Thu | Apr 25, 2019

Commentary

Audley Shaw either misapprehends the arguments this newspaper, and others, have made against the Government’s planned new city at Bernard Lodge, St Catherine, or he has feigned ignorance. Either is bad. Speaking in Parliament on Tuesday, Mr Shaw,...

Our home-grown gang leaders and hitmen are not necessarily the fools we would prefer they be, as in the image of a schoolboy not quite grasping his schoolwork and instead making himself more attractive to a life of criminality. A significant number...

People habitually disregard the law and disenfranchise others because they reasonably believe they can do so and get away with it, and the players in the local private security industry are no different. Owing to a lack of effective policing within...

Primary school was where I learned the expression ‘raper man’. I never understood the term rape or the attendant abhorrent profession before then. For my seven-year-old classmates, their fears were greatest, not for rolling calf or duppy or the...

Though we saw the photos confirming the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Jamaica and China in April 2019, Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith is still to furnish the Jamaican public with the actual details of this...

Don’t take at face value Peter Clarke’s declamation about a “moratorium” on new abstraction of water from the aquifers and rivers in the Rio Cobre Basin. It hides more than it reveals. And what is hidden is injurious to Jamaica’s agriculture. Mr...

My earliest memories are filled with trying to understand the purpose of my existence and the mystery of the hereafter. As I became older and saw cruelty, violence, suffering and death, I wondered how it was that a (supposedly) loving God could...

I once thought Parliament was the forum where there would be ideas about all aspects of governance for Jamaica, where stories about people’s aspirations would be told, debate sharp, reasoned and sometimes light-hearted, difficult issues contested...

I did not know Shantae Skyers. But I grieve for her. The little girl left for school one morning and never returned home. Her body was found five days later, dumped among rubble in bushes. The news left me numb, and she has been on my mind every...

By most accounts, Julian Assange is not an easy man to like. His personal hygiene, the Ecuadorians say, is poor. Friends and acquaintances concede to his difficult, sometimes unpredictable, personality, which they attribute to a presumption that he...
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