Sun | Apr 26, 2015

Commentary

If the pronouncements of Robert Montague, the chairman of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), are to be taken at face value, the party is recapturing its relevance and has a coherent message to deliver to voters.This newspaper hopes so. For a viable...

The proposed increases in the fines under the Road Traffic Act don't bother me at all. I don't plan to be getting any. Plus, in keeping with the devaluation of the dollar, there had to be an updating of the ticketing regime. But most of all, what I...

Believe it or not, influential academics are insisting that there are far too many universities in the UK. Of course, they're not using our colourful language - university fi stone dog! But it amounts to the same thing. Universities are in such...

I write to commend Minister Lisa Hanna's speaking to a difficult but realistically urgent matter. This is leadership.Obviously, affirming the urgency of women's reproductive rights is neither politically expedient nor point-accumulating in general....

Unlike with bird-shooting, in contemporary Jamaica there's no closed season on lambasting the Church. I suppose in a free society everyone is at liberty to criticise religion, politics, gambling on horse racing, or whatever.And everyone is free to...

On Wednesday night, I watched San Antonio Spurs beat the Los Angeles Clippers to tie their series 1-1. Spurs are defending champions, and while they remain legitimate title contenders, they are by no means overwhelming favourites to repeat.This...

It is not, on the face of it, particularly sexy. But last week's overhaul by the Senate of the Administrator-General's Act is of great potential value to the beneficiaries of the estates or people who die without wills, while helping, and the...

Hundreds of Jamaicans, mostly males, are detained every year by the police and often subjected to cruel and degrading treatment while incarcerated in police lockups and in correctional and remand centres.Prison conditions and the cruel and inhuman...

Not surprisingly, the finger-pointing game is now being played in regard to who was responsible for the last Riverton fire - the CEO, board, or both. Actually, to this writer, the personalities in this debate are really less important than the...

On Sunday, Bishop Joseph Persaud, of the New Testament Church of God in Guyana, preaching at Boulevard Baptist Churh, mentioned the 'Already Factor', meaning that God prepared salvation, healing for us before we asked. Indeed, God pardons us before...
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