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Published:Sunday | August 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Government has fallen into a deep coma and lost all olfactory senses. It can't wake up and smell the coffee.

Published:Sunday | August 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

My generation became adults around the time of Independence. Despite the rigidity of an entrenched class system, augmented by a bias for shades of complexion facilitated by more than 300 years of British colonialism, the realisation took time to sink in that this was the dawn of political freedom.

Published:Sunday | August 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

On August 22, writer Erica Virtue alerted readers to the fact that the old guard (men and women) in both the People's National Party and the Jamaica Labour Party are resisting forced retirement.

Published:Sunday | August 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

September 3 of this coming week will mark three years since the Golding administration won power. What it has done with that power is to rule by deception. By tragic coincidence, this third year has ended with new revelations about the seeming duplicity of the Government to deceive if not lie outright about what it knew of the Coke extradition lobby...

Published:Sunday | August 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

This is the second part of an excerpt from the inaugural address of Nadine Molloy, who was installed as president of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) on August 16.

Published:Sunday | August 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It was an equal-opportunity week of sorts for the country's two main political parties as far as the corruption focus was concerned. Bruce Golding is either born lucky, has God on his side or some good obeah man somewhere. For just when The Sunday Gleaner made a miserable start to his week, no less a Messianic figure than the contractor general resurrected the Trafigura corpse.

Published:Sunday | August 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

There are some promising signs in education: GSAT scores were stronger this year; the Caribbean Examinations Council has praised Jamaica for improvements in CXC passes this year; Grade Four Literacy test scores have been...

Published:Sunday | August 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Amid the gloom hanging over our recession-racked economy, Lasco's decision to launch three initial public offerings (IPOs) on the Jamaica Junior Stock Exchange (JJSE) has brought a sudden glow to the local investment community.

Published:Sunday | August 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The big American media have been giving much attention to the initiative of super-billionaires Bill Gates and Warren Buffet to have other billionaires pledge at least 50 per cent of their fortune to charity. ...

Published:Sunday | August 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Wednesday, August 25, will mark a year since Jamaica received a request from the United States for Christopher Coke's extradition. He was not extradited until 10 months later...

Published:Sunday | August 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Another anniversary of Jamaica's Independence has passed, leaving us uncomfortably close to the anniversary that will count the most.

Published:Sunday | August 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The following is the first of two excerpts from the speech delivered by new president of the Jamaica Teachers' Association, Nadine Molloy, at the association's conference at the Jamaica Grande hotel, Ocho Rios, August 16.

Published:Sunday | August 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Being a Jamaican away from home, I am looking out for further word on the 'Jamaica Umbrella Groups of Churches"' I first read about in the July 30 online edition of The Gleaner.

Published:Sunday | August 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Historians, sociologists, cultural anthropologists and some soft-headed Christians, are to be blamed for the now popular but suspect or meaningless notion that Rastafarianism is the most indigenous religious expression...

Published:Sunday | August 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The buzz words are 'justice' and 'human rights'. All over Jamaica there is the cry, "We want justice." Peter Tosh famously sang about "equal rights and justice". The human-rights lobby is the most vocal and trenchant of all lobbies in Jamaica, commanding a deference in the media and within the political class, far above its numerical strength.

Published:Sunday | August 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Edwin Carrington's retirement as secretary general of CARICOM, effective December 31, marks the end of an era in the colourful, if sometimes frustrating, efforts at building a CARICOM community, including a CARICOM Single Market...

Published:Sunday | August 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

We may not be as prosperous or educated or as peaceful as we would like to be, but the recent 'Emancipendence' celebrations once again made all who watched proud to be Jamaican.

Published:Sunday | August 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

As we reflect on our system of government at this Independence anniversary, it is worthwhile to consider the curious evolution of the Jamaican Senate.

Published:Sunday | August 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

According to Wikipedia, the free internet encyclopedia, the term 'whistleblower' comes from a historical practice of English police officers who blew their whistles to alert other law enforcement officers and the general public when there is danger in...

Published:Sunday | August 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

There seems no end to the increasing demand for energy. Global electricity consumption is expected to grow by over 50 per cent over the next 25 years with most of the energy still coming from fossil fuels despite the consequent build-up of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Published:Sunday | August 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Betty Ann Blaine is likely to do better than Ras Astor Black at the polls. She should take comfort from this. She will not fare the worst. But I can safely stake my prophetic mantle on "the sure word of prophecy" that Betty Ann's New Nation Coalition will share the same fate as the old 'third' parties.

Published:Sunday | August 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The recent state of emergency (SOE) inevitably targeted youth. It was a particular threat to the human rights of our youth. Young people between 14 and 24 are those most involved as victims and perpetrators of street crime. Persons 35 and older are probably the greatest perpetrators of business and public-sector fraud and corruption. There is no state of emergency for them.

Published:Sunday | August 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The shocks that have hit the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, are unprecedented. Over the past year, the university has seen a 25 per cent reduction in its subvention from the Government of Jamaica, which is its major source of revenue.

Published:Sunday | August 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The following is an extract from a presentation made by Wayne Chen, president of the Jamaica Employers' Federation, to the Rotary Club of St Andrew on July 27.

Published:Sunday | August 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

At the risk of being classified as belonging to what Don Robotham has called "lumpen", I write to express my congratulations to Ian Boyne for his article in the Sunday Gleaner of July 25 titled 'PNP is not the problem'.

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