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Published:Tuesday | October 13, 2015 | 1:04 AMLaurie Foster, Contributor

Recently there appeared a story borne of and written by this columnist. It featured a suggestion, albeit a public one, to two of Jamaica's best ever sprinters, who sat atop the planet during the 2005 to 2007 period.Quoting from the article, Asafa...

Published:Tuesday | October 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMPatria-Kaye Aarons, Contributor

I can't put this prison thing down. It's the first time since writing articles that I've dedicated two weeks to the same topic. However, I feel I must.The minister of national security had a live question-and-answer session last Thursday in an...

Published:Tuesday | October 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMFrank Phipps, Contributor

Historically, many civilisations in Africa practised enslavement, which took different forms in different places. Enslavement in African societies might have involved criminals, prisoners of war and debtors - and it did not necessarily involve ill-...

Published:Tuesday | October 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMOral Tracey, Contributor

West Indies cricket is now more a source of sadness and depression than the vehicle of inspiration and pride it once was for the Caribbean and the Jamaican people.The Sunshine Girls have fallen short of expectations in their most recent outings,...

Published:Tuesday | October 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMLinton Gordon, Contributor

The debate regarding Britain's offer to assist with the construction of a prison in exchange for us accepting Jamaican convicts here to complete their sentence has gone astray.There is no doubt that our existing prisons are dungeons designed for...

Published:Sunday | October 11, 2015 | 12:35 AMChristopher Tufton, Contributor

Caribbean leaders, according to the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI), cannot ignore issues of sustainability. Our leaders should, as part of policy priorities, move to embrace aspects of the to-be-launched Sustainable Development Goals,...

Published:Sunday | October 11, 2015 | 12:20 AMJames Moss-Solomon, Contributor

In the course of human history, actions and outcomes have favoured the bold, and initiatives and results are not necessarily planned beforehand, but often appear from the least likely sources. Such a time of opportunity arises now in 2015, some 53...

Published:Sunday | October 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrville Taylor, Contributor

Today is the 150th anniversary of the Morant Bay Rebellion, and I believe that both the British government and our local leaders need a reminder of our history. Morant Bay was about a detached and insensitive colonial government that did not care...

Published:Sunday | October 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMEsther Tyson, Contributor

I stood among thousands of Jamaicans on Sunday evening, September 27, in Half-Way Tree, who were supporting The CAUSE - (Church Action Uniting Society for Emancipation ). These thousands were giving voice to what we, and thousands of other Jamaicans...

Published:Sunday | October 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Tufton, Contributor

Recently, the deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Min Zhu, in a report on Jamaica's economic performance, admitted that while Jamaica was meeting its benchmark targets, economic growth was weak and job-creation efforts...

Published:Sunday | October 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMDavid Pearson, Contributor

Dr Michael Abrahams is entitled to his opinion that the recently held Jamaica CAUSE Rally in Half-Way Tree was an indication of 'misplaced priorities', especially as such relates to the 'anti-gay agenda' (see Gleaner online article on Monday,...

Published:Sunday | October 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMMartin Henry, Contributor

You would have seen the ad appearing here and there: "One Nation. One Mission. We are one team working together to make Jamaica a safer place. Let's work together." A dozen agencies falling under the Ministry of National Security are featured. If...

Published:Sunday | October 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMMatondo Mukulu, Contributor

1. The proposed construction of Jamaica's newest prison by a foreign government has attracted a series of observations, most of which have rightfully raised serious questions of economics and law, and the minister of national security has made it...

Published:Saturday | October 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMTony Deyal, Contributor

When I was small, I was fascinated by cranes, trains, dump trucks and tractors. The first time I heard the term 'bulldozer', I had no idea what it meant, and since these were the days long before the Internet and there were no reference books in the...

Published:Saturday | October 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMD'Andra Collinder, Contributor

'One Billion Tourists, One Billion Opportunities' was the mantra of the recently concluded Tourism Awareness Week (September 27-October 2). Yet the question remains, is enough being done to ensure that the...

Published:Thursday | October 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMDevon Dick, Contributor

Last week's visit of British Prime Minister David Cameron to Jamaica begs for fairness. Sections of the Christian community assumed that his visit was to promote a homosexual cause and engaged in a pre-emptive strike of denunciation and protest....

Published:Thursday | October 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding, Contributor

The political culture of garrison constituencies has, for many years, been socialised to hijack and derail genuine democratic processes in the political system.The protagonists of the garrison culture have always been a nightmare for political...

Published:Thursday | October 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence, Contributor

It was headline news when Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia broke the 1,500-metre world record in Monaco with a super run of three minutes, 50.07 seconds.When she took the gold medal in the 1,500m at the World Championships in Beijing, she became a prime...

Published:Tuesday | October 6, 2015 | 1:39 AMGarnett Roper, Contributor

I am grateful to the Ministry of National Security for the clarification that it has provided in respect of the memorandum of understanding between the Jamaican Government and the government in the United Kingdom led by Prime Minister David Cameron...

Published:Tuesday | October 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Paul Wright, Contributor

The World Championships in rugby enters its knockout stage this week, with the main stories focusing on the capitulation of the England team to Australia in a dramatic win-or-go-home match, thus becoming the first host to be eliminated from the...

Published:Tuesday | October 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMJennifer Ellison-Brown, Contributor

The Olympic GamesThe first Olympic Games were heavily based on religion and were tributes to the gods of ancient Greece.The Games can be traced as far back as 776 BC and were held every four years in Olympia, Greece, until 393 AD when they were...

Published:Tuesday | October 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMOral Tracey, Contributor

The suspension of Reggae Boyz coach Winfried Schafer for the first two games of the semi-final round of the Russia 2018 World Cup Qualifying campaign could potentially be a fatal blow for Jamaica's chances to get out of this 'Group of Death'.

Published:Tuesday | October 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMLaurie Foster, Contributor

Foster's Fairplay is still basking in the afterglow of the XV IAAF Beijing World Championships. Starting with the new paradigm that branded the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Jamaica's lovers of sports were spellbound by the superlative performances in five...

Published:Tuesday | October 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMGeorge Davis, Contributor

Diogenes of Sinope, the most famous of all the Greek cynics, used to walk around the marketplace in Athens with a lit lantern in broad daylight. For him, it was a move intended to goad those around him into asking him about the lantern, so he could...

Published:Sunday | October 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMJoan Williams, Contributor

Sometimes it is difficult to decide whether it is our lush variegated mountains, especially in the early mornings as the mist risesslowly, or whether it is our wonderful beaches and waterfalls which are more beautiful. I don't suppose it really...

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