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Published:Sunday | February 13, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The day Minister of Justice and Attorney General Dorothy Lightbourne takes her seat at the Manatt-Dudus commission of enquiry - assuming she recovers soon from her illness - this country will be totally shut down, with the largest live television...

Published:Sunday | February 13, 2011 | 12:00 AM

In November 2010, UNAIDS released its report on the global AIDS epidemic. This very important and eye-opening report has provided the needed information for every nation to revise and reaffirm the world's commitment to conquering the scourge of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

Published:Sunday | February 6, 2011 | 12:00 AM

"Egypt has the clout to bestow legitimacy on any idea - and to change the direction of the region.

Published:Sunday | February 6, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Jean-Claude Duvalier is back in Haiti. The worst fear is that the Duvalierists there are trying to take advantage of the confusion and political vacuum since the unbelievably bad decision...

Published:Sunday | February 6, 2011 | 12:00 AM

A sea change in media management has just quietly taken place.

Published:Sunday | February 6, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Columnist Devon Dick, writing with a tone of absolute authority, may have unwittingly delivered half-truths that do not add up to a whole fact.

Published:Sunday | February 6, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The production and sale of furniture is among the worst hit and inactive consumer goods industries in Jamaica.

Published:Sunday | February 6, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Whenever there is an announcement by the minister of labour of an increase in the national minimum wage, it has always sparked a controversial debate about the appropriateness of the increase.

Published:Sunday | February 6, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The front-page story of The Sunday Gleaner, January 23, titled 'Boot 'Babsy': youth leaders want portfolio shifted to education ministry', is an exaggeration, but it brings to the fore a number of issues surrounding youth development.

Published:Sunday | January 30, 2011 | 12:00 AM

I believe in heavy doses of capitalism as the foremost formula for a nation's economic strength and material development. I am also aware that it is a prescription with some dangerous side effects that can weaken the will of a people and damage their national spirit.

Published:Sunday | January 30, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Libel Reform joint select committee member Horace Chang was especially poignant in Parliament last Tuesday as the House passed the long-overdue report of the committee. "Freedom of expression is not synonymous with freedom of the press, as the press in the modern world is not free but very much part of the business elite."

Published:Sunday | January 30, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Below is an excerpted address by P.J. Patterson, CARICOM's special envoy to Haiti, to the Jamaica Stock Exchange Investments and Capital Markets Conference last Wednesday.

Published:Sunday | January 30, 2011 | 12:00 AM

It is generally felt that the powers of a prime minister in the Westminster system are too great. Jamaica has some useful test cases of this, and they are evident right now. Mr Golding was one who thought prime ministers had too much power. So, he opted for a separation-of-powers model.

Published:Sunday | January 30, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Improving security outcomes through joined-up government solutionsYonique CampbellContributorHas the state cultivated sufficient and meaningful inter-agency strategies to address our major security threats? Security is a multifaceted challenge that cuts...

Published:Sunday | January 30, 2011 | 12:00 AM

In the November 14-20, 2010 edition of The Sunday Herald, attorney-at-law Stokeley Marshall argued that there could be a possible legal link between whipping, obeah and duppy tourism.

Published:Sunday | January 30, 2011 | 12:00 AM

When the Treaty of Chaguaramas was signed more than three decades ago to establish the CARICOM integration movement, it was a defining moment in the history of the English-speaking Caribbean. The size of the economies in the Commonwealth Caribbean is just too small for them to integrate in the global economy in any meaningful way as individual states.

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Consumers play a critical role in stimulating competition among suppliers. Unless consumers are sufficiently informed and purchase goods from only suppliers who meet their demand for high-quality, affordable products, suppliers will have insufficient incentives to compete.

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

In the seven months since Christopher 'Dudus' Coke was extradited and his Tivoli stronghold dismantled, the homicide rate has plummeted by 35 per cent. No doubt, the uncompromising manner in which police now deal with persons of interest has contributed to the decline.

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Looking at the economy through rose-coloured lenses, we see the success of the Jamaica Debt Exchange (JDX) in easing the burden of debt servicing by stretching out maturities and lowering interest rates on a restructured domestic...

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Geographically and culturally, the perspective of Puerto Rico is rather singular because our islands are at the crossroads of the Americas - where Latin America and the United States come together and where the United States becomes a Caribbean nation.

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Now here is something that the departed John Maxwell and I could actually agree on. Almost exactly a year before his death, John wrote on Sunday, December 13, 2009 one of those classic Maxwellian bashers.

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The commission of enquiry into the Manatt, Phelps and Phillips engagement by the Government of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has begun its hearing. The issues being investigated are important in their own right. They can tell us much about how our Government works or has been working.

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

If you want to tempt the Jamaican media with irrationality and unreason, mention the issue of libel reform. They have absolutely no resistance in that regard. The Media Association Jamaica (MAJ) Ltd and the Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) are unabashed and unrestrained in the defence of their special interests.

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

"... till I die, I will not put away my integrity from me. My uprightness and my right standing with God I hold fast and will not let them go; my heart does not reproach me for any of my days and it shall not reproach me as long as I live." Job 27:5-6

Published:Sunday | January 16, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Act I, Scene I. A mother with a young baby has just learnt that the child has sickle-cell disease, diagnosed by newborn screening.

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