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Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMJennifer Ellison-Brown, Contributor

The organisation of sports is relatively complex and diverse. In order to provide common rules, sport began to develop their own governing bodies. All governing bodies are members or affiliated to larger organisations which encourage the existence...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Paul Wright, Contributor

The Flow Super Cup in schoolboy football is a good innovation. Now in its second year, it gives the local football fan a good look at under-18 footballers across the island. The format, which includes seeding the top-four Manning Cup teams and the...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMGordon Robinson, Contributor

Friday's Senate sitting degenerated into a monumental farce.Farcical elements abounded, but the one cornering headlines in a lazy, under-researched and mainly sensation-seeking media was the cruel and unusual suspension of Senator Marlene Malahoo...

Published:Sunday | October 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMIan Boyne, Contributor

For St Hilda's High School, the only decent, sensible and just thing to do was to reinstate the young lady - which the board finally did last Friday after creating a big mess. Jade Bascoe was vindicated and the school did the right thing after its...

Published:Sunday | October 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrville Taylor, Contributor

Slowly, but surely, the truth is coming out regarding what happened in Tivoli Gardens five years ago. For me, the major issue was that more than 76 civilians were killed and we still don't know who killed them.Of course, with the distractions of the...

Published:Sunday | October 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMGordon Robinson, Contributor

On Heroes Day, I watched with bemusement as Phillip Paulwell displayed what looked like his best Hercule Poirot impression (David Suchet's version, NOT Peter Ustinov's) mincing his way to the King's House platform to accept his Order of Distinction....

Published:Sunday | October 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMAnthony Gambrill, Contributor

Man, I tell you, I’ll soon be down to my last quattie. "How so?""Everything crash. I was making a pile from the lottery in Westmoreland, but the Sav-la-Mar don moved in.""You were lucky to escape with your life.""My shrimp farm in Clarendon was coming along. I was about to sell my first batch, when...

Published:Sunday | October 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMEdward Seaga, Contributor

The latest public opinion poll conducted by Bill Johnson for The Gleaner Company raises the question as to whether Jamaica is going in the right direction. The strident answer from the public is that the direction is wrong. This is based on the...

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMJaevion Nelson, Contributor

Ever so often we are treated with one or two of the same news stories and documentaries about the plight of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people who are homeless in Kingston. Whether it's done by local journalists, foreign...

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMDevon Dick, Contributor

Recently, Jamaica marked the 150th anniversary of the Morant Bay protest led by Pastor the Rt Excellent Paul Bogle, national hero. Unfortunately, many Jamaicans are not aware of the motivation for, and the implications of, the protest.Scholars...

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMEthan Lowe, Contributor

The principal of St Hilda's High School (a school affiliated with the Anglican Church) revoked the appointment of its head girl. The reason given is that the student is a Jehovah's Witness, and based on her religious beliefs, she would be unwilling...

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence, Contributor

Even though their female teammates outscored them at the World Championships, Jamaica's male athletes had a pretty good season in 2015. Led by the incomparable Usain Bolt, our men collected five of the 12 medals won by Jamaica at the World...

Published:Tuesday | October 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMLaurie Foster, Contributor

Much has been said in support of and opposing the recently appointed West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) coach Phil Simmons.The Trinidadian assumed the mantle following the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup in March.He had, before that,...

Published:Tuesday | October 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMSteve Lyston, Contributor

The success of every secular government or leader depends on how they deal with the government of God. Many believe that their success is dependent on how they relate with other administrations.No earthly king wants infertility. Every leader has to...

Published:Tuesday | October 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMOral Tracey, Contributor

ONE of my colleagues said in a commentary last week that the West Indies Cricket Board is sleeping.Upon hearing that pronouncement, I contacted him immediately, telling him it was worse.It is not just that the board is sleeping; West Indies cricket...

Published:Tuesday | October 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Paul Wright, Contributor

The humiliating innings defeat in the first Test by Sri Lanka over the West Indies inside four days, came as no real surprise.The team of cricketers sent overseas by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) have been so discombobulated by strange and...

Published:Sunday | October 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrville Taylor, Contributor

Heroes' Day: But where is the next champion of the working class?In the space of a week, we have lost two lions in the trade union movement. Literally, members of a dying breed of unflappable leaders, Clive Dobson, former president of the National...

Published:Sunday | October 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMMatondo Mukulu, Contributor

Sometime in the year 2015 the traditional High School St Hilda's High School (for Girls) revoked the appointment of its head girl. No doubt causing hurt to her feelings. Under normal circumstances such a decision by a school principal would not be...

Published:Sunday | October 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMCarol Archer, Contributor

In an article entitled, "Toll Road and Rural Development" which appeared in the Sunday Gleaner of September 20, 2015, Dr. Chris Tufton, former Minister of Government, urged the current Government, through the Planning Institute of Jamaica , to do...

Published:Sunday | October 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaryl Vaz, Contributor

It is not coincidental that the best years of economic performance for Jamaica have coincided with periods of lower crime levels. Neither is it coincidental that those two factors have correlated with periods when the Jamaica Labour Party formed the...

Published:Saturday | October 17, 2015 | 11:03 PMMartin Henry, Contributor

We've come to another National Heritage Week with foreigners apparently more willing to invest in preserving Jamaica's cultural artefacts than we ourselves are.The massive debate over reparations and the prison gift from the visiting British Prime...

Published:Saturday | October 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMTony Deyal, Contributor

One of the most famous movie taglines came from the film Jaws 2. The first movie in the series, the one that contributed considerably to the reputation of Stephen Spielberg, Jaws, was released in 1975 and immediately became the biggest summer...

Published:Thursday | October 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMJaevion Nelson, Contributor

Violence against women and girls can have detrimental effects on women and girls themselves, their families and the wider communities of which they are a part. Reports are that one in three women and girls experience violence, yet we seem to be...

Published:Thursday | October 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding, Contributor

The illogic of the People's National Party (PNP), tasked to summon its Integrity Commission to action after a series of gruelling selection contests, is mystifying at best.When the commission was set up, the idea was embraced by many, who hungered...

Published:Tuesday | October 13, 2015 | 2:04 AMJennifer Ellison-Brown, Contributor

The Commonwealth Games were first held in Hamilton, Canada. It was borne from an idea in 1891, that the Games would be a good way to bring the countries of the British Empire together in a friendly competition....

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