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Published:Tuesday | July 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Warren Weir, you owe me my 20 minutes back. I watched the entire video you shared on social media, and with every second that passed, my disappointment in you deepened.I'm pretty sure that that wasn't your intention. In the unlikely event that no...

Published:Tuesday | July 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Trevor Forrest appears unconvinced by the essential logic of the arguments of those who found error in his 2016 attempt to parachute Carolyn Warren on to a shortlist of candidates for a job at the Spectrum Management Authority (SMA), which was...

Published:Monday | July 30, 2018 | 12:30 AM

Recently I had a heartfelt conversation with a devout Christian lady. She lost her husband to a heart attack more than a year ago and is still grieving. I knew her husband as well, and they had a beautiful relationship, a strong and fulfilling...

Published:Monday | July 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The TVJ Sunday evening news anchor read a story about a homicide in Nineteen Miles, Clarendon. He said, "Lydia Beacon used an ice prick to stab Thompson ... ."It was a very sad story; indeed, we have quite a few murders occurring because of domestic...

Published:Monday | July 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Over the past two decades, especially since the late 1990s collapse of a large swathe of the island's financial sector, the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) has operated with a fair degree of autonomy, driven largely by the demands of a liberalised economy....

Published:Monday | July 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

All that transpired at the town hall meeting last Tuesday should encourage us to rethink the entire idea of developing Heroes Park and its environs.First of all, despite the Government's crowing, we are still a highly indebted and grossly income-...

Published:Sunday | July 29, 2018 | 12:34 AM

Emancipation Day is a prime occasion for us to reflect on the legacies of plantation slavery.  On August 1, 1834, enslaved Africans were emancipated. Sort of! They were forced to work for free for another four years under a new...

Published:Sunday | July 29, 2018 | 12:15 AM

Whenever I’m stupid enough or sufficiently bored to get into a discussion about the greatest footballer of today’s generation, Messi or Ronaldo, I annoy the supporters of either candidate by announcing that Andres Iniesta, by any...

Published:Sunday | July 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

There was a lot of exhaling after last week's talks in Washington between Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Mr Trump retreated from one flank of his global trade offensive. At least, he called a truce.While his 25...

Published:Sunday | July 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In governance administration, interlocking directorships refers to the practice of members of a corporate board of directors serving on boards of multi-corporations or related entities. Strictly speaking, interlocking directorates are not illegal in...

Published:Sunday | July 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Canada is an important trading partner of Jamaica and other CARICOM member states in goods and services. With Canada and some CARICOM member states being former colonies of Britain and members of the Commonwealth, trade between them dates back over...

Published:Saturday | July 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

It is easy to stand on a platform and rally action against people who are suspected of carrying out criminal acts. But for people to act, there has to be credible evidence of this wrongdoing.We refer to the call by Deputy Superintendent Carl Berry,...

Published:Saturday | July 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Congratulations are due to everyone who has participated in producing the Jamaica Women's Health Survey 2016 that was recently launched. The research has pulled back the curtain on intimate partner violence (IPV) that women and girls face in...

Published:Saturday | July 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Almost everyone of us who grew up in the Caribbean in the late 1940s and early '50s, especially in Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad, was exposed to rum from an early age, if not as medicine ("It good for the cold", "It will kill the germs, and...

Published:Friday | July 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

With the ongoing discussions about the Bible, following Dr Michael Abrahams' July 2 article 'Why the Bible is a dangerous book?', we should not let off the hook God, the Bible's main character. If God does not exist, the Bible should be relegated to...

Published:Friday | July 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Even if Carolyn Warren wasn't the subject of the chairman's intervention, it would still be of profound public relevance, highlighting, as it does, the problems of governance at state agencies, including often a blurring of lines of demarcation...

Published:Friday | July 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Civil-society advocate Carol Narcisse began her first intervention at last Wednesday's packed town hall meeting on the 'redevelopment' of National Heroes Park by congratulating the RJRGLEANER Communications Group for staging the event, as it really...

Published:Friday | July 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Peter Espeut begins the statement of his position (Gleaner, June 15, 2018, 'Genuine debate about abortion') with the assertion: "The foetus in the womb of the mother has 46 chromosomes and, therefore, is a human being." He regards this as a...

Published:Thursday | July 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Our politicians have been engaged in an unrelenting cass-cass across party lines from time immemorial. Their myopic and oftentimes vitriolic behaviour has occasionally served the public good - as in unearthing scandalous activities on the other side...

Published:Thursday | July 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

All of last week, the major argument at street level was what many perceived as the impending release of their hero, Vybz Kartel, due to what they saw as new information unearthed during Kartel's appeal case.'Him a come a road fi Christmas', was one...

Published:Thursday | July 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

They need not have the juicy morsels such as have been revealed about Petrojam at the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PACC), for chairmen of parliamentary committees to fashion them into bruising rings for governments.So, we...

Published:Thursday | July 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

As of next week, the minimum wage for security guards will be increased to $9,700 per week. Furthermore, the 'national' minimum wage will increase to $7,000. Are these liveable and reasonable wages for a single father with two children? If your...

Published:Wednesday | July 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

We don't know as yet the specifics of the economic and cultural cooperation agreements signed between Jamaica and Namibia during this week's visit by Prime Minister Andrew Holness to the southern African country, but hopefully it is not another of...

Published:Wednesday | July 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In 2014, I spent some time working as a foreign-language instructor in the very quaint and slow-paced prefecture of Songyuan, China. A Chinese teacher who resided near the apartment where I stayed, quickly befriended me and invited me into her home...

Published:Wednesday | July 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

From Drake to Justin Bieber, it seems a favourite pastime of pop stars is to dabble in Jamaican music. But outside of Bob Marley and stints on the Billboard charts from artistes like Sean Paul, Jamaicans themselves have yet to receive the...

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