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Sometime after his December 10 sentencing, Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown will, in all likelihood, appeal his convictions on the counts of murder, and conspiracy to murder, of which a jury last week determined he was guilty. That's the usual form...

Politically polarised individuals take umbrage whenever I criticise the way that the 'legacy roads' projects are being carried out. Critical errors include: suboptimal detours, no dry runs of traffic redeployment, no directional signs on the detour...

Civilised societies today recognise children as belonging to a vulnerable community. They are dependent on adults for nurturing, protection, guidance… for their very survival. They are indeed vulnerable. When children are abused, neglected...

Hardly a week passes without news of another horrific crash somewhere in this country. An average 300 persons have perished in vehicular accidents every year since 2012. Many of the victims are in the prime of their lives, young, productive and full...

Workplace diversity is a topic that has been in vogue for a while. Yet many Jamaican companies are still grappling with defining what this means to their organisation, communicating why diversity is important and finding ways to consistently and...

Travelling throughout Jamaica or at times looking at cricket from Sabina Park on television, I grinned a little every time I saw the sign, "This is TING country." In that context, Ting is a carbonated beverage sold in Jamaica and some other...

If you didn't know better, you might have concluded that Prime Minister Andrew Holness was having another, and personal, shot at litigating the NIDS case, or attempting, from the margins, to influence the ruling of the three judges who heard the...

"Not another one." These are the words I whisper to myself when yet another child's face pops up on my screen: missing. Violence against women and children is at an all-time high. Not a day passes without new reports of lost, abused, or murdered...

A pitched battle is raging here in Jamaica. Casualties are mounting, and annually, number in the thousands. Cumulatively, over the last few years, it has been in the tens of thousands. If we allow the merchants of death to have their way, it will be...

This is the approach to which Richard Byles alluded in September when he spoke, to the ire of the sector's honchos, about lifting the quality of business processing outsourcing (BPO) jobs in Jamaica. In a way, it's a little like the future catching...
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