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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...

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

The Catholic Church has done more to protect children than almost any other organisation in the United States.

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

Taking a cue from the JPS advertising campaign and certainly because I must be as naive as a child to ask the following questions. How come every year after heavy rains the rainwater collection aqueduct along Gordon Town Road gets filled with landslide debris preventing water going to the reservoir?

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

Sperminator, Womb Raider, Star Whores, Shaving Ryan's Privates, Free My Willy, Saturday Night Beaver, Riding Miss Daisy, On Golden Blonde, Ocean's 11 Inches and When Harry Ate Sally are some of the fare that turned on Trinidad and Tobago to the extent that for four years it topped the list of countries whose in- and co-habitants use the Google search engine to seek out and download Internet pornography.

Published:Friday | April 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

One of my readers has brought to my attention a news story in the Trinidad Express of Friday, March 26, titled 'Minister: Shift to same-sex schools to target males'.

Published:Friday | April 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

An asthma sufferer's plea - As an asthma sufferer, I am appealing to my fellow Jamaicans to stop burning rubbish.

Published:Friday | April 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The launch in Kingston on Wednesday of an organisation called the Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP) is a welcome development.

Published:Thursday | April 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Carnival, in many ways encapsulates much of the culture of Trinidad and Tobago. It is a vibrant exposition of a people's culture and, because it has its roots in African traditions...

Published:Thursday | April 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The latest round of debate raging in the public arena on the conduct of parliamentarians has highlighted glaring leadership deficits not just from the Chair, but at various levels within the Chamber. The debate has...

Published:Thursday | April 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Yesterday, I spoke at the Sam Sharpe Conference held at Regent's Park College, University of Oxford, on the need to appreciate and analyse the contribution of Christian women to the struggle of propagating the Christian faith in Jamaica's early history...

Published:Thursday | April 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It is unfortunate that two months ago, Education Minister Andrew Holness spent so much time waffling and parsing what the Government meant by a "nominal freeze of tertiary subsidies" in Jamaica's letter of intent...

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The opening of the state-of-the-heart Orchard health clinic on Monday was a landmark moment for western Jamaica and, indeed, the entire country.

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Peter Phillips is right. If, indeed, we retreat to our homes, "we would have surrendered to the criminals". So, the parliamentarian and former security minister must continue to speak out against criminality...

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Several recent events have highlighted and drawn attention to the Government of the day's anti-corruption commitment, one of their campaign promises.

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