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Published:Sunday | August 27, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Accountability in Government is not merely a check on power and abuse. It is a vital part of management that builds trust, inspires confidence, improves performance, and promotes ownership. It gives us a fighting chance to achieve and sustain the...

Published:Sunday | August 27, 2017 | 12:00 AM

One of the issues that have again resurfaced in light of the Charlottesville uprising is whether the white supremacists and neo-Nazis should have been granted the permit to march in the first place and whether people should be free to engage in...

Published:Sunday | August 27, 2017 | 12:00 AM

I didn't sit my black self and look askance at our history of Jamaican politics and trade unionism and pretend to be some pusillanimous observer when workers' rights were being fought for over the past century.No, clearly, I was not around nor an...

Published:Sunday | August 27, 2017 | 12:00 AM

As private as its execution may be (or may have been), human sexual behaviour is a highly public affair. There is hardly any other area of human activity that is more regulated in public law in every society known, from the most primitive to the...

Published:Sunday | August 27, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Peter Bunting, a former minister of national security, proclaimed in a video titled The Chinese Taking Over that Jamaica was undergoing a form of economic colonisation by Chinese operating in Jamaica.Quite rightly, there has been some pushback by...

Published:Sunday | August 27, 2017 | 12:00 AM

For the return of the body of Marcus Garvey to Jamaica in which I played a leading role, my tribute at the service included two poignant passages that will open the door to this presentation of Marcus Garvey:"Garvey's stage was not Jamaica; it was...

Published:Sunday | August 27, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The 1980 election and the times leading up to it flashed through my mind recently. I worked at ICD's head office downtown on Harbour Street from 1976-80.Almost weekly, it seemed, downtown Kingston was locked down early because of threats of violence...

Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 12:06 AMYvonne McCalla Sobers

Ganja had an honourable history of more than 12,000 years as a cultivated crop before it was demonised in the last century.The plant migrated to the West from Asia where, for thousands of years, it was used mainly for medicinal and spiritual...

Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Education is a human right and a key factor to reducing poverty. Education promotes both social development and economic growth.Many people still fail, however, to see the link between education and the economy, since education is basically...

Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

One person is dead and many others injured, the result of a locally grown terrorist in the United States of America driving his motor vehicle into a crowd of counter-protesters who were assembled to stand against the bigotry and white extremism.It...

Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The events of Charlottesville last weekend and the reactions to them dramatise the paradox of America: The violence of the white supremacists shows the stubbornness of racism, but, most decisively also, how much public opinion has swung against it....

Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Some very interesting snapshot data have been rolled out by the most recent Gleaner-Bill Johnson polls. It's not quite election time yet, with three parliamentary seats now vacant from retirement and death, so the polls can focus on how the nation...

Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMDionne Jackson Miller

It's high time that Government heed the many calls for the long-promised amendments to the Access to Information (ATI) Act to be brought to Parliament, something that has been promised by successive administrations now for years.The Access to...

Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica: the place of choice to live, work, raise families and do business. This is the vision we have for our country by 2030, thirteen years from now. This is a noble vision and one to strive for. It means the creation of laws, policies and the...

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2017 | 12:15 AM

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) review of the 2010 west Kingston clashes has been brought to my attention, and I am very concerned by the false and misleading statements contained within this internal police review.In relation to my role as...

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2017 | 12:13 AMWesley Morris

Many people regard Peter Murcott Bunting, member of parliament and opposition spokesperson on national security, as being a bright, successful businessman, banker and politician. They praise him for winning a safe JLP seat from former prime...

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2017 | 12:09 AMTerrence Williams

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has an unfortunate practice of denying and disputing reports that identify its failings and encourage it to improve, whether it be international or local human rights organisations, commissions of Parliament, or...

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2017 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I listen with alarm recently to Peter Bunting levelling a host of allegations against the Chinese companies working in Jamaica. While all of his allegations are frightening and significantly dangerous, not only to the Chinese...

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The drive upwards along Oliver Road is slow and laboured. Residents have long installed on the asphalted roadway 'sleeping policemen' about every 30 or so feet. There are many young men and boys hanging about, and some among a nest of bicycles are...

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Vassalls were Huguenots who fled to England to escape persecution in France, settling in New England for a hundred years before entering the West Indies. Their mercantile activities, however, included supplying slaves to Barbados. This was only...

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The following article was submitted by Rani Young on behalf of a group referring to themselves as Friends of Senator Ruel Reid.Sunday Gleaner columnist Daniel Thwaites went to great lengths last week to provide another example of how someone would...

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Comrades in 'Zimbabwe' (Arnett Gardens) should be ashamed of themselves that it took a Labourite (in this case, the prime minister) to mount a rescue mission into their community to protect one of their own after one of her daughters was...

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

When I sent off this column to be published, the relays had not yet been run, but I would have stuck out my neck and said that we are up against a big challenge in the 4x100s. However, the Americans will be surprised as to how good we are in the...

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

What was Jamaica like in 1962? We continue taking a peek from the Handbook of Jamaica for that year.The Handbook listed the 41 government grant-aided high schools, 17 of them boarding schools turning out a handful of graduates immediately qualified...

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

If a pin dropped in Jamaica, no, the world, two Saturdays ago after the 100m at the World Championships, it would have sounded like a bullet. Usain Bolt ran in a race and did not win.I was among the few who were not too surprised. For me, Mr Bolt,...

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