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If natural justice prevails, Audrey Smith Facey will be confirmed, unchallenged, as the People's National Party's (PNP) candidate for the by-election to fill the South West St Andrew parliamentary seat, recently vacated by the party's retired...

Being a staunch anti-communist and anti-socialist, my late friend, Motty Perkins, would often argue that economic inequality is a normal, natural and inevitable phenomenon, because human beings are born with different talents and aptitudes, and...

The Jamaican team is just back from the World Youth Championships in Kenya, and the discussions are ongoing as to whether the Jamaicans should be satisfied with their eight-medal haul. Depending on your perspective, the Jamaican performance is...

There has been much to say about education, with specific reference to attendance and punctuality in the last few weeks, emanating from The Gleaner articles of June 12 and 18, respectively. I would like to add my voice to the narrative, given my...

Matthew Samuda is on the hunt for the truth buried in the murky underbelly of Jamaican politics. Or is he?In an impassioned presentation during last Friday's sitting of the Upper House, Senator Samuda called for a "truth and reconciliation...

"Winter is coming!" No, it's not the white walkers or the treachery and intrigue of the new season of Game of Thrones, but rather the coming winter, based on the dead ideas of regulation which the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica (BCJ) seems...

We are indebted to the Reverend Dr Garnett Roper for his unintended, but unambiguous and robust, corroboration of this newspaper's argument about the tendency of politicians, at the merest opportunity, to expropriate institutions that will advance...

Who likes money? The actual physical thing. What if I were to say, "Cash is not sexy!"There was a time when men loved to impress their women by just stuffing their wallets and pockets with wads of cash...

The Gleaner, through its editorial on July 15, 2017, expressed alarm at poor investment choices by governments over the years that largely have had a deleterious impact on the poor and pointed to the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium and the Montego...

Last week, we learnt about Audley Shaw's $8,000,000 phone bill. Allow me to dwell on the subject for just a moment more. Yes, these things are often soon forgotten, but I'm still within the nine-day wonder window. Humour me.Can you imagine coming...
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