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Believe it or not, those are words emanating either from street corners or grilled verandas in the suburbs where doom and despair have invaded the collective consciousness of ordinary citizens.How does one explain the extremes in the growing cry for...

We were once again, last Thursday, regaled with another Throne Speech.But what did Her Majesty's representative say again last year? Who remembers anything about that?The Throne Speech, if it is to go beyond platitudinous ceremony, should be...

They came in 2010 and they took him away. When Christopher Coke, aka Dudus, was taken by the Americans in 2010, he was the absolute boss in Jamaica.Big politicians took his calls even if it had to mean that they had to bolt out of important meetings...

Written constitutions are driven by three fundamental philosophies, namely constitutional supremacy, separation of powers, and the protection of citizens' fundamental rights and freedoms.Written constitutions exist for the purpose of circumscribing...

The current crisis of public insecurity that afflicts the country has caused many to revisit the perennial debate about Jamaica being a failed state. Of course, even before the recent upsurge in violent crimes, many Jamaicans had already diagnosed...

The resilient tourism sector continues to be the leading catalyst of economic development in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean Basin, bringing valuable investments to our shores, generating one in every four jobs and forging many critical sectorial...

When I accepted the role of chairman of the National Food Industry Task Force (NFITF), I expected robust discussion based on scientific facts, energetic negotiations from rock-hard positions, and even agreement to disagree when necessary. What I did...

Jamaica seemed destined to join the rest of the world in the advent of blockchain technologies, which have created quite a stir and generated ongoing debate among researchers, academicians, professional journals, industry practitioners, media...

Bristol, in the county of Somerset in Britain, has a long heritage of maritime enterprise. It was from here that a Venetian, John Cabot, started his voyage of exploration to the New World, becoming the first European to reach the North America...

Recent events highlighted the importance of a senior attorney-at-law with expertise and experience in constitutional law as the Government's legal adviser. The current attorney general seems to have her heart in the right place and is certainly...
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