Sat | May 30, 2015

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The epidemic of violence that has gripped our country for such a long time is now penetrating rural Jamaica in a frightening manner.Last month, the country watched as anguished relatives mourned multiple killings of three boys and a man in a...

We often hear that the female of the species is deadlier than the male. Instead of reaching for a cigarette or some other herbal relaxant, female tarantulas devour and eat their male sex partners, a case of having dinner after rather than before....

In his Sectoral presentation to Parliament on May 29, National Security Minister Peter Bunting said, inter alia, "MOCA (Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency) is the vanguard agency for detection and investigation of criminal kingpins,...

It appears a great many of us - media practitioners included - are clueless about how the contravention of the rights of minority groups such as people with disabilities (PWD) and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people can impact...

I happened to read some content about the Noranda Company that wishes to expand its interests in Jamaica, increasing the size of its port and wishing to negotiate some additional taxation terms. A matter of quid pro quo should not need a second look...

Mr Audley Shaw may not be in command of the details, but whatever may be said about hindsight and 20/20, he is correct about the principle. The Simpson Miller administration has been too slow about public-sector reform, which is one of the reasons...

On May 10, Jamaicans took part in the annual global mass-market celebration of biological and social mothers - the much-loved Mother's Day.Social media was abuzz with timeline feeds, selfies of people with their mothers, and memes publicly extolling...

Week after week, the headlines in The Gleaner have become increasingly dismal for the Jamaican youth population. Issues such as child violence and child neglect/abuse have become constant contenders for the cover page and can even be found all...

The fall of Ramadi to Islamic State (IS) troops last Wednesday was not a big deal. The city was deep inside IS-held territory, IS fighters had controlled 80 per cent of it since March, and we already knew that the Iraqi army can't fight. Even so,...
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