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Published:Sunday | July 16, 2017 | 7:00 AM

There is significant consensus that has emerged which we must never gloss over: We are now generally agreed that crime-fighting is more than hard policing and that issues of human rights, social intervention, and poverty reduction are critical in...

Published:Sunday | July 16, 2017 | 7:00 AM

The fast-growing importance of higher education across the Commonwealth and the world at this juncture can hardly be denied. All countries - developed or developing - are using it for some purpose of utmost significance, whether it is as a support...

Published:Sunday | July 16, 2017 | 7:00 AM

Just over a week ago, two reports were published in Britain that might interest the Jamaican readership. They both concerned mass-deportation charter flights from London to Kingston.Charter flights from London to Kingston restarted in September 2016...

Published:Sunday | July 16, 2017 | 7:00 AM

Jamaica is paradise. A bleeding paradise awash with tears. But paradise nonetheless.At least that's what a former Colombian soldier now heading a major company in Jamaica thinks our country is. From his experience living here, Mauricio Pulido, CEO...

Published:Sunday | July 16, 2017 | 7:00 AM

There are two views that we can adopt in making a judgement on high mobile-phone bills of Jamaican Cabinet ministers.One, more a wish and a hope instead of the often proved, stark reality, is that most Cabinet ministers surrounding Prime Minister...

Published:Sunday | July 16, 2017 | 7:00 AM

Finance Minister Audley Shaw really stubbed his toe on the cell phone issue even as Prime Minister Andrew Holness gave clear and decisive guidelines for him to take the necessary steps to fall in line with accepted standards of probity when spending...

Published:Sunday | July 9, 2017 | 7:00 AM

If the prime minister as captain for the Crime Zones Act leads as the transformational leader he says he wants to be, the Government should soon be getting requests for special interventions.The advocacy focus during the debate of the bill,...

Published:Sunday | July 9, 2017 | 7:00 AM

Just when we thought crime was really bad, it got really, really bad. The Corporate Area, cool for a while now, suddenly became very hot again, with violence breaking out across inner-city communities, claiming many lives and plunging the country...

Published:Sunday | July 9, 2017 | 7:00 AM

If you are numbered among the 15 MPs who were elected in February 2016 or re-elected numerous times, there is bad news and there is good news.Let me give you the bad news first. It is more than likely that at some stage you were approached by the...

Published:Sunday | July 9, 2017 | 7:00 AM

"You've got to be joking! You're going to seek asylum?""Yes, I'm starting a trend in Jamaica," my friend replied."I don't think most people have heard of seeking asylum unless they want to know the way to Bellevue.""Very funny," was his response."...

Published:Sunday | July 9, 2017 | 7:00 AM

It's all a myth, based on some petrified sailors and fishermen's fanciful tales of a legendary sea creature, crudely resembling the giant squid or the giant octopus. Poor Kraken, it doesn't exist, but has been slandered and libelled by Norse...

Published:Sunday | July 9, 2017 | 7:00 AMEllen Campbell Grizzle

The evidence is compelling. Cannabis is a drug. It interferes with the normal functioning of the body. Advances in technology have allowed the scientific community to observe the pervasive way in which the active ingredients of cannabis affect the...

Published:Sunday | July 2, 2017 | 7:46 AMOrville Taylor

Of all of the many commentators who are singing platitudes or slinging mud at Portia Simpson Miller, or patting her on her back, I can speak of her commitment to the poor and working classes. Indeed, there is no doubt in my mind that she has an...

Published:Sunday | July 2, 2017 | 7:00 AM

A heartbroken Julia Hird, mother of slain 11-year-old Taysha Hughes, bawls in the arms of Inspector Jacqueline Ricketts, sub-officer in charge of the Gold Street Police Station, on June 23. Taysha was a victim of a crossfire near her home on Fleet...

Published:Sunday | July 2, 2017 | 7:00 AM

After all the huffing and puffing, stout resistance, non-sequitur, diversionary 'reasoning', the controversial special zones bill was passed by the House of Representatives, containing all the elements that I had proposed in January and for which I was roundly abused and...

Published:Sunday | July 2, 2017 | 7:00 AM

One day during the summer holidays in 1968, three of my KC schoolmates and I walked into the Half-Way Tree Road front office of the Carlton Exchange of what was then the Jamaica Telephone Company (now FLOW).I cannot quite recall if jobs were...

Published:Sunday | July 2, 2017 | 7:00 AM

It's dawning on some lawyers and parliamentarians that Jamaica is constructed and regulated by a written Constitution. For more than 50 years, we've pressed on regardless, assuming EVERY nook and cranny of English common law; EVERY nuance of English...

Published:Sunday | July 2, 2017 | 7:00 AM

Experience, here in Jamaica and further afield, teaches the formula for positive change in combating corruption and in strengthening good governance. It is this TL + CD + IS = PC, where TL is transformational leadership (political, professional,...

Published:Sunday | July 2, 2017 | 7:00 AM

The poor will always be with us, so the Good Book says. However, poor people, like everyone else, must live somewhere, and have access to even basic education and health care like all else. The right of tenure is at the heart of all other...

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 6:10 AM

Hundreds of persons have died since the Government introduced its potentially life-saving anti-crime zones of special operations bill. How many more will be allowed to be slaughtered while we wait to appease and kowtow to a small but powerful...

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 6:00 AM

Dr Damian Graham, general manager of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), wrote an article published in The Gleaner on June 16, 2017, with the headline 'Gov't Oval - By Jamaicans, for Jamaicans'. In it, Dr Graham said, "Jamaican architects,...

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 6:00 AM

Miss Ivy's son got up in the night and put clothes in the washing machine. Yes, they are almost all black, and some of them have to be hand-washed. The delicate setting on the machine still has to be monitored. It is hard work because I have to mop...

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 6:00 AM

If ever a Johnny Nash song came to life, it was resurrected by Booklist Boyne's wanton waste of column space on Sunday, June 11.There are more questions than answersPictures in my mind that will not show.There are more questions than answersand, the...

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 6:00 AM

Last week, this column journeyed to St Thomas, specifically its capital, Morant Bay, to take a critical look at the plan to turn the Goodyear factory lands on the edge of the town into a new town centre.The immediate reason for staying on, with a...

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 6:00 AM

I don't know if there is any country in the world that has referred to its overseas migrants as a diaspora. The word originally applied to the dispersion of the Jewish people beyond Israel, but it has come to be used also in reference to the...

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