Sun | Mar 29, 2015

Commentary

If Peter Phillips' declaration does, in fact, represent the solemn commitment of the Simpson Miller administration, this newspaper feels better about Jamaica's economic future at the end of the Budget Debate than when he started the exercise a month...

Friday morning's Gleaner announced 'Gay-rights clash' because gays had mounted a protest while Portia was speaking in New York. She retorted quite angrily. It seems the gays weren't happy, so why do they continue to be called 'gay'?Anyway, if I were...

In his song Bad Card, Bob Marley boasted, "Dem a go tired fi see mi face." Of course, this mocking threat did not mean that Marley was going to be tired of his own popularity. The very opposite!Like many a Jamaican star boy, Bob was throwing words,...

Come tomorrow, thousands of Jamaicans will be packing the National Stadium for the final day of Champs. It has become much more than an athletics festival. It's the biggest social event on the calendar. Even people with only a passing interest in...

Last Tuesday, Phillip Paulwell apologised to the Jamaican people for the assault occasioning bodily harm caused by the wholly preventable fires at the Riverton dump; but he did not apologise wearing any of those official, constitutional, statutory...

I am writing in response to your editorial of Wednesday, March 25, 2015 titled 'Are there air-quality standards?' We found the editorial thought-provoking and topical to the current discussions now taking place on the air-quality issues as a result...

It has not been reported whether the local government minister, Noel Arscott, met, as he has planned, with the board of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) to discuss what effectively is their sacking of its CEO, Jennifer Edwards....

In a hopeful Budget speech that insistently focused on facts, Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips demolished the false claims of both Opposition Leader Andrew Holness, and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) spokesman on finance, Audley Shaw, about the...

It is unfathomable why adults are still being prohibited by law from engaging in sex work - whether as an individual providing or receiving such services - in and outside of Jamaica. To make matters worse, it is also illegal for you to 'knowingly'...

'Why defend obeah rights' was the caption given to letter writer Devon Grey's response to my article 'Threats to religious freedom' (January 29, 2015). Grey claims that it is paradoxical that as a Christian pastor, I would advocate the right to...
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