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Published:Friday | April 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Golding administration in recent times has indeed weakened Jamaica's authority to engage the United States (US) firmly on the issue, but that does not lessen the essential truth of the prime minister's argument of the need for the Americans to do more to lessen the flow of guns into our country.

Published:Friday | April 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Budget debates of the 1970s echoed the wide ideological differences between the two parties, and the kareba outfits worn by Government members in contrast to the conservative suits of the Opposition mirrored this disparity more eloquently than any speech could do in Gordon House.

Published:Friday | April 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

My wife and I spent a five-day mini vacation in your country last week and had a wonderful time at one of the northern beach resorts.

Published:Friday | April 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Earth can take so much and no more. Did we think that we could continue to cut down our natural forests without ultimately facing the consequences? At one time, little Jamaica was declared to have the highest rate of defores-tation in the world.

Published:Thursday | April 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Following on eight years of case management in civil matters brought before our courts, the criminal bar was this year introduced to, and has adopted, the new system of case management in criminal cases. This is a most welcomed move. It has come at a time when the delivery of justice in our courts was bursting at the seams from the weight of a large backlog of cases.

Published:Thursday | April 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

My initial reaction to your daily front-page publication of the country's murder toll was to agree with the contributor who criticised the practice; but when I compared the figure in Sunday's edition - April 18 (482) with the previous Sunday's (April 11) of 436 - which meant that 46 persons were murdered last week, I appreciated the reason.

Published:Thursday | April 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The National Housing Trust (NHT) and potential mortgagors of the trust will be happy that its ailment - previous scary prognoses notwithstanding - has turned out to be fleeting.

Published:Thursday | April 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

At the recent Sam Sharpe International Conference held at Regent's Park College, University of Oxford, I polled some people on the age of Sam Sharpe at the time of the 1831 resistance, based on the popular image of Sharpe found on our money bills and the one displayed at this historic conference.

Published:Thursday | April 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

According to the annual Horizon Report released recently by the New Media Consortium in collaboration with the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), The 2010 Horizon Report: K-12 Edition focuses on the key technology areas that researchers identify as likely to have a major impact on educational institutions and other learning-focused organisations within the next five years.

Published:Wednesday | April 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It's graduation season once again and despite all the ashes in the air over the United Kingdom, adoring relatives and doting parents are currently in the process of planning for graduations here, there and everywhere.I have been...

Published:Wednesday | April 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

What are our dominant social values as Jamaicans? Oddly, we are a decade into the 21st century, and yet we have only recently begun to answer that basic question in an objective, defensible way.Although impressionistic...

Published:Wednesday | April 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

SAY WHAT you wish of Edmund Bartlett, he is worthy of the country's congratulations. At the same time, the tourism minister deserves our sympathy.

Published:Tuesday | April 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Lance Mathias is 26.

Published:Tuesday | April 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Gleaner's Sunday, April 18, editorial speaks to what the prime minister and Opposition leader must do to help fight crime. The Gleaner which has the attention of (pretty much) all of Jamaica and many sections of the world, suggest that the political leaders 'interview' their members to determine if they have ties to gangs and such.

Published:Tuesday | April 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I had the opportunity to watch a taped version of the Opposition leader's contribution to the Budget Debate last week. Her delivery was, for the most part, very good, considering that Jamaica's Budget Debate is a formal political points-scoring exercise.

Published:Tuesday | April 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I'm beginning to believe the People's National Party (PNP) has taken leave of its senses. That organisation just doesn't get it.

Published:Monday | April 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Barriers to crime fighting - I am convinced that there are some major barriers to fighting crime in Jamaica.

Published:Monday | April 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The only gainfully employed son of one of my ageing patients was shot in the head from behind by a (typically cowardly) gang member who mistook him for a rival.

Published:Monday | April 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Anthony Hylton, the shadow foreign affairs and foreign trade minister, makes a credible case on behalf of Jamaican dancehall - and presumably other artistes who may find themselves barred from other Caribbean Community...

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In Jamaica, our esteemed 'journalists' have an awkward habit of frequently dropping dollies.Take, for example, the 'hot topic' of the alleged contract between the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) and...

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The problem with writing fiction - especially for an opinion column - is that literal-minded readers often confuse 'fact' and 'truth'.

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In Parliament last week, Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller called for an assault on Jamaica's "growing subculture of violence and disrespect" and for the country's youth to be rescued from the potential "clutches of criminals".In this passionate...

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Father Maurice Feres was vice-principal of St George's College when I started in first form in January 1962.

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Ireland, which earned the moniker 'Celtic Tiger' after its turbo-charged economic growth in the 1990s and first half of the last decade, suffered a near catastrophic downturn in the first half of 2008.

Published:Saturday | April 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

With the largest increase of persons outside the workforce falling in the 25-44 age group, we need to take serious stock of the implications for the country in its quest to achieve specific development targets by the year...

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