Sun | Sep 22, 2019

Commentary

Gassan Azan’s J$11-billion agricultural investment plan for the Bernard Lodge lands should, on the face of it, be welcomed and embraced. We hope for other projects of the type. However, the Holness administration should not believe, or attempt to...
Glenroy Murray

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...

As the Government considers complaints from the entertainment sector about the perceived stringency of the noise abatement law, it might wish to implement an obvious and easy fix to an often-frustrating process for most people, including...

The list of frightened, bigoted people in The Gleaner’s recent report from St James is long: the ministers’ fraternal; the past president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Lee Bailey; the Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society...

In a rare example of ‘man bites dog’ news, more than 100 employees of Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Company last Monday protested in front of the offices of the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) in Kingston against “misinformation” being spread about the...

Baptist ministers James Phillippo and William Knibb mobilised the Moravians, Presbyterians, and others to establish free villages by acquiring lands to permit sale to the freed Africans. Some villages came about solely through the entrepreneurial...

The recent announcement by the Ministry of Health and Wellness that the long-planned 220-bed children’s hospital to be built in western Jamaica will finally break ground is welcome news. The hospital, first announced by former Prime Minister Portia...

Recently, an educated young man made a grand fool of himself in a social-media post when he suggested that his posting of a rape mention was just his way of expressing a joke. In that, he perfectly captured this society’s inability to bring to...

Since the death of former president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, there has been evaluation of his life and work. In the 1980s, Mugabe implemented universal healthcare and education, and the economy was strong. He encouraged the whites to be...
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