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Published:Monday | August 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WE HAVE finally been able to place our finger on the biggest problem facing agriculture in Jamaica, it having been confirmed by Glendon Harris, the president of record of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS)...

Published:Monday | August 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Reinstate tough cops - Why is it that so many people have to die in Jamaica and the killers never be found? This is crazy, or is it that the law enforcement is too afraid and not willing to take the risk to go and find these emotionless...

Published:Monday | August 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

My job has taught me to seek solutions to problems and not just suppress symptoms.I, therefore, felt dismayed when I heard the chief servant speaking on his regular monthly interactive radio programme.

Published:Monday | August 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

GIVEN THE censure he received from the contractor general for concluding those airline-seat guarantee deals with the approval of the Cabinet, we believe Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett's recent announcement of a 10 per cent duty waiver...

Published:Sunday | August 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

By March of next year, as has been reported elsewhere in this newspaper, the world's largest cruise ship will regularly dock at the new cruise port in Falmouth, on Jamaica's north coast.

Published:Sunday | August 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

After the intense speculation and subsequent anxiety that surrounded Air Jamaica's divest-ment process and negotiations for the takeover by Caribbean Airlines, the transition to the integrated entity appears to be proceeding...

Published:Sunday | August 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

"Intelligence rules the world, ignorance carries the burden." That's one of my favourite quotes from the phenomenal archive of Marcus Garvey's visionary mind. Some of us are still bearing the burdens of ignorance. We refuse to rule our own world intelligently.

Published:Sunday | August 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It is ironic to think that the people of Harbour View would not be looking forward to finally having a functioning sewerage disposal system if a non-Jamaican foundation had not been willing to support the work of the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET).

Published:Sunday | August 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

One of my biggest failures has been my inability to use chopsticks. As a Chinese Jamaican, I suffer the ignominy every time I eat at a Chinese or Japanese restaurant. What's worse is that my wife, who is a mixed Jamaican, and children, can use chopsticks, a couple quite proficiently.

Published:Saturday | August 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Education Minister Andrew Holness has made a national plea for landowners to consider donating property for school-building purposes. In making the plea, he revealed that nearly a third of the costs associated with erecting schools go towards the purchase of the land. It is likely that this appeal may become a talking point over the next few days.

Published:Saturday | August 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Portmore belongs to the people of the community and our elected and aspiring representatives must be mindful of this fact. The current municipal status was only achieved after persistent lobbying by citizens group with very little input from the political representatives.

Published:Saturday | August 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Melaine Walker, one of the stars from the Beijing and Berlin Games, was understandably shocked, embarrassed, annoyed and extremely upset when rumours and speculation concerning her health and fitness began circulating in the media.

Published:Saturday | August 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Public speakers have different ways of starting their speeches. For example, the man whose topic was 'sex' got up, looked at the audience, said, "Ladies and gentlemen, it gives me great pleasure" and then sat down.

Published:Friday | August 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

There is at least one major difference between democracy and ethics: in democracy the majority rules, while conducting a poll to determine what is right and what is wrong might produce the totally wrong answer.Judging from media reports, if a poll were...

Published:Friday | August 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Finance Minister Audley Shaw's tone will still not find favour with some. Indeed, there is a certain muscularity behind his declaration that: "The Government's position remains the same. We do not have the money."

Published:Thursday | August 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Last week, the 29th Baptist World Alliance Congress concluded in scenic Honolulu, Hawaii, under the theme 'Hear the Spirit'.

Published:Thursday | August 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Persons who are charged with the management of public resources are expected to execute their responsibilities with efficiency and integrity and should expect to be held responsible for their performance.If they prove to be incompetent and/or corrupt...

Published:Thursday | August 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

China's great leap forward for interaction with the rest of the world has landed in Jamaica with the announcements of mega- partnerships in sugar, housing, construction, and other potential areas of interest.This is a clear...

Published:Thursday | August 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Amid life's hustle and bustle, few things will stop me in my tracks as quickly as the sound of a trumpet being played well. Whether in the distance or nearby, the notes wafting on a gentle breeze...

Published:Wednesday | August 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The initial hurdle has been scaled, with the ruling by the director of public prosecutions (DPP), Ms Paula Llewellyn, that the policeman filmed shooting Ian Lloyd in Buckfield, St Ann, should be charged with murder....

Published:Wednesday | August 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Fuming over burnt garbage - I am asking the authorities to embark on a public campaign to highlight the dangers of burning garbage, especially plastic and styrofoam products.

Published:Wednesday | August 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

"But let me make one thing clear," Prime Minister Bruce Golding recently said, "they could issue statements until...and the columnists write their columns and editors write their editorials.

Published:Wednesday | August 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

MY FRIEND is in a celebratory mood because she dropped two pounds over the recent 'Emanci-pendence' week. It didn't sound like a big deal to me. However, when one tips the scale at 200 pounds...

Published:Tuesday | August 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Tuition fees and the auxiliary fees that schools charge have again come into focus with the minister of education stating that no child should be barred from school on the basis of his or her parents being unable to pay the school fees. He has also accused some schools of charging exorbitant auxiliary fees.

Published:Tuesday | August 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Gordon RobinsonContributorWe've not visited the Apochrypha for a while, so let's travel through the web of time to that land of tall tales, imaginary characters and stimulating portents. This visit finds Oma D'unn's mother in distress.

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