Sun | Nov 18, 2018

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Where are those pollsters when you need them most?  The 75-year-old Jamaica Labour Party, now in Government, is holding its midterm annual conference today. And my political instincts tell me that the party is going into conference from a...

Jamaica has committed to the goal of attaining universal health coverage (UHC) for all residents by 2030 in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Government's Vision 2030 strategy for improving equity and developing our human...

The legal profession seems determined to ignore the real problem and use some lawyers' avariciousness to make freedom of contract the scapegoat.The Gleaner reports (November 11): "Faced with a mountain of allegations against attorneys, the General...

No longer solely the purview of environmentalists, sustainability is now a firmly established business imperative, and thankfully, too. While more of us are purposefully engaged in examining the future, not only through the prisms of...

Jamaica's footprint on the international stage is much bigger than its matching land mass. Our creative industries, as one sector of production, remain in a nascent stage because successive governments see them as nothing more than window dressing....

As a regional institution of CARICOM, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has led in fostering the spirit of regionalism and giving relevance to fostering Caribbean solidarity despite the disappointing political odds against it, which has...

Although it was not the blue wave that most sensible people wanted to see, the Democratic Party did what had to be done last Tuesday to secure control of the House in the midterm elections. True to his nature, President Donald Trump immediately...

While I'm still trapped in a bubble ventilated by the warm glow of goodwill and injected with milk-of-human-kindness hallucinogens by assisted-living facility caretakers, it's a fine time to applaud some of the good done by political leaders.Long...

History is an amazing teacher. However, too many political leaders and analysts have apparently skipped the class, and, therefore, epitomise the dumb in referendum.Within three days, there were three such elections. Two in the Anglophone Caribbean...

On the occasion of the 31st anniversary of this eclectic column, what should the columnist write about?It would be an interesting exercise, certainly for the writer, to go back and look at what was written about for the first column each November...
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