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Sex worker's lament: 'It no really downgrading'

Emily Voss is a devoted mother of five, grandmother to five, daughter of an ailing father, and the sole provider for the household. She has been a sex worker for over 16 years after regaining her independence from a previously abusive relationship with the father of her children. Read More

Service is priority in credit unions

Michael Burke | Thursday, May, 25 2017    

“Not for profit, not for charity but for service.” This was the first motto of credit unions when they started in Jamaica in 1941. At that time, service in the context that it was being used meant voluntary service.The yearly... Read More

Manchester attack exposes vulnerability of public events

BY JAMES PHEBY | Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

 LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — The suicide attack on a Manchester pop concert has sparked criticism about security, but experts said it highlighted the daunting task authorities face in neutralising those bent on... Read More

Credit card fraud: Will a chip fortify consumer security?

Andrea Martin-Swaby | Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

Using credit cards arguably has numerous benefits. The most attractive may simply be this; your cash remains sheltered from the surreptitious pickpocket. For this and other reasons, credit cards are fast becoming, and in many territories have become the primary... Read More

My jury duty chronicles

Garth 'Sub-Zero' Allen | Tuesday, May, 23 2017    

PURPOSE FOR SERVINGAfter receiving and reading the summons sent to me via postal mail by the Supreme Court informing me that I have been selected to serve as a juror at the May Pen Court from April 19, 2017 to May 12, 2017, I decided that this... Read More

Bill O'Reilly's fall from grace

Raulston Nembhard | Monday, May, 22 2017    

If on January 1, 2017 someone had told Bill O'Reilly, the purveyor of The O'Reilly Factor on the Fox News Network , that by April 2017 he would no longer be working with the network, he... Read More

The PNP's long-standing relationship with fake news

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, May, 21 2017    

When a new saying gets to the land of empty men they lose their heads over it. — Ghanaian proverb I have received several e-mail messages from readers who want me to delve some more into the use of fake news as a... Read More

All in the family — Part 2: The problem and the solution

Al Miller | Sunday, May, 21 2017    

Last week I established the centrality of family to building a strong nation. A nation that desires great success cannot afford to ignore the pillar of family, or the best model of family, for nation-building. The evidence clearly suggests that the quality and... Read More

Hands off Venezuela

Trevor G Brown | Sunday, May, 21 2017    

The Charter of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly's 91st plenary meeting in December 1981, under Article 36/103 titled 'Declaration on the Inadmissibility of Intervention and Interference in the Internal Affairs of States' is very explicit in its language... Read More

'Two coob dat cannot even hold my 12 pigeon'

Lance Neita | Sunday, May, 21 2017    

December 1962 was a chilly month for Jamaica. A cold front was blowing and, unlike the traditional 'Chrismus breeze', it kept people in sweaters and overcoats and most people stayed indoors, including our politicians, who spent an extraordinarily long time that... Read More

OAS compromised by its secretary general

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, May, 21 2017    

The Organisation of American States (OAS) has lost credibility as a multilateral institution capable of contributing to a resolution of the growing conflict in Venezuela. There are two reasons for this. The primary one is the hostile behaviour toward the... Read More

Garvey's children in the Bird's Nest and beyond

BY PAUL BUCHANAN | Sunday, May, 21 2017    

(In continuing to serialise sections of the book Jones Town Trench Town The Journey Back written by former Jamaica cricketer, economist and politician Paul Buchanan, today we look at National Hero Marcus Garvey's description of the power of the Negro race, and the impact that... Read More



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