Mon | Sep 24, 2018

In Focus

As much as I champion the need for real Jamaican press freedom, media often leave me shaking my head.In my opinion, a pivotal event for Jamaica's future hopes took place at the National Arena on Saturday, September 15, but not one media house...

Come January next year, all those who once imported plastic items such as drinking straws, 'scandal' bags less than 2ft square, and styrofoam meal containers will have to sneak these in through Customs and run the risk of huge fines of millions of...

An animated Dr Peter Phillips delivered some important messages to Comrades and country at his party's 80th anniversary conference last Sunday. But who's listening? Peter is no Michael for charisma and oratorical potency, but those of us old enough...

The rise of the Dawkins family from lowly Jamaican overseers to affluent members of the British Parliament is not unique to our history. It took three generations and greatly benefited from the marriage of Henry Dawkins to the daughter of Edward...

Monopoly situations are often undesirable because the monopolist has very little incentive to lower cost (and hence price) or improve quality. Competition, on the other hand, puts pressure on a firm to lower prices (or at least restrict increases)...

Jamaica’s biggest cancer is the nexus between unemployment and underemployment, which is the root cause of the escalating crime rate. If we are to break this unholy umbilical linkage, we must be bold and think outside the box to create new...

It's not a surprise that our country is still infested with many young and not-so-young men who are prepared now and will be so prepared tomorrow to use their firepower on sections of the society.The gunfire between members of the security forces...

As Caribbean economies reposition and restructure their operations to achieve significantly higher and more sustainable levels of economic growth, the call by policymakers and public commentators for the higher-education sector...

T​heatre packed at launching of People’s Party’, The Daily Gleaner reported on a crowded front page on Monday morning, September 19, 1938.That was the Ward Theatre, in which the People's National Party (PNP) had been launched the day before....

For more than 10 years I’ve used these columns to press for radical constitutional change. I’ve made it clear that I believe Jamaica is doomed unless we radically reconstruct our country to give it a chance for success. My premise...
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