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Happy birthday, NIDS!

A national identification system (NIDS) is the Holy Grail of planners and executives. It's the key to the “Prosperity Agenda” I have written about for years. I was bound for Harvard when a telegram from a minister invited me to Jamaica. So, fresh from Oxford, I met a World... Read More

The belt buckle versus the child
Here we go again, one more time facing another report in the news of the day of a video featuring a young child, said to be no more than four or five years old, being battered at the hands of her mother. The power of communication technology presented images taken from...... Read More

Regulating medical cannabis is no joke
Professor Errol Morrison, director general of the National Commission on Science and Technology and world renowned diabetologist, after listening to a flawed scientific presentation, has been heard to say, “Science is science and joke is joke.” Professor Morrison, more than...... Read More

From national lottery to NIDS
Last week's column was entitled 'Big Brother is watching you'. I asked why the Government would want everyone's DNA. In the same issue of the Jamaica Observer there was a Government-sponsored advertisement and in it we read that the Government does not want our DNA or bank information.... Read More

Jamaica's priorities

Thursday, November, 23 2017    

Dear Editor,Not that the national identification system (NIDS) is ideal, but we can neither afford it nor are we able to maintain it.That no one can deny. Read More

Public sector wage negotiations can be about more than the almighty dollar

BY J Edwards | Wednesday, November, 22 2017    

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The great American tax heist

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, November, 22 2017    

The Read More

Data breaches from within

Hodine Williams | Tuesday, November, 21 2017    

Much hysteria has been attributed to the “cybersecurity epidemic” and the spotlight has quickly shifted to hackers, crackers, and other threat agents. But there have been considerable studies reporting and confirming that, in actuality, the biggest... Read More

Politicians and corporal punishment

Glenn Tucker | Tuesday, November, 21 2017    

Any man more right than his neighbours constitutes a majority of one. — Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience, 1849  Read More

Workforce diversity will bring boom, not gloom

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, November, 20 2017    

The longer you are in business the more you value your human resource personnel. With their expertise in recruitment, evaluation, mediation, and counselling they can take a great deal of credit for the smooth running of organisations. Therefore, I was honoured to have been asked to make... Read More

Co-operation, Mr Minister?

Frank Phipps | Monday, November, 20 2017    

The statement by Lord Tariq Ahmad referenced in The Gleaner of November 13, 2017 calls for a response when it is, as usual, telling us what is better for us rather than to peer back into history. Such a pity he was here only on a... Read More

A graceful coup?

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, November, 19 2017    

When independence was finally wrenched from Britain in April 1980, Zimbabwe was described as the “jewel of Africa” by Tanzania’s President Julius Nyerere.Thirty-seven years later, the country is in economic ruin. Its 93-year old leader, Robert Mugabe, has been... Read More

Principle, Dr Phillips, what principle?

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, November, 19 2017    

I favour the policy of economy, not because I wish to save money, but because I wish to save people. — Calvin Coolidge  Read More

A nation ripe for change: Pick it now!

Al Miller | Sunday, November, 19 2017    

The recent by-elections held in three constituencies tragically underscore some realities with which we are living. The campaigning focused on only one of the three seats — St Mary South Eastern — not because this was the only constituency that had real... Read More

President Putin and friends will be at the World Cup

Lance Neita | Sunday, November, 19 2017    

We were wondering which teams would make it to the tape in the World Cup play-offs to qualify for a space among the final 32 teams.The absolute surprise and disappointment to many is the failure of Italy to qualify. Read More



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