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Legislative draftsmen are working on fixed-term election dates and term limits for prime ministers in fulfilment of promises made by Prime Minister Andrew Holness.Under the current parliamentary system, there is a maximum term length of five years....

If nuclear deterrence is a cardinal principle, why should it be a cardinal principle only for a few? Why should North Korea denuclearise when others are not doing so? When the others are testing and enhancing their nuclear capacity? When the US has...

"Oh-ho!" exclaimed the pirate chief, a gleam of triumphant satisfaction passing over his face for an instant and then vanishing as he again confronted the captain sternly.The preceding sentence is an example of the use of the interjection "Oh-ho!",...

Memories of the world's oldest person, Violet Moss Brown, are quite pleasant in spite of the negatives that shrouded the last days of her existence. On a visit on March 11, I found her to have immaculate memory in spite of her 117 years. She...

The February 25, 2016 general election was preceded by several conversations and speeches about the importance of and need for constitutional reform. Hot topics included the removal of the Queen as our Head of State, replacing the Privy Council with...

We don't know precisely who is at fault. It is, however, increasingly clear that, at least in matters of national security, the Holness administration suffers from a crisis of communication and judgement.There was, for instance, the fiasco over the...

Robert Montague has been accused, more than once, of shooting from the hip, but based on the communication chaos in his ministry, we never knew he was struck by a severe case of premature ejaculation. Good thing the St Mary West MP can reach across...

I am struggling to think about how I can influence change in the psyche and behaviour of present-day adults so I can assist with safeguarding the future for my child and other people's children.I recently got a taste of the future and it sat sour in...

On Friday, September 15, an emotion-wrought, politically fraught event took place at the University of the West Indies. The occasion was the launch of a book by Bernard Coard, former deputy prime minister of Grenada, called The Grenada Revolution:...

When Jamaica's Kamina Johnson Smith and her Caribbean counterparts join fellow Commonwealth foreign ministers on the margins of the UN General Assembly this week, we expect that they will propose a radical adjustment to the agenda to accommodate an...
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