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The idea that the marquee event, The Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show, could be scuttled because of unsanitary conditions borders on the unthinkable. It would be a national embarrassment to postpone an Independence flagship event that...

There is a tendency among gay-rights activists and advocates, which trickles down to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, to chant that there is hardly any progress in Jamaica. Typically, this...

On a scale of one to 10, fishing rates at several thousands or even millions. In fact, you have more than enough to scale Mount Everest. You might start on a small scale like me.My fishing career began by trying to communicate with the fish. I...

Like most of us, I am quite alarmed at the rate at which amere handful of hooligans are slaughtering their fellow Jamaicans. The various commentaries, speeches and howls of indignation all have a common theme: we need to take a firm stance against...

Bruce Golding offers a flaccid moral equivalence between South Africa's apartheid and Venezuela's political problem. Yet he is right to lament the failure of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to arrive at a consensus for dealing with the latter's...

On June 13, 2017, The Gleaner's lead story titled 'Bloody mayhem' reported that 54 murders were committed during the previous week. Stunned by this report, I decided to compare 54 murders in ONE WEEK with the ANNUAL number of murders committed in...

I was struck recently by a news item that appeared in the Jamaica Observer of June 12, written by an 'Observer analyst' and titled 'Did former Contractor General Christie hurt more than help Jamaica?' It appeared to be written in response to an...

As columnists and commentators, we are under pressure every time we craft a piece for the newspaper or prepare an opinion to deliver on a radio or television talk show that we must have a solution to the problem we are commenting on. In principle,...

Edmund Bartlett is not the first person in his seat with a jaundiced perspective of the press and to offer duplicitous advice on how to do its job, including voluntarily censoring itself, which frees the State of contemplating that nasty business.In...

A June 8, 2017 Gleaner report, 'Lawmakers urged to impose stiffer penalties for buggery', exasperated me.Calling for more stiffness in buggery laws was president of the Marcus Garvey Research Institute. I don't recall Garvey complaining about...
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