Jamaica Gleaner In Focus
Published: Monday Sunday | November 8, 2009
Failed magicians, rotten systems
Derick Latibeaudiere is gone. Hardley Lewin is gone. Robert Gregory is gone. Trevor MacMillan is gone. Mark Shields is gone. Don Wehby is gone. The problems remain and the country staggers on under the delusion that appointing 'magicians' to critical responsibilities can replace the need for systems which work. Read More...Charter of Rights and Freedoms in context - Pt II
Notwithstanding the broadening and deepening of human rights to which the State must commit itself in this exercise, perhaps the most significant new feature in the Charter is to be found in the final declaration: "We further declare that any person... Read More...What about gay rights?
Buju should apologise for 'Boom Bye Bye' The senior journalist was outraged and scandalised by my view that homosexuals should not face discrimination in employment. Read More...Better late than never
Danville Walker, Greg Christie, Paula Llewellyn and Les Green are making Jamaicans more hopeful about our body politic than we've been in a long time. All have demonstrated an unbiased willingness to say it like it is, and to act as they see fit, regardless of whose feathers they ruffle. Read More...A 'force' for change
Peter Phillips has said rising crime and violence have been features of Jamaican life virtually every year in our 47 years of Independence. Read More...Who advocates for Jamaican parents?
If nothing else comes out of the stories that have been appearing in the press about the abduction, disappearance, neglect and abuse of our children over these last few months, it will be a wider dissemination of information... Read More...Mr Golding, tear down this wall!
The world view has changed dramatically since 1987 when Ronald Reagan, the leader of the West, issued the challenge to Mikhail Gorbachev, the leader of the East, to "tear down this (Berlin) wall" - the in-your-face symbol of the harsh and "impenetrable"... Read More...Issues in local government reform
The following is in response to Joan Williams' "Another useless layer of government", published on Sunday, October 25. It has been edited for length. Read More...