The Collection MoDA

Observer on November 18th, 2018 | File Under Lifestyle -

The anticipation for MoDA was as usual at fever pitch. Patrons arrived styled to the nines to be seen. And seen they were! From a wannabe Beyoncé who kept guests ducking throughout cocktails (let’s just say that those potentially retina-damaging spikes were not to be tempted) to a facsimile of Kim K’s sleek bob, no shrinking violets were present. Those who could were nevertheless granted free access… while the requisite $5K contribution was enforced on others.

Complete Story

Comment

Abortion (Part 2) — considerations continued

Observer on November 18th, 2018 | File Under Commentary -

I have noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born. — Ronald Reagan 

Complete Story

Comment

‘Duppy’ stories vs objective reality

Observer on November 18th, 2018 | File Under Commentary -

Hope is the pillar of the world. — Kanuri proverb (Niger) 

Complete Story

Comment

The bauxite industry; within and without

Observer on November 18th, 2018 | File Under Commentary -

The bauxite levy debate held centre stage in the House on October 30 when Opposition spokesman on mining and energy, Phillip Paulwell, again took the Government to task for what he described as a wrong decision to enter a profit-share agreement with New Day rather than impose the bauxite levy. Supported by his party colleagues, he argued that the Government is already losing revenue through the profit-share agreement in place in relation to the operations of New Day…

Complete Story

Comment

Cleaning up our ‘Acts’

Observer on November 18th, 2018 | File Under Commentary -

The Ministry of Justice had undertaken to complete, by the end of last year, a comprehensive review of the fines currently provided for in our statutes. With the passage of time, many of these fines have been rendered ludicrous. Some are as low as $20.

Complete Story

Comment

The meaning of the 2016 General Election lower voter turnout

Observer on November 18th, 2018 | File Under Commentary -

In 74 years since the declaration of Universal Adult Suffrage in 1944 in Jamaica, the percentage voter turnout was the lowest in a general parliamentary election as recorded in 2016.

Complete Story

Comment

BPO shows up lack of skills, especially in young girls

Observer on November 18th, 2018 | File Under Commentary -

My attention was drawn to a photo in The Gleaner on Thursday, November 15 of Prime Minister Andrew Holness speaking with the accounting firm, KPMG, on future prospects of the BPO industry in which KPMG is now interested.

Complete Story

Comment

Levy talk…

Observer on November 18th, 2018 | File Under Commentary -

Recent discussions in the nation’s Parliament have included the decades-old bauxite levy that has been utilised as a tool for negotiations over successive political administrations. The problem, however, says columnist Lance Neita, is that opinions on the management (manipulation) of the terms of the levy vary based on the side of the aisle a party sits. While in Opposition, parties usually wish that the levy be treated as sacrosanct, but as soon as the party wins the reins of…

Complete Story

Comment

The dichotomy of defending criminals

Observer on November 18th, 2018 | File Under Commentary -

I came upon a case recently of a defence lawyer named Geir Lippestad, who was threatened and had to remove his child from school because of his decision to defend a Norwegian neo-Nazi terrorist, Anders Behring Breivik, who had killed 77 people in an attack in 2011.

Complete Story

Comment

The Collection MoDA 2018

Observer on November 18th, 2018 | File Under Lifestyle -

The anticipation for MoDA was as usual at fever pitch. Patrons arrived styled to the nines to be seen. And seen they were! From a wannabe Beyoncé who kept guests ducking throughout cocktails (let’s just say that those potentially retina-damaging spikes were not to be tempted) to a facsimile of Kim K’s sleek bob, no shrinking violets were present. Those who could were nevertheless granted free access… while the requisite $5K contribution was enforced on others.

Complete Story

Comment