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The new, and first female head of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), Rear Admiral Antonette Wemyss Gorman, should explain more precisely what it is about the declaration of states of emergency that makes them especially effective in crime-fighting,...

Charles Jr addressing the National Biodiversity Conference.

The Forestry Department has designated the Cockpit Country as falling within five parishes: St James, St Elizabeth, Trelawny, Manchester and St Ann, while also bordering on the cusp of Hanover, Westmoreland and Clarendon. The Cockpit spans five...

CHAKA-CHAKA SPELLING Nuff a di Seventh-Day Adventist dem inna Jamaica backward, backward, backward. Mi couldn’t believe it when mi hear seh di President a di North Jamaica Conference, Dr Karl Archer, interview Dr Burnett Robinson fi di talk show...

THE EVENTS of the last few days, involving the Accompong Maroons, under the leadership of their elected chief, Richard Currie, have reminded us that the Maroon-Jamaica relationship continues to be a festering topic. This unspoken truth became...

ONE OF the greatest obstacles to robust discourse is oftentimes an appeal to what the law says. Those with legal training especially have a tendency to turn every discussion on morality and ethics into one about the law. Since it is not obvious...

MARK GOLDING’S sniffy response to Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ reorganising of the Government was entirely predictable. But the PM’s mostly uninspiring assignments made it easier for the Opposition leader to sneer. Mr Golding called the prime...

THE CORONAVIRUS or Sars-Cov-2 and its mutations are living up to the verse of the song – “There’s been so many things that held us down. But now it looks like things are finally coming around. I know we’ve got a long way to go, and where we...

LET’S GET one thing clear right now. Michael Jordan (MJ) is the greatest basketball player ever. Period. And for the millennials whipping out their keyboards to chastise me now about LeBron James, let me just say that statistics don’t always tell...

THE DEVIL, as this newspaper is wont to remind, is usually in the details. That is why, last May, we warned against any popping of the champagne on Robert Montague’s news that the company that wants to mine limestone in the ecologically sensitive...

THE TREATY of Chaguaramas (July 4, 1973) established the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) based upon four foundations: economic integration, foreign policy coordination, human and social development and security. The latter pillar has arguably been...
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