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Prime Minister Andrew Holness and his finance minister, Dr Nigel Clarke, have both called on Jamaicans to pursue economic independence as the central national objective. This is consistent with Norman Manley's 1968 charge to the next generation to...

A man I know hit someone in anger who insulted him. It cost him his job. When asked why he allowed the situation to escalate to that level, with a cold calmness, he replied, "I'm a ghetto yute. All I have in this world is my pride. And if I don't...

It was Friday afternoon, but the embassy's Visa Desk was the busiest it had been all week.As usual, thousands of pending visa applications required processing, but what was overwhelming the department was the rising number of applicants for asylum...

In his last column, published by The Washington Post last Wednesday, the disappeared and almost certainly murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi lamented the near-total absence of Arab countries, except for Tunisia, in the 'free' ledger of this...

I have never seen a dirty Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) vehicle. Of course, that does not mean that they are constantly self-cleaning, but from motorbikes to armoured cars, Willys jeeps to helicopters, Corollas to Prados, I have never laid mine eyes...

Pon October 11, 2018, Gleaner put out one article wid dis ya headline, 'PEP in the universe of Patois'. Mi wonder if di smaddy weh write dat deh article know seh di 'universe of Patois' big an broad fi true. Fi wi Jamaican...

Recently there's been a lot of writing and tweeting about Jamaican Patois, whether it ought to be recognised as a separate language, and whether it ought to be integrated into the school system as the primary language of instruction, thereby making...

"Zimbabwe is open for business" was President Emmerson Mnangagwa's slogan in the July election that was supposed to show that the long and destructive reign of dictator Robert Mugabe, overthrown late last year, is really now a thing of the past. The...

The issue of schoolgirls sitting in the laps of boys as they commute to school via public transportation was recently highlighted in this newspaper.A distraught Portland mother who was forced to withdraw her child from school said she was...

They say that fortune favours the bold. The wealthy say that to make money, you must take risks; the greater the risk, the higher the returns on investment. Yes, it's true. Now flip the coin and discover another truth: The greater the risk, the...
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