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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has described Billy McConnell, who died on Wednesday, age 71, as a "trailblazer, nation builder and inspiration" to generations of Jamaica's corporate leaders. All of which, and more, is true.Two other things are...

Recently, Bishop Stephen Ackermann, a Roman Catholic cleric, in response to 1,670 German clergymen committing sexual assault against 3,677 minors between 1946 and 2014, described it as "the dark side of our church". This is very troubling because it...

Last Friday, we left Niamey (Niger) by car bound for Ouagadougou, the capital of the West African country of Burkina Faso. It is now the rainy season in the Sahel, which means that the fields are green with corn and sorghum and millet, and that...

I find it very interesting the way many of our people think, and how much interest is shown in the weather and preparedness for severe weather conditions.As I write this letter seated in my living room at home with the sound of thunder punctuating...

With all the recent discussions about mental health, young people, suicide and suicidal hotlines, it's important for us to widen the scope through which we view this topic of mental health.Coincidentally enough, World Suicide Prevention Day was...

While we venture no opinion on the merits of the specific case, the issues relating to the timely justice raised by the Smith family of lawyers further highlights why the Holness administration must act with dispatch to fill vacancies on the Bench,...

I'm struggling to take a hard-line position on the issue of political appointments. The age-old practice has always troubled me.Once there is a change of government, start counting the casualties of war.It's par for the course that not only are the...

So, Jamaica's traffic chickens have finally come home to roost.For the past 10 days, motorists have clogged the airwaves weeping, wailing and gnashing their teeth at the horrendous gridlock caused by the apparently inept traffic planning, resulting...

Enter the dreadlocks! Damion Crawford, doing his best Biggie Smalls impression, has kicked in the door waving a piece of two-by-four and in the process sent his vice-presidential rivals scampering for cover as he captured most votes in the race for...

This newspaper welcomes the seriousness and weight Jamaica's Government says it attaches to the Windrush Generation saga and the effort it has invested in protecting the rights of its citizens victimised by the scandal. Indeed, we are heartened by...
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