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It's a given that people are drawn to investment schemes where the risks seem low and the rewards high. It's a psychology made for shysters, who play on the presumption of people's greed.Even in legitimate operations, promoters often play to the...

CEO of Jamaica Teas, John Mahfood, like successful businessmen of his calibre, does have options, many more than we do. He could, I suppose, concentrate directly on his business, see the bottom line as everything with nothing else mattering, and...

Calabar Theological College celebrates 175 years, and on Sunday, Karen Kirlew, first female president of the Jamaica Baptist Union, delivered the 15th annual George Liele lecture at the famed Calabar High School Chapel to mark this historic...

I have a word of advice for the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF). Well, four words, really.Leave Leon Bailey alone. Let him pursue his worldwide commercial interests to his heart's content. Don't invite him to join the Reggae Boyz. Ever. Again. I...

Two non-Jamaican writers have made statements that still have an impact on my mind. Concerning the drug epidemic in the USA decades ago, Dr A.E. Wilder-Smith, a Christian academic, said the root cause is not so much the physical availability of...

In a television interview last week, Audley Deidrick, CEO of the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ), said that while he operates in the public sector, he fully embraced the centrality of private businesses to the economy. Private firms drive...

This is an open letter to Prime Minister Andrew Holness. Trench Town is the community from which emerged Jamaica's most influential popular music group, The Wailers, including Bob Marley, who is numbered among Jamaica's greatest sons, and...

Elva Ruddock was my friend. After getting involved in comedy, it was inevitable that our paths would cross. I recall my first time on stage at a comedy show. It was 2005 at the Christmas Comedy Cookup at Backyaad on Constant Spring Road. Owen...

Since this is the time when we try to remember our national heroes and bestow honours on worthy Jamaicans, I thought I would remember the late Carmen Verity who, for me, epitomised many of the qualities of real Jamaican heroism. Carmen Lawrence...

National Heroes Day is a time to remember and pay homage to our national heroes. It is also the day that we openly acknowledge those among us who have earned national honours and awards. A hero is defined as “a person who is admired for their...
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