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NOW THAT Kavan Gayle, a government senator and head of the trade union aligned to the ruling party, has added his voice to the matter, the administration may be inclined towards a robust discussion of how Jamaica might implement an unemployment...
Accompong, St Elizabeth

THE EVENTS of the last few days, involving the Accompong Maroons, under the leadership of their elected chief, Richard Currie, have reminded us that the Maroon-Jamaica relationship continues to be a festering topic. This unspoken truth became...

ONE OF the greatest obstacles to robust discourse is oftentimes an appeal to what the law says. Those with legal training especially have a tendency to turn every discussion on morality and ethics into one about the law. Since it is not obvious...

WE HAD hoped that by adding ‘urban renewal’ to the name of the seeming superministry to which Pearnel Charles Jr was assigned after the 2020 general election, Prime Minister Andrew Holness was signalling his administration’s plan for a major...

AS JAMAICA rides its fourth COVID-19 wave, driven by the very transmissible Omicron variant, we continue to have one of the lowest vaccination rates in the region. COVID-19 vaccines reduce the risk of severe illness, hospitalisation and death from...

AS the PM performed his version of the Ali-Shuffle so that he could score points while we focused on his feet, his best punch was to appoint Derrick McKoy as attorney-general. As a first-year law student, I was privileged to be taught by three top-...

We hope that Robert Morgan won’t suffer the misapprehension of several of his recent predecessors that his primary role as de facto information minister is to be the senior public relations officer to the Government and press secretary to the prime...

Perhaps the title should be ‘Recovering our soul’. Because it really seems that we have lost that essence, the shared human spirit; the enduring sentiment which moves every person from brutish behaviour to compassion, or even basic respect, for...

When asked about the possibility of returning to lockdowns to control the current COVID-19 wave, the prime minister responded by reminding us that he has repeatedly made it clear that there will be no return to lockdowns, and that the [Government’s...

It is surprising that no one seemed to have waved a red flag when Shane Dalling’s new employment contract was agreed last April, and presumably signed off on by the board of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) that included a retired high court...
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