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Peter Phillips deserves plaudits for acknowledging that the parties colluded – although he didn’t put it that way – to limit the transparency of integrity investigations of politicians and public officials, and for now wanting to put things...

The demons haunting a young politician like People’s National Party Youth Organisation (PNPYO) President Krystal Tomlinson are those which speak to her carving out her own piece of influence in the PNP leadership, especially when the PNP president...

The saying that ‘power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely’ holds true for just about every group that enjoys some level of power in our fair isle. While politicians are at the top of the feeding tree where power and corruption are...

Surely, if last week taught us ­anything, it’s that not every ­circumstance that seems criminal really is. Especially when viewed with the trained, legal eye. Where laymen see what appears to them as nepotism, corruption and certain jail time,...

Whether you were born uptown, downtown, or roun’ town, it is important for us to understand that every life that is born in this country is a seed of potential that is driven by purpose or destiny, that is arranged and decided by the manufacturer,...

A recent op-ed in the US newspaper The Miami Herald (May 14, 2019), by Alex Van Trotsenburg, spoke to Jamaica’s ‘extraordinary’ macroeconomic turnaround over the last seven years. He placed significant attention on the country’s remarkable retreat...

With the multiplicity of simultaneous ‘legacy’ roadwork projects going on, many teeming inner-city and several middleclass communities have been without potable water for months. I’m always mystified by a political machinery that espouses concern...

It is a testament of how thick and arteriosclerotic the education system is, that after several years of being convinced of its vital importance, no minister, no administration has been able to really transform the quality of early-childhood...

In 2014, I sojourned to Songyuan, a rustic and quaint prefecture in China’s Jilin province. Blacks were very scarce in the area, and so it was not long before I catapulted to a celebrity-like status. Whenever I walked the streets, dined in...

If men did not exist, there would be no abortions. Pregnancies do not just occur magically. In order for conception to take place, sperm and egg must meet. The egg comes from a woman, and the sperm from a man. No man, no sperm. No sperm, no...
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