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

I read where Barack Obama, president of the United States of America (USA), has designated Jamaica a narcotics transit country. The Obama administration is claiming that Jamaica is not serious...

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

This newspaper has for a long time backed the move by the Golding administration to relieve Jamaican taxpayers of the burden of the losses generated by Air Jamaica, the state-owned airline....

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

Nothing but absurd - The suggestion that Jamaica should withdraw from the West Indies Cricket Board and go it alone in international cricket is absurd.

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

I was simply overjoyed to see scores of Jamaicans in an orderly queue surging towards the LOGOS/Hope which is currently docked at the Cement Company Pier and will remain there for most of March. This is a ship that spreads...

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

It is widely felt that the removal of Major Richard Reese as the permanent secretary at the national security ministry is linked to Justice Paul Harrison's scathing criticisms of public officials for their failings...

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

Resist US bully tactics - Americans are the kindest people in the world, probably the most generous in history.Given the power, the bureaucrat suddenly changes into an autocrat so aptly described by author Graham Green as the "Ugly American"....

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

Back in Apochrypha, R.U.Shaw hadn't seen his friend Ohma D'unn for years. Sci-fi freaks know Ohma's like a moon - bright only in the dark and definitely not of this world!

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

This newspaper appreciates the potential value of a credit-reporting system to the economy and, in that regard, supports the Government's effort to enact legislation to regulate the operation of credit bureaux in Jamaica.Indeed, as government officials...

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

Deserved leadership - I can't recall who said a country gets the type of leadership it deserves, but we certainly have.Thanks to Gary Spaulding and Arthur Hall for the excellent articles in The Sunday Gleaner reminding us...

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

The other day I witnessed a toddler, clad only in a nappy, wandering precariously close to the edge of a sidewalk along Red Hills Road. He was crying and being totally ignored by two groups of women some metres away...

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

The sale of Air Jamaica's routes to Caribbean Airlines, Trinidad and Tobago's state-owned national carrier, has been both emotional and contentious, evidencing Jamaica's genuine pride in and love for the Lovebird and its presumed...

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

Although he is often accused of injecting the data with steroids and of providing overoptimistic analyses of the sector's performance, Ed Bartlett, Jamaica's tourism minister, has earned credit for...

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

Last week, two fascinating books were launched in Kingston.

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

The Government has declared free education for all up to the secondary level.

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

Warm weather destinations have been given a boost by the severe winter in North America and Europe that could be prolonged, based on current forecasts.

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

Drought is, for Jamaica, an annual recurring event. The current hot, dry conditions that have persisted for several months have created many health and environmental challenges for sections of the island. Businesses, farmers and householders have been feeling the effects caused...

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

Caribbean people have a way with words. We use them, like Derek Walcott and Vidia Naipaul, to win Nobel prizes. We give them new meanings. We distort and twist them. We can throw them with greater pace and stinging accuracy than Vivian Richards running out the Australian batsmen in the 1975 World Cup. Most of all, we can invent them.

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...

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