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Published:Sunday | September 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

German philosopher F.W. Nietzsche (1844-1900) is distinguished in the history of western thought by his extensive controversial opinions on most aspects of the human experience

Published:Sunday | September 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Louise 'Miss Lou' Bennett is undisputedly the most universally loved personality this nation has ever produced or likely will ever produce, engendering unabashed feelings of pride and affection in Jamaicans of all ages, colours, classes and creeds.

Published:Sunday | September 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

For of the first 10 years of Independence, Jamaica enjoyed fantastic economic growth.

Published:Sunday | September 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett's contribution to the 2010-2011 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives was summed up very well when he stated that in tourism "the only certainty is uncertainty".

Published:Sunday | September 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

His ancient namesake, Solomon, the Jewish king, had an early test of his wisdom. Two prostitutes came to him with a baby, each claiming that the child was hers. One claimed that the other's baby was accidentally killed by mommy in the night, who then cleverly switched the corpse for the disputed infant.

Published:Sunday | September 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

There is no doubt in my mind that there are persons desperately engaged in a futile attempt to bring a dead horse to life - that dead horse being the Manatt, Phelps & Phillips issue.Now, despite the Gleaner recently...

Published:Sunday | September 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Will the 21st century belong to China? For a while, perhaps - but only in the sense that it was said to belong to Japan in the 1980s. Looking back now, that seems ridiculous, but at the time, best-selling books were predicting that Americans, not to mention the rest of the planet...

Published:Sunday | September 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Those who are old enough to think back to the criminal-justice system in the early years of Independence would be immediately struck by the considerable increase over recent decades in crime, corruption and injustice. It is unnecessary to quote supporting data for this.

Published:Sunday | September 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Bruce Golding ends his third year as prime minister much like he had started. He began by trying to establish an image of himself as a national leader of prime-ministerial material. His handlers came up with the label of 'driver' to suggest he was 'in charge' and had a 'sense of direction'.

Published:Sunday | September 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The recent publicity given to the email correspondence involving officers of the Jamaican government, Harold Brady and officials of the law firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips should make everyone aware that email is an official...

Published:Sunday | September 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Like other drivers, I find windshield wipers to be a bit of a nuisance.But also people making direct sales pitches for everything from useless plastic trinkets to religious magazines.

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

As we approach the fourth year of the life of the present wobbly administration, it is submitted that the times dictate that it is most appropriate that we revisit the justice-reform programme, ...

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

There is no more important and fundamental responsibility of the state and its government than securing the lives of citizens.

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.

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