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In a television interview last week, Audley Deidrick, CEO of the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ), said that while he operates in the public sector, he fully embraced the centrality of private businesses to the economy. Private firms drive...

Elva Ruddock was my friend. After getting involved in comedy, it was inevitable that our paths would cross. I recall my first time on stage at a comedy show. It was 2005 at the Christmas Comedy Cookup at Backyaad on Constant Spring Road. Owen...

The case of Jamal Khashoggi highlights the growing impunity with which the ruling Saudis conduct their business, including, it appears, the brazen murder of their critics. But it should also be further warning that with the moral licence afforded by...

Every family has at least one secret to hide, one black sheep to stay far from, and one skeleton in its capacious cupboard, most likely built with materials from the family tree.Since the days of Old Mother Hubbard, cupboards have developed into...

Given what they assumed was a clearing of the decks ahead of a new robust system for the management of traffic tickets, Delroy Chuck will no doubt forgive anyone who presumes government incompetence in how it has handled these arrangements.This week...

One day in the early 1990s, a group of teachers from a high school visited the KLAS radio station where Wilmot Perkins was host of the 'Straight Talk' radio programme. Having been welcomed by Perkins, one of them decided to speak on behalf of the...

Last Friday, the editor of The Gleaner exposed some of the policy contradictions of the finance and education ministries. Two years ago, to fulfil an election promise, the minister of education loudly announced the abolition of all auxiliary fees...

I must respond to an article published on October 10, 2018, captioned 'MoBay mayor wants 'justice centre' at library location'. In that article, the mayor made a recommendation "to demolish the St James Parish Library" in order for the Government to...

It is possible for it to have slipped under the radar, thus failing to receive the detailed attention it deserves. Which would be a shame, given its potential to lead to the most far-reaching and consequential change in education policy since...

At the very beginning of the launch of the zones of special operations (ZOSO) and states of emergency in troubled, crime-riddled, inner-city communities, one basic understanding was that although the country needed a long-term fix, an immediate...
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