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Published:Saturday | October 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:'Arrogantitis' seems to have taken hold of Everald Warmington.

Published:Saturday | October 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

With less than stellar economic growth predicted for Jamaica and the region, it was encouraging to hear the recent positive outlook of Dolphin Cove's Stafford Burrowes.

Published:Friday | October 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Thanks to the minutes of a meeting when members of parliament discussed it in secret, we now know Dr St Aubyn Bartlett's true feeling about the Constituency Development Fund (CDF).It is that the CDF largely finances project fit for the "creng creng",...

Published:Friday | October 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Below are edited excerpts from comments posted online at www.jamaica-gleaner.com by readers to yesterday's front page story, 'PM urged to stand up for free press'....

Published:Friday | October 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Every year during National Heritage Week we are fed a sanitised diet - almost national myths - concerning our history and our heroes. We glory only in certain (more positive) aspects of the heritage...

Published:Thursday | October 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

About eight months ago I was visiting an old friend in San Francisco, and for reasons I couldn't then explain, I found myself betting him and his son $100 each that the Democrats would lose their majority in both houses ...

Published:Thursday | October 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

September's dramatic reduction in the murder rate by some 40 per cent should put to rest the prediction that honouring Paul Bogle in 1965 would lead to increase in violence.

Published:Thursday | October 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

While we called for, and therefore welcome Prime Minister (PM) Bruce Golding's establishment of a commission of inquiry into the Christopher Coke-Manatt affair, we, too, are disappointed with the PM's approach to the matter...

Published:Thursday | October 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

One of my favourite heroes is George William Gordon. In a flight of fantasy I pictured Gordon on Heroes Day walking up to the dais to accept his country's highest honour from Governor General Sir Patrick Allen...

Published:Thursday | October 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Mr Everald Warmington, who still occupies a seat in the House of Representatives and is chairman of its committee on the Constituency Development Fund (CDF), responded to this newspaper's report on the misadventures of his committee and the policy...

Published:Wednesday | October 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Below are edited excerpts from comments posted online at www.jamaica-gleaner.com by readers to yesterday's lead story 'Move them out' in which the police, parents and teachers advocated the removal of vendors from school gates....

Published:Wednesday | October 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WHEN ON, my television is usually tuned to CNN. Several times each day that refrain, courtesy of the Jamaica Tourist Board, catches my attention - part of a seductive appeal to visit a heavenly island paradise...

Published:Wednesday | October 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I HAVE had days of heated discussions with friends over the recent move by the police to end vending in undesignated areas in downtown Kingston.

Published:Wednesday | October 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THIS NEWSPAPER reserves, for now, its position on the Golding administration's proposal for term limit on the post of prime minister, for which legislation is now before the Parliament. We, however, believe there is need for deep debate and substantial...

Published:Tuesday | October 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Speaking of banks...I'm tormented by the latest banking inanities disguised as money-laundering deterrents. It's just unnecessary stress. Recently, my bank asked me to complete reams of new forms.

Published:Tuesday | October 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Bruce Golding and Barack Obama came to power within a year of each other with contrasting margins of victories yet immediately facing deep economic and social challenges and having, from the get-go, to confront...

Published:Tuesday | October 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Below are edited excerpts from comments posted online at www.jamaica-gleaner.com by readers to yesterday's lead story 'Recruiters pull plug', about a company contracted to source employment in Canada for licensed practical nurses in Jamaica vowing to...

Published:Tuesday | October 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The case of Natalie Neita-Headley, reported by this newspaper on Sunday, nearly two years after the fact, further vindicates our demand for a scrapping of the bi-partisan trough known as the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) and highlights why MPs...

Published:Monday | October 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Hiding, or attempting to hide bad news, economic or otherwise, is usually a poor political communication strategy, as Prime Minister Bruce Golding and his ministers should have learned by now.It is better to confront the truth...

Published:Monday | October 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Below are edited excerpts from comments posted online at www.jamaica-gleaner.com by readers to yesterday's lead story 'Natalie's million-dollar secret - What the MPs were hiding in Constituency Development Fund talks'....

Published:Monday | October 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Permit me to pen an open letter to Sagicor Life Jamaica Ltd.Dear Sagicor,As we, Jamaicans, celebrate and reflect upon the work and life of our national heroes, I am reminded of how valiantly each, in his/her own way, gave of their lives...

Published:Monday | October 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Lie-agra (Sin-denafil) relaxes or nullifies the mind's ethical programming and increases the blood flow to targeted areas of the body thus enabling the user to stand erect and spew lies, half-truths, evasive responses and innuendoes.

Published:Sunday | October 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

How many of us will spare even a passing thought about the reason some of us will have the day off on Monday? Given the number of alternatives available, how many people do you think will spend even 15 minutes watching or listening to the presentation of national honours, unless they have a friend or family member who is getting one?

Published:Sunday | October 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I first travelled overseas when I was 21 years old. It was to Montreal, Canada. I was going to attend McGill University to do my master's of business administration (MBA). I had resolved that the only way I would attend university overseas would be on a scholarship so that I would not require any assistance from my parents.

Published:Sunday | October 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The initiative launched last Wednesday night, to be executed over the next two years, wins our endorsement, and represents the kind of public-private sector partnership of which this newspaper hopes there will be plenty more.

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