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Some of you might have heard the controversy surrounding the deportation of persons from England with a criminal record to Jamaica. Despite massive public outcry and protestations from members of parliament (MPs) from both sides of the political...

In 1997, thirty-nine dead bodies were pulled from a mansion in San Diego, California. They were all found wearing identical Nike sneakers and dark uniforms and they each wore an arm patch labelled ‘Heaven’s Gate Away Team’. It didn’t take much...

There are a number of issues that become topical once an election is in the air. Included in the list is the issue of a fixed election date. The current law allows the sitting prime minister to call an election at any time within the administration...

‘Demagogue’: A demagogue or rabble-rouser is a leader who gains popularity in a democracy by exploiting emotions, prejudice and ignorance to arouse an audience, whipping up the passions of the crowd and shutting down reasoned deliberation. –...

“You do know that song is about celebrating scamming, right?” “Yes,” he replied. “But you do realise that a lot of the same rich people I target got their money from scamming one way or another. What I do is to right their wrongs and give back some...

Prior to our Universal Adult Suffrage in 1944, our women never had the right to vote. Fast-forward to our 2016 general election, we find a record number of female house representatives sitting in Parliament. We elected our first female prime...

“Money is a bottomless sea, In which honor, conscience And truth may be drowned!” – Ivan Kozlof Forty thousand ­people have died in Venezuela ­because of unjust, immoral sanctions imposed by America and Western European nations. These...

Most election watchers are predicting that the general election will be held this year, even though the constitutional life of the administration does not come to an end until sometime in 2021. Some may even have forgotten that what is actually...

Singapore is often cited as possessing the ideal development model for Jamaica given the two nations’ location in relation to major trading partners and the similarities of their early post-independence expansion. While both countries may have...

I know of none so brave that he or she would pretend that the rumbling of an earthquake and the shifting of the ground beneath them is just another stroll in the park. On the scare meter, it measures 99 per cent. Last Tuesday, the fault lines near...
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