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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.

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

By some coincidence, while there has been some debate locally as to whether the Jamaican dollar should be going up or down, activity on international currency markets has been heating up in recent months. Jamaican investors who have been addicted to safe, high-return government bonds have lost such options for the time being, but do not appear to be in the currency game as yet.

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

On a recent visit to Hellshire beach, I found some of the elusive young men I was worrying about in last week's column, "Where are the eligible men?" Those young men who ought to be prepared for tertiary education, but are not.

Published:Saturday | October 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

After 69 days of nail-biting drama in Chile, the world witnessed the spectacular rescue of 33 miners on Tuesday and Wednesday as they emerged from the bowels of the earth where they had been trapped ...

Published:Saturday | October 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:More often unspoken than not, today, the terrible questions still remain in the back of many people's minds: will the Christopher 'Dudus' Coke affair bring down the current Jamaica Labour Party government in Jamaica? And should it?

Published:Saturday | October 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Two hunters are out in the woods when one of them collapses.

Published:Saturday | October 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:In your editorial 'Make it an inquiry of truth', published on Thursday, October 14, you suggested seven questions that ought to be answered in the proposed Manatt, Phelps & Phillips Commission of Enquiry.

Published:Saturday | October 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Successive governments have not funded education as a priority.

Published:Friday | October 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A fortnight or so ago, there was in the United States media a great deal of hand wringing, finger-pointing and lamenting about the state of public education in that great country.

Published:Friday | October 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

MUCH IS being made of the dramatic reduction in the incidence of murder and other violent crimes over the last few months - and rightly so! We have been the murder capital of the world for much too long. The police believe murders have drastically...

Published:Friday | October 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It is good that yesterday's first day of the initiative by the police to remove higglers from no-vending areas of downtown Kingston went reasonably peacefully. We are disappointed, though, at what appeared to have been an attempt, passive though it might...

Published:Friday | October 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Pearnel Charles, the labour minister, tries very hard at finding employment for Jamaicans, to the point where you might wonder if he is confused as to whether he runs a labour exchange rather than heads a key economic ministry....

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