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The ban on single-use plastic bags and straws which came into effect earlier this year is being hailed as a success by Senator Matthew Samuda. The young government senator has been one of the main drivers of this project. Judging from the images of...

In 1998, I left the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and took up a job with Petrotin, the national oil company of Trinidad and Tobago. Petrotrin was recently shut down by the Government, and with it the hospital. This is a recollection of...

An open letter to Member of Parliament Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn: As I shared my story before you in Parliament on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, I realised that we had similar stories. We both had brain tumors called prolactinomas while pregnant, but...

There will always be 101 versions as to the factors which led to the devastating defeat of the PNP’s charisma king, Michael Manley, by the JLP’s Eddie Seaga in 1980, just as there will be countless iterations of what led to Manley’s re-emergence in...

It is not often that this newspaper is in concert with the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), which hasn’t sufficiently, or with clarity, articulated a strategic vision for a modern farming sector. They tend to be animated by small-bore issues....

I imagine many of us, when we think of ecotourism, think of long, hot, boring walks through deteriorating old places, primitive conditions, lectures, perhaps museums, all fairly intimidating effort compared to luxury resorts. But the two are not...

The head of the St James Police Division is reported as admitting that the upsurge of post-state of emergency (SOE) shooting is being contributed to by two groups. One, the detainees released following the end of the SOE and, two, those who fled...

The Supreme Court’s comprehensive slap-down of the Government’s national identification law has implications beyond the need of the Holness administration to reflect deeply on its future approach to the formulation of laws. For it raises questions...

So, what I knew as Common Entrance became the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) and is now the Primary Exit Profile (PEP). LOL! Based on language (not usually featured locally), we began 62 years ago with a pass/fail attempt to place all in...

Let me establish up front that I am 100 per cent in agreement with the ruling handed down on Friday with regard to the National Identification System (NIDS) being declared null and void. My initial objection to the bill wasn’t the legal reasoning...
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