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Sir Alexander Bustamante (second left) with members of the Guild Council of The University of the West Indies, who were among his guests at the reception at Vale Royal for then Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Dr Eric Williams. From left: Selvyn Walte

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am writing to pay tribute to Sir Selvyn Walter, a former member of parliament in Antigua and Barbuda and a celebrated writer. Selvyn was a student at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, in the early ‘60s whom I...

THE EDITOR, Madam: As an avid reader of The Gleaner for years, I was shocked by the headline of Thursday, September 17: ‘God dump the Queen’. God doesn’t dump anyone, no matter their status or moral rectitude. Why? God would never demean His own...

THE EDITOR, Madam: As schools reopen, one of the key issues that need to be looked into and addressed is the pre-existing digital divide. There are students who lack critical resources such as Internet service or devices, which puts them at a...

Dr Peter Phillips, leader of the Opposition, has given over 25 years of what Krystal Tomlinson, PNPYO president, described as “sterling service” to politics. Given his years of experience, we hope it has afforded him the wisdom to have made the...

THE EDITOR, Madam: FOLLOWING THE results of the most recent general election seeing the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) with an overwhelming majority win over the People’s National Party (PNP), Dr Peter Phillips publicly tendered his resignation as...

On Monday, in a leaked letter, the People’s National Party Youth Organisation called for President Dr Peter Phillips to step down in the next 30 days. We asked our followers who they believe should lead the 82-year-old party. Boy the options look...

THE EDITOR, Madam: As the world confronts COVID-19, democracy is crucial in ensuring the free flow of information, participation in decision-making, and accountability for the response to the pandemic. Yet, since the beginning of the crisis, we...

THE EDITOR, Madam: Millennial magnetism moves mountains. Let us face the white elephant in the room. In 2020, many companies, firms and renowned corporations continue to exploit the skills, knowledge and creativity of youth and compensate them...

THE EDITOR, Madam: Too many of our nation’s institutions are caught in a pre-COVID-19 time bubble that needs bursting, if we are to progress as a people and embrace the changes needed in our thinking and being in the digital age. We have young...

THE EDITOR, Madam: I would like to highlight the need to promote St Mary as a tourism destination that investors can explore. Such a move could have a great impact on the economy of the parish, which is largely dependent on agriculture. I...
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