Wed | Jun 16, 2021

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No one, not least this newspaper, would claim that the buses and taxis that traverse Jamaica’s roads, especially in the Kingston Metropolitan Transport Region (KMTR), are examples of decency and discipline. They race and jostle, break laws and put...
It is said that national fisheries policies in the major fishing nations, such as USA, European Union, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Russia, and China, contribute to the overexploitation of marine fish stocks.

In 2001, as part of the Doha Development Round of the World Trade Organization (WTO), members agreed to undertake negotiations to clarify and improve existing fisheries subsidies. The concern was that subsidies provided in fishery industries were...
Bert Samuels

In the 1962 Constitution of Jamaica (Chapter V, Part 2, Section 48), under the heading ‘Powers and Procedures of Parliament’, there is a provision which reads, in part, that “... Parliament may make laws for the peace, order and good government of...

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes’ latest assault on the jurisprudential merits of jury trial begs for a serious debate on the matter, including a philosophically grounded rejoinder from the defence bar, lest their resistance to bench proceedings is seen...

More reports of children being sexually abused by men of the cloth; Pastor and Jesus and not the same; blind trust is dangerous, and too many sheep put the Pastor above the Bible. However, the abuse is not only sexual. Many so-called pastors...

Last Thursday, one of my mischievous friends sent me the link to a Gleaner article with this headline: ‘Holness urges developers not to be thwarted by ‘bad mind’.’ The subject of the email was, “Is all like you Anju throwing word on.” I had a...

Jamaica faces difficult choices over the next two years to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic on a stronger and more resilient footing, within the context of the evolving climate crisis. Fortunately, emerging geopolitical trends are presenting...

The latest shock and outrage in Jamaica surrounds the video of a boy, who when asked what he wants to be when he grows up, replied that he wants to be a gunman and shoot police. “This is learnt behaviour”; “Where are the parents?”: “The cameraman...

As shocking as it sounds, a six-year-old boy swearing that his ambition is to become a gunman may not be as rare as we may want to believe. Society ought to wake up and realise that there are too many vulnerable children in this country who live in...

It is estimated that every cigarette reduces the life of the smoker by 11 minutes; a pack of 20 reduces life by about three hours and 40 minutes, and a carton of 200 cigarettes reduces life by one and a half days. Many smokers will smoke 50,000-500...
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