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We welcome the relative candour with which the authorities, including the army itself, have spoken about last week’s alleged attempt by two soldiers to use a Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) bus to smuggle marijuana, leading to a chase and gunbattle...
In this January 17, 2019 file photo, Chinese People’s Liberation Navy sailors stand in formation on the deck of a type 054A guided-missile frigate, ‘Wuhu’, as it docks at Manila’s South Harbour for a four-day port call in Manila, Philippines.

While representing Jamaica at the United Nations Security Council at the turn of the century, there was a buzz about an article in The New York Times which detailed what was characterised as excessive military spending by the Chinese government....
Dr Alverston Bailey

The world is now grappling with a global pandemic, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS CoV-2), and we must admit that we are now facing a crisis of biblical proportions; however, Paul Romer, a Stanford economist, in 2004 reminded...

CHAKA-CHAKA SPELLING Mad smaddy a borrow mask! One a mi friend dem tell mi seh when di wholesale shop dem downtown nah let een customer if dem no have on no mask, di mad smaddy dem go outa road an beg a next mad smaddy fi lend dem fi dem mask. A...

They put the F in Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), but the last five letters of defence did not keep the suspects from doing what the public believes is more common among the boys in blue. And as the cops arrested two, the military well-timed the...

With the People’s National Party (PNP) about to embark on the next chapter of its journey, there are lessons that I hope all members of the Movement can reflect on and use to rebuild an even stronger party. Indeed, this year marks my 37th year as a...

Teachers, students, and parents are treading uncharted waters as they try to navigate a new academic school year marked by remote learning. It has been a rocky start for many, particularly those in rural Jamaica who do not have the tools to learn...

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has often spoken about his desire to socialise wealth by allowing Jamaicans to own a piece of the country’s assets through the stock exchange. His administration has maintained its commitment to divest state assets,...

Growing up in the early fifties in a country village in Trinidad, I knew that on cold mornings, or just for the fun of it, some of the young male goats would try to follow in the footsteps of their fathers and become more than a trifle ‘...

Last Christmas Eve, this newspaper told the Jamaica Fire Brigade to stop pussyfooting with places of entertainment, or any building that was open to the public but didn’t meet existing fire and other safety codes. We also advised the local...
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