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Published:Friday | August 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Currently before the court is a matter in which a 13-year-old boy has been charged with the offence of sexual intercourse with a person under 16. A young girl, one year his senior, has given a statement that this youngster is her boyfriend and that...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 12:09 AM

This newspaper endorses the efforts of the Office of the Public Defender in support of the four persons seeking redress against the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) for infringing their constitutional right to a healthy environment...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

'Church to Turn Prayer Power on Illegal Gun Users' was the title of a Gleaner article on Saturday, August 4.Oh, wow! I can just picture all of Jamaica's most vicious gunmen hiding and cowering and crying on each other's shoulders thinking that the...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Tourism reflects the Jamaican spirit of resilience. Tourism continues to grow every year. Ed Bartlett, knowledgeable Minister of Tourism, outlines the improvements within the industry and offers a vision of where he would like to see the sector...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica has had its fair share of governance challenges, such challenges invariably arising when, knowing that regulatory systems are not up to par, governments have nevertheless chosen to ignore existing inadequacies and further compounded the...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The challenging dilemma of corruption facing our country has morphed into a test of enormous proportions. The innumerable paths along which the present administration has allowed the monster to roam, from as early as the involvement of its Cabinet...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In reference to your article posted August 3, 2018, and titled 'Gov't says no to removing tax on fuel', I would like to respond to our minister of finance.The minister of finance is clearly only highlighting the level of desperation the GOJ is in ...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The fish, we have been advised, are back. Or, at least, are on their way. "We are pleased to say that, generally, the sanctuaries are working," said Karl Aiken, of the NGO, Caribbean Coastal Area Management Foundation (C-CAM). "Not just out in...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Never in the annals of modern times has one leader of a democratic country created such worldwide chaos. Donald Trump, without the media coverage, his tweeting fingers and the presidency, is nothing more than a mentally unbalanced, rich narcissist....

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

As we the people remain consumed by the daily grind of making bread and keeping the roof over our families' heads, we often take for granted the milestones in our collective lives and the life of our wonderful country. Times are ever so challenging...

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

On August 8, 1918, one hundred years ago on Wednesday, it finally became clear who was going to win the First World War. Nine Canadian and Australian divisions, almost 200,000 men, attacked the German trenches near Amiens, deep in France, and for...

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Better late, they say, than never. It has been four years since this newspaper first urged Jamaica and its Caribbean Community (CARICOM) partners to pursue "a deeper political and economic engagement" with the BRICS - Brazil, Russia, India, China,...

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Guns are rapidly climbing to the top of the 'things I hate most' list. I'm at a point where legal, illegal, rusty and buried, plastic and played with, they are all the same to me. Pure evil.I haven't always felt that way. A spouse with a gun was...

Published:Monday | August 6, 2018 | 12:09 AM

This week, members of Jamaica’s LGBT (Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community are celebrating Pride Week. Many years ago, before the term LGBT became fashionable, and the focus was mainly on gay members of that community, I would...

Published:Monday | August 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

We know by now that a vibrant, productive agricultural sector is the foundation of sustained and, hopefully, equitable economic growth. We know, too, that since we cannot compete with high volume, relatively cheap agricultural commodities, our...

Published:Monday | August 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Contrary to how things may appear, nothing is free; everything comes with a price attached. Even the oxygen that we breathe comes at a cost. Plants of all kinds on land use photosynthesis to produce oxygen and phytoplankton in the oceans do the same...

Published:Monday | August 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Institutions tend to reflect the people who lead them. So, it isn't surprising that the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) seems to have had a new lease on life.Its president, Howard Mitchell, the lawyer and businessman, is irrepressible...

Published:Sunday | August 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

People with money (and those who pretend they do) are too oblivious about the reality faced by many parents who cannot afford to be as involved in their children's life in the way they are.Everyone is so eager to castigate (poor) parents for their...

Published:Sunday | August 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Government and its central bank have, in recent years, been disciplined in their management of the country's fiscal affairs and its monetary policy. Under scrutiny from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the administration hasn't given in to...

Published:Sunday | August 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Remember way back when we had a contractor general? That was before the weird bipartisan conspiracy locked him up in the cast-iron grill of the Integrity Commission? Ahhhh, the good old days!So cast your mind back to the OCG Report of July 2016....

Published:Sunday | August 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

On a sweltering hot weekday, some time in 2011, the taxi driver pulled up beside the preteen on her way from school and offered her a lift home. The child had no reason not to trust him as years before he had an intimate relationship with her older...

Published:Sunday | August 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

An earlier version of this column referred to a ‘lease’, not a ‘licence’, granted for the recreational and commercial use of the Puerto Seco Beach. In addition to the cost of the licence, there is a fee for the lease,...

Published:Saturday | August 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Utility companies reminded us this week how notoriously difficult it is to do business in Jamaica by explaining the high levels of theft they face every day. At a webinar hosted by the Office of Utilities Regulation in Kingston earlier this week,...

Published:Saturday | August 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

There are people who, like me, are in their 70s and yet can still quote some of the classic lines from the old Western movie The Fastest Gun Alive.In the movie, released on April 12, 1956, former gunslinger George Temple (Glenn Ford) goes into...

Published:Saturday | August 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The 21st century started on a good note for recorded music globally. The early part of the new millennium heralded a move to some interesting and fresh music.Albums such as Speaker Box the Love Below, Outcast; Musicology, Prince; Fly or Die, N.E.R.D...

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