Is the Tivoli Enquiry a mere daytime soap opera?

December 4th, 2014

Lloyd D’Aguilar The current Tivoli Commission of Enquiry has been nothing if not entertaining. For days I have watched hysterics, drama and a lot of cursing. I have watched witnesses talking and being questioned (or as some might say being badgered or harassed) by lawyers. I am not saying that the enquiry is not important [...]

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The “Outameni” Catastrophe

November 10th, 2014

One of the most talked about topics in Jamaica currently, is the ‘Outameni Experience’ acquisition by the National Housing Trust (NHT). Outameni  Experience is a Trelawny-based attraction previously owned by Lennie Little-White. According to The Gleaner’s Wednesday Business on October 29, 2014 “the NHT appeared to be tweaking its business model by diversifying into attraction [...]

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More tax measures to be implemented?

January 18th, 2013

Minister of Finance, Dr Peter Phillips recently announced that there will be more tax measures coming for the Jamaican public. According to an article in The Gleaner, Phillips announced during a press conference that “the Government would be increasing its primary surplus from 6.3 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) to 7.5 per cent [...]

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Is Mike Henry still the Chairman of the JLP?

November 12th, 2012

Mike Henry What, Mike Henry never resigned as Chairman of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP)? Then where has he been? Imagine my shock after reading an article in The Gleaner recently in which Mike Henry declares that he never resigned as Chairman of the JLP. “I never resigned as chairman. I went on sabbatical from [...]

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Are some Jamaicans demon-possessed?

September 29th, 2012

Are some Jamaicans just demon-possessed? That’s what I asked myself when I heard about the rape of five females, including an eight-year-old girl recently. I was extremely disturbed by the news. I mean, what could influence men to assault five helpless females this way? The entire situation made me so angry, and I simply decided [...]

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What do you think of proposed changes to driver’s licence system?

June 12th, 2012

According to an article I recently read in The Gleaner, there could soon be changes to the way in which driver’s licences are issued. The Island Traffic Authority (ITA) has proposed a new graduated driver’s licence system, which would mean that: *Before an individual is issued a learner’s licence he/she would have to pass the [...]

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