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Published:Friday | February 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Some years ago, the leadership of the People's Republic of China came to the conclusion that if the Chinese society was to join the industrialised world, the 'iron pot' of traditional approaches, of collective thinking...

Published:Friday | February 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Responding to my column last week about the joyful season of Lent, during which we are enjoined to fast, pray and give alms, Ed McKoy writes in The Gleaner of last Saturday:"Taken from Matthew's account of the Sermon on the Mount...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Previous information about the seeming systematic thievery of guns from the police armoury would by itself raise disturbing questions about the management and accountability in the police force as well as deepen the fear...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The 2010 track and field season is now in high gear and Jamaicans are following every race run, every time recorded, every record set.At this time, the athletic world is watching Jamaica through gold-rimmed spectacles and coaches...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In response to a point I made in a recent article, someone named Matt Myford stated that my comparing the media description of the genocide in Rwanda to that in Bosnia was wrong because the number of persons killed in Rwanda...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

On the day of Professor Rex Nettleford funeral, Debbion Hyman, teacher at St Hugh's School, wrote 'The Road to Emancipation part 1' (Youthlink February 16-22).

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Agriculture Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has more than a valid case for urging the administration to promulgate quickly the long talked about land-use policy, including those areas of the country that...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Sports is warDid you know that the Nicaragua-El Salvador war, in which 20,000 people were killed, started over a football game? In fact, Ernest Hemingway, the world-famous writer, who spent so much of his time in Latin America and Spain...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

As the charitable dollar disappears, volunteer organisations are challenged to remain relevant in the communities in which they operate.

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Your editorial of Tuesday, February 10, titled 'A lesson for Mr Vaz' is, indeed, a lesson, not only for Mr Vaz but for all your readers on how not to sully the image of a respected newspaper.

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE FORMAL festival concluded a week ago, but another aspect of carnival in Trinidad and Tobago may only now be coming to an end: the 'Ole Mas' that has become the politics of the United National Congress (UNC), the party that was...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

FINSAC enquiry and what it will reveal!A government is expected to protect the interest of its people.

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

TEN YEARS ago, there was an enquiry into the beating of more than 200 prisoners at the St Catherine Adult Correctional Centre.

Published:Monday | February 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

La la land is defined as "a state of mind characterised by unrealistic expectations or a lack of seriousness". Incredibly, there's a country that has been existing in such a state for many years...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

No one will be too surprised by Mr Manfred Nowak's characterisation of conditions at Jamaica's prisons and detention centres as appalling and reflecting a lack of respect for the dignity of people who come in conflict...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Carolyn Cooper in her provocative article 'Rights of passage' published Sunday, February 21, argues that persons organising official funerals should sometimes override the expressed wishes of the dead, and allow...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Apart from the killer cops and their adherents, there is no one in Jamaica who does not welcome the prime minister's putting the establishment of a Commission of Independent Persons...

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

AS PRIME Minister Golding conceded last year, the estimated $1.2 billion the Government spends on rent annually is an awful lot of money, that, from an economic or social policy standpoint, is not being efficiently utilised.

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

IT IS no secret that the casino legislation before Parliament has generated less controversy than was at first thought. This is partly because over the past decade, the gaming industry has been liberalised and put on a more systematic regulatory scheme in accordance with best practices in New Jersey and Nevada.

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WHO HAS the right to decide how public figures are to be buried? That's a question we really have to take seriously now that a whole generation of national icons is passing. What happens when there's a clash between what the deceased wanted and what the public expects?

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

IF ANTHONY Wilson's 'Blame Haiti's Politicians' piece (Trinidad Guardian January 24, 2010) was solely a sharp attack on Sir Hilary Beckles, I would be inclined to remain silent - in the assurance that the historian can look after himself.

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE SENSATION that predominated as I saw Rex before and after he drew his last breaths was predominately one of there being unfinished business, as I felt that what was the essential Rex would be there for a very, very long time. I could only surmise what that unfinished business would be by thinking about what I knew of him since we first met some 57 years ago.

Published:Saturday | February 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

IN EVERY country, there are words and phrases the natives, including the media, take for granted until some stranger asks, like Denise Plummer the Calypsonian, "What is this?" I grew up with the word 'mammaguy' knowing that it was flattery with a higher...

Published:Saturday | February 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THAT THE postal service is in need of comprehensive reform is impatient of debate. To many Jamaicans, the post office is the service that best connects them to their government. Even though some are in an awful state of disrepair, post offices and agencies can be found in the most remote areas, often where other public services are absent. There are post offices in every nook and cranny which provide employment for some 2,000 people.

Published:Friday | February 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

ONE OF the lead stories in Wednesday's Gleaner was headlined 'Catholics, Anglicans prepare for Lent', but yesterday's column in this newspaper by the Rev Devon Dick, pastor of the Boulevard Baptist Church shows that the observance of Lent and Ash...

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