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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...

Bob Marley was one of the most innovative and well-known reggae musicians of all time. He had a passion for social change, and with a stroke of genius, got his fans to dance their troubles away.Although some were love songs, much of his music dealt...

The local government elections are due shortly and the Government has passed the halfway mark in its term.It is, therefore, timely that the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) update the country on our steps in preparation for an election, whichever one the...

Nuff tings ah gwaan bout yah, Mr President. Pity yuh did'n stay longer to see how wi run tings pon di Rock Jamdung.You're a quick study picking up snatches of Jamiekan very fast and using them impressively well. The youth massive, steeped in...

A telling and poignant indication of Jamaica's vastly diminished geostrategic significance was demonstrated when the one American journalist who was given the opportunity to question President Obama after his bilateral talks with the Jamaican...

Well, unless your hypocrisy is bigger than the occasion itself, the arrival of American President Barack Obama last Wednesday and his meeting with Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller Thursday are historic. True, it was nothing in comparison with...

Finally, the rumour that National Heroine Nanny never existed is laid to rest. Current political heroine, Portia Simpson Miller, settled the issue when, in response to heckling from an unruly set of gays in New York, asserted that the blood of...

The Government of Jamaica recently indicated that it intended to end the public-sector wage freeze after five years. This news was understandably greeted with great relief. Public-sector bargaining units responded with claims reportedly ranging from...

The Summit of the Americas meeting immediately following President Obama's official visit offers the opportunity for some thoughts on critical issues facing Jamaica now and the not-so-far future.The agendas and briefing papers have already been...
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