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It is more than half a decade since this newspaper began actively urging Jamaica’s public and private sector interests to look for economic opportunities in Guyana, before the crowd descended on the country, after its oil boom became obvious. Last...
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There is no doubt that teachers are at the heart of any education system. They drive and implement change. They support and encourage. They champion growth and development. Never has there been so great an appreciation for the importance of their...
Fix the education of our young men.

A few weeks ago when this year’s CSEC results came out, we were told that boys had outperformed girls in four subject areas, with CSEC maths coming in for particular mention. Just as I was about to break out the vuvuzelas to celebrate what appears...

While its immediate effect may be on the future of the private security industry, Justice David Batts’ ruling last week that guards employed to Marksman Limited were its direct servant, rather than independent contractors, is likely to have...

The gas station attendant hesitated then took a deep breath. “Can I ask you a favour?” Ashamed, her voice was barely audible.”What is it? You shouldn’t be asking for money if you are working,” was my gruff reply. “It’s OK then, but I was just...

I received a desperate telephone call from someone who is very close to me. She was in a state of psychological distress. One of her bikers was caught up in the new police campaign. She had been through a hell of a lot in trying to earn a living....

The US states of Florida and South Carolina are still counting the cost of being hit by Hurricane Ian. Central Florida, particularly, took a pummelling. Buildings were destroyed. Millions of people lost power. Many may have died. It will be a...

Last week both on air and in this column, I went to great pains to discuss the use of deadly force protocol. There is a simple formula; assume that you may be asked afterwards as to whether or not you could justify the shooting if the purported...

I often overheard the expression growing up, when adults were discussing the horrific acts of indiscipline carried out by my generation. Talking back, or being disobedient to an adult, was enough to earn the moniker. Indeed, we were worse than they...

Missis Queen is dead and buried. But questions linger about her legacy. Why did she hang on to the throne for so long? She really could have given up after 50 years. But she didn’t. She held on to power with all her might. Why did she have to...
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