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An intense, bitter and deepening war of words has erupted since the US Supreme Court's decision to allow gay marriage in America. Reason is the biggest casualty.Opponents of gay marriage, largely religious people, are busily quoting the Bible,...

Once more, the Americans have published stuff about us, showing us in a negative light. Now, I have great love for the E pluribus unum, but I have a major problem when sections of that society, oftentimes with collaboration from our locals, paint us...

One of my small band of Twitter followers suggested I should write a column on FIFA.So, Roland (@roleli), this one's for you. But, I suspect you'll be disappointed. If you're expecting another round of FIFA bashing, you'll definitely be disappointed...

A major, intense discussion has erupted over the issue of forgiveness in light of the killings at the AME Emanuel Church in Charleston, USA, and the dramatic forgiveness by family members of the victims. In light of such brutality and evil,...

Polygamy has been leading the news recently. For once, Jamaica hasn't been fed tired, dogmatic Christian rhetoric, but male and female Muslim perspectives on polygamy were presented. Both proposed polygamy as a solution to Jamaica's family crisis. A...

Somebody killed the 70-plus persons who were shot in the 2010 military-police operation in Tivoli Gardens. Maybe it should be called military and police operations separately because from all indications and the testimony at the Tivoli commission of...

I note the article by Gleaner reporter Jovan Johnson published on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, titled 'Lawyer reminds Jamaicans to sue over poor road conditions'. In the said article, attorney-at-law Kent Gammon was reported as saying that persons can...

On Tuesday, June 16, I was filled with good intentions. I planned to watch Peter Phillips' much-hyped broadcast to the nation but, instead, I fell asleep. You see, Monday night, I'd been inveigled to play in a bridge tournament for the first time in...

I am conflicted over this Government-public sector worker wage dispute. I could never have imagined that the Government would have dared to seriously suggest a 10% wage increase to public-sector workers over two years - after five straight years of...

Positioning Jamaica as the fourth node in the global logistics chain is not a choice but an imperative if this tiny island nation is to have any chance of surviving this inhospitable global trading system. Jamaica's competitive advantage rests in...
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