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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...

We do not know if Troy Caine was a religious man, but we suspect that if he was, he would have died worrying about his soul's destination for his greatest sin: not committing his inestimable knowledge of Jamaican politics to tomes for future...

It’s official. We are now in the midst of a dengue outbreak. Like chikungunya and Zika, dengue fever is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by a virus. Unlike chikungunya and Zika, however, dengue is endemic to Jamaica. In other words,...

My all-time favourite core subject was 'The use of English'. Although some 45 years have elapsed, I still remember the principles of what I learnt and how they apply to everyday life. People use language not only to communicate on a personal level,...

It would have been best to have discussed this first. For then there could possibly have been full agreement about transformation going forward, and particularly about the Government's grand design of providing free access to education from...

The Jamaican Government must be acutely aware that the torrent of criticism it has received for what some observers deem foreign-policy aggression against the Maduro administration has been made worse by diplomatic schizophrenia.Unlike others who...

Jamaica's Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Kamina Johnson Smith's announcement, on January 9, that the Jamaican Government "proposes to use legislation to retake ownership of the 49 per cent shareholdings in Petrojam currently held by PDV...

The sheer audacity of this gambit is amazing: I see the Holness administration setting itself up to rule in perpetuity. How so? Alienate the Venezuelans, seize their large local asset, socialise the debt, then privatise the profit, and maybe...
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