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Government Walking On Quicksand

Since Jamaica gained its independence in 1962, its problems seem to have grown insurmountable, especially since the 1970s and onwards. The recent court action between the Jamaica Police Federation, which represents the rank and file members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, and the Government over back pay is a case in point. The country appears to be always in a […]

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The Police Given An Impossible Task

Jamaica gained its independence in 1962, over fifty-nine years ago. Since then, the People’s National Party (PNP) and Jamaica Labor Party (JLP) have asked and continue to ask the Jamaican electorate to give them power not only to advance and protect their interest but also to guarantee their rights under the constitution. Thus, under the fundamental rights and freedoms of […]

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Troy Bridge — A Politician’s Shame

Photo source: jamaicaobserver.com Nearly four months after the Troy bridge that borders Manchester and Trelawny collapsed, citizens who traversed both parishes on a daily basis for their social and economic well-being have been left stranded and yet to see any tangible move by the Government to address the situation. Meanwhile, the citizens have embarked on a daredevil attempt to help […]

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Will Bernie Sanders Bow?

The U.S. Senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders, has failed in his presidential bid in the 2016 and 2020 general elections. However, he has always been the voice of the voiceless in the U.S. Congress. He is now serving his third term in the U.S. Senate after winning re-election in 2018 with 67 percent of the vote. Dubbed as a left-wing […]

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Is Space Exploration Just A Pie-In-The-Sky Adventure?

Mankind’s long fascination and obsession with the sun, moon, and stars — partly driven by fear of their influence on the Earth — gave rise to existential explanations based on superstition, religion, and science developed over time. People wanted answers to haunting questions such as: Where is the beginning and end of space? What lies beyond our planetary system? Was Earth […]

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Republicans Fear Trump’s “Run Again” Early Announcement

Former President Donald J. Trump is champing at the bit to push his bid for another presidential run, but Republicans are shaking in their boots as an early announcement they believe would jeopardize the party’s fortune in the mid-term election. At the same time, some would like to see the former president disappear from the political scene as another run […]

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Ha, Ha! — Republicans Laughing At Democrats

In the words of Donald J. Trump, “what the hell is going on?”  Democrats failed to get their agenda going and continue to fall over themselves as their queenmaker and kingmaker, Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) (R) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), respectively, play hardball. The two Democrat senators’ angst is that the $3.5 trillion social infrastructure and $1.2 trillion physical infrastructure […]

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Did The U.S. Get Played By The Afghan Government?

The U.S., in trying to sell democracy around the globe has been generous to a fault, some would say. The country’s foreign assistance is said to support global peace, security, and development efforts, and provide humanitarian relief during times of crisis. According to the Congressional Research Service, foreign aid for the fiscal year 2016, 42% was spent on long-term development, […]

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Say A Prayer For The Kurds Amid Afghans’ Evacuation

Afghanistan has been making the news headlines over the past few weeks because the U.S. has decided to exit the country after twenty years and what many have described as a failed war. The exit, however, is anything but strategic and is viewed as a messy affair that has left U.S. President Joe Biden without credibility and a leadership deficit. […]