Mon | May 29, 2017

In Focus

Ever wonder how it is that the average American citizen seems so familiar with his or her constitutional rights? It is not by accident. The State takes deliberate actions to ensure that citizens are informed about, and feel empowered by, the...

‘Corruption’ has become a buzzword in Jamaica. Many inveigh against the monster daily. Yet, people who call on Government to take a stand against corruption start quarrelling about lost fiefdoms when action is proposed. No alternatives...

It's time for parliamentarians and the public to stop playing with Parliament.A Gleaner front-page story two Sundays ago said that many members of the House of Representatives were 'Playing with Parliament' with their non-attendance. And we already...

The prime minister used the occasion of his belated induction to UWI's Wall of Honour to talk about the cost of university education.This was followed by a very thoughtful column on the issue by Bruce Golding ('Accessing university education',...

It was no hurricane or tropical storm, but the damage done by the recent rains has already been estimated at nearly $1 billion. This in a country that has large social deficits and a burning need for an economic stimulus.Our attention has...

So this is the little banana republic in the Third World, where our head of government can whimsically fire the head of our national police, especially when there are allegations that his agents are investigating matters that may incriminate him or...

At one far end of Molynes Road, two Saturdays ago, at about 11:45 p.m., 38-year-old Shays drew in the heavy door, locked the grille, and walked the 50 metres to the gas station where she hoped to grab a cab to make her way home. She had been...

Since 2000, a number of changes have been implemented to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the education system as the country prepares its citizens to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Significant to this process was the Bruce...

At the root of 15 acres of Mombasa grass on a government minister's dairy farm are important issues of governance. Grass for cows has become fodder for public debate. We need to move the discussion beyond Minister Samuda's integrity and dig deep...

The Gleaner’s focus on corruption beginning today will, predictably, concentrate on legislation, regulations, systems, processes and institutional reform. All of that is absolutely necessary but not sufficient in dealing with corruption in...
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