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At their Montego Bay summit this month, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders, without calling names, lamented the global trade war initiated by Donald Trump, America's capricious president, and how destabilising such fights can be to developing...

The opinion piece headlined 'Pharmacy sector in need of medicine' (Sunday Gleaner, July 15, 2018) contains a number of inaccuracies relating to Government's programmes to ensure access to healthcare for those least able to afford it.The Ministry of...

It is bad enough when ordinary citizens become criminals. Nothing is worse than one who is sworn to uphold the law becoming a crook and violating every single thing that he or she has sworn to. Every single member of the House of Babylon who brings...

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 recently announced emphasis on early childhood education is to be commended.The need for this focus must naturally arise as the Ministry of Education and the entire society agonise on the poor performance of a significant number of our students...

Jamaica, the experts in these matters have advised, needs to put aside around J$16 billion a year, over the long term, to be in a position to adequately respond to the natural disasters that the country increasingly faces.The specific sum that needs...

Fifty-three-year-old Morris, a skilled plumber, slowly navigated his trusty old Nissan down the narrow streets of August Town Road and made the turn towards Angola. As he deposited his 13-year-old son at the modest home of his maternal grandmother,...

Last week, I visited an inner-city community because I had to take home a skilled worker. As we entered the community, he said, "you need to come to the ghetto." I interpreted his comments about visiting the ghetto as a call for me to be more...
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