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Karl Samuda, the trade and agriculture minister, may have bought the Government a partial respite, but by no means has it resolved the problem of Jamaica's doddery sugar industry. It still teeters at a precipice, facing the moral hazard of...

In the beginning, the slogan describing the strategy to be employed in the zones of special operations (ZOSO) was 'clear, hold, build'. I don't see it in its publicity or on its website, which probably means that the strategy is not well understood...

Some time back, I wrote about the lack of common sense that seems to be quite prevalent within the ranks of key decision-makers in this here island of ours. Despite seeing some aspects of my concerns being addressed, there are many areas where dumb...

Robert Montague has been accused, more than once, of shooting from the hip, but based on the communication chaos in his ministry, we never knew he was struck by a severe case of premature ejaculation. Good thing the St Mary West MP can reach across...

I am struggling to think about how I can influence change in the psyche and behaviour of present-day adults so I can assist with safeguarding the future for my child and other people's children.I recently got a taste of the future and it sat sour in...

On Friday, September 15, an emotion-wrought, politically fraught event took place at the University of the West Indies. The occasion was the launch of a book by Bernard Coard, former deputy prime minister of Grenada, called The Grenada Revolution:...

When Jamaica's Kamina Johnson Smith and her Caribbean counterparts join fellow Commonwealth foreign ministers on the margins of the UN General Assembly this week, we expect that they will propose a radical adjustment to the agenda to accommodate an...

In 1999, the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) replaced the Common Entrance Exam. Because science and social studies had previously been given little emphasis, exams in these subjects, based on topics covered in grades four, five and six, were...

Anyone who got a copy of The Sunday Gleaner of September 17 would share the range of emotions experienced by the mother of that female student who nearly succeeded in a suicide attempt when she was no longer able to deal with bullying by what I call...

Michael Abrahams said he read the flipping text and maintains his earlier point that I tried to correct. Well, here are a few English translations of said text, Exodus 21:26-27.26 "An owner who hits a male or female slave in the eye and destroys it...
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