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It is no secret that while tourism provides tangible economic benefits for Jamaica, its importance has never been quite understood by the man in the street. Historically, tourism has been viewed as a palette for them versus us, the natives. The...

On Sunday, July 7, the United States women’s national team (USWNT) won its fourth FIFA World Cup title. Overshadowing their brilliant play has been their battle with the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) to be paid on the same footing as the...

On July 7, Mark Wignall’s one-sided reporting (presented as ‘opinion’) of a civil suit by National Fuels Limited (NFL) against Total Jamaica Limited (Total) showcased, in my opinion, journalism at its worst. Upon what report was Wignall allegedly...

At the heart of the global capitalist project is the notion that competition is a necessary condition to drive efficiency and innovation in order for the system to transform itself. Those who pay close attention to the process of global capital...

Currently, Jamaica gets high favourability rating from the IMF and the World Bank. Captains of industry are bullish, and, so too, are the prime minister and the minister of finance. Yet the economy performs below expectations. We are not...

With a little over 700,000 children up to age 18 living in our country, and with a superministry and a host of other governmental agencies, one would think that the state of the Jamaican child population would be satisfactory. The opposite is true...

I write to contest positions taken by my friend, Delano Franklyn, in his article, ‘Seaga: the good, the bad and the ugly’ ( Sunday Gleaner, June 30, 2019). He suggests (i) that Edward Seaga cannot be a hero because he was disliked by the people,...

In 1994 when Eddie Seaga as JLP opposition leader and MP for Kingston Western handed over to then Commissioner of Police Trevor McMillan a list of 13 ‘trouble makers’ in the Tivoli and Denham Town division, nothing was, basically, done to change...

My humble apologies to Mikael Phillips. It appears, contrary to my assertions on Tuesday, that the word ‘reluctancy’ does exist in some language texts such as the Free Dictionary (whatever that is) and the Collins English Dictionary published by...

President Akufo-Addo of Ghana came to stay in Jamaica for the weekend. He was entertained at the Seville Great House by the sounds of the Maroon drums and the abeng. He told us that Ghana had named 2019 the ‘Year of Return’ and that Jamaica and...
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