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Published:Monday | December 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A recent presentation in Parliament by Senator Dr Saphire Longmore dealt with the issue of the ganja industry and its potential for development. She also noted the absence of a necessary public-education programme to explain the danger of smoking or...

Published:Monday | December 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Although all the negative things being experienced by our little country make me want to acquiesce and just 'hold my corner', I continue hoping that some sort of nationwide epiphany will occur and open the eyes of my fellow Jamaicans to the...

Published:Monday | December 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Some in the Government will consider it fortuitous that the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) received what it branded as an independent audit of its subsidiary, theSt Ann Development Company (SADCo), in the midst of the Christmas season.At this...

Published:Sunday | December 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Dwight Nelson, who passed away last week, became the laughing stock of the country because of his performance at the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry and the infamous "I cannot recall" response that he gave to question after question.The Gleaner'...

Published:Sunday | December 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

At the inauguration of the Museum of Black Civilisations in Dakar on December 6, I was alarmed to learn that the building was a rather expensive gift from the Chinese Government. Approximately US$30 million! And that's not all. In July, another gift...

Published:Sunday | December 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The economics of the partial ban on single-use plastic bags and styrofoam containers, which comes into force in a few days' time, is important, but not necessarily in the way that Matthew Samuda, the government senator, has focused on it. At least,...

Published:Sunday | December 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Two days to go before the new year, one main problem divides or unites us - violent crime. Whatever we might choose to do with it, we have only one tongue, and thus, can't say two things at the same time. On the one hand, there are sycophants, who...

Published:Sunday | December 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

There are too many persons in our society, including individuals of power and influence, who subscribe to the ill-considered, misguided view that a sufficient, definitive response to any stance that is taken against a proposal for the holding of a...

Published:Saturday | December 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Quality healthcare has not been a (top) priority for successive governments in this country. Only lip service to improving the public-health system seems to be, as if that will guarantee quality of life and ensure a 'healthy and stable population'.It...

Published:Saturday | December 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Early Christmas morning, these two birds decided to hang out on the wooden fence, my western border, so to speak, doing calisthenics, and because my wife Indranie had not yet put out the daily meal of bread, bananas and seed, one of them, an oriole...

Published:Saturday | December 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

'Tis the season to be jolly, but residents of Denham Town and Hannah Town may find it hard to celebrate since they have been deprived of one of life's basic necessities - water. As reported in this newspaper, sections of these communities have had...

Published:Friday | December 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

You would never know it, but today is the fourth day of Christmas (‡ la the song The Twelve Days of Christmas. The stores have taken down their Christmas trees and the radio stations stopped playing Christmas carols on Boxing Day because for them,...

Published:Friday | December 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Bryan/Guest Columnist

A healthy democracy depends in large part on the development of a democratic culture, which is sometimes referred to as a civil culture. A civic culture consists of the behaviour and norms that are consistent with the democratic ethos.Civic culture...

Published:Friday | December 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

As Jamaicans celebrate during the festive season, many will take time to reflect on what we have accomplished during the past year, while preparing for 2019. One important area to take some pride in is the stabilisation of the economy; with most of...

Published:Thursday | December 27, 2018 | 12:06 AM

It is unfortunate that the enduring public image of Dwight Nelson is his appearance before the commission of enquiry into the Golding administration's attempt to prevent the extradition of Christopher Coke and repeatedly responding to questions by...

Published:Thursday | December 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

When the Tide of Yule rolls in at this time of year, we are awash with varying interpretations of what the season represents. For some, it is a time to reflect and give thanks for having survived another year, for rejoicing the birth of the Saviour...

Published:Thursday | December 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Many of the young men who I interact with at street level agree with my idea that their financial viability has to arrive before they start using penis power over the young women they feverishly desire."I've always said it, but you guys only...

Published:Thursday | December 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Lieutenant Kyodia Burnett, a soldier, it is claimed, killed his wife Nordraka Williams Burnett, attorney-at-law. She is said to have died from stab wounds. The couple had two young children, who were in the house when she was killed. A neighbour...

Published:Wednesday | December 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The United States economy is gradually drifting from uncertainty to creeping fear. On December 21, the major US stock market indices fell sharply, with the Dow Industrial Average recording its largest weekly percentage decline in a decade. The...

Published:Wednesday | December 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Kurds are like Kleenex. You use them, and then you throw them away.The Kurds of Syria are now frantically digging trenches around their cities and towns just south of the Turkish border, because Turkish President Recep Tayyib Erdogan said last...

Published:Wednesday | December 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

When was the last time you went back for a few more spoonfuls of your favourite dish or decided to finish the plate, even though you already had enough? But how many glasses of the fruit punch did you drink, or continued to drink, long after you...

Published:Tuesday | December 25, 2018 | 12:24 AMGordon Robinson

My hope for every reader is that you all woke up at home today. The eternal search for the true meaning of Christmas needn’t take long or venture far afield. The secret is right in front of you. It’s home. It’s family. It’s...

Published:Tuesday | December 25, 2018 | 12:04 AM

Thinking about it, the Christmas story seems quite implausible.God decides to send His son to earth so that He can die, by way of execution, to ensure a path to redemption, until the end of mortal time, for humanity that has fallen afoul of His law...

Published:Tuesday | December 25, 2018 | 12:03 AMDavid Abrikian

In recent times, both the prime minister and the Urban Development Corporation have referred to the King George VI Memorial Park Act of 1956, as well as documents from the 1950s, to provide rationales for locating the new Parliament building within...

Published:Monday | December 24, 2018 | 12:05 AM

Every year since 1997, Starbucks, the popular American coffee company and coffeehouse chain, has been producing cups during the holiday season featuring designs commemorating Christmas, including reindeer and brightly...

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