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Published:Sunday | May 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The last few weeks have been horrible for Parliament and parliamentarians, underscoring a level of tribalism that has assumed cult-like proportions. This is expected given the way we have weaponised the party colours of orange and green.PNP MP...

Published:Sunday | May 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A new approach to the pricing of booze in Scotland should probably join the agenda for discussion, and possible implementation, in Jamaica in the face of deepening concerns over the island's epidemic of lifestyle diseases and the debate over whether...

Published:Saturday | May 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

'Why is Peter Espeut so anal?' (Gleaner, May 2, 2018) was a very provocative headline to an article that seems to produce more heat than facts, particularly when the author, Maurice Tomlinson, gay activist and attorney-at-law, dismisses the teaching...

Published:Saturday | May 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Some political jokes actually win elections, and others have victories that are more pronounced. For example, when a particularly aggressive United States ambassador, who fitted almost exactly the stereotype described by Eugene Burdick and William...

Published:Saturday | May 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The deadly rampage that swept through Grange Hill, Westmoreland, on Tuesday serves as a grim reminder of the enormous firepower that resides in the hands of local criminals.For the next few days, Grange Hill will become the focus of national...

Published:Friday | May 4, 2018 | 12:11 AM

Every time there is a pronouncement about road repairs we, the people of St Thomas, pay attention because we anxiously await the start of the promised road improvement for the parish.On April 16, 2018, The Gleaner published an article that, in part...

Published:Friday | May 4, 2018 | 12:08 AM

Why won't LGBTQI activists debate their agenda in an intelligent logical manner? Every time someone challenges their standpoints, they respond with personal attacks, verbal abuse, and name-calling.M.K. Mukulu calls me a bigot (Gleaner, April 28,...

Published:Friday | May 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Horace Chang, the national security minister, is at one with logic and history that Jamaica's political elite, including those of his party, are culpable for having underinvested in the country's security forces. What we look for now, however, are...

Published:Friday | May 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

I hope you have misquoted National Security Minister Horace Chang in attributing to him on his tour of the community in Westmoreland in the wake of the killing of seven people there.Your newspaper account indicated that the minister said, "The...

Published:Thursday | May 3, 2018 | 12:04 AM

For the record, this newspaper is sympathetic to the idea of a tax on sugary drinks as one flank of an assault against Jamaica's crisis of obesity and related illnesses. That support relates neither to a particular class of products nor to specific...

Published:Thursday | May 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Gleaner recently published a feature which brought into sharp focus the economic reality and social horrors faced by the most vulnerable in Jamaica, the poorest, most uneducated, and the young female adolescent.It's not exactly a new story but...

Published:Thursday | May 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica's elevation to sixth position in the recently published World Press Freedom Index is a milestone achievement. While the local media must be congratulated, credit must also be given to our political leadership for their generally mature...

Published:Wednesday | May 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

It is generally agreed that a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. President Trump, however, does not see it that way.It has been a busy week in Washington as first French President Emmanuel Macron and then German Chancellor Angela Merkel...

Published:Wednesday | May 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

We are big on governments doing the small things and getting them right, as well as coordinating systems so that they are efficiently maintained. Jamaican governments tend to be good at neither, examples of which were highlighted in two recent...

Published:Wednesday | May 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

As a Christian, I always cringe when I read Roman Catholic deacon and sociologist Peter Espeut's articles concerning LGBT people. As an office holder in a church ostensibly built on the 'rock' of Christ's example and command to reach those on the...

Published:Tuesday | May 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

For anyone who mightn't have understood, the controversy over the Keith Clarke immunity certificates should have brought home the fact that the declaration of a state of public emergency is serious business. During such a period, rights and freedoms...

Published:Tuesday | May 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

When Bruce Golding presented his 'framework for good governance' in the run-up to the 2007 general election, he spoke earnestly about the need to give the parliamentary Opposition more power to impact the business of the country. Critical to this...

Published:Tuesday | May 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Everybody knows I'm not a fan of 'modern' English language.For example, the word 'impact' will forever be a noun to me. 'Impacted' isn't the past tense of the verb 'impact'. It's an adjective from the noun 'impact' that describes teeth. Instead of...

Published:Monday | April 30, 2018 | 12:35 AM

The art form of stand-up comedy is no laughing matter. I know. It sounds funny. But stand-up comedy is a craft that is underappreciated by many but, when mastered, can be a powerful tool to make us not only laugh, but also think. The first stand-up...

Published:Monday | April 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Except for a brief parliamentary foray into the politics of government vehicle purchases and on how Jamaica has transcended the International Monetary Fund (IMF), not much has been heard from Nigel Clarke in the month since he was drafted into the...

Published:Monday | April 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The number of cell phone videos showing citizens resisting the police is increasing. There are numerous reasons why people fight the police. All of them stem from a viscous cycle of aggression, indiscipline and corruption. They will lead to anarchy...

Published:Monday | April 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Last Tuesday's burlesque in Parliament was entirely the fault of House Speaker Pearnel Charles and the members on the Government side. Christopher Tufton gave a creditable statement regarding a grave matter of public concern - the crisis at Cornwall...

Published:Monday | April 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

I'm still deeply concerned about the State's ability to respond to emergencies. Both the national security and health ministries have been unable to answer what I consider critical questions. It also troubles me that it hadn't dawned on anyone prior...

Published:Sunday | April 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

First, let me establish my credentials. When I was perhaps five or six years old and my teachers were struggling to teach me to write basic words, one of the first things I settled upon to record was a list of the all the delicious curse words I was...

Published:Sunday | April 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The matter of human evolution has engaged the minds of enquiring men and women for generations with still no consensus or resolution to this day. Prime Minister Andrew Holness can now be counted among those persons attempting to speak...

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