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Meeting The Challenges Ahead

“If you know now what you didn’t back then, what difference would it make?” “A lot,” you say. “What didn’t you know then that you know now?” “A lot,” you say as if it is too much to mention. Consider the matter this way. Faced with an uncomfortable situation of insisting on the rules of the game to the owner […]

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A Political Grunt

According to a recent poll conducted by Don Anderson, most Jamaicans believe that Bunting’s challenge for leadership was good for the People’s National Party (PNP). Prior to the “events” occasioning Bunting’s challenge, I had surmised it was a “bad thing” from which no good could come even if Bunting prevailed in his leadership challenge. Consider the matter this way. The […]

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It’s About Time

I was going to ask you a question, but judging from the long hand of the clock, which is right of the dot, I think it is way too early. Waiting for it to tick-tock all the way to the better side takes a while, but that is to be expected. After all, we are dealing with time, but mostly […]

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Safety In Numbers?

Photo credit: Brady Holt “Nothing to see here folks, move right along.” I thought on seeing the huge and enthused crowd of Learner Driver applicants queuing to avoid a road safety test. Unity in the community? On second thoughts, no, “raise the alarm! we have brought petrol to extinguish a raging fire!” In response to the carnage on our roads, […]

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Solving Problems

Since knowing who you are helps, no, is essential to solving problems when you are given or is persuaded to a less than able or flattering view of who you are, you will not only fail, you will self-destruct. This is not benign information or abstract of no consequence trivia. This is a state of mind that can be engineered […]

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Jamaica’s Prospects

Just read Mr. Ricketts’ article and the perplexing questions about Jamaica’s prospects. Without saying he is getting it right or wrong, which itself is no shame, let me query the matter from an angle that allows light to flood the darkness. How does one know what the future will be, or more specifically how will something work? To some, the […]

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Merry Christmas!

The Readers Bureau takes this opportunity to wish all its supporters a Merry Christmas! May this Christmas season bring you nothing but fond memories, happiness, and laughter. We thank you for your unwavering support and commitment throughout the year and look forward to continuing to provide you with superior service in the year ahead! Readers Bureau Edited by Jesus Chan […]

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“Big Up Uno B***D C***T” Self — Words Matter!

At one time, or other we have been suggested in ways that are unorthodox, to put it kindly if not mildly, and to decipher then decide if the unorthodoxy was complimentary or a dagger twisting wound. The ambiguity where none should be might be considered ignorance with respect to the use of language, cultural affirmation and figure of speech. However, […]

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The Neoliberal Assault On Warren’s Plan To Pay For Medicare For All

Well, that was quick—and predictable. By John Atcheson Both Sanders and Warren have come up with viable plans for funding Medicare for all. The neoliberal establishment and the conservatives have been going after Sanders’ approach by raising the specter-of-middle class tax increases. Sanders seems to trust that people will understand that if the tax increase is less than what they’re […]

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Trump Lauds Conservative Media Personalities

President Trump has applauded the work of conservative media personalities and the job that they have been doing in support of his work. First, he noted that Sean Hannity has been doing an excellent job and is one of his best supporters. “Sean Hannity has been a terrific, terrific supporter of what I do. Not of me. If I changed […]