Proper oversight needed to solve traffic problems

Observer on July 23rd, 2019 | File Under Commentary -

 Jamaica’s public transportation system continues to be a source of anger and frustration for many, especially across Kingston and St Andrew. This was highlighted again recently by a current video circulating on social media, featuring a screaming female passenger in a vehicle operated by an apparently illegal taxi man fleeing from a chasing police officer on a motorbike.

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Moral vs legal authority

Observer on July 23rd, 2019 | File Under Commentary -

Errol Greene is my respected Baptist brother. I registered denominational pride as I watched him on TV news on Sunday, July 21, 2019 addressing a lay magistrates’ gathering and raising questions on the moral authority of the police to arrest citizens for breaches of the law that the said police are guilty of.

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Let’s take back Jamaica!

Observer on July 23rd, 2019 | File Under Commentary -

Jamaica has a crisis of political will to end the murder epidemic unleashed upon the nation by members of the alleged 300 gangs across the island. Of the official gangs identified, some 13 are reportedly aligned to the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), 32 to the People’s National Party (PNP), and the rest are unaligned. These gangs operate and are based in areas identified as political garrisons.

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Letters from Laura | Toronto, what an exciting multicultural city!

Gleaner on July 22nd, 2019 | File Under Commentary -

We hadn’t been to Toronto for 23 years and wanted to see our good friend, bridge champion Sami Kehela, so we decided to visit the city Sami calls home. He is Canadian by way of Iraq, India, Jamaica, and California. See what I mean about…

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Go, Danielle!

Observer on July 22nd, 2019 | File Under Commentary -

At the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) trials in June there was a mishap in the 100-m hurdles final. Danielle Williams was disqualified for a false start and, despite her prolonged protest, the disqualification stood.

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Go, Danielle!

Observer on July 22nd, 2019 | File Under Commentary -

At the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) trials in June there was a mishap in the 100-m hurdles final. Danielle Williams was disqualified for a false start and, despite her prolonged protest, the disqualification stood.

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Democratic socialism: The only hope for Jamaica

Observer on July 22nd, 2019 | File Under Commentary -

The mission of the People’s National Party (PNP) is to build a new Jamaica with Christ as our pioneer by building communities of good works; providing equal opportunity for everyone to acquire the means to achieve maximum satisfaction of wants commensurate with talent, enterprise and hard work, and for the youth to hone critical skills and fulfil personal potential; and, achieving political and economic independence.

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Democratic socialism: The only hope for Jamaica

Observer on July 22nd, 2019 | File Under Commentary -

The mission of the People’s National Party (PNP) is to build a new Jamaica with Christ as our pioneer by building communities of good works; providing equal opportunity for everyone to acquire the means to achieve maximum satisfaction of wants commensurate with talent, enterprise and hard work, and for the youth to hone critical skills and fulfil personal potential; and, achieving political and economic independence.

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Of unfulfilled promises, plans and programmes

Observer on July 21st, 2019 | File Under Commentary -

No matter how good a trickster you are, you’ll never be able to lick your back. — Zulu/Ndebele proverb, Southern Africa How will you comprehensively fund your objectives/policies and programmes? This is a very important question which Dr Peter Phillips, president of the People’s National Party (PNP), and president aspirant, Peter Bunting, need to answer. They need to show us the money.

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Testimonial of complexity of creativity in Jamaica

Gleaner on July 21st, 2019 | File Under Commentary -

Judy Ann MacMillan’s autobiography Born Ya: The Life and Loves of a Jamaican Painter captures with verve and passion the struggles of a light-skinned Jamaican woman to be a painter in the ‘humid island incubator’ of Jamaica in the latter half of…

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