Tue | Sep 26, 2017

Commentary

Peter Phillips, the leader of the People's National Party (PNP), is no doubt right in his characterisation of Robert Pickersgill, who has just retired as the party's chairman: that he exemplifies unswerving commitment to the party.But as likeable a...

Reading the story published in The Sunday Gleaner of September 17 about the young lady who attempted suicide to escape the daily torment of unkind children at her school, brought back so many bad memories of my own time as a student in high school....

According to some soothsayer and his interpretation of the Bible, the world was supposed to have ended last Saturday. So much for that. Me and my bills (step off, grammarians!) are still very much here.If I'm gonna be honest, I'm not quite ready for...

People who are paid low wages are among the most abused in Jamaica. Their rights are taken for granted daily by their employers and supervisors who treat them unfairly and constantly threaten to fire them.Remedies for redress and opportunities to...

In essence, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has told Donna Parchment-Brown, the political ombudsman, to butt out. For, on government contracts, of their award and execution, she has no jurisdiction. These are matters for the National Contracts...

So Miss Paula has finally got off her high horse of prosecutorial dignity and resorted to blocking the road! Or has she moved her office as director of public prosecutions to South East St Mary? How else do you explain the rapid response she's got...

T`hat's the power of Jamaican culture. Since the 1970s, reggae and Rastafari have had a far-reaching influence on Poland. For some 'conscious' Poles, the holy herb became a substitute for vodka.Tomasz Lipinski, a pioneer of Polish punk rock and...

I am grateful for the patience of The Gleaner’s usually very demanding opinion editor, who accepted my excuses for columnistic non-production with mild, if unmistakable, disapproval. Better columnists churn out copy regardless of personal...

If the PNP wants to seriously move the economy forward, it has to go beyond the ideological rigidities of democratic socialism and the romance of the underdog. It has to incorporate more ideas on public-sector efficiency and management, profits,...

Legislative draftsmen are working on fixed-term election dates and term limits for prime ministers in fulfilment of promises made by Prime Minister Andrew Holness.Under the current parliamentary system, there is a maximum term length of five years....
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