A situation of serious balance of payments and external financial difficulties is one of the few circumstances in which a CARICOM member state may unilaterally adopt or maintain restrictions on trade.
Police Week and Journalism Week ran together last week. Both groups chose downtown churches to launch their week - the cops at the East Queen Street Baptist Church and the Press Association of Jamaica at the Pentecostal Tabernacle, Wildman Street.
The breakthrough with that deal on the Iranian nuclear programme represents a triumph for diplomacy and negotiation. If certain interests had their way, we would be contemplating American strikes in both Syria and Iran. In both cases, diplomacy (so far) has won over death.
Recently, the question of whether the leader of the Opposition has the right to revoke the appointment of a senator has been the subject of discussion.
Bad news! My fan club (peaked at about 10 members) is in rapid decline.
Slavery exists in Jamaica, and it is not of the mental type only. If that were so, the problem would be a humongous one, because hundreds of thousands of party faithful, wrapped incessantly in green and orange cloth, can't liberate themselves enough to realise that our leaders have kept them like sheep.
This is a submission from the Jamaica Civil Society Coalition.