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Stories by David Salmon - Contributor

Published:Sunday | October 18, 2020 | 12:14 AMDavid Salmon - Contributor

For Tavoy Barrett, the charming 20-year-old from St Thomas, facilitating opportunities for innovative and creative youth has always been a passion. Serving as a youth parliamentarian for this year has provided him with the platform to achieve this...

Published:Sunday | September 13, 2020 | 12:09 AMDavid Salmon - Contributor

“Time is money” is the age-old adage Jamaica will soon come to realise as the country continues its journey to develop a viable cannabis industry. Five years since the decriminalisation of small amounts of ganja, other countries within the region...

Published:Sunday | August 30, 2020 | 1:07 AMDavid Salmon - Contributor

Young voters represent a major voting bloc that the two major political parties have sought to attract during this election campaign. For many, this electoral cycle has been a refreshing experience, as they believe greater emphasis has been placed...

Published:Sunday | August 16, 2020 | 12:28 AMDavid Salmon - Contributor

Jamaica has long been touted as the cannabis capital of the world, with a variety of strains of the herb being used to develop products such as drugs, cosmetics and foods. Yet, five years after the official launch of the local cannabis industry,...

Published:Sunday | August 2, 2020 | 12:00 AMDavid Salmon - Contributor

‘Ganja’, ‘cannabis’, ‘marijuana’, ‘weed’ and ‘herb’ are some of the names for the popularly known plant that has brought international notoriety to Jamaica. Five years after decriminalising the possession of small amounts of ganja, local...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 12:23 AMDavid Salmon - Contributor

Caribbean students still stuck at The University of the West Indies, Mona, are anxious to get home as the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the globe. They also fear that their extended stay on campus could result in them having...

Published:Sunday | May 3, 2020 | 12:15 AMDavid Salmon - Contributor

The scholarship deadline approaches and Michael* desperately needs a transcript to apply for financial assistance. The window for assistance is closing fast and the volume of documents required is enormous. He calls his school repeatedly but...

Published:Sunday | January 19, 2020 | 1:02 AMDavid Salmon - Contributor

When considering the conditions that facilitate the growth of a robust manufacturing industry, it is easy to think that the application of capital, the development of new technologies or the access to additional markets are prerequisites for the...

Published:Sunday | January 12, 2020 | 12:00 AMDavid Salmon - Contributor

If one traverses the stretch along Industrial Terrace, attempts at a return to the once bustling manufacturing activity of decades past are evident. Where in recent years there was peeling paint, bleached buildings and rusting steel – all screaming...

Published:Sunday | January 12, 2020 | 12:00 AMDavid Salmon - Contributor

Local manufacturers are calling for greater emphasis to be placed on building the productive capacity of the Jamaican economy by developing a more business friendly environment. Richard Pandohie, president of the Jamaica Manufacturers and...

Published:Sunday | December 1, 2019 | 6:57 AMDavid Salmon - Contributor

The University of the West Indies Model United Nations (UWIMUN) has consistently distinguished itself as one of the top assemblies to join on the campus for its efforts to empower and equip students with the skills to represent the country...

Published:Sunday | November 24, 2019 | 12:00 AMDavid Salmon - Contributor

Fresh on the heels of its successful annual general meeting, the National Youth Council of Jamaica (NYCJ) has announced a $5.9-million partnership with National Integrity Action (NIA) to promote violence-reduction strategies in parishes across the...

Published:Sunday | November 10, 2019 | 12:00 AMDavid Salmon - Contributor

Being afflicted with dengue fever, which is suspected to have claimed the lives of as many as 50 Jamaicans since last year, was an unforgettable experience that has been implanted in the halls of my memory since the first signs emerged just over a...

Published:Sunday | March 31, 2019 | 12:00 AMDavid Salmon - Contributor

The annual ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships is arguably the greatest staging ground for high school athletes in the world. Here, we see the debut performances of several of our renowned athletes. The Sunday Gleaner...

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