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As concern heightens over the global public health threat being posed by the new coronavirus that causes the illness Covid-19, ordinary folk are understandably anxious to learn what they can do to protect themselves. Early diagnosis and containment...

In Guyana, they call it “blow”. In Barbados, St Lucia, and Trinidad, it is ‘horn’ or ‘butt’, but St Lucians add the Kwéyòl or patois word ‘kòné’. In Jamaica, you get “bun”, a word with several different meanings, at least one of which is identical...

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR), established under the Office of Utilities Regulation Act, prides itself on being an independent regulator that objectively executes its function for the benefit of all stakeholders, within the ambit of its...

Recently, a woman of our community of faith related stories of her fears. She is married with three children. She claims that if anyone knew that she spoke to me about her fears, she is a dead person. She told the authorities, when questioned, that...

If we understand Seymour Panton correctly, he confirmed that, somewhere in the Integrity Commission, there is a report in which the agency’s director of investigations, David Grey, has recommended that at least six parliamentarians be prosecuted...

In my article last week, I addressed some of the trade and economic issues on the agenda or which should have been discussed at the 31st Intersessional Meeting of the CARICOM Heads of Government in Barbados, February 18-19. With Jamaica’s prime...

With students not only frequently engaging in fights, but hurling stools at each other in the process, leaving school grounds to get backup, and punching authority figures who try to calm them down, we can all see that the classroom has become a...

Justice Seymour Panton was the guest speaker at the launch of my recent book A Controversial Clergyman. He was a clerk of courts during my time working in the RM Courts in Montego Bay, straight out of high school (1968-1974). In passing during his...

Now that the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) is back to its full complement of ‘independent’ members after last week’s appointment of former Chief Justice Zaila McCalla, it should not only get on with preparing for the imminent general...

The article written by Erica Virtue, titled ‘Holness stands out…But crime and corruption bedevil JLP Gov’t four years later’, in The Sunday Gleaner (February 23, 2020) begs an important question. If an administration fails both at good governance...
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