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Is There Corruption In The U.S.?

In a recent interview, United States Ambassador to Jamaica Donald Tapia revealed that several persons within the local private sector have had their U.S. visas revoked in recent times. Mr. Tapia said the U.S. has been targeting persons, including members of the private sector, who are involved in corruption. “Many times, I notice that the papers and the media zero […]

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Erdogan Pokes World Leaders In The Eye

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decree of the reconversion of Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia church building into a mosque has met with sharp criticisms from world leaders. However, as is said on this side of the pond, talk is cheap, and Erdogan rests his case on the altar of sovereignty, and in his book, no one can do a damn […]

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Dave Cameron A Worthy Candidate For ICC Chairman’s Position

It has recently emerged in the press that Mr. Whycliffe “Dave” Cameron, former President of Cricket West Indies (CWI), will be seeking nominations to serve as chairman of cricket’s world governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC). We have always maintained that to fill any vacant job position; it should be the person with the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities […]

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It’s Best To Stand For Something

“A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.” — Malcolm X The killing of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man by a white police officer, kneeling on his neck for almost eight minutes, while the black man pleads for his life and repeatedly cries “I can’t breathe,” has forcefully brought to the fore man’s inhumanity towards each other, […]

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Elizabeth Warren Gets Readers Bureau’s VP Pick

Speculation is rife with regards to Joe Biden’s pick for his running mate in the upcoming November 2020 general election. So far, reports have suggested that Biden’s search has entered the second round of vetting. And the narrowed list said to be circulated in some quarters is as much notable for who is in the running as much as who […]

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Elizabeth Warren’s Words Ring True

“You didn’t build that by yourself, all of us helped,” said Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) in one of her stump speeches while running for office. Today, Warren’s words ring true and more so given the onset of the coronavirus and the socio-economic fallout. Warren’s contention, of course, is the shared responsibility one ought to have towards each other in the […]

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A 5-Woman Exit Proves Glass Ceiling In U.S. Politics

Photo credit: Freepik As the U.S. marked International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8, the country has much to reflect on as it goes forward into its latest general election cycle in 2020. The IWD’s celebration platform theme is “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights” with the appeal of “an equal world is an enabled world.” It calls for active […]

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State Of Emergency — We Don’t Want No More At All!

Another motion has gone to Parliament to extend the states of public emergency (SOEs) in Jamaica. It seems this is becoming the primary strategy used by the Government to fight crime and protect the country’s populace. The fact is states of emergency ought to be a policy employed by governments during a disaster, civil unrest, armed conflict, or terrorist activity. […]

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Politicians Cry For Funding!

The recent cries by officials from Jamaica’s two major political parties about the financial burden being placed on party candidates to execute their jobs have not only opened a can of worms but also may be said to be noisome. In a press report, Deputy General Secretary of the Jamaica Labor Party (JLP) Homer Davis stated that it takes $250,000 […]

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Elizabeth Warren Must Up The Ante In Her Game Plan

As the year 2019 draws to an end, so too will the curtains be drawn on several candidates seeking the nomination for the Democratic Party in the U.S. 2020 general election. Currently, there are four leading members in the nomination race namely, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and Pete Buttigieg. In general, given the history of women in politics […]