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WE ARE THE NUMBER THREE COOLEST COUNTRY TO VISIT IN THE WORLD

Despite the alarmingly high crime rate in Jamaica and the prolonged harsh economic environment, Jamaica was voted the third coolest country to visit out of over one hundred and fifty countries, which has come as a major surprise for most Jamaicans.

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FLOOD TODAY, DROUGHT TOMORROW

The inclement weather of the past week has once again underscored the extreme vulnerability of the country to climate change and it is now critical that the relevant authorities return to the drawing board, as it is obvious that this business as usual mentality is not only intolerable, it is also unsustainable.

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IS CHILD’S MONTH CELEBRATION A MERE FORMALITY?

The month of May is recognised internationally and in Jamaica as Child’s Month, where programmes relating to the proper development of children are examined to ensure that the various challenges being faced by our youths are being effectively addressed for the greater good of our society.

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ARE WE MERELY A DILLY-DOLLY STATE?

How could it be that after fifty-five years of independence with hundreds of Jamaicans over the years have been elected to Parliament to ostensibly oversee the business of the people, we are now being told the alarming news that over six hundred laws dating back to colonialism will have to be amended, at the same time our Courts are overwhelmed with a backlog of cases amounting to over four hundred thousand, what on earth has been really going on here?

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MANDEVILLE TOWN CENTRE, A LIVING NIGHTMARE!

It is safe to say that the majority of Manchesterians shun the town centre of the capital of the parish due to constant congestion from every angle, which results in pedesterians competing with taxis, which are parked everywhere, while delivery trucks park anywhere, anytime, as hustlers constantly ply their wares on the sidewalks, leaving our school children and the elderly to hopscotch to their destination in a dangerous manner, total madness.

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WHEN WILL WE COME TO OUR SENSES?

The Government, and by extension the entire country, is currently faced with a $2 billion dilemma as a result of the roll back of the proposed property tax increases, which were announced by Finance Minster, Hon. Audley Shaw, who will either have to increase taxes on something else or chop expenses by a similar amount. 

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WE WISH YOU A HOLY EASTER

As has been our tradition here in Jamaica for centuries, Easter represents one of the most Holy periods on the calendar, when Christians come together to fellowship in a spirit of sacrifice and in effect setting an example for a troubled society and world at large. 

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MAKE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION A TOP PRIORITY

The Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, the Hon. Floyd Green, recently bemoaned the fact that of the two thousand five hundred registered early childhood institutions in Jamaica, only eighteen have met the required standards and it was only last year that the first set of schools began achieving certification.

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TOWARDS A HEALTHY SOCIETY

It should be obvious to our political parties in Jamaica that with all the great plans for logistic hubs, business process outsourcing, tourism, agriculture and everything else, without a healthy, educated society, we will just be spinning our wheels, therefore, now is the time to shore up the fundamentals of our country.

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WHAT IS CORNED BEEF (AKA BULLY BEEF)?

Successive governments, mindful of the needs of the most vulnerable in the society have always supported the sourcing of inexpensive nutrition, but unfortunately the country’s food testing capabilities have not been as robust as we would want it to be, especially when every Tom, Dick and Harry can import any junk into the country as provided under this globalisation agenda.

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