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It's appropriate that the health minister, Christopher Tufton, has instructed the regional health authorities to audit the management of morgues at hospitals within their jurisdictions in the wake of the findings of a collapse of systems at the...

During a recent ‘tracing’ from a Christian acquaintance of mine on Facebook, I was told that I was “a viper and a serpent” and that I “belong in Hell”. I replied that being one of those reptiles is awesome,...

Last week, Parliament went through the ritual of extending a state of emergency in St James and a zone of special operations in Mt Salem. I voted in favour of the extensions, not because of any justification given by the prime minister, but out of...

"Zimbabwe is open for business" was President Emmerson Mnangagwa's slogan in the July election that was supposed to show that the long and destructive reign of dictator Robert Mugabe, overthrown late last year, is really now a thing of the past. The...

The issue of schoolgirls sitting in the laps of boys as they commute to school via public transportation was recently highlighted in this newspaper.A distraught Portland mother who was forced to withdraw her child from school said she was...

They say that fortune favours the bold. The wealthy say that to make money, you must take risks; the greater the risk, the higher the returns on investment. Yes, it's true. Now flip the coin and discover another truth: The greater the risk, the...

The activism around the 'right to bare arms' has sparked a very quiet but important conversation in some circles about the issues faced by our women that get more attention.Though they are not, in anyway, opposed to women being allowed to wear a...

Whatever else may be the achievements of Audley Shaw, he did a great service for Jamaica during the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) long years in Opposition when he was the party's shadow finance minister and chairman of Parliament's Public Accounts...

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), while optimistic about the efforts to reintegrate persons who may be mentally ill, is concerned that the intended move may exacerbate lethal confrontations with the police.It is accepted that...

Days after the celebration of National Heritage Week, it is appropriate to focus on those aspects of our culture that give us our Jamaican identity, which make us feel comfortable in our Jamaican skin. Our Jamaican language is definitely part of our...
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