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Published:Friday | July 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In Greek mythology, the apple of discord was promised, delivered and created chaos and even war. Here in Jamaica, there is too much discord, chaos and an undeclared war.

Published:Thursday | July 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The weeklong Independence celebrations of 1962 culminated with the opening of the IX Central American and Caribbean Games (CAC) at the National Stadium on Saturday, August 11. The stadium had already hosted its first-ever...

Published:Thursday | July 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Last weekend, Jamaica won the silver medal in the CAC Games rugby competition. There will not be a fanfare over this, as rugby is not a very popular sport in Jamaica...

Published:Thursday | July 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Bravo to the Office of the Contractor General for attempting to safeguard public assets, which might be frittered away through a corrupt contracting process.

Published:Thursday | July 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

If nothing else, the Christopher Coke affair should have taught Prime Minister Bruce Golding and his administration that the Jamaican people are in no mood to tolerate the protection, perceived or actual, of alleged criminals by politicians....

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE UNITED States of America has a long tradition of wars and conflicts in the name of freedom. Many, especially in America, disagree from time to time about the reasons the country goes to war...

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE MIGHTY Sparrow is a legend. The Grenadian-born entertainer who was christened Slinger Francisco is the unrivaled King of Calypso. A big man with a powerful sound!

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

So much inane and juvenile statements have been emerging from the People's National Party (PNP) recently that it is not unreasonable to question whether the Opposition has grown scared of the prospect of returning...

Published:Tuesday | July 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Crime victimisation surveys, it has been found, tend to give a more accurate, and nuanced picture of crime in a country than relying only on incidents reported to the police.

Published:Tuesday | July 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A waste of police time? A few miles after entering St Elizabeth from Westmoreland, I was stopped for speeding, clocked at 70 km/h in a 50 km/h zone.

Published:Tuesday | July 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The English language is the world's most endangered species. For example, in America, it hasn't been used for centuries. Due to some of its eccentricities (e.g. the bough of a tree is pronounced 'bow' but the trough from which most animals feed...

Published:Monday | July 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Last weekend, Michell A. Rhee, the chancellor for schools in Washington, DC, in the United States, announced that next month, she will fire 226 of the district's 4,000 teachers, and that over the next year or so, "a not insignificant number" is likely to meet a similar fate.

Published:Monday | July 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Change the law - The call by attorney-at-law, Tamika Harris ( Sunday Gleaner, July 25) for changes in the law that makes criminals of 16-year-old boys who have consensual sex...

Published:Monday | July 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I am now satisfied that if this government buys a pound of liver, half of it will turn out to be bone. The Opposition, ably assisted by its friends in the public sector and the media, seems determined to prevent it from...

Published:Monday | July 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It is not often that I find myself cheering on a politician. However, in a recently publicised speech, Audley Shaw, the minister of finance and the public service, bemoaned the wide banking 'spread'...

Published:Sunday | July 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Last week, I reminded readers how dramatically our agricultural sector has slipped since the 1950s and early 1960s because we failed to reform and modernise production and the institutional structures in the sector

Published:Sunday | July 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Bruce, mi son, a no everybody mek fi be prime minister. Trust mi. Mi know yu naa go waan hear dat. But God a God. An mi ha fi talk truth. Yu see di prime minister work? It no easy. No, no, no. A whole heap a problem. Yu ha fi have strong back fi dat deh work. Nuff Irish mash.

Published:Sunday | July 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Monday morning quarter-backing (a.k.a. couch captaincy) is a contagious disease against which Jamaicans haven't been vaccinated. It is a practice, inherently without substance, that can expose more of the practitioner's insecurities than the subject's failings.

Published:Sunday | July 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The party of Norman Manley is no more. The People's National Party (PNP) is now officially the party of the lumpen. They did not even have the guts to come out and vote against a state of emergency to which they were clearly opposed. Instead they 'abstained.'

Published:Sunday | July 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Two bits of recent news in the real economy will no doubt have pleased the Golding administration. Last Thursday, Oleg Deripaska's UC Rusal removed the shutters from its 650,000 tonne alumina refinery at Ewarton in St Catherine and has started firing up its kilns. The plant was mothballed for more than a year.

Published:Saturday | July 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

There are many people who remain aloof and commonly react by shrugging at the spectacle of placard-bearing people demonstrating or protesting about poor roads, lack of water, and other vital services in communities.

Published:Saturday | July 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

On July 10, a man went to a bank in Manhattan, New York, holding a threatening note under a leafy plant, in a pot, and handed it to a teller.

Published:Friday | July 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Continuous vigilance - It is a burning shame that the Jamaican legislators failed to arrive at a consensus to extend the state of emergency in that troubled island.

Published:Friday | July 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Americans had their 9-11 event, which spurred them to create the Department of Homeland Security, and to pass anti-terrorism legislation which affects us as we visit the USA.

Published:Friday | July 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

There is that adage about children playing with matches: if allowed, they might just burn the house down, or cause serious damage to themselves and others.That's the vision left by Jamaica's political leaders with their...

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