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Maybe it is the lawyer in him, but Delroy Chuck, the justice minister, doesn't usually speak with precision, as was the case last week when he talked in Parliament about the planned recruitment of judges. Vacancies, he said, "should be filled as...

The mess at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) is not new. Opened in 1974, it is a Type A, 10-floor, 460-bed facility housing a variety of specialist services. Years of neglect along with a chronic failure to perform repairs and upkeep have led to...

The yearly angst about the funding of college and university education is happening again. Promising students on the verge of graduation with fee money owing, are unable to sit final exams. Thousands more, leaving high school next month, aspiring to...

If there was ever research done to reveal the impact of the Revised Primary Curriculum and the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) on the outcomes of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations, I would certainly like to see...

I would like to support the position taken by Peter Espeut and others about the decision to locate the new Parliament building at Heroes Park.When I heard of this plan to build a new Parliament building, I envisioned it being located on lands...

The call by former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson to the trade union movement to join the cause for compensation from Britain for the crime and mess they left here in the wake of unshackling the enslaved on August 1, 1838, is timely and welcome.The...

A young student was asked to use the word 'cliche' in a sentence. She wrote, "Father came home from work with a cliche on his face." When the teacher demanded an explanation, she said that she had checked it in the dictionary, and the word 'cliche'...

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Less than 24 hours after she led her Barbados Labour Party (BLP) to victory in the May 24 general election, Mia Amor Mottley, 52, was sworn in as Barbados' eighth prime minister on Friday, joining a handful of...

People who appreciate the complexities of international negotiations will hardly be surprised at the collapse of the planned summit between America's Donald Trump and North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un.They had intended to talk about the...

The issue is not whether we need a new Parliament building. Anyone who has been inside Gordon House knows how inadequate it isfor members of parliament, senators, staff, visitors, and the media. The question is where should it be located, and how...
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