Sun | Nov 17, 2019

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Published:Sunday | September 1, 2019 | 12:30 AM

On any given day in Jamaica, one may be treated to stunning displays of stunt driving on public roadways, confessions by criminals for avoidance of punishment, high-level ­deception, double standards and bly-giving by police, careless ­...

Published:Sunday | September 1, 2019 | 12:28 AM

Rastas will certainly have a good laugh. They were way ahead of the curve. Ital food, sort of, is now on the menu of popular fast-food joints in the US such as Burger King, Tim Hortons, Dunkin’, Del Taco and White Castle. Believe it or not, KFC, of...

Published:Saturday | August 31, 2019 | 12:11 AM

Delroy Chuck’s scolding of delinquent fathers is timely, coming as it does on the eve of the start of the 2019 academic year when fathers ought to be making a meaningful contribution to their children’s education. Chuck, the justice minister, made...

Published:Saturday | August 31, 2019 | 12:08 AM

“Wait! Wait!” the lady said to me amid the hustle and bustle of Frederick Street, the main shopping drag in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad’s capital city, where at the head of the one-way street with traffic heading towards him, Captain Arthur Cipriani,...

Published:Saturday | August 31, 2019 | 12:08 AM

Every year, close to the reopening of schools, we are inundated with countless news reports about the vast number of educators who leave the island to take up more lucrative teaching opportunities elsewhere. Consequently, the news cycle and reports...

Published:Friday | August 30, 2019 | 12:35 AM

Gary Welsh has emerged as this burlesque figure to be lampooned for his presumption of seraphic hallowedness during his dizzyingly short stint as head of the police’s Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch (PSTEB). This, clearly, will raise...

Published:Friday | August 30, 2019 | 12:29 AM

There has been a lot of infrastructure roadworks across the Corporate Area and other parts of the island that have been commendable. In most cases, the obvious and appreciated benefit is in relation to the resurfacing of the roadways. Often unknown...

Published:Friday | August 30, 2019 | 12:28 AM

The saying goes that great minds discuss ideas while small minds discuss people – engaging in personal attacks rather than dissecting the issues and making logical refutations. Often, it is because they cannot refute ideas they do not like that...

Published:Thursday | August 29, 2019 | 12:23 AM

At a seminar in Kingston 10 days ago, Daryl Vaz, the de facto head of the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, told government planners that a draft spatial plan for Jamaica will be ready by December. A spatial plan, broadly, is a...

Published:Thursday | August 29, 2019 | 12:10 AM

I was 10 years old and she was probably in her early 20s. I was next door where she was, trying to prove to the older boys who were ogling her that I was up to their game. As she washed and hung out clothes, something about the skimpy shorts she...

Published:Thursday | August 29, 2019 | 12:09 AM

The following is a public service contribution owing to the seeming inability of the relevant authorities to produce an appropriate plan to stem criminality in Jamaica. It may not be perfect, but it represents a start, ever bearing in mind that...

Published:Thursday | August 29, 2019 | 12:09 AM

Boast inna God is the title of Alaine’s gospel song. Alaine, better known as a reggae artiste and TVJ’s Rising Stars judge, has this inspiring song in which she boasts in God, not about material things, but in God who is the source of everything...

Published:Wednesday | August 28, 2019 | 12:45 AM

The assumption of the office by the new governor of the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ), Richard Byles, is coming at an interesting juncture in Jamaica’s economic history. In less than three months’ time, the standby agreement with the International Monetary...

Published:Wednesday | August 28, 2019 | 12:41 AM

The Amazon is not on fire. There are fires in the Amazon rainforest, as there are every year from July to September, because this is the dry season. There may be more fires than usual this year, and it may even be the fault of Jair Bolsonaro, the...

Published:Wednesday | August 28, 2019 | 12:41 AM

Maurice Tomlinson’s bid to have homosexuality, specifically same-sex unions, normalised has fuelled greater controversy around the delicate matter. Peter Espeut, a long-time Gleaner columnist and staunch defender of the ­heterosexual consensus,...

Published:Wednesday | August 28, 2019 | 12:40 AM

The developed members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) were ready to launch a new round of multilateral trade negotiations at the first WTO Ministerial Conference (MC1) in Singapore in 1996, two years after the conclusion of the GATT Uruguay...

Published:Tuesday | August 27, 2019 | 12:26 AM

Not too many people would question the engineering competence of John Allgrove, or claim that he operates with hidden ­agendas. So, when Mr Allgrove weighs in on the debate on Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ plan for a new city on the Bernard Lodge...

Published:Tuesday | August 27, 2019 | 12:16 AM

As the nation braces itself for another exodus of high-quality teachers from the primary and secondary levels, it is imperative that as educational leaders we reflect and devise meaningful strategies to retain some of the best classroom teachers...

Published:Tuesday | August 27, 2019 | 12:16 AMAnnie Kitchin/Guest Columnist

Thank goodness for Ethon Lowe, bringing the fresh gusts of his lucid thinking, humanity and generosity to blow away the putrid miasma of the homophobic lynch mob, of which – sadly – Peter Espeut is one of the representatives. I met Peter almost 50...

Published:Tuesday | August 27, 2019 | 12:15 AM

So, catcalling has become the latest man-woman interaction to come under today’s all-encompassing, ever-disapproving microscope. I wonder how many women who so viscerally condemn the pervasive practice think about the self-revealing nature of their...

Published:Monday | August 26, 2019 | 12:16 AM

Mr Speid of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) got very annoyed last week when Cliff Hughes congratulated him on assuming leadership of the most powerful ‘garrison’ in the nation. The description came in the context of a discussion on the need...

Published:Monday | August 26, 2019 | 12:15 AM

Go ahead and cry … you might as well, because our beloved country seems headed for hell. If you’re really wondering how I can tell, here are a few signs of our death knell. Corruption is rampant, it’s much more than they say, it’s the way that many...

Published:Monday | August 26, 2019 | 12:14 AM

Plastic pollution remains a global problem. Trillions of pieces of plastic litter our oceans, estimated to contribute to 60 to 90 per cent of all marine debris. Every day approximately 8 million pieces of plastic...

Published:Monday | August 26, 2019 | 12:08 AM

Even as he embraces Donald Tapia’s pledge to help drive more American investment into the Jamaican economy, Prime Minister Andrew Holness should be wary of being seduced, as appears to be the effort of Vice-President Mike Pence, any more deeply...

Published:Sunday | August 25, 2019 | 12:28 AM

It would appear as if my offer to buy the homes of the prime minister and opposition leader based on values published by the Integrity Commission has been rejected. Actually, apparently it didn’t go over so well, at least on one side. I live in...

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