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Published:Friday | March 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

According to Wikipedia, 'friendly fire' is an expression meaning gunfire from one's own side or allied forces, as opposed to gunfire coming from enemy forces.

Published:Friday | March 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

About a month ago, the House of Representatives passed a bill setting out the framework for the establishment and policing of credit bureaux in Jamaica.That piece of legislation will soon be debated by the Senate...

Published:Friday | March 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Disturbing trend among men - Our men in the today's society seem confused about their identity.

Published:Friday | March 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In earlier times, a court day in Jamaica was quite a spectacle.The arguments and debates provided fascinating entertainment, and people would come from north, east, south and west to witness...

Published:Thursday | March 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

AS A country, we have high expectations for all of our students. After all, this is reflected in the philosophy emerging from the Ministry of Education: 'Every Child Can Learn: Every Child Must Learn'...

Published:Thursday | March 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The United States is a democracy run by an aristocracy. Remember that, and the country's politics starts to make a bit more sense. Of course, Americans will insist, they overthrew a monarchy.

Published:Thursday | March 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Recently, a columnist pulled no punches in arguing that the CXC history syllabus was so designed that it could lead to the students being taught erroneous 'facts' about our history.

Published:Thursday | March 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

On October 15 last year, I wrote the article 'Let 'Dudus' have his day in court', in which I argued that for the good of the country and also for the good of Christopher 'Dudus' Coke, it was advisable to allow...

Published:Thursday | March 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Dorothy Lightbourne, the justice minister, should have accepted Bruce Golding's challenge immediately in his address to Parliament on Tuesday.But it is not too late.

Published:Wednesday | March 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

There was a time not so long ago when the progress of a Jamaican was measured by the three Vs.If one had a Volvo motor car, a VCR machine and a visa, preferably one issued by the Americans, he was adjudged to be sitting on top of the heap.

Published:Wednesday | March 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Perchance Prime Minister Golding missed, underestimated or rejected the arguments of many in the society, recent events should, by now, have concentrated his mind on the potential dangers of his Government's inexplicable dithering ...

Published:Wednesday | March 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Some years ago a colleague introduced me to the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES).I subsequently attended a conference in Orlando in 2002 where I presented a paper on the 'Evolution of the Jamaican Education System'...

Published:Tuesday | March 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It is a welcome development that Owen Ellington, the acting police chief, is seeking to bring under some level of management the use of crowd-control irritants, such as tear gas.Unfortunately, it required...

Published:Tuesday | March 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Put Jamaica first - I am really encouraged to see The Gleaner editorial of February 28 on the 'Dudus' issue, and for what I consider to be an accurate representation of the malady affecting Jamaica...

Published:Tuesday | March 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Any adult person who cannot, at least, identify with Tiger Woods in his ongoing sex saga is abnormal, too old, too forgetful or 'too lie' (untruthful).

Published:Tuesday | March 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I've spent a lifetime scorning ceremony.The last graduation ceremony I attended was upon leaving fifth form. I 'graduated' one Friday evening and then returned to sixth form the following Monday at the same school.

Published:Monday | March 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The media have released the much anticipated findings of Justice Paul Harrison, the sole commissioner into the direct causes and culpabilities of the deadly fire of May 22, 2009, that took the lives of seven wards of the state, injured eleven other...

Published:Monday | March 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Proceed with caution - Before Jamaica goes off on a recruiting spree designed to bring in foreign math specialists from, shall we say, "more developed" nations such as the United States...

Published:Monday | March 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Most people may not have noticed, but there is a common thread linking the deadly Armadale fire, February's big gun find at Munster Road in east Kingston and last week's recovery of a 9mm Beretta pistol on Sunrise...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Now that Jamaica has formally entered into the standby agreement with the International Monetary Fund that is supposedly to benefit Jamaica with a loan of US$1.27 billion, and is expected to trigger an additional US$1.3 billion in loans from the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, Caribbean Development Bank and other such multilateral funding agencies....

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

On the London Underground I once saw an arresting public-service advertisement: "Don't rush to flush if it's only pee!" A strong case was made for consolidating waste in order to conserve water. The average toilet flush consumes approximately 10 litres of water.

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Air Jamaica, an integral element of the iconic Jamaica brand for more than 40 years, will disappear soon if the letter of intent signed with Caribbean Airlines is implemented.

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Fifteen years ago when Bruce Golding began aggressively to seek the job of prime minister of Jamaica, he didn't merely lodge his application. He also wrote his own job description, accompanied by a business plan for the overhaul of the country.

Published:Saturday | February 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:In response to Education Minister Andrew Holness' suggestion in The Gleaner of February 25 to recruit teachers from abroad, I suggest that we desist from badgering and underrating ourselves.

Published:Saturday | February 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The glory days of the Victoria Craft Market on Kingston's waterfront have long gone.

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