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Prime Minister Andrew Holness needs to be alert to the danger of people losing trust in his Government to the point where no one believes, or at least weighs very warily, anything it says. When it gets to that point, it usually matters naught what...

It seems not to stretch us too far out on a limb to suggest that the Holness-led Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) government had not yet formulated an endgame to the various states of emergency (SOEs), but instead skilfully manipulated the Opposition...

Back in the days of old, one of my favourite television series was the Four Musketeers, what with its countless fanciful sword fights and intriguing plots. But what stuck with me more than anything was the concept of ‘brother’s keeper’ as...

There hasn’t been sufficient time for a deconstruction, and deep analysis, of the Budget Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke tabled in Parliament on Thursday, to clearly determine the philosophy that underpins its numbers and what, if any, role...

Unfortunately, I must use the word ‘Negro’ until the influential people on this planet admit that ‘Negroid’ has no place in racial nomenclature. Other major races – Caucasoid, Mongoloid and Australoid – are named...

Every now and then a patient would be accompanied by her spouse when she turns up for her appointment at my office. In many cases, their presence is welcomed as they are able to ask me questions directly and therefore be more aware of the issues...

In addition to living in a technology-driven century, we also operate in an era that is heavily dependent on research. It is taught that research informs practice, and one of the positive elements about most of the four-year degree programmes in...

Not even the governor general seemed convinced about what he had been given to read in Parliament last Thursday. If there had been an altar call after his low-energy presentation, few would have responded.For instead of outlining “the policy...

This month, in a week or so, is five years since Cavahn McKenzie, a St Jago High School middle-distance runner, collapsed and died after a cross-country race in Trinidad and Tobago. Cavahn was 17. He suffered a heart attack For much of last week,...

As customers are by now aware, the current challenges with water supply in the Corporate Area are primarily related to an irreparable break on the 18-inch Ferry Transmission Pipeline, as it is buried under 35 feet of earth and road infrastructure....
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