Kelly McIntosh | NSWMA talking garbage!

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Something is rotten, and it is not in the state of Denmark. It is right here in Coopers Hill, St Andrew, Jamaica. And judging from the pictures flooding my Facebook wall and Twitter timeline, the decay has spread beyond the confines of just my…

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Mark Wignall | JLP on a high and PNP in neutral

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By the time you read this column, you will know that the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) will have completed two-thirds of its annual conference, and today, Sunday, PM Andrew Holness will seek to deliver his best speech in the hope of…

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Gordon Robinson | Open range on lawyers?

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The legal profession seems determined to ignore the real problem and use some lawyers’ avariciousness to make freedom of contract the scapegoat.The Gleaner reports (November 11): “Faced with a mountain of allegations against attorneys, the General…

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Norman Minott | Land-titling reform transformative

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I read with interest Mark Ricketts’ two-part series of articles (last published on October 14, 2018) commenting on Party Leader Dr Peter Phillips’ presentation on the final day of the People’s National Party’s Annual Conference in September.Although…

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Christopher Tufton | The missing middle: Why Jamaica needs better health insurance coverage

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Jamaica has committed to the goal of attaining universal health coverage (UHC) for all residents by 2030 in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Government’s Vision 2030 strategy for improving equity and developing our human…

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Martin Henry | JLP in top gear

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Where are those pollsters when you need them most?  The 75-year-old Jamaica Labour Party, now in Government, is holding its midterm annual conference today. And my political instincts tell me that the party is going into conference from a…

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Hylton Dennis | IPO funding good for UWI

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As a regional institution of CARICOM, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has led in fostering the spirit of regionalism and giving relevance to fostering Caribbean solidarity despite the disappointing political odds against it, which has…

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Lennie Little-White | The magnificent nine

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Jamaica’s footprint on the international stage is much bigger than its matching land mass. Our creative industries, as one sector of production, remain in a nascent stage because successive governments see them as nothing more than window dressing….

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Ricardo Nuncio | Collaboration gateway to Agriculture 2.0

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No longer solely the purview of environmentalists, sustainability is now a firmly established business imperative, and thankfully, too. While more of us are purposefully engaged in examining the future, not only through the prisms of…

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Andrew Wheatley | AI and data protection conundrum - Part 1

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If you have an iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet, Fitbit, Apple watch, a Google Home or Alexa device, your personal data have probably been shared by you, in some cases without your knowledge, with myriad business-related entities.Not only have…

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