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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.

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

'Bruce, Blackstone Street rematch Saturday'. - Tony Deyal

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

The Editor, Sir:On February 24, I watched parts of CVM TV's 'Direct' and TVJ's 'All Angles' and was struck by the fact that both programmes were focusing on the...

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

Coming as it does in the midst of the public discussion of Justice Paul Harrison's report into the Armadale fire, the resignation of Mrs Alison Anderson-McLean as head of the the Child Development...

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

Give Gomes and Goffe the jobs- Now that Alison Anderson-McLean has 'walked' and the commissioner of corrections is under siege, if both posts are to be filled, I believe that Government should seriously consider appointing Dr Carolyn Gomes or Mrs Susan...

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...

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