Saturday | February 28, 2015

Commentary

Farmers and agricultural interests must be optimistic about the $15.7 million provided for praedial larceny prevention in the current Budget. We, too, are encouraged that serious attention will be given to this perennial problem that has been...

Bruce Golding, whose administration removed user fees from Jamaican hospitals, accepts that, like any policy pursued by a government, this one is worthy of periodic review.This newspaper, like one of Mr Golding's former ministers, Christopher Tufton...

It's imperative that I reply to Pat Rousseau about his letter to the editor ('Orville Higgins not a friend of facts', February 25, 2015). The article was in response to a piece I wrote on Saturday, February 21 titled 'Hell of a revolt against Heaven...

One would think that in a country as ours, where people are always crying for justice and there is enough evidence to show that a great number of Jamaicans are being robbed of their dignity and rights, there would be more discourse on the matter - a...

When Andrew Holness reshaped his shadow Cabinet last month, we advised his team on a new approach to policy formulation and discussion. They should think before they speak.Further, we suggested that the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) establish serious...

While his embattled countryman and employee who happens to be the most feared batsman in the shorter version of the game faced disappointment on foreign territory and was struggling on the game's biggest stage, the Cricket World Cup West Indies...

The Finland education model is ranked as one of the best education systems in the world. It will surprise many readers that their education system is ranked much higher than England's, Canada's and the United States'. In fact, the US and England are...

It would be remiss of me to not add to the front-page Gleaner story titled 'Chik-V death rage - Ferguson under fire as concerns grow over mounting body count' (February 24, 2015).St Thomas Eastern, the likely epicentre of the epidemic and the...

We admire the energy and passion with which Ronald Thwaites talks about improving the quality of education in Jamaica. The minister would hardly be surprised if, based on the latest evidence, many people remain sceptical of his timetable for meeting...
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