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IS JAMAICA A KLEPTOCRACY?

“All forms of government are susceptible to political corruption. Forms of corruption vary, but include bribery, extortion, cronyism, nepotism, patronage, graft, and embezzlement. While...

Can Rastafarians Secure Economic Enablement through the Ganja Industry?

History of the Law on Ganja in Jamaica The Dangerous Drugs Act of 1924 made the possession and use of ganja a criminal offence. Any individual...

Jamaicans in support of military coup

Anthony Barrett   Recently, I came across an online video of troop movement along Howard Cooke Boulevard in Montego Bay. It was a massive show of...

Time to change Jamaica’s archaic abortion laws

Anthony Barrett   Abortion, like homosexuality, is a taboo subject in a Jamaica where morality is a thing of the past. This past week, a daily...

Reassign Supt. McKenzie to JCF PR Arm

Anthony Barrett Ineptitude breeds contempt. They say crime and murder in particular, impact us forcefully when they hit close to home. Unfortunately, I shockingly discovered...

The Rise of the Jamaican Oligarchy

Anthony Barrett From what is unfolding on the Montego Bay waterfront and the revitalization of the Jamaica Railway Corporation’s rail leg between Montego Bay and...

Inadequate research publications in Jamaica

The Editor, Dear Sir, Research informs practice; but how can our systems improve if we don’t have the literature on which to base our hypotheses? Every year,...

THE SCOURGE OF ‘SCANDAL BAGS’

In times past when shoppers and merchandisers moved away from brown paper bags, black cellophane bags were introduced, maybe because of their resilience and...

ABUSED AND ALONE

The Editor, Dear Sir,   I almost didn’t make it to the New Year. Not because of any gun-related thing, but because minutes after 11 pm, last...

REMEMBERING OUR HUMANITY

LETTER OF THE DAY The Editor, Dear Sir, This past Sunday, I stood in the midst of the crowd gathered in Sam Sharpe Square at the Municipal...

EDITORIAL: A TEMPORARY TRUCE

Around Christmastime in 1914, along the Western Front of World War 1, soldiers of the British, French and German armies – mentally and physically...

CORPORAL PUNISHMENT

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has been fervent in his belief that corporal punishment should be banned and he is desirous of having the matter...

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