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Wedged Issues Facing The Man In The Street

There are some circular arguments, for example, “When does life begin,” or “Which comes first, the chicken or the egg?” Now, your answers may be reflective of your awareness, hopefully rather than choosing between a rock and a hard place or even being Solomonic in splitting babies right down the middle. That type of,” But the Bible says,”……….!”, doesn’t absolveany […]

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The First Look

The error of some things should be apparent at first look or interaction, but if we can convince ourselves or be persuaded that a difference comes with a distinction such that which should have been impermissible is indeed legal, a moral imperative even, then the absolute of black and white is now relative and suddenly there is neither prohibition nor […]

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Jamaican Dollar Is Sick

“We cannot, as a nation, afford the cultural perception that our currency is irrelevant,” says a Minister of state in the Jamaican Government. We can deny, because of our cultural perceptions, that our $Ja is irrelevant, but we do not have such luxury to demand or boast that it is not an underling in the marketplace. Indeed, given the choice […]

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Understanding The Issues

Error is instructive. Pay attention. With the caveat that if you are doing wrong and you do not know or made to know you are doing something wrong, you will think you are right. Moreover, unencumbered by the guardrails of advice, introspection, warning, or even commonsense, one is apt to proceed with increase pace the haste to make waste. Except, […]

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Polishing The Rust

“Given how commodity markets have performed over the course of the alumina sales agreement to date, with the benefit of hindsight, the alumina sales agreement has been disadvantageous to Jamaica. The transactions (of borrowing to repay) provide an exit from these arrangements,” said the Minister of Finance. Breathtaking! The new arrangement is to rehabilitate the image of CAP, the alumina […]

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Fixing Stuff

 Our heroes may not escape criticism in our analysis. However, our villains may not merit scorn or derision for the simple reason that inspite of our valiant efforts to fix the mess we accuse them of, we are yet to revalue our dollar- the store of our values and production. It is a waste of time to criticize those leaders […]

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Understanding The Issues

Error is instructive. Pay attention. With the caveat that if you are doing wrong and you do not know or made to know you are doing something wrong, you will think you are right. Moreover, unencumbered by the guardrails of advice, introspection, warning, or even common sense, one is apt to proceed with increase pace the haste to make waste. […]

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Over 25% Of Haitians Are Without Birth Certificates!

The documentation of births is a practice widely held throughout human civilization, especially in China, Egypt, Greece, Rome, and Persia. The original purpose of vital statistics was for tax purposes and the determination of available military manpower. Today, the right of every child to a name and nationality, and the responsibility of national governments to achieve this are contained in […]

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Could Susan Rice Be Biden’s Choice?

Susan Elizabeth Rice, the 55-year-old former public official who served as the 24th U.S. National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama from 2013 to 2017 and as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations from 2009 to 2013, is reportedly now on the list as a running mate contender for the Vice-President position on the Joe Biden’s ticket. She worked closely […]

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Mr. Police Officer!

If we must die, let it not be like hogs Hunted and penned in an inglorious spot, While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs, Making their mock at our accursèd lot. If we must die, O let us nobly die… Claude McKay A police officer’s entitlement to shoot you or me, if he is afraid or in fear […]