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The dangers of counterfeit goods may not be immediately understood by persons who find it hard to resist a bargain, but we urge persons to heed the warning of Jamaica Customs about the potential risks faced by using such illegal products....

The National Identification and Registration Act, which was recently passed in the Lower House of Parliament and later in the Upper House (i.e., the Senate) after a marathon sitting, has generated quite a bit of public...

If there is one issue on which there is always consensus across party lines, it is proposals for members of parliament (MPs) to be allocated more money through the inappropriately named Constituency Development Fund (CDF). It's hardly surprising,...

The Jamaican had made Germany his home for the last 37 years and he had something to say about the controversy swirling over legislation on National Identification System (NIDS) as he called me earlier this week."She was travelling from Jamaica and...

Medical doctor Paul Wright, speaking recently, argued that our schoolboy footballers are being abused based on the hectic playing schedule. The evidence seems to support that there is abuse, namely, mistreating the footballers physically and...

Months ago, Hampton High School principal Heather Murray's attendance at the bail hearing of the Reverend Rupert Clarke, the pastor who was charged with having sex with a person under the age of 16, drew much outrage from many quarters. More...

The People's National Party's (PNP) members of the Senate will likely receive, and probably deserve, a fair amount of plaudits for the resistance they mounted against what they deemed undue haste by the government side in passing the law to...

Caribbean countries enjoyed several decades of strong growth following their transition to political independence in the 1960s, '70s and early '80s. Many countries achieved middle- or high-income status, with enviable social indicators and low...

In 1962, Princess Margaret, representing the Queen of England, opened the first Parliament of independent Jamaica wearing a white sleeveless dress. But in 2017, Jamaican women wearing similar sleeveless dresses cannot enter that same Parliament. Why...
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