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Among Jamaica’s more impressive developments in public infrastructure in recent decades is the expansion of its network of highways and major roads. There is, for instance, the tolled east-west segment, between Portmore, St Catherine, and May Pen,...

CARICOM Heads of Government will be concluding their Intersessional Meeting in Barbados today. This meeting is chaired by Prime Minister Mia Mottley, who has responsibility for the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) in the quasi-Cabinet....

The prohibitionist treatment of the cannabis sativa plant, coupled with the outdated drug laws, continues to be an issue of deep social significance in the international space, the Caribbean and, by no lesser means, to the people of Jamaica who...

Recently, I was in line at a gas station when the driver directly in front of me wanted to get out from between me and the car in front of him. Instead of carefully backing up a little and then manoeuvring his way out of the line, he reversed so...

Strong, value-laden institutions are crucial for building and maintaining a culture of worth. Alexis de Toqueville, the French journalist who surveyed the strength of democracy in the young republic of the United States, correctly assessed its...

Lots of people, like this newspaper, will be excited by the idea of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) adding electric buses to its fleet, as the Government has promised for the new fiscal year. Forty-five are to be acquired, Governor General...

The Caribbean is located in the most violent zone in the world. It is not a zone of intimate harmony or partnership. In two pieces of research done on over 400 families, we found 25.3 per cent of youth reporting that their parents fight. This...

It was an episode of Star Trek the Next Generation, and Commander Will Riker, first officer of the USS Enterprise, was on a Klingon ‘Bird of Prey’ ship. For the non ‘Trekkies’, the Klingons are a fictional race of humanoids, who are very much like...

CHAKA-CHAKA SPELLING Sunday gone, mi go fi a lickle walk eena di early morning. One nice breeze did a blow an mi feel sweet. Mi buss one corner an wa mi see? One hell of a dog eena di road! Di dog start bark after mi an a gwaan like seh it waan...

“And you shall know the [bitta] truth! And the [bitta] truth shall set you free!” The Book of John 8:32 The Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has the fastest-growing economy in the world today, with an average growth rate of 9.5 per cent...
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