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Two weeks ago, I tried to explain why I considered the three states of emergency (SOEs) declared recently to be contrary to the constitutional provisions permitting SOEs to be promulgated.I still maintain that the very first SOE was an admission of...

I was born in Jamaica in late 1950 at a time when illiteracy and ignorance were not greatly considered by the colonial authorities as major faults to be repaired. A person who had a stroke and unfortunately ended up with, say, a side of the face...

There is something visceral about sex offenders and, in particular, males who commit sex crimes. Yes, we know that women who allow little boys to put on learner's signs and have sex with them are also paedophiles, according to statute and...

It has most likely happened to us at some point. During conversation with (usually) an older person, you're exchanging information, answering and asking questions, and you explain that you're so and so's daughter and that you do X for a living. Two...

'Government to get unclaimed $15 billion next year' stated a leading Gleaner story on September 26, 2018 but what registered in my head was that the Government was getting ready to go after people's money again.The Gleaner report further stated that...

So, now, Jamaica is said to have declared a third state of emergency (SOE).Like the first two, it has been widely welcomed as a much-needed crime-fighting tool to address the mayhem being visited upon citizens by inordinately high crime, and...

On the face of it, I like the idea of my Supreme Court justices being appointed by a process of being dragged through the legislature. Two sets of elected politicians, the Government and Opposition, have a select group of wise men and women asking...

Bianca is a pretty 22-year-old young woman who is as cynical about life as a slug is about table salt deliberately sprinkled on it."Free sex is rape," she said to me weeks ago, and I asked her to give me a fuller explanation. "My mother have five of...

Prime Minister Andrew Holness' last lick before flying off to the 73rd annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly was announcing another state of emergency - this time across three Corporate Area police divisions. He literally left the...

The Independent West Indian Commission in its 1992 report, Time for Action, called on the region to be active in promoting a more appropriate system of international security. It advocated that such a system would no longer hold the region hostage...
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