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Published:Sunday | December 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMR. Danny Williams, Contributor

The Pan-Jamaican Investment Trust (Pan-Jam) legacy has amassed more than 50 years, and is rich not only in highly visible assets, which form part of the proud architectural heritage of Jamaica, but also in the enduring spirit and values of its...

Published:Sunday | December 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMMichael Leckie, Contributor

Climate change has been one of the most pressing issues on the global agenda for some time. But few were listening.Today's state of the environment makes a compelling case for governments the world over to position climate change at the centre of...

Published:Sunday | December 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMSuzanne Leslie-Bailey, Contributor

"On your marks!", then "get set!" were basically the soundings from Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller a few months ago, which placed the country in election mode. The main political parties ramped up their campaign activities and candidate...

Published:Saturday | December 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMHorace Levy, Contributor

In his article of November 30, Andre Poyser makes a proposal that deserves serious consideration: Establish a National College of Political Leadership to give political mentorship and training to aspiring politicians. A programme along that line...

Published:Saturday | December 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMTony Deyal, Contributor

New governments come into town, their guns blazing, not literally like the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday in the famous gunfight at the OK Corral, but more like the American nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. They had already won the war but...

Published:Saturday | December 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMGwynne Dyer, Contributor

Most powerful new technologies are double-edged. Cars are a vast improvement on horses as a means of transportation, but they also kill more than 3,000 people a day and they are a major source of pollution.So, here comes another double-...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2015 | 12:01 AMMartin Henry, Contributor

It was a dark moment in Black River last Sunday night.Comrades had poured into the St Elizabeth capital, the first town in Jamaica to have electric light, in 1893, for the meeting before the Big Meeting when the date would be announced. They left...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMErrol Hewitt, Contributor

"Like a madman who throws firebrands, arrows, and death is the man who deceives his neighbour and says, "I am only joking!"Proverbs 26:18-19. Anyone with a working knowledge of the Jamaican people would inevitably come to the realisation that here is...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMIan Boyne, Contributor

Irrespective of which political party wins the next election - whenever it is called - it is the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that will assume power. Despite all the prancing and tracing on the campaign trail, and the promises of Utopia being...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMGlenn Tucker, Contributor

When I was a child growing up in Brown's Town, St Ann, my closest neighbour was Baron Morris. Last year, Baron and his wife visited Jamaica. He was travelling in the country when he had some cardiac complications and was admitted to a rural hospital...

Published:Saturday | November 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMRaymond Grant, Contributor

The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) takes note of your editorial in The Gleaner of Saturday, November 14, 2015 under the caption 'Horace Burrell needs to shape up'.We are responding not only to correct some...

Published:Saturday | November 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMTony Deyal, Contributor

American journalist Charles Dudley Warner (1829-1900) coined the expression, "Politics makes strange bedfellows." Helen Thomas, a columnist, disagreed and insisted, "War makes strangebedfellows."The German general and strategist, Carl von Clauzewitz...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMJaevion Nelson, Contributor

It is customary for politicians to banter about national issues and field all sorts of ludicrous accusations and speculations at their opponents, especially when an election is imminent. Too many of our politicians use their positions and every...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMDevon Dick, Contributor

This month marks 25 years since I started to write as a columnist: First for the now defunct Daily News and later for The Gleaner. In addition, at The Gleaner I have had the privilege of coordinating its religion page and writing annual reviews on...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Orville Taylor, Contributor

One of the benefits of being able to speak four languages is that I have learned that people die in different tongues, and the death of a Frenchman gets lost in translation when viewed by someone who only speaks Swahili.Can you imagine then when...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMAnthony Hylton, Contributor

The recent US$200-million investment by New Fortress Energy to construct a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal to supply the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) Old Harbour 190-megawatt power plant is a clear vote of confidence in Jamaica and its...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMMartin Henry, Contributor

Today should have been the public session of the annual conference of the JLP. In an unprecedented move, the party has cancelled the conference to be out in the field campaigning to 'save' Jamaica. Some have suggested that the cancellation is more...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMGordon Robinson, Contributor

A vote is a positive statement of personal support for someone or something. A vote is NOT an enforced choice between two evils. A vote is your personal right, NOT duty or obligation.No citizen should EVER be made to feel he/she must support...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMAnthony Gambrill, Contributor

We always had Labrador dogs. The first given to us as a wedding present, I named him Cholmondley, which the English pronounce 'chumley', giving the impression that he was of aristocratic descent. He may have been, but he quickly became just another...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarlon Morgan, Contributor

Prior to the introduction of the no-tuition fee policy in September 2007, cost-sharing was used to finance education at the secondary level. Cost-sharing placed an obligation on parents to pay fees that were sanctioned and set by the Government....

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMIan Boyne, Contributor

The massive Sunday evening Comrade Service expected for Half-Way Tree today is off, Portia's Master not having yet made the call to her to sound the trumpet for the congregation to assemble. Instead, the Comrades who were bursting with expectancy...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMAubyn Hill, Contributor

The way Finance Minister Peter Phillips puts it, we should be absolutely elated that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has decided to reduce the exceptionally high primary surplus target (PST) for Jamaica from 7.5% to 7.25% for the second half...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMRoss Sheil, Contributor

As the world marks Youth Month, The Sunday Gleaner, in association with the World Bank, presents a series looking at the challenges and triumphs of the next generation of Jamaicans.Getting the congregation out on to the streets could be the most...

Published:Saturday | November 21, 2015 | 12:01 AMPatrick White, Contributor

It is particularly rare that I find myself nodding in agreement with anything Shirley Richards writes. But there it was, common concern that in Justice Minister Mark Golding's article, 'Why we should embrace the CCJ...

Published:Saturday | November 21, 2015 | 12:01 AMPeter E.T. Edwards, Contributor

You don't have to either vote or shut upMany are waiting on the sound of the trumpet and the ring of the deliverance bell. The party faithful are busy purchasing all the orange and green cloth they can find. Fancy decals with candidates' faces are...

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