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People who appreciate the complexities of international negotiations will hardly be surprised at the collapse of the planned summit between America's Donald Trump and North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un.They had intended to talk about the...

The issue is not whether we need a new Parliament building. Anyone who has been inside Gordon House knows how inadequate it isfor members of parliament, senators, staff, visitors, and the media. The question is where should it be located, and how...

As Jamaicans, we are all very encouraged by the signs that there is an increasing maturity in the public and political management of the country's macroeconomic affairs.Even so, there are perhaps signs that in significant structural ways, this...

I must respond to a letter to the editor ('NWC a law unto itself')published on Friday, May 18, 2018, contending that there is no coordination between the National Water Commission (NWC) and other infrastructure entities.In the first instance, the...

It took us an hour in the House of Representatives last week to decide who can ask questions and when (or really, if) they should be answered. Everybody was vexed with each other, weary of the futility of the reciprocal mocking or had left the...

We have no evidence of it, but we wouldn't be surprised that with a first name like his own, Barbados' Prime Minister Freundel Stuart was, as a boy, the butt of taunts and ridicule. Children can be wicked!If this thesis holds true, Mr Stuart may...

On Wednesday, May 16, I watched on my computer as a packed British House of Commons engaged in that weekly staple, Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs). Every time I watch such proceedings, I experience a mix of jealousy, frustration, anger and no...

A few weeks ago, I had a dream that began with Jamaica's prime minister, Andrew Holness, in the process of expressing profound gratitude to Britain's prime minister, Theresa May, in the following terms:"We are more than pleased, Excellency, that...

It is a canonical or fundamental regulatory principle, and the practice of prudent fiscal governance, to manifestly separate banks from securities dealers - capital from credit - based on their distinctly opposite risk profiles.Capital is raised,...

In conflating cause and effect, Prime Minister Andrew Holness sees underinvestment in Jamaica's symbols of sovereignty as being responsible for its failures in ethical values and the rule of...
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