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In what can only be described as a momentous event in the India-Jamaica relations, the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, is landing in Jamaica today for a four-day state visit. It is the first-ever visit by an Indian President to Jamaica and...

A view of the rubble of the collapsed 21-story apartment building under construction in Lagos, Nigeria, November 2, 2021.

Jamaica remains a special case for sustainable development in view of its unique and particular vulnerabilities, categorised by the United Nations as part of the Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Maximilien Pardo in The year 2020 or the...

These women were detained after alleging abuse by soldiers in Denham Town, West Kingston. They said a pregnant woman, their relative, was allegedly assaulted by JDF soldiers.

The prime minister has spoken and so have selected members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force. Something is operating in Denham Town that is designed to ensure that the Zone of Special Operations, known as ZOSOs, must not work. According to the PM...

Many heads swivelled when the notoriously salacious Lady Saw switched identities and became Minister Marion Hall. Before the ink was dry on that reinvention of self, the dancehall diva subjected her fans and critics to more shock waves by...

As I drove past, I observed the very young children being ushered in. The sign caught my eyes. Tugged at my heartstrings. It read ‘Small Treasures’. This immediately distinguished the attendees and announced to all onlookers that our youngest of...

Columnists, including your not-so-humble scribe, do a lot of writing about governments’ obligations to their citizens. This often begs the question, “Do citizens have any obligation to Government?” Yes, they do. I’m not referring to the obvious...

If our people were a bit more patient maybe we would allow ourselves to see the dots lined up and constantly connecting. Of course, there may be some of us who see good reason in the ‘virtues’ of impatience, especially in light of the security...

The right to full independence inheres in us as a people, as a reflection of our humanity, and it is a matter of the deepest regret that in 1962 Jamaica did not seek a form of independence that would have separated us constitutionally from the...

The enormous profits and global dominance of the Big Tech hyperscalers are rarely out of the news and, almost daily, there are new reports on how they have undermined society and democracy in the pursuit of profit. Today, there is a better...

Growing up in St Andrew, my exposure to the bauxite-alumina industry was the view of the mud lake visible from Mount Diablo on the way to the north coast. As a young university graduate interested in environmental matters, I recall listening to...
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