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

So, now it's all The Gleaner's fault. Jamaica's difficulty isn't that the prime minister was less than candid with us. It's that a Gleaner editorial accused him of lying. And "some persons" apparently writing in The Gleaner allegedly prefer propaganda to facts.

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

This newspaper and, we believe, most people who have given the matter serious thought, would not have been surprised at the decision of the Jamaican court to remove retired judge Boyd Carey from the chairmanship...

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

Much has been made of the Manatt, Phelps & Phillips engagement from the Jamaican perspective. While the preoccupation might be understandable, it is the American perspective that is the more engrossing. The latter speaks to the power and advantage of superior statecraft...

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

Distressed colleagues and grieving family members have been reflecting on the tragic events which led to the drowning of a policeman, Vincent Bent, and the injuring of a colleague as a police party pursued alleged criminals near the Rio Cobre on Thursday.

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

I endorse Education Minister Andrew Holness's proposal that parents who refuse to send their children to school be arrested and charged. However, there are a lot of issues that need to be sorted out with regard to our education system and the present state of the Jamaican economy.

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

Please publish as an open letter to the prime minister:

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

Guyanese are the most hospitable people in the world. Trinidadians of my generation are next. It is true that neither Guyanese nor Trinidadians extend themselves as much as the people of the Gilbert and Ellis islands in the South Pacific who, many years ago, selected a nubile young lady to provide solace to men whose wives were pregnant and so needed succour or other games that people play.

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

A genuine dispute exists between rank-and-file members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the Golding administration, over unpaid salaries owed by the Government to members of the JCF.The Police Federation...

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

I HAVE heard that Minister of Education Andrew Holness intends to abolish all-age schools and junior high schools.

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

South African journalist Marianne Thamm, commenting on the exit of Nelson Mandela and the impending retirement of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu from public life...

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

THERE WAS speculation in a news report that Yendi Phillipps placed second and not first in the Miss Universe competition because she mentioned God in her answer in reference to capital punishment.

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

This newspaper continues to repose confidence in the Integrity Commission, comprising Bishop Wellesley Blair, Daisy Coke, Cedric McCulloch, Burchell Whiteman and Fred Hamity, recently appointed by the People's National Party to vet candidates and other...

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

The outrageously high murder rate, hypercriminiality, enforced idleness, low productivity and increasing poverty are only some of the features of the madness rampant in this society.

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

The method chosen by Jimmy Moss-Solomon to highlight his disgust with the poor quality of governance offered by Jamaica's political leaders will hardly find universal endorsement. Even some of those who share...

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

MY ELDER brother cautioned me years ago about the psychological let-down of losing the privileges associated with any office.

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

In an op-ed piece published in yesterday's edition of this newspaper, José Miguel Insulza, the secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), discussed a topic that has been the subject...

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

PM blaiming the media - Do not let go of the Manatt, Phelps & Philip Affair or any other political issue that reeks of corruption.

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

BETWEEN EMAIL scams, phishing attacks and bank fraud, many people are feeling less confident about doing business at shops, ATMS, online or anywhere else.It seems there is an organised band of fraudsters who will go...

Published:Tuesday | August 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Below are edited excerpts from comments posted by online readers reacting to the article about 17-year old Winston Swaby shunning overseas study and doing well in recent CSEC exams.Local system works well...

Published:Tuesday | August 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

During the last five years, the Organisation of American States (OAS) has observed elections in no fewer than 10 of its Caribbean member states. A recurring theme in the run-up to these elections has been campaign finance.

Published:Tuesday | August 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I'm a lonely lobby for a new Caribbean Federation. I believe 1961's withdrawal from the fledgling Federation (born while we were 'British') was an egregious error. Hopefully, if accepted, my proposal to use consumption...

Published:Tuesday | August 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

During the last five years, the Organisation of American States (OAS) has observed elections in no fewer than 10 of its Caribbean member states.

Published:Tuesday | August 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Despite his new tactic of training his cannons on the messenger, Prime Minister Bruce Golding, in his reflective moments, understands clearly the crass disingenuity of his latest strategy. For Mr Golding, more than any other politician in the country,...

Published:Monday | August 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

'It' looks really bad for any leader of any country to risk everything (his/her integrity, political career, the security of its citizens and international sanctions) for the sake of any one individual.

Published:Monday | August 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WE AGREE with Peter Bunting's suggestion of the need for a debate on how the Government should, in the future, handle unsolicited proposals from vendors for goods and services.Mr Bunting, a parliamentarian and the general secretary of the Opposition...

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