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Just over a week ago, two reports were published in Britain that might interest the Jamaican readership. They both concerned mass-deportation charter flights from London to Kingston.Charter flights from London to Kingston restarted in September 2016...

There are two views that we can adopt in making a judgement on high mobile-phone bills of Jamaican Cabinet ministers.One, more a wish and a hope instead of the often proved, stark reality, is that most Cabinet ministers surrounding Prime Minister...

There is significant consensus that has emerged which we must never gloss over: We are now generally agreed that crime-fighting is more than hard policing and that issues of human rights, social intervention, and poverty reduction are critical in...

It's all a myth, based on some petrified sailors and fishermen's fanciful tales of a legendary sea creature, crudely resembling the giant squid or the giant octopus. Poor Kraken, it doesn't exist, but has been slandered and libelled by Norse...

"You've got to be joking! You're going to seek asylum?""Yes, I'm starting a trend in Jamaica," my friend replied."I don't think most people have heard of seeking asylum unless they want to know the way to Bellevue.""Very funny," was his response."...

The evidence is compelling. Cannabis is a drug. It interferes with the normal functioning of the body. Advances in technology have allowed the scientific community to observe the pervasive way in which the active ingredients of cannabis affect the...

Of all of the many commentators who are singing platitudes or slinging mud at Portia Simpson Miller, or patting her on her back, I can speak of her commitment to the poor and working classes. Indeed, there is no doubt in my mind that she has an...

After all the huffing and puffing, stout resistance, non-sequitur, diversionary 'reasoning', the controversial special zones bill was passed by the House of Representatives, containing all the elements that I had proposed in January and for which I was roundly abused and...

A heartbroken Julia Hird, mother of slain 11-year-old Taysha Hughes, bawls in the arms of Inspector Jacqueline Ricketts, sub-officer in charge of the Gold Street Police Station, on June 23. Taysha was a victim of a crossfire near her home on Fleet...

One day during the summer holidays in 1968, three of my KC schoolmates and I walked into the Half-Way Tree Road front office of the Carlton Exchange of what was then the Jamaica Telephone Company (now FLOW).I cannot quite recall if jobs were...
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