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Published:Saturday | January 15, 2011 | 12:00 AM

If all the food in the world were shared out evenly, there would be enough to go around. That has been true for centuries now: if food was scarce, the problem was that it wasn't in the right place, but there was no global shortage. However, that will not be true much longer.

Published:Friday | January 14, 2011 | 12:00 AM

We hope that remarks in Parliament on Wednesday do not represent the unfolding of a tactic of using the supposed failings of others to back away from a solemn undertaking to do what is right.For overhauling Jamaica's archaic defamation laws, as Prime...

Published:Friday | January 14, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Below is feedback from online readers of www.jamaica-gleaner.com on the war of words between the Fair Trading Commission and the Jamaica Bankers' Association over bank fees.let's teach banks a lessonThe banks are raping customers.

Published:Friday | January 14, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The illegal harvesting of finfish and shellfish by Honduran fishermen in Jamaican waters goes back decades.They having overfished their own seas, depleting their own stock of economically valuable marine resources.

Published:Friday | January 14, 2011 | 12:00 AM

ALTHOUGH PARLIAMENTARIANS deserve commendation for pro-posing several reforms to Jamaica's libel and defamation laws, they should be pooh-poohed for attempting to leave intact the status quo ...

Published:Thursday | January 13, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE DENBIGH Agricultural Show was the big highlight of the summer holidays in my tender years. It shared top ranking with the Sunday School outing as the staple items of every youngster's back-to-school composition...

Published:Thursday | January 13, 2011 | 12:00 AM

ON SUNDAY, Clyde Edwards, leading churchman, along with a co-host on LOVE FM, discussed the recent destruction by fire of the historic Mount Carey Baptist Church.

Published:Thursday | January 13, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Mr Christopher Zacca must be aware of the monumental importance of the job to which he was assigned last November by Prime Minister Bruce Golding.If he gets it right, it could represent for the Jamaican economy the critical game-changer...

Published:Thursday | January 13, 2011 | 12:00 AM

DR ERROL Miller, in a research exercise conducted some years ago, concluded that a significant number of Jamaican students had career goals that were quite unrealistic when one considered their academic attainment and their plans...

Published:Wednesday | January 12, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Our advice is that the national security minister, Mr Dwight Nelson, tone down the rhetoric and allow the foreign ministry to get on with the business of diplomacy. For a hardening of positions is in neither country's interest ahead of substantive...

Published:Wednesday | January 12, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Below is feedback from online readers of www.jamaica-gleaner.com on the shooting of Honduran fishers.Paying consequencesBased on what is being reported, I support the Jamaican Coastguard 100 per cent.

Published:Wednesday | January 12, 2011 | 12:00 AM

If I were to ask what's wrong with politics here, many of you armchair political prognosticators would quickly rattle off a list of ailments.

Published:Wednesday | January 12, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Within a matter of weeks, the People's National Party (PNP) has lost three stalwarts who served Parliament at about the same time, after it rebounded from its 1980 loss and won the last national election in that decade,...

Published:Wednesday | January 12, 2011 | 12:00 AM

There are early signs that 2011 may become the year of multiple road fatalities - much like the year just ended.

Published:Tuesday | January 11, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Judging from Mr Christopher Zacca's remarks, when the energy minister, Mr James Robertson, was yanked from the leadership of the Government's energy-conversion project, there was no clear technical path for the transition from oil to liquefied natural...

Published:Tuesday | January 11, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Below is feedback from readers of jamaica-gleaner.com on The Gavel's commentary on the salaries of ECJ commissioners:Ridiculous payWith the economic condition the country is in, Mr Shaw should know that it is ridiculous to pay part-time...

Published:Tuesday | January 11, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Here we go again. 'Cowboy' Christie, like a modern Don Quixote, is again on the lookout for windmills at which to tilt.

Published:Tuesday | January 11, 2011 | 12:00 AM

We do not know what triggered Jared Loughner's bid to assassinate US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in which six persons died.

Published:Monday | January 10, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The growing concern about the quality of teaching at our early-childhood, primary and secondary levels has prompted Nadine Molloy, the Jamaica Teachers' Association president, to call for an improvement in teacher quality.

Published:Monday | January 10, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The prime minister got that bit right. The concentration of his administration going forward must be on "stimulating growth and creating jobs". For the PM's goal to be sustainably achieved, though, it will demand a competitive economy....

Published:Monday | January 10, 2011 | 12:00 AM

A teacher's lament - How inspired I was by Norman Thompson's article. It articulated my own sentiments as a parent, teacher and citizen. It was refreshing to have someone affirm that standard English has its place...

Published:Monday | January 10, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Okay, so talking of class war isn't the cheeriest way to ring in a new year.And I admit I have been spending a lot of ink lately talking of new eras. Still, I do think the 2008 financial crisis marked a turning point...

Published:Sunday | January 9, 2011 | 12:00 AM

There can be no doubt that our beloved country enters this new year still facing an economic and social crisis. It is a time when national unity is essential if as a people we are to survive and move forward.

Published:Sunday | January 9, 2011 | 12:00 AM

A Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) supporter expressed, last month by email to G2K, serious concerns about what he believed were People's National Party (PNP) activists and supporters occupying leading and sensitive posts in the civil service and wider public sector and who were intent on sabotaging the policies and initiatives of this still new JLP government.

Published:Sunday | January 9, 2011 | 12:00 AM

While CARICOM countries, especially those under the thumb of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), will have to give priority to repairing their fiscal and external deficits, at the same time, their main focus must be on the steps to be taken to generate growth.

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