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The Government’s announcement earlier this month that it had given its blessing to a Kingston-registered company, Blue Minerals Jamaica, to seek a licence from the International Seabed Authority (ISA) to explore for polymetallic nodules on the deep...

In Apocrypha, a fantasy land where politicians are friends and Oma D’unn solves political dilemmas by parable, the nation was all a twitter over a recently called by-election. The election was keenly contested because the winner would control a...

Political campaign season and the Budget speech cycle are times of great stress for politicians and their advisers. Brainstorming meetings are often emotionally charged and competitive as political leaders look to fire up their team to generate the...

The planned development of Vernamfield in Clarendon, as part of a broader initiative to establish Jamaica as a global logistics hub, is among the sexier projects the Government has on its books. It is not one, though, that the Holness...

The late writer, historian, and philosopher William Durant is credited with the saying, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” I preface this article with this quote since it is excellence that we are after in...

I feel so sorry for Peter Knight, CEO of the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA). It’s a classic basket case. He and his staff have been given the proverbial basket to carry water. And they haven’t been able to find any material to...

If every single employer were to vote in a general election for a particular party, the number of votes would be so minuscule that the count wouldn’t even fill one hand, perhaps stopping at the middle finger. On the other hand, we have a labour...

The predictions made last year with regard to the growing importance of great power rivalries still rings in our ears. What is more, our strategic environment grows ever more unpredictable. Today, major powers openly challenge the rules-based...

The deadly crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane last Sunday is creating unease among airlines, their passengers, and aviation authorities, who have begun to question the airworthiness of this Boeing model. In October 2018, a similar model, 737 Max...

There are at least two sides to every story, even those about God. One is presented as a statement of fact: “The difference between God and a doctor is that God doesn’t walk around behaving like a doctor.” The other comes from a story about a...
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