Sun | Feb 25, 2018

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We should let Bianca Gardener tell us why peace treaties among warring gangsters are wicked and worthless.  Ms Gardener is an eight-year-old honour-roll student at August Town Primary School. She granted The Gleaner an articulate interview...

For all of 2017, we lived with the reality of murders piled atop of murders. But if we thought that was bad, in 2018, we are already 17 per cent above where we were the same time in 2017.Is the nation yet at that critical-mass number where enough of...

Prominent political illusionist Fitz Jackson's suddenly renewed, Opposition-inspired fervour regarding the cruel imposition of exorbitant bank fees on Jamaica's most vulnerable has led to a raging Twitter war with economics lecturer Damien King.This...

We were once again, last Thursday, regaled with another Throne Speech.But what did Her Majesty's representative say again last year? Who remembers anything about that?The Throne Speech, if it is to go beyond platitudinous ceremony, should be...

They came in 2010 and they took him away. When Christopher Coke, aka Dudus, was taken by the Americans in 2010, he was the absolute boss in Jamaica.Big politicians took his calls even if it had to mean that they had to bolt out of important meetings...

Jamaica, constitutionally constructed as a political fiefdom with a justice system moving slower and less surely than a sloth with arthritis, must rely on free and independent media for protection.Press freedom isn't yet enshrined in our...

Public comments on the appointment of Justice Bryan Sykes to act as chief justice and the subsequent historic summit of judges in Kingston on Monday, February 12, have hung on statements made by the prime minister at the swearing-in ceremony. The...

Psychs! This is when Jamaicans are attempting to pull a fast one. It comes from the behavioural science, psychology, which I am marginally familiar with, and very similar to when Americans prank you. Often it is where a joke is made of a very...

With eyes wide open and brilliant legal mind blazing, legal luminary Justice Brian Sykes, 10 days ago, accepted his appointment as acting chief justice. Since then, there has been a tsunami of opinion sweeping over the land from legal minds and...

In the October 2017 by-elections in South St Andrew and South West St Andrew, the People's National Party (PNP) came out big in both instances, but in the huge wins, all they did was remind us how repugnant the reality of garrison politics has been...
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