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Published:Sunday | December 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Everything conceivable is posted and shared on social media. It may be correct to say that this generation finds sensational content extremely attractive. The same may also be said of purely salacious content. The Happy Monday and Peaceful Tuesday...

Published:Sunday | December 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

This is a lightly edited address made by Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips to the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica on November 28.In 2015, we were all of the view that the worst was behind us and that the programme of economic reform was...

Published:Sunday | December 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Ministry of National Security awards a contract to O'Brien's International Car Sales & Rentals Ltd on January 17, 2017. By the middle of the year, the company writes back to the ministry, seeking a three-month extension on the delivery of the vehicles...

Published:Sunday | December 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

It seems that the Jamaican Bar Association (JAMBAR) has suddenly discovered a yearning for transparency.So JAMBAR wrote to the PM asking for transparency in the appointment of the next chief justice. Yawn! If it wasn't so irritating, JAMBAR's letter...

Published:Sunday | December 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

It's the big 2017 story: The Women's Empowerment Revolution: The Anti-Sexual Harassment Edition, or addition.Some of the most powerful men in America have tumbled or suffered irreparable reputational damage one after another: Roger Ailes, Bill O'...

Published:Sunday | December 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMKhurt Fletcher

Jamaica is a signatory to the International Labour Organization (ILO)'s decent work agenda convention that states that "decent work is employment which respects the fundamental rights of the human person as well as the rights of workers in terms of...

Published:Sunday | December 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The environmental community first became aware that Special Exclusive Prospecting Licences for bauxite had been granted for large areas of Cockpit Country in 2006, although efforts to protect this important region go back much further.At the time,...

Published:Sunday | December 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Mr Swan's email brought a number of pieces together, and the light came on. John Swan was an expatriate teacher from the UK during my time in high school. I have subsequently learned, specifically Irish.I had come to Morant Bay High School (MBHS) in...

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 12:00 AM

One outstanding achievement of the present JLP administration is the success of the elaborate public-relations exercise and media campaign to rebrand Prime Minister Holness. Not even the PNP, it seems, remembers that it is the same Holness who...

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Each year, on November 25, we commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and observe the accompanying 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence (GBV), culminating in Human Rights Day on December 10....

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Who fi vex, vex.I am not an ardent supporter of any party, though I must confess, like most everyone else, I lean towards one.However, I have not voted in any election for well over 20 years as in any case, my better half supports the other party,...

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Last week, I tried to explain why, although a National Identification System (NIDS) is desirable, its intrusive requirements were, in my opinion, unconstitutional.The sort of information required is reminiscent of a police state intending constant...

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 12:00 AM

It has sort of crept up on us - the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Conference this weekend at the National Arena. But the Government of the JLP has had more than its fair share of 'distractions' to deal with.Not only has it been hit with the floods of...

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 12:00 AM

This is the final of a five-part series themed 'It is a disgrace how we treat the police'.Christine Lagarde, the IMF's managing director who was recently in Jamaica, had, on a previous visit, described our country this way: "Jamaica is a country...

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 12:00 AM

This newspaper is not allowing us to forget that the National Identification System (NIDS), rushed into law by the Government side of Parliament, is to be paid for by borrowed money.The Gleaner editorial last Tuesday reminded that "the fundamental...

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 12:00 AM

He sings about guns and "murder dem". It might be art imitating life, or life imitating art, but unless someone can show me that the case against Desmond 'Ninja Man' Ballentyne was based on false testimony and wrong forensic evidence, my only regret...

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 12:00 AM

It's never easy or pleasurable to read a report from the Office of the Contractor General (OCG), especially one of well over 500 pages. Each investigative strand seems to be more of the same, and a clear pattern is seen.And then, of course, the...

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Sustained high levels of economic growth are still eluding Caribbean economies almost a decade after the global financial crisis of 2008. Indeed, the situation in Jamaica is a good case in point.Jamaica, after showing economic growth for more than...

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Politically, the Andrew Holness-led Government is making a real hash of the implementation of the National Identification System (NIDS).A cursory review of the countries that have implemented NIDS indicates that there are some common concerns that...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:59 AMIan Boyne

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:45 AMOrville Taylor

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Readers expecting me to get involved in the political three-ring circus put on by the Senate over the National Identification System (NIDS) Bill can stop reading now.I don't give a flying fig about any politically inspired distraction. The sole...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM

NIDS is here - to stay. And there is more to come. The indecent haste with which the National Identification and Registration Bill was rammed through the Senate is clear evidence of the Government's grim determination to have the law on a timetable...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM

This is not a story of history as much as it is the fairly recent words which tell you that the PNP, when it held power, was just as bullish on getting NIDS across the starting line as the present JLP administration is anxious to see it brought to...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM

In the end, what was so surprising was how seamless the transition was. It may be that the old man was just too tired to put up much of a fight any more. And while the younger woman would have had the energy and motivation for a good brawl, in the...

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