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The deepening scandal over the seeming abandon with which managers at Petrojam, the oil refinery, tossed around taxpayers' money triggered the resignations of the three Jamaica Government-appointed board members.It is also likely to have reinforced...

In recent years, we have stressed the importance of fighting corruption at all levels.Apart from the social injustice it creates, corruption eats away at institutions and has negative consequences for countries' development.Each dollar lost to...

In September 2015, member states of the United Nations (UN) adopted the Agenda 2030 on Sustainable Development, which has 17 goals for sustainable development (SDGs) to be achieved by 2030.Nine of the SDGs have a trade focus. Importantly, Goal 17...

My father transitioned six years ago, several days shy of his 84th birthday. Among his fine qualities were his magnanimity, honour, bravery, dedication, brilliance and fatherhood. My father had three of us. I am the oldest, then came my sister, and...

Antony Anderson, Jamaica's police chief, has placed on the table a policy question that has dogged constabularies around the world and should be clearly addressed in new legislation the Holness administration is now crafting for the police force.It...

Once you start down the road – or highway – to perdition, it can be hard to turn back. I’m speaking, of course, of the ongoing 'naming war' that erupted with the administration’s decision to name the North-South...

Last week, one a mi friend dem aks mi if mi did hear di new name fi di North-South highway. Not Edward Seaga Highway! Dat a di 'official' name. Di people dem outa road a call di highway Seaga jacket! Mi nearly dead wid laugh. A...

In the years in which reparation advocates have been active in the campaign for reparation for native genocide, African enslavement and post-colonial harm, some remarkable advances have been made.The Jamaican Parliament has passed a historic...

On Friday, May 25, this year, Jean-Ann Bartley, in a letter to The Gleaner, made a powerful observation that the Jamaican people are partly to blame for the bad policies pursued by governments.Using repetition and the time the PNP ran the government...

A United States Supreme Court ruling that will allow states to strike off voters who haven't voted for six years is a significant test of voting rights, for it has the effect of disenfranchising thousands of voters in America.The conservative...
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