jamaica’s devastated roads, it may be timely to revisit the idea, as E. G. Hunter believes should be the case, of a special fund for that purpose. “If you examine places like New...

As we read of the desperate measures being taken by some parents towards ensuring their children are receiving an education during this pandemic. I cannot help thinking that not enough is being done by the Government to ensure that the children are...

Mark Golding has won a decisive contest as president of the People’s National Party (PNP). The Comrades have indicated whom they want to lead the party. The issue is settled, there needs to be no further proxy contests. He has won by a margin not...
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