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The name Kimone Rose may not mean anything to most of our readers. Yet we have elected to highlight the initiative of this 25-year-old woman who is on a mission to tackle mental-health issues starting in two rural communities of Clarendon....

In England, it is illegal to handle a salmon in suspicious circumstances. Although 'suspicious' is not defined in the statute, being drunk to the gills might constitute a cause.Perhaps drunk with power, the British lawmakers also made it an offence...

The People's National Party (PNP) will not win public support for its recent decision to not vote in favour for the extension of the states of emergency (SOE) in parts of St James and St Catherine, but it will go down in history for taking a...

What takes the cake in this Petrojam fiasco? Is it the 600,684 barrels of oil accounting for the unaccounted losses of $5b in five years, giving new meaning to five in five?With $5b the police force could: be better paid; be more mobile; improve...

Like others before, the video went viral recently. A young girl, in school uniform, probably about 15, her body expressing fits of anger saying, "Mi wi stab him up yu nuh, kill him!"It is obvious that she is in the company of adults, probably school...

The malefaction of the governors of Petrojam, laid bare by the auditor general in her report on the state-owned oil refinery, has again underlined the need for transparency into the financial management of public agencies, to which few adhere, in...

I have accepted that the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is a dysfunctional, inefficient and unprofessional organisation. I don't wish to overgeneralise, and it may very well be that a curse has befallen me regarding my encounters with members of...

I read with interest Carolyn Cooper's column of Sunday, December 9, 2018, titled 'Back on the highway of Holness', and all I could do is shake my head. I am not a permanent resident of Beverly Hills. I grew up in the area, and have stayed down the...

Seventy years ago, on December 10, representatives of countries from every continent adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a mighty document that has helped change the world.Drawing on cultural and religious traditions from across the...

Prime Minister Andrew Holness' announcement that he will order a forensic audit of Petrojam will be embraced by people, among whom this newspaper is counted, who value accountability in the management, and use, of taxpayers' money.Yet, Mr Holness...
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