Sun | May 3, 2015

In Focus

Discussions surrounding the establishment of a regional final court have meandered for almost 50 years. Ironically, it was then prime minister and de facto JLP leader, Hugh Shearer, who first formally proposed the idea at the 6th CARICOM Heads of...

The county has finally been gripped with a sense of crisis over child sexual abuse and man-child relationships, which has for too long been a common feature of Jamaican life. Covered up, taken for granted, and ignored. Until our children started...

President Barack Obama visited last month, and like his supporters and antagonists in Congress, he has some ideas about the human-rights violations in Jamaica, as well as the way we have treated gays and how the police have allegedly maltreated...

Two Saturdays ago, the prime minister was in church and she had a message for the nation through the Jamaica Baptist Women's Federation: "Send your children to church even if you don't go. We have to go back to a kinder Jamaica, a gentler society....

Minister Peter Bunting, in his concise 'Contribution to CCJ Debate' in Parliament on December 2, 2014, "hit the nail right between the eyes" on the real issue at hand in this CCJ debate when he pointed to "the legacy of distrust and dependency".That...

Human sperm count has been dropping precipitously over the last several years. Our beloved ganja, now decriminalised here for up to 2oz and legalised in a couple of US states, is supposed to be not only reducing sperm count, but also the quantity of...

The jury is still out as to why, for sure, Tiger Woods, the one-time wunderkind of golf, is now ranked 60-odd in the world. His fall from grace and leader boards primarily began after the revelation of his havinga series of mistresses, which...

The National Housing Trust (NHT) is like an ill-fated donkey that has found itself in the hands of idle schoolboys. Those fortuitous jockeys, with little understanding of animal care, give a macabre meaning to the expression, 'animal husbandry', as...

As I sat reading the article 'Gov't still calculating cost of Obama visit' published in The Gleaner recently, I recalled a song from my childhood that my late grandmother, Hortense Ellis, would blast ad nauseam whenever we behaved ungratefully...

US President Barack Obama should spend the rest of his term in office waging war on international poverty with drone-like precision. It would seal his Wilsonianism and establish a legacy of not just peace, but development.Barack Obama has had the...
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