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This is not a matter primarily about the competence of Aubyn Hill, but it is not an unreasonable question whether Prime Minister Andrew Holness exercised the best judgement in appointing Mr Hill as the executive director of the Economic Growth...

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has delivered what was probably the emptiest of apologies for one of the most barbaric acts of state violence in Jamaica's post-slavery history - the 2010 terrorist acts committed by the country's security forces...

Two weeks ago, I had a conversation with a former national sportsman. He told me how he had fallen on really hard times. He called me out of the blue and was just pouring his heart out. I listened spellbound for an hour or more.We got along well...

Art has been in the headlines globally, regionally and locally in the last few weeks. On the global stage, Christie's mid-November auction featuring a long-lost work by Leonardo da Vinci, 'Salvator Mundi', was very much in the news especially after...

Below is a lightly edited contribution to St Andrew Scots Kirk on December 10.I came to you as a stranger and was warmly welcomed by the church. I hope that what I say will not move you to get rid of me for coming too often and overstaying the...

Politicians never lie. Well, hardly ever. They're not into full disclosure, as a rule, but they know that if you lie, sooner or later you will be caught out, and then you are in deep trouble. So just change the subject, or answer a different...

If you dial the telephone number listed on the website of the Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce (CAIC), as this newspaper has done, you will probably get a recording asking that you leave your name and return number and a promise "to...

I'm going to insist that every single one of my future children learns Mandarin. They are going to 'Ni Hao' and sweet and sour chicken with the best of them because my child will not be left behind. Arming my children with the world's most widely...

On November 2 last year, I wrote a column titled 'Deliver me from evil'. In it, I took issue with a segment of the most popular benediction in Christianity, the Lord's Prayer.I wrote that having examined the entreaty, as taken from the Anglican Book...

One of my favourite recordings is Procol Harum's Whiter Shade of Pale.Matthew Fisher's haunting Hammond Organ dominates the song, so few pay attention to the lyrics. If they do, their heads spin. I've always understood this strange song's origin to...
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