Sat | Dec 7, 2019

In Focus

The signals were loud and clear coming from the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) 76th annual party conference. Exuding such confidence that Jamaicans would say they were “in their ackee”, chairman Robert Montague, engaging and entertaining, was...

So, I have good news (for me) and bad news (for you). The good news is that I’m back after a short break to complicate your Tuesdays and Sundays. The bad news is that I’m still writing garbage! That’s according to the Old Ball and Chain who...

Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world. In fact, more than 400 million people have Spanish as their native language. This fact has aroused the interest of many, and today, more than 20 million people study it. In Jamaica, both...

In a recent Gleaner editorial, the case was made for the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith to meet with current United States Ambassador Donald Tapia to send him a clear message that Jamaica’s foreign policy was not formulated at the US State...

The public uproar about Waldane Walker’s use of “bad words” to end his valedictory speech at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA) 2019 graduation ceremony and the support he has received from many people is indicative...

On a day last week when the opposition leader’s point man on agriculture, Victor Wright, was thrown to the dogs, he was on Nationwide Radio struggling and stumbling to explain what was supposed to be another scandal under the Jamaica Labour Party’s...

The following is part one of a three-part series featuring excerpts from the book ‘Conflict of Identity: From the Slave Trade to Present Day – One Man’s Healing in Benin, Africa’. The fractured self in the context of racial identity is the...

The angry, negative response of my countrymen to suggestions that our parliamentarians need a salary increase does not surprise me. The lack of clear, rational assessment of situations by large sections of the citizenry is cause for concern. ‘Away...

“Leadership means everything: pain, blood, and death!” – Marcus Garvey President Evo Morales’ socialist government of Bolivia has been overthrown by the military and apparently US-backed forces of the political opposition. Empress Jeanine...

[Excerpts from the recent launch of the Honey Bun Foundation] The Honey Bun Foundation will be supported by two legs: collaboration and leadership. Brand Jamaica is a massive tree covering us all in Jamaica whose low-hanging fruit we have still...
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