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Published:Saturday | September 21, 2019 | 12:07 AM

If we needed any further reminder of how dangerously brazen Jamaica’s criminals are, we got a jolt this week when it was revealed that men posing as policemen stole a motor vehicle from a man’s yard. They apparently searched his house and demanded...

Published:Saturday | September 21, 2019 | 12:06 AM

Briana Williams is one to watch. The amazingly talented sprinter holds the world age-15 best (11.13s) for the 100m and is our national junior record holder at 10.94s. Williams recently tested positive for a prohibited substance,...

Published:Saturday | September 21, 2019 | 12:06 AM

Moving is one of the most moving experiences you can ever have. It is not the same for members of the legal profession. Anytime you see their lips moving, you know they’re lying. But for the rest of us, moving, especially from one house,...

Published:Friday | September 20, 2019 | 12:25 AM

It’s good for Trelawny that the head of its municipal corporation, Collen Gager, and the parish’s custos, Paul Muschett, have agreed to put aside their cudgels, which they sealed with a public handshake in Falmouth last week. Perhaps they can now...

Published:Friday | September 20, 2019 | 12:09 AM

As the Government considers complaints from the entertainment sector about the perceived stringency of the noise abatement law, it might wish to implement an obvious and easy fix to an often-frustrating process for most people, including...

Published:Friday | September 20, 2019 | 12:07 AM

Baptist ministers James Phillippo and William Knibb mobilised the Moravians, Presbyterians, and others to establish free villages by acquiring lands to permit sale to the freed Africans. Some villages came about solely through the entrepreneurial...

Published:Friday | September 20, 2019 | 12:07 AM

The list of frightened, bigoted people in The Gleaner’s recent report from St James is long: the ministers’ fraternal; the past president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Lee Bailey; the Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society...

Published:Friday | September 20, 2019 | 12:07 AM

In a rare example of ‘man bites dog’ news, more than 100 employees of Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Company last Monday protested in front of the offices of the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) in Kingston against “misinformation” being spread about the...

Published:Thursday | September 19, 2019 | 12:21 AM

Recently, an educated young man made a grand fool of himself in a social-media post when he suggested that his posting of a rape mention was just his way of expressing a joke. In that, he perfectly captured this society’s inability to bring to...

Published:Thursday | September 19, 2019 | 12:21 AM

While reading the front-page story in t he Gleaner last week regarding the gaffe of a giraffe crossing on Constant Spring Road, I did not know whether to laugh or cry. Imagine a criss-criss pedestrian crossing that is supposed to span a four-lane...

Published:Thursday | September 19, 2019 | 12:21 AM

Since the death of former president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, there has been evaluation of his life and work. In the 1980s, Mugabe implemented universal healthcare and education, and the economy was strong. He encouraged the whites to be...

Published:Thursday | September 19, 2019 | 12:08 AM

The recent announcement by the Ministry of Health and Wellness that the long-planned 220-bed children’s hospital to be built in western Jamaica will finally break ground is welcome news. The hospital, first announced by former Prime Minister Portia...

Published:Wednesday | September 18, 2019 | 12:30 AM

Few will be surprised at the frenzy with which politicians, on either side of the fence, have been having audience with, if not paying deference to, people in Jamaica’s entertainment industry, especially on the dancehall side of the business. This...

Published:Wednesday | September 18, 2019 | 12:26 AM

There have been several articles in the regional press in recent weeks speculating about the United Kingdom’s relationship with the Caribbean after leaving the European Union (EU) scheduled for October 31 (Brexit day). The Caribbean should be...

Published:Wednesday | September 18, 2019 | 12:26 AM

I write in response to the unfortunate opinion piece by Jaristotle’s Jottings characterising The University of the West Indies as an ­“administrative ghetto”. We feel compelled to correct this most unfortunate characterisation of The UWI-Mona’s...

Published:Wednesday | September 18, 2019 | 12:26 AM

On September 16, Noranda Bauxite Jamaica Partners, a corporation owned by the Government of Jamaica and New Day, a foreign company, bused in more than 100 employees to ‘protest’ in front of the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET). Their protest was...

Published:Tuesday | September 17, 2019 | 12:15 AM

We hope that the plan to dissolve the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) isn’t a case of the Holness administration learning the wrong lessons from the Petrojam scandal and opting for a solution that might make it more difficult to identify,...

Published:Tuesday | September 17, 2019 | 12:11 AM

Two years ago, I left Jamaica en route to Europe, a course of action that only became possible after earning an international scholarship to pursue a Master of Arts in journalism, media and globalisation. After a year of living in both Denmark and...

Published:Tuesday | September 17, 2019 | 12:07 AM

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) ought to be ranked as one of the most inefficient, uncaring, and insensitive companies in Jamaica. On Monday, September 9, we discovered, at about 6 a.m., that the Jamaica Association of Composers, Authors...

Published:Tuesday | September 17, 2019 | 12:07 AM

The domino game became contentious. The Beast was becoming frustrated and, in a rare move for such a mild-mannered person, he raised his voice at the Dunce. “What’s the matter with you? ” The Beast asked in as testy a voice as he could summon. “...

Published:Monday | September 16, 2019 | 12:28 AM

Audley Shaw seems to have rediscovered his voice and with it, a remembrance that agriculture is part of his ministerial portfolio. Many people will be happy – if it lasts and he sustains his advocacy. Last week, Mr Shaw, who is also the minister of...

Published:Monday | September 16, 2019 | 12:20 AM

Last Tuesday morning, shortly after waking up, I checked my phone to see what was trending on Google. At the top of the list was the name ‘Jarrid Wilson’. I was not familiar with this person and was curious about him and why his name was at number...

Published:Monday | September 16, 2019 | 12:08 AM

The letter in your September 7, 2019 edition, under the headline ‘PEP textbook errors embarrassing’, had a number of misleading and erroneous information based, unfortunately, on wrong assumptions, which may confuse your readers. Please see the...

Published:Monday | September 16, 2019 | 12:08 AM

At the resumption after the summer break, the members of the House of Representatives stood for the customary minute of silence in memory of three deceased former members, Dr Kenneth Baugh, Lawrence Broderick and Glenville Shaw. After about 30...

Published:Monday | September 16, 2019 | 12:07 AM

I want to make it clear that I am not a political creature. I am not aligned to any political party. I have very good friends on both sides of the fence. However, there are things about the People’s National Party (PNP) that I find very strange...

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