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Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller was on target to make the link at the United Nations (UN) Security Council between transnational crime, drug trafficking and development. Her call for multilateral debt relief in the context of discussing...

The following is an edited version of a presentation made by Professor Trevor Munroe, executive director of National Integrity Action, on July 23, 2015, at a town hall meeting at Port Antonio High School in Portland.I want to talk about your vote,...

It is bad enough that we got a number two rating in the Gold Cup, despite our best of efforts to wrest it from the grasp of the Mexicans, who in the view of many were cheated into the finals. Unfairness is a hell of a thing to deal with, especially...

The debate is on in earnest as to whether or not Jamaica can indeed sustain the 7.5% primary surplus target as agreed with the International Monetary Fund under the extend fund facility signed in 2013.One set of persons call for a reduction of the...

We've grown in numbers. Gone are the days of the classes of 20 or 30. Even gone are the days of the classes of 100+. Currently, the class of 2015 of the Norman Manley Law School (NMLS) is 270 strong. Similarly sized is the class of 2016. We've been...

I think I may have received my first Heavens-to-Murgatroyd threat!Does this mean I'm a real journalist at last? Probably not. Guess who was the sender? No, not a politician. Generally, politicians understand criticism comes with the territory. No,...

Atheist-for-the-time-being and vigorous public defender of that faith in the press, Michael Dingwall, has thrown Christians a challenge: 'Christianity needs a newer testament', he wrote in The Gleaner of June 17.I am deeply irked by people who suck...

Andrew Holness has put forward the idea that the time has come for a specifically named, capable and accountable champion of economic growth in the Cabinet. This new minister will work closely with the prime minister to marshal all the factors...

Patrick Anglin's contribution to education debates in the region, as captured in the review article in The Gleaner of July 13, 2015 and titled 'Use open online courses to increase access to tertiary education', which reviewed Anglin's article to the...

As you travel up Hope Road into Papine, you pass a road sign indicating that you are entering Chandos Place. It is a last reminder of a dissolute aristocratic English family that once owned more than 3,000 acres of the Liguanea Plain known as Hope...
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