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I began writing for this newspaper in March 1993. At that time, I noticed that the country’s politics was making a turn for the better but I was still concerned that many of the debilitating personnel hangovers from Jamaica’s violent...

While visiting the UWI Research Days last Thursday, I stumbled upon a ‘Crime Plan’ panel discussion. It was a heavy panel, with a variety of meanings of “heavy”. The current Minister of National Security, Dr Horace Chang,...

In the last column (Sunday Gleaner – February 3, 2019), I asked a few simple questions about the Kingston refinery. The first column in this series (Sunday Gleaner – January 27, 2019), provided some insight into the two basic questions...

Following the publication of my column in the Sunday Gleaner on January 27, 2019, I received a number of comments. One of the writers has urged me to “fast-forward to the present, given the imminent nature of a proposed ‘hostile’...

Today has to be one of those eclectic days in this spot. I am a great fan, as both listener and participant, of RJR’s popular many stories news analysis programme, ‘That’s A Rap’, with Earl Moxam.

The living-wage model has gained prominence over the last two decades in several countries seeking to reduce poverty, taxation, and welfare expenditure.

DURING THE past few months, Jamaicans have heard a lot of news about the ‘partly’ state owned oil refinery, ‘Petrojam’. On January 8, 2019, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade announced that, “Jamaica is seeking to take ownership of...

Recent pronouncements and the panic surrounding Jamaica overshooting its “target” inflation rate is, frankly, absurd. Overshooting here, which means moving closer to zero, should be welcomed. Most countries, in particular, import and...

For more than two and a half decades, the Chinese economy grew at average annual rates of 10 per cent. Students of economics standing by and plotting the curves and the global and political intersections would know that at that rate of amassing new...

Gladstone: Woody, what is it you think is giving the prime minister nightmares? Woodrow: It’s in the newspaper, once you get past the latest Petrojam scandal, Cornwall Hospital update, PEP cover-ups, JIS press releases, corporate donations...
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