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We are in the dark as to whether Jamaica's lawmakers continue to flout the anti-corruption law by not declaring their assets in a timely manner, as no annual report has been tabled for four years, 2014-2017, anti-corruption crusaders have revealed....

Earlier in January, subsequent to the announcement by the minister of finance and public service, Dr Nigel Clarke, that a record 1.3 million Jamaicans are now employed, I tweeted the following statement:"1.3 million people employed but what kind of...

When I was a boy, my hair was thick, then it turned thin, then it turned grey, then it turned loose. I had problems with split hair. Most of mine split about 10 years ago. I reached the point where a hair on the head was worth two in the brush.Yet,...

Over the past week, it has pained me to read or listen to news items detailing the antics of education minister, Ruel Reid. He seems determined to outpace his fellow politicos and win, hands down, the jackass award for best exemplifying the politics...

Foreign policy has traditionally been viewed as stuffy, complicated and indigestible, the kind of topic that occupies academics and diplomats at high tea in a snooze fest. In fact, it's often been the retirement home of a greying class of political...

The Government should not be cowed by the intimidatory tactics of the Jamaica Tallawahs, a private cricket franchise that happens to benefit from this country's name but is owned by Florida-based businessman Kris Persaud.Sport Minister Olivia Grange...

The prospects for expanding exports depends significantly on the state of the economy in trading partners. The major global economic institutions, such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Inter-American Development Bank, and the...

In less than a generation, the global economic line-up will be starkly different from the one we know today. China, now the world's second largest economy, is projected to surpass the United States by 2050, as will India. The United States will...

It would be laughable were it not so serious. That's the only conclusion one could make after inmates of the Fort Augusta Adult Correctional Centre, now housed at South Camp, took to Facebook Live on Sunday night to broadcast allegations of human-...

For many years across administrations, there has been an expressed desire for the dream of a universal pension scheme for workers in the tourism sector to become a reality. The need for it is inarguable.Figures in 2013 showed that in the...
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