Tue | Sep 24, 2019

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Democracy, or the route to the form of government it delivers, is often a very messy and sometimes brutal business, of which the recent election for the presidency of the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) is proof. Backers of the challenger...

“You’ve got big dreams. You want fame. Well, fame costs. And right here is where you start paying ... in sweat.” - Lydia Grant No episode of Fame could miss me as a child. In the 1980s, it was must-see TV. An entire series built around the...

By now, readers are well acquainted with Ernest H. Flower (aka ‘Haemorrhoid’), whose talent for telling shaggy dog tales exceeded his interest in any form of work. He was a lazy, articled clerk, but let me recap. For readers born yesterday,...

For better or for worse, states of emergency (SOE) have become part of the Government of Jamaica’s crime-reduction strategy. The constitutional tool designed to respond to terrorism, war and natural disaster – none of which are, or have been,...

What do Caribbean Airlines and Miss Lou have in common? Believe it or not, the airline is bigging up our language loud and clear. Last week, at Norman Manley International Airport, I saw the airline’s huge ad along an extensive walkway. It’s a...

If education is the key to upward mobility, sadly, some in Jamaica’s school system are in need of a remedial lessons as they are stuck at the back of the class. Some school administrators and teachers have abandoned their senses in openly...

Your editorial ‘Wrong lesson being applied at PCJ?’ (Gleaner, Tuesday, September 17, 2019) positions the decision to wind up the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) Group within the context of management and policy failures at both PCJ and...

If we needed any further reminder of how dangerously brazen Jamaica’s criminals are, we got a jolt this week when it was revealed that men posing as policemen stole a motor vehicle from a man’s yard. They apparently searched his house and demanded...

Briana Williams is one to watch. The amazingly talented sprinter holds the world age-15 best (11.13s) for the 100m and is our national junior record holder at 10.94s. Williams recently tested positive for a prohibited substance,...

Moving is one of the most moving experiences you can ever have. It is not the same for members of the legal profession. Anytime you see their lips moving, you know they’re lying. But for the rest of us, moving, especially from one house,...
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