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As this newspaper reported yesterday, the European Union (EU) last weekend disbursed to Jamaica €6.5 million (J$910 million) under a programme whose name could have been thought of only by bureaucrats in Brussels - Jamaica Accompanying Measures...

Playing against the Beast and the Dunce, the score was 5-all; I was down to two of the worst cards I'd ever held in domino history, namely double-five and double-blank. Gene Autry played hard five to the Beast, who ran to the other end and, with his...

The world as we know it was originally scheduled to come to an end 17 years ago when the intelligent machines we built to maintain the system should have collectively imploded at the stroke of midnight because they weren't thought to be smart enough...

Why should Jamaicans be concerned about who is granted a telecommunications licence? It's not an issue that's quite as sexy as acrobatic Moravian pastors or the use of obeah as a crime-fighting technique, but it's something worth thinking about.The...

Minister of National Security Bobby Montague reminds me in many ways of Joe Biden, Obama's vice-president. He is a good guy and his heart is in the right place, but every now and then, his own mouth trips him up."Mi nuh know weh him mean by dat,"...

In the last 10 years, I have done nine workshops that include training in domestic violence, including with security officers in three Caribbean states. I am always amazed at the gap between the legal meaning of domestic violence (used by the police...

Last week Tuesday, January 17, di director of corporate communication fi UDC answer back mi email weh mi did send pon January 3. It tek whole-a two week. Anyhow, mi lucky fi get answer. Unu done know how dem govament office stay...

In the aftermath of recent killings by men said to be of unsound mind, the mental-health crisis has once again surged to the fore, yet there are no clear policy directives on how to deal with these persons who roam our streets in major cities and...

Last week, my Gleaner column was titled 'Watch the hype'. In a nutshell, I was warning us as Jamaican sports lovers to be careful how we advocate for the pushing of schoolboys into the national senior...

'Zen' means 'meditative state' and is the name given to a school of Buddhism which suggests that the soul grows through actively engaging with life as it is. One of the tools for achieving insight through meditation is a paradox called a 'Koan'. One...
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