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Jamaica Gleaner Commentary
published: Sunday | May 22, 2005

The society at boiling point
PRIVATE SECTOR companies and representatives are often criticised for speaking out against crime and violence but being reluctant to make any personal identification with efforts to deal with the scourge. Money is given behind the scenes for worthy...

Under fire Rights groups taken to task
ON SATURDAY, October 31, 1981, two students of Kingston Technical High School ­ Garfield Hardie and Herbert Gallant ­ were shot and killed by a policeman along North Street. The official police story was that... - Colin Steer


... We will not back down - JFJ
HUMAN RIGHTS group, Jamaicans For Justice (JFJ), says it will continue to combat state abuse despite recent criticism that their alleged aggression against the police encourages violence against members of the Jamaica... - Howard Campbell


A grand waste of time
IF THE Prime Minister's leadership weren't the pivot upon which turns the growing disaster of our lives, he would be a one-man comedic performance. He is like a stock character from a play about an African or Haitian dictator. - Dawn Ritch


Labour pains
TOMORROW IS Labour Day. For those of us who lived through the stupid '70s and the idiotic '80s it is a relief to talk about 'Labour' without some fanatic with a gun warning that if we work on that day we are 'Labourites'... - Orville W. Taylor


What is legal, what is ethical?
MUCH OF the confusion which clouds the debate about corruption in high places in Jamaica is caused by a failure to distinguish between actions that may not be illegal but which are nevertheless clearly unethical. - Ralph Thompson














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