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Published:Tuesday | December 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In so far as we know, P.J. Patterson, the former prime minister, holds no formal office in the People's National Party (PNP) except, perhaps, his designation as a life member and, if it hasn't changed, as a trustee of the party with two other persons, one of whom is dead.

Published:Monday | December 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The international community must be prodded and cajoled into delivering the more than US$10 billion it pledged in long-term aid for the rebuilding of Haiti, which was devastated by earthquake and is now undergoing the stress of a cholera epidemic.

Published:Monday | December 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Below are edited excerpts from comments posted online at www.jamaica-gleaner.com by readers to yesterday's lead story 'Smoking debate - cigarette imports up as ganja production drops'.Tax them heavily!There is no fairness in Carreras...

Published:Monday | December 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Last week, a massive trove of American classified documents were released by Wikileaks, and published by the UK's Guardian newspaper.

Published:Monday | December 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Urban decay occurs when a city or part of it deteriorates into disrepair, or is deserted. It is a self-perpetuating, downward-spiralling phenomenon. Among other things, it causes and is also caused by, poverty, crime, owner evacuation ...

Published:Sunday | December 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

If education were simply a matter of attending classes, Latin America and Caribbean would have already done its homework.

Published:Sunday | December 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Sometimes, the more we struggle, the tighter the noose is drawn.

Published:Sunday | December 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaicans' vacillation about vital questions affecting our development is nowhere more evident than in how we have danced around critical decisions regarding adjustments to how we use energy.

Published:Sunday | December 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Not much more than a month ago, Jamaicans celebrated National Heroes Day with some amount of pomp and pageantry.

Published:Sunday | December 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It is surprising that it hasn't happened before, and that its orchestration is by a private finance house and a university rather than a government of the sub region.

Published:Sunday | December 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Nearly every report on the public-education sector in the last five years has painted a picture of gloom; but none so far has captured the deep disappointment, frustration, apathy and fleeting...

Published:Saturday | December 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Private- and public-sector initiatives to transform the economy of Trelawny for the 21st century must be hailed for the impact they will likely have on the entire western Jamaica. There was a time when the entrepreneurial flame burnt brightly in Trelawny. But that was a long time ago.

Published:Saturday | December 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

At 8:00 in the morning the mist was still thick. It is what I have always liked about Belmopan, the capital of Belize. Even though it seems to be a city built around a shabby bus terminal first, and then the Parliament and ministries of Government like an afterthought, Belmopan has a rustic charm that is unlike any other West Indian or even world capital.

Published:Saturday | December 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The laws of Jamaica provide for election petitions to be filed under the Election Petitions Act should there be any discrepancies with the eligibility of candidates, among a myriad of other considerations.

Published:Saturday | December 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I have been a registered nurse for the past two years and four months. I work at a hospital in rural Jamaica. I am writing because I have a major concern, and that is about the attitude of some of my fellow Jamaicans.

Published:Friday | December 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Bruce Golding has had more than a few domestic distractions this year, not least the scramble to save his political career and maintain the credibility of his Government.It can be appreciated, therefore, why he would find little time to...

Published:Friday | December 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Below are edited excerpts from comments posted online at www.jamaica-gleaner.com by readers to yesterday's lead story 'Taxman stressed'.Hit them hardI believe every sledgehammer should be used to collect taxes in Jamaica.

Published:Friday | December 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

According to Section 62 of the Jamaican Constitution, before taking his or her seat in Parliament, every member must swear the prescribed oath of allegiance, which reads:"I, [name], do swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Jamaica,...

Published:Thursday | December 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Keith Noel, ContributorThe late 1960s marked a pivotal moment in Jamaica's history.

Published:Thursday | December 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Lance Neita, ContributorThe Christmas breeze came early this year.

Published:Thursday | December 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

We previously conceded our unease with the Government's plan to move the Jamaica Defence Force's (JDF) headquarters from Up Park Camp in Kingston for some place in St Catherine, where, according to Prime Minister (PM) Golding, 400 acres of land has been...

Published:Thursday | December 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It does not appear that the Government and members of the media are calculating the salary of the governor of the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) correctly. A salary ought to be the amount of money that is available to the employee...

Published:Thursday | December 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The recent controversy regarding the operations of the island's mental hospital should serve as a stimulus for Jamaica to consider other models of mental health care.

Published:Wednesday | December 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I'M NOT A doctor, nor did you ask for my opinion, but I have a diagnosis to make.I hope you're sitting down. I'm sorry to inform you that you have cancer.

Published:Wednesday | December 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WHAT IS it in the DNA of some individuals that cause them to reach beyond themselves and do spectacular things? Thoughts of ordinary people doing extraordinary things have been swirling in my head ever since watching CNN Heroes...

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