Sun | Aug 2, 2015

Commentary

If you sense there is a deepening crisis over water and largely flapping responses to the recurring shortage of the commodity during Jamaica's increasingly prolonged annual droughts, you'll probably find the answer on the websites of the government...

As a born and bred Seventh-Day Adventist, I'm thoroughly ashamed of the church of my youth. To think that in the 21st century Adventists cannot agree that women are eligible for ordination as ministers! It's completely incomprehensible in this day...

Jamaica, the land of wood and water is in the throes of a serious drought for the second consecutive year. The effect of the drought is that it reduces agricultural output, negatively affects lifestyle and increases tensions in households...

Peter Bunting now needs to clarify his clarification. For no one is any the wiser about his proposal for an oversight body for the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), the agency that probes accusations of excesses against the police...

The rate of homicide in Jamaica peaked in 2009, when it was 63 per 100,000 people. For comparison, the rate in the UK is about one per 100,000 people, so the rate of killing in Jamaica was more than 60 times higher.After Christopher Coke was...

Yesterday's Gleaner contains a report ('Committee divided over definition of corruption') in which Minister of Justice Mark Golding is quoted as saying: "There is no reason to suspect that the definitions of acts of corruption in our law are...

I now must admit that I am officially confused. The ongoing saga involving Reggae Boy defender Alvas Powell has more twists and turns than a deserted country road.When we first heard that he had walked out on the camp at the Gold Cup, coach Winfried...

If our reading of the not-too-subtle signals is right, a general election in Jamaica is imminent; probably before year-end, rather than in December 2016 when it is constitutionally due.Indeed, despite the challenges being posed by a handful of...

Paul Bogle (1820-65) is often referred to as a deacon, meaning he was second in command in the church. Perhaps, it is even believed that Bogle was an assistant to an English Baptist missionary. However, Bogle, the leader of the church in Stony Gut,...

It's appalling that we have embarked on yet another Emancipendence celebration with relics of our past, that should have never been, still intact. Lady Musgrave Road in St Andrew is an example of one piece of our history that we certainly can do...
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