Tue | Nov 19, 2019

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Audley Shaw gets it. Kamina Johnson Smith doesn’t. Or, so it appears. So, she shoots the messenger, rather than confronting the substance of the message. Mr Shaw is the minister of commerce and agriculture in Andrew Holness’ government. Mrs...

The unending devaluation of the Jamaican currency against the United States dollar is caused by one simple fact – Jamaica is managing two official currencies. The Jamaican dollar, by force and authority of the Government, without regard for the...

The Diaspora has been deluged with marketing, emails, articles and social media posts promoting the new Global Jamaica Diaspora Council. However, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade (MFAFT) has yet to even attempt to resolve any of...

There is an obvious nexus between the exchange rate stability issues that have been concentrating Richard Byles’ mind and the Douglas Orane’s reflections, in a post on this newspaper’s blog site, Viewpoints, as well as the In Focus section of today...

Are leaders expected to behave better than the general public? It’s an interesting question, but not one I thought applicable to our situation where I believe it’s firmly established that we expect our leaders to behave worst than the average man...

I don’t know how much Spanish the Hispanic American Ambassador speaks, but in Jamaica his name Tapia means ‘stop here’ or ‘hold on’. Of course, in Spanish, it means ‘a wall’ but his role is that of a bridge. His is an intriguing story of how poor...

CHAKA-CHAKA SPELLING Mi woulda never lost mi pass go call dem deh ambassador ‘thief’. Donald Tapia an Tian Qi? No sah! Fi wi Jamaica proverb no directly mean seh a thief wi a talk bout. A metaphor! Yu see dat deh word. It come from Greek: ‘...

By our very nature, history and culture, Jamaicans are a proud people. We are proud of our identity as Jamaicans, and proud of our heritage that binds us as one. This is most evident when Jamaicans cross paths overseas. The mere recognition of our...

It will surely take more than platform speeches from Government ministers to get the hotel ­industry to embrace local foods and understand the concept of satisfying the emerging food tourist. Appeals, like the most recent one from Agriculture...

In 2015, 37,575 grade six students sat the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT). During the registration process, they identified five high schools in hopes of matriculating into one of them. Each school was complemented with a rationale for selection...
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