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You ever feel like you're living in a movie? I just returned from Cape Town where I completed a course sponsored by the World Economic Forum (WEF) focused on development, inequality and sustainability. The challenges faced by the South African...

Jamaicans are all hot and bothered over the recent auditor general's Petrojam report.For sure, after reading the articles of the report only (no pictures), PNP has exposed a huge erection Playboy magazine publishers would've been proud to have...

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is bullish about the economy and has been making a strong case that before long, full employment can be attained.Speaking in Montego Bay recently, he said, "If the economy continues on the path that it is now set,...

Let's have a conversation about sex.We seem obsessed with the subject (not necessarily a bad thing). But our obsession is a dark one wherein religion makes sex taboo. It's dirty. Disgusting! Shameful! We must pretend it doesn't exist or speak of it...

Growth performance has not lived up to the hype of earlier forecasts. The growth trajectory, captured in the appealing phraseology of 5-in-4, was to be achieved by next year. this year, growth was expected to be 3%. The 5-in-4 has lost its lustre,...

Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck has been appealing for Jamaicans to start thinking first class. Dawn Ritch used to call him 'Chuckles'. Chuck, you make me laugh, you makeme cry.In fairness, Honourable Chuckles has been leading a bold programme of...

In my previous article (Part 1), I outlined how new technologies such as smartphones, smartwatches, and other smart devices capture data about us and, with or without or knowledge, share this personal data with a myriad of different entities. Such...

There is a high degree of irresponsibility floating around the Caribbean these days. It occupies positions of influence either as the elected government or as opposition parties. The danger inherent in this type of Caribbean irresponsibility is...

During the era of the slave trade, Liverpool delivered two and a half million slaves to the Caribbean and North America. The port was responsible for nearly 400,000 slaves arriving in Jamaica alone, more than London and Bristol combined in the years...

Despite views to the contrary, one of our biggest exports has been our culture, in all its marketable manifestations. A big part of what has made our cultural artefact so marketable is our language, i.e., Jamaican Patois, or creole.Jamaican Patois,...
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