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The public has a legitimate interest in, and an absolute right to know, the substance of the ruling by the director of public prosecutions (DPP) on whether Lisa Hanna, the People’s National Party’s member of parliament (MP) for South East St Ann,...

Until vaccines (hopefully) offer safe, effective and long-term immunity to the SARS-CoV2 virus, we will be forced to avoid congregating, intimate greetings, unprotected outings, and we must reduce our exposure time to public spaces. We need to...
Michael Abrahams

Recently, I found myself reflecting on the story of Abraham and Isaac, found in the Bible (Genesis 22). According to the tale, God commands Abraham to offer Isaac, his only son, as a sacrifice, a burnt offering. Abraham obeyed and took Isaac up a...

These overdue questions are being asked directly of Jamaica’s justice minister on the occasion of the 127th anniversary of the birth of the Right Excellent Norman Washington ‘N.W.’ Manley – a Rhodes scholar some six decades before him – whose...

Petrojam appears to have thrown away the rule book and decided to operate like a rogue public entity. This is one of the conclusions one may arrive at even from a cursory reading of the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica investigation carried out by...

Having looked at the agencies involved in administering the 2015 amendments to the Dangerous Drugs Act (DDA) and how persons can access and use ganja legally in my last column, we can now delve into how to access business opportunities in the...

One of my teachers, Brother Anselm, had a great sense of humour and generally liked my quips in class. However, one day, tired of my antics, he warned me, “On a tombstone in Tombstone is written, ‘He kept asking for it until he got it’.” Despite...

The Trump administration’s cornering the market for the only antiviral drug approved for use against COVID-19 – and boasting about it – is vulgar and insensitive. The Caribbean, though, shouldn’t only be chagrined by America’s behaviour. It should...

Some truths bear repeating. Not everything that is political corruption is a criminal offence because the politicians who make our laws choose not to criminalise all political corruption. They may choose to make stealing a few ackees a criminal...

There is a Jamaican proverb that says, “What a joke fi yuh a death to mi”. Words cannot describe the horror, disbelief and shock I experienced when I heard Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck’s comments on Thursday, June 25, during the sitting of the...
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