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Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:24 AM

Out of a desire to praise great men when they are still with us, this and succeeding articles will examine the contribution of former Prime Minister Edward Seaga to the building of our nation. These articles will avoid the hackneyed subject of his...

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:24 AM

I caught a little bit of the Integrity Commission’s press conference on Monday. Then I read the document they circulated to the media. Remember, as I pointed out in last week’s column, these are good folks doing a bad job. I just knew I had heard...

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:24 AM

CHAKA-CHAKA SPELLING Thursday gone, Gleaner put out one front-page story wid dis ya headline: ‘A Real Threat – Rooms On The Beach Muckraking Could Scare Off Investors, Says Lee-Chin’. Ascorden to Gleaner, Michael Lee-Chin seh if im did own...

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:23 AM

Give me some time to get to the case of the dead man who sent a letter to seek donations from the corporation which has more stories than a book of Grimm fairy tales. This week, I am licking my wounds over the World Track and Field (WTF) Relays. A...

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:23 AM

It is important to answer, clarify and refute claims made in the article entitled ‘Tullow and Jamaica – Why the Silence Over the Big Oil and Gas Find?’ which was published in The Sunday Gleaner on May 12, 2019.  ...

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:13 AM

Until he conforms to the law, or unless the Integrity Commission is incompetent or guilty of misfeasance, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has forfeited his moral authority to expound on weighty matters of governance, or hold to account members of his...

Published:Saturday | May 18, 2019 | 12:17 AM

The vulnerability of members of the public to cyberattack was aptly demonstrated this week by one of the country’s major ­commercial banks. The National Commercial Bank (NCB) publicly warned its customers against responding to a fictitious e-mail...

Published:Saturday | May 18, 2019 | 12:08 AM

It’s quite odd how the petty gods reigning over our schools are usually so adamant about disciplining children (sometimes for the simplest of ‘offences’), but have no problem ignoring regulations and the law, and their morals to protect and...

Published:Saturday | May 18, 2019 | 12:08 AM

England is a crazy place and the English language is even crazier than its inventors. An Englishman on a horse with a big shotgun in his hand was riding through the forest when he came upon a beautiful and totally naked red-haired woman. “What you...

Published:Saturday | May 18, 2019 | 12:08 AMHilary Robertson-Hickling/Contributor

As we enter a week celebrating the torturous journey of Jamaican workers, we must thank Jimmy Cliff for his prophetic song Many Rivers to Cross. May 24, 2019 will make 71 years, or nearly four generations, that Jamaicans embarked on the SS Windrush...

Published:Friday | May 17, 2019 | 12:26 AM

Antony Anderson, the police chief, would understand why his recent press conference left most Jamaicans feeling unfulfilled and ungratified. It delivered far less than was promised. People remain as fuzzy as ever about the big vision for the...

Published:Friday | May 17, 2019 | 12:24 AM

“This exciting discovery of live oil onshore Jamaica, based on our – (CGG) – study with PCJ, builds a strong case for the island – (Jamaica) – as an attractive region for future oil exploration within the Caribbean.” So said Sophie Zuquiyah...

Published:Friday | May 17, 2019 | 12:22 AM

“Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it”. – Augustine of Hippo (350-430 AD) I am disappointed at the headline the Observer newspaper put to its story on Monday, April 29, 2019, reporting the...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2019 | 1:44 AM

Our minister of national security, Dr Horace Chang, is obviously trapped in politics and what it spews. A lot of hope, optimism and paper plans which include him attaining his own political divinity, which is hardly ever likely in his crazy...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2019 | 1:44 AM

Well, Mother’s Day has come and gone, and while mothers across the country were generally celebrated in royal manner, that was not necessarily the case in many instances. Motherhood in Jamaica is oftentimes far more difficult and thankless than...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2019 | 1:44 AM

Well done, Dirk Harrison, former contractor general, with the 42-page report of the investigation into the sale of Rooms on the Beach by Montego Beach (1975) to Puerto Caribe Properties Ltd and sale of beach lands by Urban Development Corporation (...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2019 | 12:13 AM

If you believe the National Water Commission (NWC), the government company that has a near-monopoly on the extraction, distribution and sale of potable water in Jamaica, it is the benevolent operator who cares about its customers and wouldn’t stick...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:27 AMManuel Otero/Contributor

Warnings have been issued and they must serve as powerful calls to action, urging us to undertake swift, effective and long-term actions involving governments and the coffee agroindustrial chain. The collapse of prices for coffee – the second most...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:24 AMSam Anderson/Contributor

“When we do not listen to the lies that demons whisper into our ears, they will attack us with lies in the mouths of men.” – Pigs in the Parlour There appears to be a faction of members of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) who believe that the...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:23 AMDouglas Street/Contributor

Many ask the question, “Does God exist?” Some say God does not exist. Atheists are said to believe that God does not exist, but do they really believe that? Some persons make this assertion, even after growing up in the church, so what happened?...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:10 AM

Harold Hoyte wasn’t well-known in Jamaica. That doesn’t matter. For what Mr Hoyte accomplished in his native Barbados was of substantial worth to Jamaica and the Caribbean. Harold Hoyte, who died on Sunday, age 77, was a newspaper editor and...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:06 AM

We are apparently in the second machine age of the fourth industrial revolution. Investors want to remain competitive in global trade. The challenges being faced include aging workers in some regions, including the Caribbean; facilitating movement...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:24 AM

The most positive takeaway from the Integrity Commission’s press conference yesterday was its commitment to request an unmuzzling of its ability to disclose, or otherwise speak about, investigations it undertakes until the probes are complete and...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:22 AMKhadijah Williams/Contributor

With the latest reports of two girls, eight and 11 years old, missing and later found to have been murdered in Jamaica, the general discussion has been around how the community, including parents, adults, schools and the police, can play a more...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:21 AM

The bizarre circumstances and varying versions of the truth surrounding the car chase, shooting, deaths and suspect escape in St Catherine have given me cause to pause. What started out as a hero story of an off-duty police officer springing into...

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