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The extrapolations from Prime Minister Andrew Holness' data, and the police's actual murder figures, on the face of it, differ a bit.According to the prime minister, in the period since the declaration of a state of public emergency in St James,...

About two weeks ago, I was walking on a low-trafficked roadway in Kingston when a teenage girl, dressed in uniform, approached me."Miss, the basic school lock?" she asked, referring to the kindergarten from which I had just exited."Yes, it appears...

How are our two major political parties funded? They would have us believe that their structure consists of branches or groups made up of thousands of loyal supporters (termed financial members) who pay dues that cover the operating costs of party...

THE EDITOR, Sir:Some attorneys-at-law have been misguidedly giving interviews and making speeches on radio and television, and in the press, in respect of cases that are actually in progress before the courts of the land.I have spoken about this...

Jamaicans do not like injustice, in any form. For most of the rebellions and uprisings in Jamaica, injustice has been a signal causal factor.Jamaicans also like to kill the messenger and those who bear bad news, generally at their peril.The Carolyn...

The Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) has expressed concern about two incidents in which the police have stopped cameramen, employed by the press, from making recordings in the public space.One of those incidents included an operation in the...

I took particular notice and interest in the statement by Prime Minister Andrew Holness that the Cabinet will undergo good governance training. This was announced in response to the spate of allegations within the public space of corruption,...

For the last week or so, there have been conversations around Krystal Tomlinson and her pregnancy for international dancehall artiste Beenie Man. Many persons, like one Lipton Matthews, have stated that she shouldn't be glorified for being pregnant...

No one would question, or would wish so to do, that it was Andrew Holness' humanity that impelled him to visit the home of brain-damaged Tahj Rowe and make a personal donation towards the care of the invalid boy.But, as Mr Holness would know, even...

Imagine watching all five instalments of Pirates of the Caribbean and conjuring up in your mind images of the Port Royal. The mysticism of buccaneers and sunken treasure and sin and sex are a magnet that draws you to that place.You hear the fabled...
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