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From the September 18, 2018, issue of Business Insider comes this: "Venezuela's president feasted on expensive steak at a celebrity chef's restaurant on Monday, a scene made striking by the fact that millions of people back home are starving."...

The recent talks between Prime Minister Holness and me, as well as our respective teams, established the basis for sustained cooperation around a unified national effort in the fight against crime. This is certainly a step in the right direction on...

Venezuela is in the throes of economic and political turmoil. Almost all its economic indicators are pointing in the wrong direction, with inflation, a major measure of the health of the economy, standing above one million per cent in 2018. It means...

"No delay! No backing down!" The voice of Vaz, minister in charge of the environment. And very much, too, the voice of vendors. The ban on single-use plastic products rode in with the New Year, but as the minister clearly understands, it's going to...

Jamaica is currently thrashing about in the throes of political excitement, shouting "Lock them up!" in a knee-jerk reaction to the auditor general's Petrojam report that's as short-sighted as it's wishful.The good news is that Jamaica already owns...

Even the most well-seasoned politician who has seen the underbelly of governmental corruption and knows of its, seemingly, systemic permanence will readily agree that corruption and failed state are partners in the same long waltz.I am not among...

It's not just the Christmas break that is holding up that trumpeted meeting of the prime minister and the leader of the opposition over the parliamentary impasse on the continuation of the three states of emergency.Crime is too important an issue...

The frenetic pace of the global news cycle with significant and disruptive important issues like Brexit, the rise of populism, privacy, immigration, the scope and impact of social media, fake news, and trade wars has resulted in the downing out of...

The world economy might be going to hell in a hand basket, but a favourable interpretation of Jamaica's economy could easily instill arrogance in some people. To these patriotic and observant Jamaicans, what is clear is that countries can't stand up...

This year's Christmas message is a wish for peace on Earth, so there's no better place to start that effort than mediating, if possible, the gender war.Generally, we won't accept that we're all the same. Egged on by Church, we take life as a reality...
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