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Having, after much prompting, provided blurry outlines of his Government's security arrangement with Israel, Prime Minister Andrew Holness is obligated to bring clarity to the deals being struck with Bibi Netanyahu's government and how they fit into...

“One good thing about music, when it hits, you feel no pain” – Bob Marley The phenomenal cultural influence of Jamaica never ceases to astonish me. Our country is so small that it is a mere speck...

I decided not to vote for the extension either of the ZOSO in Denham Town or the state of emergency (SOE) in St Catherine last week in Parliament. Had the matters not been presented in a slap-dash fashion, out of respect I would have supported the...

Schools in Jamaica, like businesses, are governed by boards of management. This is in keeping with the Education Act, 1965, and Regulations of 1980, popularly known as 'the Code'. The school boards, which report directly to the minister with...

The rumour mill is churning furiously as questions swirl over Thursday's murder of the young St Catherine pastor, James Johnson. He was reportedly shot in the back while teaching a class in church.One of the early theories is that this may have been...

The guntalk, boasting, jibes, name-calling, praying for DJ Bravo not to bowl and then the elation when his team won, the highs, lows, and mediocrity made me think of the dumbest wars that were ever fought, threatened or contemplated. For example, a...

I know it's cute to talk about tertiary education, but we actually need to focus more on early-childhood, primary and secondary education. This is particularly critical if we intend to move people from 'poverty to prosperity' and build a 'new...

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has described Billy McConnell, who died on Wednesday, age 71, as a "trailblazer, nation builder and inspiration" to generations of Jamaica's corporate leaders. All of which, and more, is true.Two other things are...

Recently, Bishop Stephen Ackermann, a Roman Catholic cleric, in response to 1,670 German clergymen committing sexual assault against 3,677 minors between 1946 and 2014, described it as "the dark side of our church". This is very troubling because it...

Last Friday, we left Niamey (Niger) by car bound for Ouagadougou, the capital of the West African country of Burkina Faso. It is now the rainy season in the Sahel, which means that the fields are green with corn and sorghum and millet, and that...
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