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Minister of Finance and Planning Dr Nigel Clarke seems to be doing everything to play down the continued decline of the Jamaican dollar and the devastating impact of reaching a record low. Last Thursday, it closed at $137.35.In a column in last...

I see the on-again, off-again abortion debate was on again for nine days or so.According to media reports, Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn, moved by experiences of her constituents which they relayed to her (THE reason for any MP to move ANY motion in...

Immediately after President Trump's tweet in which he referred to fired White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman as a lowlife and a dog, some thought that he had plumbed new depths of debasing the office he occupies in Washington.They would have...

The leader of the Opposition is bombarding the prime minister to appoint a minister quickly to oversee the now-beleaguered and essentially headless Ministry of Energy, Science and Technology. The prime minister has promised an appointment within two...

One of the greatest blessings we enjoy in this land of ours over the 56 years of Independence, and even before, is the extent of our civil liberties and equality before the law, although many exceptions can be cited.At the height of the American...

Tomorrow, Jamaica celebrates its independence. It is 56 years since the country took full charge of its own affairs. One would have thought that by this, we would have got better at leading and managing, but we haven't.One would have also thought...

Dismissal of a worker is a deliberate action taken by the employer. People do not fire themselves no matter how bad their behaviour is. Even if a worker walks off his job, he does not fire himself. So let's cut the nonsense about whether former...

  Tomorrow we hit the Big 56. What have we done with 56 years of independence? It’s been quite a mixed bag. While we have progressed to become one of the most murderous countries on the planet, we have maintained a stable democracy....

Since he can't change them, he's going to train them. Like enraptured Peter on the Mount of Transfiguration impulsively calling out for the building of three tabernacles, corruption-bruised Andrew, in the euphoria of breaking ground for a mere 212...

Writing is my natural skill. History is my special interest. The history of the 'World's Coolest Beer', the iconic Red Stripe, and the company named for its creators, brewers, and bottlers, Desnoes...
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