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Published:Sunday | March 27, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Having grown up professionally with hard-bitten newspapermen and women; and having read and experienced the style, performance and quality of giant political representatives, I am bewildered by today's sanctimonious wimps, weeping over verbal scratches;...

Published:Sunday | March 27, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Last Thursday afternoon, I became exasperated while watching the Manatt-Dudus commission of enquiry.

Published:Sunday | March 20, 2011 | 12:00 AM

I wrote recently to Dennis Lalor, chairman of the Air Jamaica Divestment Committee, and subsequently visited him at his offices at the ICWI building. I had written to him to congratulate him at the announcement of the 'deal' that had been arranged between Caribbean Airlines and Air Jamaica.

Published:Sunday | March 20, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Vybz Kartel, 'the Teacher' pulled out a "crowd apparently larger than the university's annual graduation ceremony held at the same venue, based on the expanse of bodies that stretched from the lectern on to Ring Road" when he delivered a guest lecture at the University of the West Indies (UWI) last Thursday, courtesy of Professor Carolyn Cooper.

Published:Sunday | March 20, 2011 | 12:00 AM

A phantom email. A mystery letter. Obeah envelopes. St Patrick's Day at the Manatt enquiry was straight out of Alice in Wonderland. Perhaps the strangest turn was the reaction to the reply from Manatt to a letter sent by Attorney General Dorothy Lightbourne.

Published:Sunday | March 20, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The following is the second of a two-part series. Part One was published last week.

Published:Sunday | March 20, 2011 | 12:00 AM

One of the online respondents to Martin Henry's article 'PIOJ's growth-boosting strategy' (The Sunday Gleaner, March 13, 2011) - where he (Henry) attempted to summarise the content of the recently released PIOJ document, 'A Growth-Inducement Strategy for Jamaica in the Short and Medium Term' - remarked: "The country is not short of so-called road maps. It is in the implementation of their prescriptions that we have fallen short...

Published:Sunday | March 20, 2011 | 12:00 AM

At this juncture in human history, women and girls who have lived under some of the most repressive regimes might be afforded the window of opportunity to be released from traditions that have robbed them of the ability to develop to their fullest potential. In the CNN-ised global village, we all stood in awe and disbelief when we viewed the dramatic political and social changes that taking place in North Africa and the Middle East.

Published:Sunday | March 20, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The minimum requirement for democracy is elections. Haiti is having trouble even meeting those requirements. The country will have another go at it today. It will have a run-off presidential election between Mirlande Manigat and Michel 'Sweet Mickey' Martelly. Many other run-offs will take place between candidates for the legislature as well.

Published:Sunday | March 20, 2011 | 12:00 AM

I will begin by explaining some of my cultural involvements and how they have moulded me as a Jamaican, because culture is the most powerful force in shaping people and branding nations. This has proven itself to be unquestionably so for Jamaica.

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

You can tell a great deal about a country by the way it treats its women and children. The status that they occupy in the hierarchy of the society is usually a good indicator of whether the country is progressive or backward, oppressive or caring. What can we say about Jamaica?

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

Wigton Windfarm was the brainchild of Dr Raymond Wright, then group managing director of Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ). The idea germinated from the vision of Dr Anthony Chen who pioneered electric power from wind-energy research in Jamaica.

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

Between 2006 and 2010, CARICOM countries saw women rising to powerful political positions in three of the 'Big Four' countries in CARICOM, plus another in Haiti. Portia Simpson Miller (Jamaica), Mia Mottley (Barbados) and Kamla Persad-Bissessar (Trinidad and Tobago) became heads of their respective political parties and leaders of their parliamentary Opposition.

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

The following is an excerpt from a speech by Monsignor Gregory Ramkissoon at the Rotary Club of Kingston meeting on March 3.

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

The nation had hardly absorbed the latest round of Everald 'Go to Hell' Warmington's crassness, crudeness and boorishness before it was faced with the dramatic explosion between K.D. Knight and Justice Minister Dorothy Lightbourne, who charged that Knight had told her 31 years ago, "Every Labourite fi dead."

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

Since the construction of the Six Miles flyover decades ago, access in and out of Kingston on its western side has been greatly streamlined, as traffic leaving the city from either Spanish Town Road or Washington Boulevard can head out non-stop to the countryside along Mandela Highway.

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

As the Manatt-Coke commission of enquiry rambles on, the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) is to launch A Growth-Inducement Strategy for Jamaica in the Short and Medium Term on Tuesday in the same venue that the enquiry is being staged, the Jamaica Conference Centre.

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

The recent news items in the Jamaica media, and elsewhere, on the researches being undertaken by more than one team of Jamaican scientists into the 'cancer-fighting' or 'anti-cancer properties' of more than one...

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

In September 2005, then Prime Minister P.J. Patterson and Opposition Leader Bruce Golding signed a Declaration on Political Conduct in Parliament in the presence of the political ombudsman, Bishop Herro Blair.

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

It's the scene in the high-tension drama we have all been waiting for: The main actor will meet his expected nemesis and we will all be on the edge of our seats to see how the encounter unfolds.

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

In everyday life, we assume many risks, beginning from the moment we awake to the moment we go to sleep and throughout the night. The fact that we get out of bed safely without breaking a leg, or cross a busy street without getting hit by a motor car, does not mean that these risks did not exist.

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

Bob Nesta Marley is by far the most famous figure Jamaican music has ever produced. Mention Jamaica, and foreigners who scarcely know in which hemisphere the country is located will cry in recognition, 'Bob Marley!'

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

Thomas Hobbes would have just loved to be in Libya right now. But he has been dead for a while. Since 1679, in fact. Hobbes, in 1651, published Leviathan, one of the most important and influential books ever published in political philosophy.

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

In an interview conducted just after his final concert in December 1983, and which was published in Pulse Magazine in June 1984, Peter Tosh asserted: "I a look fe peace.

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

It was the Tuesday, September 1, 2009 edition of The Gleaner that significantly brought to public light the request for the extradition of Christopher 'Dudus' Coke to the United States (US) on narcotics and firearm charges.

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