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Published:Thursday | May 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The readers who responded to last week's column on the Jamaica railway had one thing in common. They all shared the same deep rooted and nostalgic memories from past association with a railroad that had become a special part of their lives.

Published:Thursday | May 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Bruce Golding, we conclude, knowingly and deliberately, misled Jamaica about his, and his government's involvement in the Manatt, Phelps & Phillips affair.

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

We hope Prime Minister Bruce Golding had time for reflection during his well-needed holiday. Perhaps, this introspection will allow him to discern the dangerous, imprudent and, on the face of it, selfish game he is playing with the fortunes of the country...

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

Among the most deeply engrained 'habits of the heart' of any nation is the tendency of its citizens to prefer either public solutions or private solutions to problems that arise in...

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

An email warning is circulating about a motorcycle gang that has been targeting persons who withdraw large sums of money from commercial banks in various parts of the capital.

Published:Tuesday | May 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

United Kingdom oil giant BP Plc is teaching the world lessons that hundreds of scientists and one 'Inconvenient Truth' could not.Finally, we must acknowledge the reality that if we do not respect and protect our planet...

Published:Tuesday | May 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The man who this newspaper has chosen to call Canaan Israel in an effort to protect his identity and safety has every right to feel let down by the system.Except that to say 'system' is to suggest some...

Published:Tuesday | May 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Innocent until...The modern judicial system allows an accused person to publicly declare his or her innocence in a court of law, as a means of protecting that individual's rights under the Constitution.

Published:Monday | May 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Instead of going away, the issue surrounding the American law firm Manatt, Phelps and Phillips is becoming more and more a part of us.

Published:Monday | May 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Recently, when part of the multi-storey house under construction in King Weston (rural St.Andrew) collapsed killing the contractor and injuring four workmen, the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) put a stop order on further ...

Published:Monday | May 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Should the more intense of the negotiations on the weekend in the United Kingdom result in a formal agreement, a likely coalition government formed by David Cameron's Conservatives (the Tories) and Nick Clegg's centre-left Liberal Democrats is in the...

Published:Monday | May 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

One way to pay teachers - Here is an alternative way that the Government should seriously consider in dealing with the debts they owe the teachers: Waive the income taxes that the teachers would pay from their monthly salaries...

Published:Sunday | May 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Barely a year after global financial markets were pulled from the brink of collapse, there have been simmering fears that a European sovereign debt crisis could plunge the world into another round of financial unrest.

Published:Sunday | May 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Dear Reader: Your newsroom, on Sunday, April 4, started a campaign to highlight each day the nation's murder toll on the front page of your newspaper. Then, 417 people were killed in 93 days. By 127 days into the year, this number jumped to 574.

Published:Sunday | May 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Teachers are an essential part of every society. They add value to the lives of our children, laying the foundation for the expansion of knowledge. Jamaican teachers have, undoubtedly, contributed...

Published:Sunday | May 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I really don't understand why The Gleaner has started up again to advertise our high murder rate every single day. We've been there and done that, to little effect. I suppose the editors have decided that dramatic action must be taken to stop the bloodletting.

Published:Saturday | May 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Industry watchers have been saying it for years. Cuba could become the number one tourist destination in the Caribbean - as soon as the decades-old United States embargo is lifted.

Published:Saturday | May 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

If wishes were horses, beggars would ride. If wishes were airlines, beggars would fly - most likely on Air Jamaica where the champagne flights and friendly flight attendants were legendary. However, in its 42-year history Air Jamaica lost US$1.24 billion.

Published:Friday | May 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Both the People's National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) know the importance of all of us sharing more-or-less the same norms and values.

Published:Friday | May 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

On the face of it, the decision, as announced by Marco Mazzocchi Alemanni, to withhold computer lab equipment promised to some Jamaican children is understandable, if seemingly harsh.

Published:Friday | May 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Remove murder stats - I believe that the daily highlight of the murder stats is a bad idea, and I, along with other people with whom I have spoken, find it is disgusting and serves no purpose other than to influence...

Published:Thursday | May 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A couple of Thursdays ago, I was pleased with the newscasts of the two main electronic media and how they treated statements by our two main political parties.

Published:Thursday | May 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Britain goes to the polls today, and in just a few hours, considering the time difference, we will know who is to form the next government - not that this will make a big difference to United Kingdom...

Published:Thursday | May 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The recent series of Gleaner articles on railway stations across Jamaica written by Mel Cooke gave us a nostalgic review of an important part of our history.A generation of Jamaicans missed out on the thrill and adventures...

Published:Thursday | May 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

At times like this we should focus on what education we offer to our nation's children in an effort to prepare them for life at this time and on this planet.The determined stance of our teachers not to be cornered into playing...

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