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Everything that's wrong with Jamaican politics is currently on full display in South West St Andrew.Bettors on sports know that when two teams match up, the percentages say punters will get it right 50 per cent of the time - about the same as...

With the retirement of Portia Simpson Miller from local and national political leadership, her seat in South West St Andrew is now up for grabs, but it is not just any ordinary seat. Rays of political power shoot out from its influence.Although...

It took 11 years, but finally it was held in the United Kingdom Privy Council that our panellists in our Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) were very sensible and, importantly, had a better understanding of Jamaican industrial relations practice and...

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...

Jamaica is paradise. A bleeding paradise awash with tears. But paradise nonetheless.At least that's what a former Colombian soldier now heading a major company in Jamaica thinks our country is. From his experience living here, Mauricio Pulido, CEO...

Finance Minister Audley Shaw really stubbed his toe on the cell phone issue even as Prime Minister Andrew Holness gave clear and decisive guidelines for him to take the necessary steps to fall in line with accepted standards of probity when spending...

The fast-growing importance of higher education across the Commonwealth and the world at this juncture can hardly be denied. All countries - developed or developing - are using it for some purpose of utmost significance, whether it is as a support...

If the prime minister as captain for the Crime Zones Act leads as the transformational leader he says he wants to be, the Government should soon be getting requests for special interventions.The advocacy focus during the debate of the bill,...

Just when we thought crime was really bad, it got really, really bad. The Corporate Area, cool for a while now, suddenly became very hot again, with violence breaking out across inner-city communities, claiming many lives and plunging the country...

If you are numbered among the 15 MPs who were elected in February 2016 or re-elected numerous times, there is bad news and there is good news.Let me give you the bad news first. It is more than likely that at some stage you were approached by the...
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