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Published:Thursday | May 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE FAMOUS quote by Edmund Burke has been playing on my mind all week: "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."All the evil that is emanating from Tivoli Gardens has come about because for too...

Published:Thursday | May 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

On Thursday last, an unnamed woman expressed solidarity with Christopher 'Dudus' Coke by stating that "Dudus next to God." This affirmation portrays how she perceived both God and Dudus.

Published:Wednesday | May 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE OPERATION by the Jamaican security forces in the west Kingston community of Tivoli Gardens is not yet over, so there can as yet be no full assessment of its achievements.

Published:Wednesday | May 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The state of civil unrest has shocked, caused disbelief and horror among the entire citizenship of Jamaica.When will it end and what will be the human cost when the dust has settled? Renato Adams, who had said that guns were in...

Published:Tuesday | May 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Calls for Mr. Golding's resignation are not from the lack of forgiveness or even lack of understanding of the position in which he finds himself.

Published:Tuesday | May 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaican Government, in the current circumstances, was right to impose the state of emergency it declared Sunday evening for the Corporate Area of Kingston and St Andrew.

Published:Tuesday | May 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The prime minister wants our trust and forgiveness.

Published:Tuesday | May 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:The children, especially those sitting Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations are today the real casualties of the state of emergency called for Kingston and St Andrew as a result of the violent upheaval in west...

Published:Tuesday | May 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:It was inevitable that one day the ultimate confrontation between the forces of law and order and the forces of evil would occur.

Published:Tuesday | May 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I read the article by Keith Noel (May 20) and fully appreciate the concise history presented.

Published:Monday | May 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Watching how things are developing at home, and listening to concerns by fellow Jamaicans and friends of Jamaica, do paint a clear picture that a majority of Jamaicans are clearly united in wanting to see a new Jamaica.

Published:Monday | May 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I am more than surprised, indeed frightened, that a former high ranking officer of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) would recommend in your publication of May 21, the poem Invictus by William Henley to law-abiding...

Published:Monday | May 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:In a conversation with a bright 21-year-old woman who lives in downtown Kingston, I learnt that she had left high school without passing even one CXC or any other type of subject.

Published:Monday | May 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The eyes of the world will be on Africa next month as South Africa takes its turn at hosting the World Cup football tournament June 11 to July 11.

Published:Monday | May 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Mrs Portia Simpson Miller, president of the People's National Party (PNP), was right when a week ago she advised her party against gloating over the discomfiture and probable collapse facing the Golding...

Published:Monday | May 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

As I watched and listened to Prime Minister (PM) Golding reciting his prepared speech to the nation (May 17, 2010), it became obvious that his new, contrite and apologetic demeanour came about because of the power of the people who put serious and...

Published:Sunday | May 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In the days since he asked Jamaicans for their forgiveness and promised atonement, including a new approach to governance, Prime Minister Bruce Golding has failed to live up to his side of the...

Published:Sunday | May 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Bruce Golding's abortive attempt to resign as leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) raises far more questions than it answers.

Published:Sunday | May 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The barricades are up. The Tivoli militia has been mobilised. And Jamaica waits in fear of a conflagration, as the agents of the law attempt to enforce the order to arrest the don of the most...

Published:Sunday | May 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Worries about the European debt crisis and the damage it could do to the still choppy global economic recovery intensified last week, particularly in the United States, where pessimism is rising.

Published:Sunday | May 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Once upon a time, there was a place called Fantasyland, where women and men lived in virtually equal numbers.

Published:Saturday | May 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I am finding it difficult to understand the message that the persons in charge of the security of this country are trying to convey to us.

Published:Saturday | May 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Friday morning, the BBC carried footage of the upheavals in West Kingston, noting the call-up of the reserves to support the police.

Published:Saturday | May 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

By challenging the extradition proceedings in court, it appears to us that Christopher Coke has acknowledged that he must submit to the jurisdiction of the court and the process of law.

Published:Saturday | May 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Bell, Book and Candle is an old movie which stars Jack Lemmon, James Stewart and Kim Novak and is about black magic by white people, witches, spells, warlocks and wizardry.

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