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The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is a company of potential good but whose existence as a political football, and often a feeding trough, weakens its value to commuters and the national economy.The latest trading of accusations between the...

It is to be noted that His Grace, the Most Rev Dr John Walder Holder, was invited to Jamaica on behalf of wider civil society. He did not come at the invitation of the Diocese of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. He was attending an international...

I walked into the surgeon’s changing room as I usually do on a Thursday morning, the day I schedule my patients for major surgery. The scrubs (operating room attire) that are available are customarily blue or green...

Last Monday, I got a call from FLOW. It was a nice lady offering reparation. She admitted that I had, in fact, requested a service package with long-distance calls! But somehow, my request didn't get into the system. That's how I ended up with an...

The United States says it will withdraw from UNESCO at the end of 2018 in what could be interpreted as a move to push the body to make fundamental changes being demanded by Washington. The reason given was UNESCO's anti-Israeli bias.Indeed, this...

Please allow me to respond to your Letter of the Day published on October 9, 2017 under the title 'Intensify dialogue on scrapping buggery law'. The letter was written by the Bishop of Buckingham (England), along with Father Sean Major-Campbell....

Politicians, those in Parliament especially, are too cavalier about the livelihood and well-being of the Jamaican people. Sadly, despite the plethora of challenges faced by the poor and vulnerable, there is nary a concern about the state of affairs...

In the evening after football, the boys used to gather by the big drain at the side of the road, sitting on the raised concrete edge and teasing the young women passing by. It started with what Trinidadians call 'sooting', essentially a loud and...

The controversy over Shane Alexis' citizenship ahead of the South East St Mary by-election is bad optics for the People's National Party (PNP) that raises questions about the quality of their due-diligence and/or communication strategy with regard...

All of the seven persons Jamaica now lauds as national heroes made serious challenges to the political system in their day and defied the colonial authorities of their time. The series of Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and People's National Party (PNP)...
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