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Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

JAMAICANS FOR Justice read, with disappointment, Kevin O'Brien Chang's article in The Sunday Gleaner on June 20, and found unfortunate the blatant lack of fairness and balance displayed in it.

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I created the Tivoli Gardens community-development model to fill a vital need in the development of housing schemes in the area. Rehousing the population of West Kingston was my primary objective when I became a member of Parliament for the constituency in 1962.

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The following is the first part of an excerpt from a presentation made by Rupert Lewis, professor of political thought, University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, during a symposium 'States of Freedom: Freedom of States' at the Mona Visitors' Lodge,...

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

They flew out the same day, both destined for the same place, North America; one captured, the other released from a major part of his nightmare - and one not of Portia's doing.

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I am not a joiner. Although there is no shortage of invitations, coming mostly from my presence in media. I have to say no to virtually all of them. Had I said yes to even half of them, I would now be a member of dozens of things - or a dead man.

Published:Sunday | June 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

BRUCE GOLDING, right now, must feel like a man who fell off a high building, and after plummeting downwards to seemingly certain doom, somehow finds he has landed on his feet unhurt.

Published:Sunday | June 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

IN THIS society which finds it so difficult to coalesce around anything other than sports (when we are winning!), the consensus on the need for social intervention as a key strategy for building post-garrison communities is both heart-warming and a...

Published:Sunday | June 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

PERHAPS THE majority of citizens, certainly of the 'poor', who dominate voting in Jamaica, and all parliamentarians are in favour of the Constituency Development Fund.

Published:Sunday | June 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE CORONATION Market (Curry) in Kingston is reputed to be the biggest market of its type in the Western hemisphere.

Published:Sunday | June 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

AN EDITORIAL in Barbados' New Nation News on June 8 reported that a Coalition of Civil Society Organisations in Jamaica had proposed a set of suggestions that arise from and relate to a number of current and critical issues we face as a nation.

Published:Sunday | June 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE GLEANER, in its service to education, published on April 27, the Bill Johnson rankings of the secondary schools - high, upgraded and technical - in the school system.

Published:Sunday | June 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

BECAUSE OF the public interest aroused recently concerning the community-development model in Tivoli Gardens, I am referencing here the appropriate section of my autobiography, Edward Seaga: My Life and Leadership (Chapter 9, pp 152-156).

Published:Sunday | June 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

CAN WE trust our security forces to apply appropriate rules of engagement and respect human rights while they challenge the cold and heartless gunmen who unfortunately are sometimes not even...

Published:Sunday | June 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY is central to Jamaica's escape from chronic economic stagnation and economic instability (high and variable inflation and unemployed economic resources). Indeed, the Jamaica Debt Exchange would not have been necessary had there been greater fiscal responsibility.

Published:Sunday | June 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE BRIEF flirtation with consensus is unravelling. A society as distinguished for its contentiousness as it is for its music and sports basked in a rare moment of unison in late May as it demanded that the Government 'tear down that wall' in Tivoli to get the fugitive Christopher 'Dudus' Coke - and the United States (US) off our backs.

Published:Sunday | June 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

PUSHED BY the big events of the last several weeks which have overwhelmingly dominated the news, our country has entered a delicate phase of transition.

Published:Sunday | June 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

RECENT EVENTS on the national scene have caused the public to reflect upon the Judeo-Christian tradition that has a considerable history but does not always find itself into the everyday conversation.

Published:Sunday | June 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

BETWEEN 1962 and 2009 Jamaica's murder rate went from 3.9 to 62.2 per 100,000 - perhaps the greatest violent death rate increase experienced by any country not at war.

Published:Sunday | June 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

SIX CRIME bills were debated in Parliament on June 8. Coincidentally, by the end of May, Jamaica's murder rate had passed 750. Last year was a record year for murders. This year could be another. The end-of-May number was 99 more than that of the same period last year.

Published:Sunday | June 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

1. There is before the Parliament of Jamaica proposed legislation which is not in the best interest of the people whom the 60 members of Parliament have sworn to represent.

Published:Sunday | June 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE CURRENT socio-political crises in Jamaica have been starkly brought home to all citizens of the nation state by the tragic events that have defined the life chances of the women in Tivoli Gardens.

Published:Sunday | June 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

MOST OF US heard on the news reports on Monday, May 25, the anguished cry of a resident of the Tivoli Gardens community: "All dis fi one man? Dat nuh right!" In the moment, I thought to myself that truer words were never spoken, but on reflection changed my view. This isn't all for one man. This is a battle for Jamaica.

Published:Sunday | June 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

This is the final of a two-part series on education. The writer argued in the end of the first instalment that the policy of free education introduced by the Michael Manley administration in 1973 was costly and, thus, adversely impacted the financial viability of other social programmes.

Published:Sunday | June 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

PORTIA SIMPSON Miller likes to speak of the power of community. The power of community can be good or bad, depending on who controls power in the community. Of the 780 communities across the island, a small minority is terrorised by gangs and an even smaller amount is actually controlled by them.

Published:Sunday | June 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

AS TIME passes and the history of our parliamentary democracy comes to be examined, Tuesday, June 1, 2010, will come to be remembered as the day when two members of the House of Representatives, Mrs Shahine Robinson and Mr Clive Mullings, came to represent the face of Jamaica's Government.

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