Wed | Jan 17, 2018

In Focus

It has been several months since I've written on crime. It's deliberate. I wanted to give the Government (and a legion of myopic public 'analysts') time to prove me wrong. I sincerely wanted to be wrong when I asserted, categorically, that there is...

Fifty years ago, 1968, the Ethiopians were belting out Everything Crash to the pulsating beat of rocksteady, which was then replacing ska as the sound of Jamaican popular music.Look deh now, everything crash ... .Firemen strike!Watermen strike!Down...

Three years ago, when Sam was 31, the police raided a dance where he was the one playing the music in addition to him being part-promoter.It was a little after midnight. Sam still lives in the same cramped inner-city pocket as he did in 2015....

Every individual unlucky enough to be appointed by his prime minister to the post of minister of national security begins his new political and social life in negative-performance territory.To compound matters, the security minister has no say in...

If you are in your 20s or 30s, perhaps retirement planning is not one of your priorities. However, if you are 40-something or older, you should already have a retirement plan in place, supported by tax-advantaged savings and a robust investment...

In 2014, police officer Wayne Hamil shot and injured a taxicab driver in Hopewell, Hanover, a crime for which he was convicted. He was fined $1 million or three years in prison. He chose to pay the fine.Despite this conviction, Hamil retains his...

Jamaica is now the darling of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The November 2017 visit of Madame Lagarde, managing director of the fund, the second visit in two years, is a testament to the fund's close and friendly relationship with the...

And they did it again. Popular lore is that lightning does not strike in the same place twice, but that is just a complete falsehood. In any event, on the brink of the celebrations of the de-paganised festival, Officer Dibble and around 1,000 of his...

With our different styles, Ian Boyne, like me, has been a strident and consistent advocate of transforming attitudes and values. Without which we can say bye-bye to sustainable economic growth and a peaceful, orderly society, "the place of choice to...

United States (US) President Donald Trump made a declaration that America regards Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. It is ironic that this has been the position of the US government since 1995 and that Trump made his declaration on the same day...
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