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

Different types of politicians respond to different stimuli. Military dictators respect only the force of arms, as exemplified by Stalin's famous contemptuous remark: "How many divisions does the Pope have?" Since the Pope has no military might...

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

We are heartened by Prime Minister Bruce Golding's swift and unequivocal response to the report that investigators from the Office of the Public Defender were on Wednesday barred from entering the Horizon Remand Centre to gather information on the...

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

Dennie Quill got it right!Dennie Quill, You are right on the money! You have to wonder who is more gullible, the Jamaicans who were naive enough to believe such returns were legally possible, or the learned lawyer who believed a stranger's proclamation...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It might well be that the Factories Corporation of Jamaica will pay less in rent for larger offices it proposes to move to in New Kingston than for the one it now occupies in downtown Kingston.So, Mr Karl Samuda, the commerce and industry minister...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Given Jamaica's long, unseasonal and continuing drought, it is understandable that the National Water Commission (NWC), the state-owned company that produces and delivers piped, potable water, has stepped up what is labelled a conservation...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The day Professor Ralston 'Rex' Nettleford, OM, died was the same day I received an advance copy of my book, The Cross and the Machete: Native Baptists of Jamaica-Identity, Ministry and Legacy, in which Rex Nettleford, vice-chancellor Emeritus...

Published:Wednesday | February 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

SCORES OF Cash Plus investors were broadly optimistic about the prospects of getting a payout last Christmas based on pronounce-ments by the trustee in bankruptcy. In fact, following Hugh Wildman's press conference, many started to think...

Published:Wednesday | February 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In Dominoes and in life, sometimes we have to give to get. One Saturday afternoon, playing against Dr S. Blank (senior lecturer in the faculty of domino) and Jimmy Hunchback (the worst yet luckiest domino player in the world), Gene Autry posed double six.

Published:Wednesday | February 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In the immediate aftermath of Haiti's big and destructive earthquake, it was an article of faith in Jamaica that a seismic event of that magnitude was unlikely to leave the level of damage that was wrought upon Port-au-Prince...

Published:Wednesday | February 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Aren't you ashamed,Mr MP?I am asking the member of parliament (MP) for East Rural St Andrew to fix the road in a district called Dublin Castle.

Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

We are happy that Prime Minister Bruce Golding has now clarified Jamaica's position on the future of its relief effort in earthquake-ravaged Haiti after the seeming game of baiting and brinksmanship that was being played last week by his information...

Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Explanation on water needed - We, the citizens of this country, would like an explanation from the National Water Commission (NWC) and, by extension, the Government as to its plans to address the current water problems being experienced by a great number...

Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

That the male students in high school are not performing as well as their female counterparts is a fact. That is not debatable. This we must discuss and carry on the discussion until we find a solution....

Published:Monday | February 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Among the most pragmatic and sensible actions of the Golding administration, despite the occasionally silly rhetoric in Opposition, has been to maintain Jamaica's mature and textured foreign policy, which is proving particularly useful during this...

Published:Monday | February 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I have known Acting Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington for many years and have consistently found him to be a professional, dutiful, bright, level-headed and exemplary policeman. I am especially pleased with his impending appointment...

Published:Monday | February 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Recent events have propelled the efficiency of our police force's inventory management system (or lack of) into the forefront of our attention. Though tragic, the alert but fortuitous find of the weapons cache on Munster Road may serve to convince officialdom...

Published:Sunday | February 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Among the 'cargo' of eight million enchained Africans shipped to and sold in the Caribbean were some fiercely unwanted souls. Every effort was made by slave traders, their brokers and commission agents stationed along the West African coast, to carefully examine each consignment... - Hilary Beckles

Published:Sunday | February 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The behaviour of the three junior policemen and the district constable whose action led to last week's seizure of a cache of weapons and ammunition and an audit of, and a probe into, the management of the...

Published:Sunday | February 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In ninth grade, some boys were playing cricket in the classroom, using the broken wooden back of a chair as a bat. - Esther Tyson

Published:Sunday | February 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The last time I chatted with Professor Nettleford was three weeks ago when he telephoned to talk about my column on Haiti. He was that kind of person. - Carolyn Cooper

Published:Sunday | February 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

As I tried to explain in last week's column, one important consequence of the world recession was that when oil prices collapsed in late 2008, consumers got an ease in their gasolene and electricity bills. - Dennis Morrison

Published:Saturday | February 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I read with great interest 'The Air Jamaica issue ...

Published:Saturday | February 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:This is in response to Peter Espeut's 'Overhaul GSAT' published on Friday, February 5.

Published:Saturday | February 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

'Biting the bullet' is not merely a physical act but also has metaphysical consequences.- Tony Deyal

Published:Saturday | February 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The announcement that the Factories Corporation of Jamaica is on its way uptown sits rather oddly with a recent declaration by Prime Minister Bruce Golding that there would be more efficient use of office space for...

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