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Published:Thursday | September 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence, Contributor

One of my favourite people describes me as a recalcitrant. The description fits because of my resistance, in some areas, to change. Now you know, you'll understand why I'm slow to embrace concepts like 'the living legend' and the 'Serena Slam'.True...

Published:Tuesday | September 8, 2015 | 1:38 AMDr Paul Wright, Contributor

Caymanas Track Limited (CTL) is losing money on a daily basis. The Government of Jamaica, the only shareholder, insists that the company will be divested. Timeline after timeline for divestment passes by with a regularity that defies logic.A "...

Published:Tuesday | September 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMJennifer Ellison-Brown, Contributor

Cardiorespiratory endurance is the ability of the body to perform prolonged, large-muscle, dynamic exercise at moderate to high levels of intensity. This includes long walks, jogging, swimming, cycling, aerobic exercises, and dancing. A healthy...

Published:Tuesday | September 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMOral Tracey, Contributor

I must admit to being quite discombobulated and confused as I try to begin the analysis of the Reggae Boyz shock defeat at home to lowly Nicaragua in the first game of the 2018 World Cup qualification.There were simply so many things that went wrong...

Published:Tuesday | September 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMLaurie Foster, Contributor

Foster's Fairplay is a lifelong fanatic of sports. As such, there is much joy at recent news.The Sunday edition of this newspaper declared: "GraceKennedy (GK) has secured the media rights to all Inter-Secondary Schools' Sports Association (ISSA)...

Published:Tuesday | September 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMPatria-Kaye Aarons, Contributor

"Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows." - Pope Paul VIAs...

Published:Tuesday | September 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMNathan Robb, Contributor

Below is my edited letter in response to Clinton Chin, a leading member of the local Chinese community in Montego Bay.Best to you and all addressed in your communication, now copied to directors of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (...

Published:Tuesday | September 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMMichael-Anthony Dobson-Lewis, Contributor

As Jamaica begins the new academic year, 2015-2016, there have been calls for improved safety and security in schools, improved leadership and management, higher quality of teaching and learning, among others.The Ministry of...

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMGordon Robinson, Contributor

Last Wednesday, fantasyland Apocrypha's Naughty News Network (NNN) was all cranked up as roving reporter Fritz Kebab announced a massive power cut on North Street, one of tiny Apocrypha's five streets. Apparently, systems were overloaded because of...

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMOral Tracey, Contributor

The now distinct possibility of tainted American Justin Gatlin dethroning Usain Bolt at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing has become even more of a clear and present danger to all concerned.Indeed, one IAAF presidential candidate said it loud...

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Paul Wright, Contributor

Jamaica's team to netball's World Championships, the Sunshine Girls, has been the fittest, best trained, best fed, best sponsored of all the previous netball teams to any international competition in living memory.The Girls have a new coach and an...

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMJahmar Clarke, Contributor

The prime minister of Jamaica, Portia Simpson Miller, has recently made a plea for debt relief for Jamaica. Jamaica is regarded as an upper middle-income nation, and, as such, does not qualify for debt relief as a heavily indebted poor country.For...

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Tony Vendryes, Contributor

The male equivalent to the menopause in women is called the andropause. While not as obvious an event as the menopause, men do suffer from declining hormone levels with age.While the female sex hormones rapidly fall in women in their 40s, in men...

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMLaurie Foster, Contributor

Much has been discussed here and elsewhere about pending action at the XV IAAF (International Association of Athletic Federations) World Championships in Athletics.Track and field is, by far, Jamaica's most successful sport. Its biennial showpiece...

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMPatria-Kaye Aarons, Contributor

Some call them red money. Others call them brown money. But we all may as well call them dirty money. The 10 cent and 25 cent are the lepers of the currency catalogue.Apparently, nobody wants them. Beggars are grossly offended if that's all you have...

Published:Sunday | August 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMGarnett Roper, Contributor

The Government of Jamaica has come up with a deal that is a game-changer in so far as Jamaica's fiscal account and investment profile are concerned. This is ironically as significant as PetroCaribe itself was when it was first developed 10 years ago...

Published:Sunday | August 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMRalston Hyman, Contributor

The Government's decision to repurchase the US$$3.2 billion (J$375.5 billion) PetroCaribe debt on which it made annual interest payments of J$3.75 billion at 1% per annum and J$7.5 billion per annum at 2% per annum will lead to an acceleration of...

Published:Sunday | August 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMGordon Robinson, Contributor

The past week marked 180-odd years of Emancipation and 50-odd of political Independence.Yet we still operate a corrupt system of government compounded by a corrupt national mindset; a generalised disdain for propriety; and a deep-rooted belief in...

Published:Sunday | August 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMIan Boyne, Contributor

The stunning news of the RJR-Gleaner merger on the eve of Independence Day could be seen as fortuitous or brilliant timing, suggesting that this $1.5-billion deal actually strengthens independence. Lester Spaulding, RJR chairman and soon-to-be-head...

Published:Sunday | August 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMAlvin Wint, Contributor

All over the world, governments are focusing on transforming, reforming, or modernising their public sectors to more effectively achieve what should be the fundamental goal of every state, which is to improve the quality of life of its citizens and...

Published:Sunday | August 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMMartin Henry, Contributor

The Pope has written to the world about the environment, which is in deep trouble, much of it caused by human action.The Bishop of Rome is the only head of state who believes he can send with authority a letter to the whole world. His latest...

Published:Sunday | August 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMKamille Gentles-Peart, Contributor

When we construct the identity of a country, we not only create the image for an abstract entity, we create the image of the people. Therefore, the existing global image of Jamaica influences how Jamaicans are perceived and treated, particularly...

Published:Saturday | August 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMClinton Chisholm, Contributor

A little reading, like a little learning, can be a dangerous thing, and Dr Patrick White's column in The Gleaner of August 3, 2015 ('Christianity set back civilisation') provides proof of this.Despite its...

Published:Saturday | August 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMTony Deyal, Contributor

You've heard about 'good cop, bad cop'. It is when two police officers work on you to get a confession or at least an admission of guilt or accusation of someone else. One is the good cop who offers you the coffee and cigarette and who is the exact...

Published:Thursday | August 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMDevon Dick, Contributor

Recently, a Baptist pastor told me that a talk-show host made reference to my December 11, 2008 article titled 'Golding's termites comments again' with a claim that it had implications for Minister of National Security Peter Bunting's comment about...

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