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It would be laughable were it not so serious. That's the only conclusion one could make after inmates of the Fort Augusta Adult Correctional Centre, now housed at South Camp, took to Facebook Live on Sunday night to broadcast allegations of human-...

For many years across administrations, there has been an expressed desire for the dream of a universal pension scheme for workers in the tourism sector to become a reality. The need for it is inarguable.Figures in 2013 showed that in the...

Something that seems an everyday occurrence at Victoria Jubilee Hospital scares the bejesus out of me. I don't think a mummy who wants to pee should have to ask the mother in the bed next to her to give an eye on her newborn.But, apparently, that's...

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...

Jamaica and Venezuela have had friendly relations going back to the 19th century, and diplomatic relations going back to the 1960s. We have also engaged in various energy cooperation efforts notably, the San Jose Accord, out of which developed the...

Driving a route taxi is a highly stressful occupation. Many drivers don't own the taxi. They are accountable to an employer who expects them to bring in a whole heap of money each day. This means making as many trips as quickly possible and packing...

How is it possible for a woman who has been in a coma for 10 years to get pregnant and bear a child? And how could this happen without anyone even noticing over the nine-month period after conception? These are questions that United States...

Jamaica Labour Party ministers and their surrogates in mass media and digital space do not like any counternarrative on the premature and precipitous act of drafting legislation to expropriate the 49 per cent stake in the Petrojam refinery, owned by...
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