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Published:Sunday | October 25, 2020 | 12:15 AM

Just over a week ago, shortly after a press conference by the Government at which it was announced that stiffer laws are coming for contraband in prisons, I sent a riddle to a few of my colleagues. It read: “A sore breaks out because the cut was...

Published:Sunday | October 25, 2020 | 12:14 AM

Since the prime minister’s recent announcement in the House of Representatives to commence the transformation of Parliament by having government members chair several committees of the House of Representatives, there has been some criticism. The...

Published:Sunday | October 25, 2020 | 12:10 AM

The Gleaner presents the first in the new monthly guest column, ‘Reparation Time’, in association with The Centre for Reparation Research (CRR) at The University of the West Indies. The mandate of the CRR, established by The UWI in 2016 at the...

Published:Sunday | October 25, 2020 | 12:10 AM

In the final US presidential debate, Donald Trump continued to misguide the American people. Against overwhelming evidence to the contrary, he again insisted that every room he enters, he is the least racist person in that room. Back here at home...

Published:Sunday | October 25, 2020 | 12:10 AM

As Haiti battles the global economic fallout from COVID-19, another story has been brewing as well. A series of investigations has confirmed the long-standing suspicions of most Haitians: corrupt business people have been profiting from blackouts...

Published:Sunday | October 18, 2020 | 12:10 AM

Businesses are operating and keeping afloat in very challenging times. From the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to the active Atlantic Hurricane Season and other ongoing factors, the going has been tough. This was the unanimous voice of the experts and...

Published:Sunday | October 18, 2020 | 12:09 AM

Caribbean consumers have a right to know what is in their food. This right is magnified when considering the reality of diet-related illnesses in our Caribbean region where one in every three children is overweight or obese and 40 per cent of...

Published:Sunday | October 18, 2020 | 12:08 AM

Bill Gates warned governments about the need to prepare for the next Public-Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), but he was ignored. Now, the world has been thrown into chaos and filled with all levels of uncertainties. Nobody would...

Published:Sunday | October 18, 2020 | 12:07 AM

In his statement celebrating Jamaica’s independence in 1962, then Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Dr José Mora expressed the wish to ultimately welcome Jamaica to the OAS, and on August 20, 1969, Jamaica proudly...

Published:Monday | October 19, 2020 | 8:19 AM

The ideal place for any political aspirant to be, that is if he or she is aiming directly at the party leadership, is having good numbers in opinion polls and popularity among party delegates. The first is a potential measurement of what one is...

Published:Sunday | October 11, 2020 | 10:51 AM

To ask the question, “Who is Jesus and what has He done?” might evoke an answer such as, “Jesus is Lord and He saved us from our sins”. But what do these things really mean? When asked by Jesus, “Who do you say that I...

Published:Sunday | October 11, 2020 | 12:07 AM

Throughout the pandemic, we have consistently heard stories about brave front-line heroes, those who have kept the essential sectors of our economy and society operational in these most uncertain of times. Whether it is healthcare, construction,...

Published:Sunday | October 11, 2020 | 12:06 AM

Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs for an active and healthy life. The COVID-19 pandemic is a significant threat to the...

Published:Sunday | October 11, 2020 | 12:06 AM

Jenny was a mere 16 years old, and as she described herself, totally unexposed to the ways of the world. Which made her the perfect prey for 30-year-old Jeremy, a street side vendor in one of the most bustling small towns in the southern side of...

Published:Sunday | October 4, 2020 | 4:05 PMRuel Gibson and Shena Stubbs-Gibson - Guest columnists

Recently, Barbados announced its intention to cut ties with the Queen of England (the Queen) and to become a republic. This, they said, would be accomplished by next year October, the 55th anniversary of Barbados’ independence from Britain....

Published:Sunday | October 4, 2020 | 12:12 AM

We are now in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Jamaica is in the phase of community spread. But what does this mean? Community spread is defined as the spread of a contagious disease within a community, specifically, the spread of a contagious...

Published:Sunday | October 4, 2020 | 12:12 AM

Many were willing to believe that with the chaotic presidency of Donald Trump since 2017, and with all the egregious steps of his historically altering leadership (or the very lack of it), nothing bad would stick to him. Maybe even the president...

Published:Sunday | October 4, 2020 | 12:11 AM

Nigeria. The Black world’s most populous country, with nearly 200 million citizens, and its largest economy, remains a huge enigma of unfulfilled potential. The country turned 60 this week on October 1. Following one civil war, seven military...

Published:Sunday | September 27, 2020 | 12:07 AM

I could have driven the mile-and-a-half round trip to the supermarket. Instead, I walked to a little shop about 300 metres away. It was Wednesday, and we wanted stewed peas and rice. The lady knew that I did it better than whatever it was she could...

Published:Sunday | September 27, 2020 | 12:07 AMSteve Rogers - Guest Columnist

I accept all the opinions that suggested that the ageing People’s National Party (PNP) leader was not an ideal match for the young Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leader in terms of popularity and that that was, indeed, a factor in the choice made by...

Published:Sunday | September 27, 2020 | 12:07 AM

In light of the recent global anti-slavery and anti-colonial protests led by the Black Lives Matter movement, a burning issue that has not been prominently addressed is that of reparations for the victims of these two evil scourges in the Caribbean...

Published:Sunday | September 27, 2020 | 12:07 AM

In world history, we seldom come across incidents that, although appearing trivial at that time, spark major revolutions that change the course of the history of nations. One such incident happened on June 7, 1893, and transformed Mohandas...

Published:Sunday | September 20, 2020 | 6:32 AM

Dr Donald Keith Duncan, who was better known as ‘D.K.’, died at the age of 80 and was considered one of Jamaica’s most radical and influential politicians. He was a two-term general secretary of the People’s National Party (PNP), a minister of...

Published:Sunday | September 20, 2020 | 6:32 AM

I begin with the premise that a coherent foreign policy defines a sovereign nation and without which is chaos, misunderstanding, and mistrust in bilateral and multilateral affairs. A coherent foreign policy is a predictable guide to the behaviour...

Published:Sunday | September 20, 2020 | 6:32 AM

Despite scientific advances over the past 40 years that have improved the survival rate for some childhood cancers, receiving the diagnosis that your child has cancer is likely ranked as one of the worst nightmares for parents. It is only surpassed...

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