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Readers expecting me to get involved in the political three-ring circus put on by the Senate over the National Identification System (NIDS) Bill can stop reading now.I don't give a flying fig about any politically inspired distraction. The sole...

NIDS is here - to stay. And there is more to come. The indecent haste with which the National Identification and Registration Bill was rammed through the Senate is clear evidence of the Government's grim determination to have the law on a timetable...

This is not a story of history as much as it is the fairly recent words which tell you that the PNP, when it held power, was just as bullish on getting NIDS across the starting line as the present JLP administration is anxious to see it brought to...

Commissioner Quallo has my best wishes in putting together a list of all vehicles in the public transport business that are owned by police personnel. For many years now, it has been the biggest open secret that more than a handful of buses and...

On October 8 ('Bugged by the buggery law'), I promised to expand on what the Bible REALLY says about homosexuality "anon".Well, here's "anon". Mark you, were I to write only on what the Bible REALLY says about homosexuality, it'd be a very brief...

The hope of becoming legal seems to be fading for traditional and indigenous ganja cultivators. They see two licences granted so far and have no idea when or how their turn might come, given the cost of being licensed. In the meantime, Alternative...

There has been a steady increase in the number of professionals being trained in Jamaica in various fields during the past two decades. Significant expansion in the capacity of the country's two main universities - the University of the West Indies...

Predictably, PNP suffered a humiliating defeat in SE St Mary. When 60% of a constituency’s electorate turns up for a by-election we can be sure they have an emphatic message to deliver...

The People's National Party (PNP) has paid dearly for its suicide mission of fielding a non-Jamaican citizen to represent Jamaicans; the Shane Alexis bomb blowing away any chance the party had of taking South-East St Mary...

Ideas have consequences. And some of those consequences areunintended consequences.The Protestant Reformation had massive consequences for the 16th century, in which it occurred, and in every subsequent century up to now. We live in a world in which...
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