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Published:Sunday | July 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Orville Taylor, Contributor

A week to go before Emancipendence, I am dusting off my gold and green on one of the few occasions that I compromise on my Negrophilia. Doubtless, I am very ecstatic over the semi-final victory over the USA in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.It's not because...

Published:Sunday | July 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMAnthony Gambrill, Contributor

As you travel up Hope Road into Papine, you pass a road sign indicating that you are entering Chandos Place. It is a last reminder of a dissolute aristocratic English family that once owned more than 3,000 acres of the Liguanea Plain known as Hope...

Published:Sunday | July 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMGlenford Howe, Contributor

Patrick Anglin's contribution to education debates in the region, as captured in the review article in The Gleaner of July 13, 2015 and titled 'Use open online courses to increase access to tertiary education', which reviewed Anglin's article to the...

Published:Sunday | July 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMShelly-Ann Harris, Contributor

As a black Christian, the Charleston shooting raised many issues in my heart about racism and faith in Christ in the world. The shooting broke my heart, brought me to tears, fired up indignation in my soul, and eventually led me to deep and...

Published:Sunday | July 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMIan Boyne, Contributor

I have always maintained that Jamaica has been too ambivalent about crime. On the one hand, we are incensed and outraged when there is an alarming increase in crime and we shout in panic for the Government to 'do something'. But when tough action or...

Published:Sunday | July 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMAubyn Hill, Contributor

Andrew Holness has put forward the idea that the time has come for a specifically named, capable and accountable champion of economic growth in the Cabinet. This new minister will work closely with the prime minister to marshal all the factors...

Published:Saturday | July 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMTony Deyal, Contributor

The Queen's Park Savannah in Trinidad is one giant 'roundabout' or what in Britain would be called a 'Circus'. Since this term is best applied to politics,especially in this silly season with an election due on September 7, we have to think about...

Published:Thursday | July 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMDevon Dick, Contributor

Yesterday, the funeral for the mild-mannered Solomon Goode was held at the Calvary Baptist Church, St James, where I saw him last in May at the funeral for Rev. C. S. Reid. Goode was my predecessor as pastor at Fletcher's Grove Baptist, Hanover, and...

Published:Thursday | July 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMJaevion Nelson, Contributor

Social problems like homophobia and transphobia are so much more complex than many of us are willing to accept. Some of us conveniently ignore what people, especially those from vulnerable and marginalised groups such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and...

Published:Tuesday | July 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMOral Tracey, Contributor

Young Jamaican defender Alvas Powell continues to incur the wrath of local football fans after walking out on the Reggae Boyz team in the middle of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Initially, we were told it had to do with the limited playing time that the 20...

Published:Tuesday | July 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMPatria-Kaye Aarons, Contributor

No prizes for guessing where I was all weekend. Thursday from the sound check at 7:30 p.m., all the way to 6:30 a.m. on Sunday after the last note was sung, I was at Sumfest.It's an event I've been going to for a decade and this praise is long...

Published:Tuesday | July 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMJennifer Ellison-Brown, Contributor

Wellness living requires implementing positive changes in behaviour to improve health, quality of life, for prolonged life, and to achieve total well-being. Wellness incorporates seven dimensions that are interrelated.PhysicalPhysical wellness is...

Published:Tuesday | July 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMGordon Robinson, Contributor

A recent United States Supreme Court judgment confirming gay marriage's legitimacy seems to have put the wind up local homophobes.Booklist Boyne, slithering around, panic-stricken, in a shipload of religious dogma, spent two consecutive Sundays...

Published:Tuesday | July 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMLaurie Foster, Contributor

There is no difficulty or discomfort in recounting that Kingston College (KC) has written an indelible chapter in the pages of Jamaica's sporting history. This columnist has been recognised at the highest level of international sport, for "real...

Published:Tuesday | July 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Paul Wright, Contributor

There has been corruption in sports ever since "sport for the sake of sport" began. There are recorded instances of athletes in the first Olympics using "performance enhancers" to improve their chances of victory.The gradual influence of money in...

Published:Wednesday | July 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Tony Vendryes, Contributor

"The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes." - William James. Since 2009, World Sickle Cell Disease Day has been observed in June. Thankfully, Sickle-cell disease is now being given the...

Published:Wednesday | July 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMJohn Rapley, Contributor

Puerto Rico joined Greece in announcing this week that it couldn't pay its debts. As the news sent stock and bond markets tumbling across the planet, a far-off crisis came home to the Caribbean.Puerto Rico and Greece - and our own island, Jamaica,...

Published:Wednesday | July 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMLisa Tomlinson, Contributor

The immediate response to the unjust treatment of Haitian-Dominicans by the government of the Dominican Republic should be a collective one. The opposition to the slated deportation or expulsion of more than 200,000 Haitian-Dominicans is a cause...

Published:Tuesday | June 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMPatria-Kaye Aarons, Contributor

I take issue with the Russian roulette played with local government elections and the candidates put forward by each party for nomination.Whenever (if ever) local government elections are finally called, I really think the candidates should be...

Published:Tuesday | June 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMGordon Robinson, Contributor

An updated version of this column was sent Friday, June 26 but an older version was published earlier today. Here is the correct version:Apparently, unless one has “significant prosecutorial experience”, one is disqualified from offering a valid...

Published:Tuesday | June 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMOral Tracey, Contributor

The mystery surrounding the status and form of world sprint superstar Usain Bolt intensified last weekend when the double Olympic sprint champion failed to turn up at the Jamaica national championships.The initial impression was given by Bolt...

Published:Tuesday | June 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMWinston Green, Contributor

THERE IS a big debate on whether the local government election should be called now. As a government member of parliament, I will try not to be tribal in my discourse.Recent memory will recall members of the Opposition declaring that no local...

Published:Tuesday | June 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMLaurie Foster, Contributor

Many will recall - the revenue deviants might prefer not to - the days this columnist, wearing another cap, was employed to the Government of Jamaica.Years of customs officer service, before some politically inclined fanatics had their way, were...

Published:Tuesday | June 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Paul Wright, Contributor

Jamaican sport fans had a good last weekend in June. Our track and field representatives showed at the National Trials that the impressive form (and times) of our fiercest rivals, the USA, need not be a reason to panic.I truly believe that all is...

Published:Saturday | June 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMGlenn Tucker, Contributor

Two years ago, I was watching Champs at home. I had grown frustrated with the mystery of the disappearing and reappearing grandstand tickets and decided watch from another venue in future. One of the most exciting attractions was a male athlete who...

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