Unsurprisingly, persons, especially those whose lives are surrendered to religious dogma, comprehensively fail to grasp the meaning of 'privacy'.
Dr Carl McKay Williams has been warmly welcomed by almost everyone, including that shadowy group labelled 'international partners', as the 28th commissioner of the 1867-founded Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). Poor man.
The end of August is a stressful time for many parents. Getting children ready for the new school year is a daunting task for many: booklists, school bags, uniforms, shoes, the whole nine yards, is an expensive operation, especially so for the people of St Thomas, inarguably one of Jamaica's most underdeveloped parishes and, without a doubt, its most neglected.
I knew that last week's column would have reopened old sores and provoked painful memories. The 1970s always does that. And the partisanship and battle lines which characterised that era always resurface.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has always been a source of controversy. But that is what happens when taking care of the sick and the medicine is more bitter than the pain. The IMF is used to this because it is convinced that when the bitter medicine is taken, the pain will be over, and that is what counts. Yet, it really does not always work out that way, and the IMF is left with the blame, sometimes deservingly so.
The issue of local government, what many Jamaicans identify as their parish council, has long been debated in Jamaica. It gets little to no respect within the political landscape, mostly because of its fragile foundations and the competing relevance it holds when compared to active or inactive members of parliament.
Every time I open my mouth, people seem to think that it is a gate or door, and attempt to jump down my throat.