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Published:Friday | March 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Why is it that Jamaica's law-enforcement machinery never seems to be able to catch, prosecute and convict Jamaican drug kingpins and arms traffickers by themselves? And yet the law-enforcement machinery...

Published:Friday | March 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Harold Brady must dismount his high horse, abandon the churlish pretence that he has somehow been wronged, and offer the Jamaican people a full and frank explanation of why his law firm was purporting to act on their...

Published:Thursday | March 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Oddly enough, it was a non-Jamaican, Kaiser Bauxite's general manager, Ed Coyne, who introduced the Jamaica First programme back in 1981 as an antidote for post-election rancour to a nation polarised by a bitter election campaign...

Published:Thursday | March 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In a week's time, Audley Shaw, the finance minister, will table the Government's annual Budget, which he and his boss, Prime Minister Bruce Golding, say will set the tone for the country's economic...

Published:Thursday | March 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Religion is indeed a two-edged sword. There are so many persons who have performed acts of tremendous self-sacrifice through their love for their fellow man...

Published:Thursday | March 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Last Saturday, at a meeting of Corporate Area Baptist churches, Rev Doreen Wynter congratulated me on the publication of the book, The Cross and Machete: The Native Baptists of Jamaican - Identity, Ministry and Legacy.

Published:Wednesday | March 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Mrs June Spence-Jarrett could not have been surprised by her reported sacking as head of the Department of Correctional Services, given the findings by Justice Paul Harrison into the Armadale tragedy which killed seven...

Published:Wednesday | March 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: That the Reverend Al Miller used the words "justice" and "principle" at least 16 times each in his long-winding letter on 'Dudus' can only mean two things.

Published:Tuesday | March 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Too many constituencies - Thank you for the editorial of March 15.Months before the 2007 general election...

Published:Tuesday | March 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

As usual, the Beast had no partner for the Saturday afternoon domino game. Autry and I drove around looking for a fourth while The Beast waited outside Gene's home.

Published:Tuesday | March 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

We would expect that an official with oversight responsibility for public health and safety standards would gladly welcome the efforts of people who report if and where these standards are perhaps being breached...

Published:Monday | March 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WHILE EVERALD Warmington was right for his vehement protest against the hijack of democracy by parliamentary leaders during that episode in the House last week, he unfortunately ignored the wider issue that triggered...

Published:Monday | March 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

True Jamaican conundrum, If you live in the far West End of Negril, you are at the end of the main water supply pumping network from the Green Island station, which pumps water to the Negril area.

Published:Monday | March 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Some Jamaicans may recall a little song about impending harsh punishment from their mother whenever they were caught doing something wrong, or getting into trouble.

Published:Sunday | March 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Everald Warmington is not someone you instinctively want to defend. But people like him are sometimes right, as Mr Warmington clearly was, during that big quarrel in the House of Representatives last Wednesday. It was he who defended a fundamental principle and was on the side of democracy in the face of the tyranny of the multitude.

Published:Sunday | March 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Dennis MorrisonContributorToyota, until recently regarded as the gold standard for quality, reliability and efficiency in car manufacturing, has seen its reputation up-ended by sticking accelerator pedals that have led to major accidents and ballooning...

Published:Sunday | March 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

"A woman who aspires to be equal to a man is an under-achiever." That famous feminist witticism came to mind as I closely examined the Gleaner's Top of the Class magazine published on February 23. Claiming to present "a selection of Jamaica's outstanding academic achievers," the editors of the magazine failed to put even one girl on the cover.

Published:Sunday | March 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A lot of desperate drivel has been recently spoken and written regarding the relationship between the Extradition Act and the Interception of Communications Act (IOCA). It is time to give those of us inclined to accept reality the opportunity of a careful analysis of both.

Published:Sunday | March 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Diplomatic relations have gone sour between Jamaica and the United States of America. Many Jamaicans here and abroad are being embarrassed by the actions of our Government in how it conducts relations with the USA. Our prime minister was too busy to visit with their previous president.

Published:Saturday | March 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I have always known that spirits come in bottles and I have had my share of them in my time. More than once upon that time, like 'Drink and Drunk' in Sparrow's calypso Drunk and Disorderly, I would spirit away spirituous liquors with almost spiritual fervour. But ghosts?

Published:Saturday | March 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The shameful display of men scavenging for Heineken beer in the aftermath of a deadly accident on the Linstead bypass on Thursday demonstrates just how desperate our people have become.

Published:Friday | March 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), the umbrella group for businesses in the island, is not given to precipitous or alarmist interventions on national issues.Indeed, like the organisation's current leader...

Published:Friday | March 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

IN 1991, the New Beginning Movement, of which I was a convenor, organised a walk through western Kingston. We began at the St John's United Church on Upper Rose Lane...

Published:Friday | March 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Odd coincidence - I am always fascinated by coincidences. No more so than this interesting one that happened on Wednesday.

Published:Thursday | March 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Efforts to get Kingston earthquake-ready must be applauded, especially in light of the scale of catastrophe that earthquakes have caused some of our neighbours this year.Mayor Desmond McKenzie appears to have the big picture in mind...

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