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We don't know precisely who is at fault. It is, however, increasingly clear that, at least in matters of national security, the Holness administration suffers from a crisis of communication and judgement.There was, for instance, the fiasco over the...

Robert Montague has been accused, more than once, of shooting from the hip, but based on the communication chaos in his ministry, we never knew he was struck by a severe case of premature ejaculation. Good thing the St Mary West MP can reach across...

I am struggling to think about how I can influence change in the psyche and behaviour of present-day adults so I can assist with safeguarding the future for my child and other people's children.I recently got a taste of the future and it sat sour in...

Our society is broken. Crime, violence and corruption are taking a formidable toll on us. If you are a Jamaican living in Jamaica and have never been a victim of a violent crime, it is almost a certainty that you know people who have. We complain...

For the better part of our independence experience, this nation has not been able to settle on a core of common values and behaviour norms that children can be taught, can form the foundation of laws, and provide the backdrop for social intercourse....

In Jamaica, we say, "Man a plan, God a wipe out!" Hurricane Irma was a great equaliser. She marched from the west coast of Africa like so many women in the Caribbean and wreaked havoc. True, she is said to have followed her spouse Harvey, like the...

We live in constant fear of dangerous natural disasters. We all stress out over the 'big one': that massive quake that will bring earth-heaving waves of devastation when the Enriquillo-Plantain Garden fault zone suddenly shifts big time. Even much...

We take Robert Montague, the national security minister, at his word that he is serious about having independent performance oversight of his ministry and the agencies that fall under it. The committee he has named to do the job is of serious people...

Jamaica's 'Talk Di Truth' public-education campaign on youth and ganja use was launched on September 13. Some speakers at the launch used terms and voiced opinions that youth may question if they were paying attention. For example, why use the name...

As I listened to the prime minister in his press conference on September 1 telegraphing to everyone, including criminals, where the first zone of special operations was, I recalled my outrage in speeches and columns when the Government, in April,...
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