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Not surprisingly, the botched process of procuring used cars for the police is the subject of considerable debate. The public, as it should be, is incensed that 11 months after the contract was awarded, the supplier has so far delivered a mere 30 of...

On October 22, I penned an article titled 'The iceberg below the gun find'. It was a chilling discussion, and not just because it was in two freezers that the contraband was found. At the Kingston Container Terminal, 19 guns, including six rifles,...

In 1934, Osmond Theodore Fairclough (1904-1970) returned to Jamaica, only to find that 100 years after The Emancipation Act, the racist society created by plantation slavery was alive and well. Fairclough, a black man, after graduating from Calabar...

Like most Jamaicans of my vintage, I grew up in the Church. Going to 'Sunday school was as compulsory for me and my brothers and sisters as going to regular school.One of my mother's eternal wishes was that her years of sending me to church as a...

The breaking news of slave auctions in Libya really should not be shocking us so much. Slavery, bondage and servitude are alive and well around the world, and in some places more surprising than in the failed state of what was Libya.The territory of...

Recently, I was on an almost 17-hour flight from Johannesburg, South Africa, to Atlanta en route to Jamaica. I decided to pass the time reading No Longer Whispering to Power, a book I had bought just a day earlier, authored by veteran South African...

"All of us are saying: 'Hey, United States, we don't think this is a very good idea'," said Jordan's King Abdullah II in 2002, when it became clear that President George W. Bush was going to invade Iraq. But Bush didn't listen, and it turned out to...

So President Trump thinks that Jerusalem should be the capital of Israel and of Israel alone, and some Christians here are seeing biblical portents in this, including the unbiblical view that before our Lord's return, a third Jewish temple must be...

It's the big 2017 story: The Women's Empowerment Revolution: The Anti-Sexual Harassment Edition, or addition.Some of the most powerful men in America have tumbled or suffered irreparable reputational damage one after another: Roger Ailes, Bill O'...

The Ministry of National Security awards a contract to O'Brien's International Car Sales & Rentals Ltd on January 17, 2017. By the middle of the year, the company writes back to the ministry, seeking a three-month extension on the delivery of the vehicles...
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