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In Focus

The celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the birth of national icon Louise Bennett-Coverley are now in full swing. On cue, dolls, dignitaries, and dancers appear at each of the official events swathed in bandanna. This reddish plaid madras...

Our nursing stock is being depleted by the constant recruitment by hospitals in North America and England. Before you accuse the nurses of being unpatriotic for their mass migration, consider that most of them are not paid a living wage after years...

During the frenetic week leading up to the recent PNP leadership election, I heard former general secretary Paul Burke deliver an expansive lecture on democratic socialism and its alleged tenets to Cliff Hughes. I was disappointed when Cliff, whose...

Small businesses have a unique and critical role in Jamaica’s Special Economic Zone (SEZ) regime. The SEZs in Jamaica may not be for everyone, as I established in a previous article, ‘Is the SEZ for you?’. However, what I failed to mention, but...

Years ago, I wrote that hurricanes are formed west of the African coast and followed the path of the slave ships all the way up into the New World. It is not coincidence, rather, it is simply basic meteorology, where the 16th-century navigators...

Tobacco was brought to Jamaica by the Taino Indians from South America. It is said that two of Columbus’ sailors came across natives in Cuba rolling the leaves of maize or corn, burning and inhaling it. Not quite, it was tobacco leaves, and the...

Dr Peter Phillips of the PNP is the JLP’s dolly baby. Prime Minister Andrew Holness and his JLP administration would all like to buy Peter Phillips a fluffy teddy bear, give him a lollipop, sing him a lullaby, and send him back to bed. Long before...

It’s time to provide those interested with an independent, incisive analysis of the PNP leadership contest. Previously, Jamaica has been fed with a steady diet of hype in national media; irrelevant polls; Comrades keeping JLP recorders hyperactive...

On September 7 when the contest to elect the president of the PNP is held at the National Arena, delegates of the PNP will speak. But while they are at it, they may also speak back to those who have dared to speak for them. Nationwide News Network...

Confidence Is so important to add belief to a country’s sense of what is possible, as well as add credibility to the conviction - “ain’t no stopping us now, we are on the move, we are in a groove”. Such sentiment and upbeat language capture the...
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