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Commentary

The constitutions of functioning democracies are not to be trifled with. If they can be changed at whim and the processes they delineate ignored, the rule of law is imperilled as are the rights and freedoms they guarantee to citizens. And there from...

The Trinidad-born novelist and 2001 Nobel Prize winner, Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, will remain one of the most celebrated yet controversial figures in Caribbean literature.A master of the English sentence, he welcomed the celebration of his work...

Communication experts know that the first rule of communication is to know your audience. We need to determine who they are; what they know; what they understand or misunderstand about the subject being communicated; the underlying values, attitudes...

This is an extract from the speech delivered at the launch of Medicanja products in Kingston, Jamaica, last month.With the recent launch of a number of Medicanja products, ganja is once again making news headlines. And rightly so. It is an opportune...

When we appoint bright people to prominent positions, we expect them to deliver, and deliver big. Quoting the prime minister during the unexplained delay in appointing Chief Justice Bryan Sykes, we want "actions that brings results".In a cloud of...

One surprisingly enjoyable aspect of the annual Emancipendence celebration is that it invites everyone to pull back and take a more balanced view about our nation's progress and prospects. That's an important and welcome break from the sometimes...

This week's citizenship ceremony of 32 newly minted Jamaicans has caused some reflection on what it means to be a citizen of this country. We recognise that citizenship is an important step along an immigrant's quest for full economic and political...

The recent debate about the Puerto Seco Beach has revealed, once again, that we need to have a conversation about leisure.We need to begin talk about how accessible and affordable recreational spaces are for the majority of our citizens, the absence...

Jamaicans.com is one of my favourite regional sites. Like the Barbados Nation and the Jamaica Gleaner, it keeps me in touch with the Caribbean - my workplace, birthplace and stamping ground.This week, though, it lapsed badly, and on the subject of...

Dennis Chung had a bit of a public whinge this week about the equivocation and vacillation of a nine-member group appointed nearly two years ago to privatise the collection and disposal of solid waste in Jamaica. That so-called enterprise team...
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