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Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In the article titled 'Abortion is murder' (Gleaner, May 17, 2018), Peter Espeut argues that "from a biological standpoint, foetuses are humans, too". Murder, by definition, is the unlawful killing of one human being by another. While seven out of...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

"Well, the biggest, biggest man you ever, ever / Did-a see was-a was-a once a baby / In this life, in this life, in this life / In this, oh, sweet life / We're (coming in from the cold) from the cold"- Coming in From the Cold Bob MarleyDespite all...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

It is right up there with gallows humour and irony that Everald Warmington, a junior minister in Works not known for his high standards of parliamentary civility, and, having a penchant for aggressive and confrontational behaviour towards the media...

Published:Sunday | May 13, 2018 | 12:13 AMMark Wignall

The brand names Sunny, Vibes, Pacific and Denin may not be known to non-smokers, but, like Craven A and Matterhorn, they are cigarettes of the illegal type which, under the law, ought not to be available in Jamaica.I hold no brief for smokers or...

Published:Sunday | May 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Recently, I reviewed two professional reports delivered to Ministry of Health (MOH) in March 2017 on Cornwall Regional (CRH).Today, I'll detail (edited for word count only) all 28 recommendations made by Jose Espino, the environmental hygienist who...

Published:Sunday | May 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Good thing I checked online. The Gleaner quickly changed its print headline, 'Laziness, inefficiency crippling growth - PM' to 'Bureaucracy, inefficiency stifling growth - PM' in the online version of the news story "to more accurately reflect what...

Published:Sunday | May 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

It is my second Mother's Day without the venerable Ivy, and, of course, the wells of tears have not dried up. Beyond the sadness and the large chasm left by her departure, there is an enduring legacy that points to the very sociology I advocate.True...

Published:Sunday | May 6, 2018 | 12:15 AM

Rear Admiral Hardley Lewin has once again indicated the danger of the cavalier use of states of emergency. He has argued that the imposition of a state of public emergency is the ultimate tool in the law-enforcement arsenal.States of emergency ought...

Published:Sunday | May 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Most recently, students of constitutional law in the Commonwealth had a teaching moment. I make specific reference to the resignation on April 29, 2018, of British Home Secretary Amber Rudd following the exposures surrounding the Windrush-era...

Published:Sunday | May 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

As a young graduate student in the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences (now Faculty of Science and Technology) at the University of the West Indies, my research focused on how the body breaks down carbohydrates found in common Jamaican foods. My...

Published:Sunday | May 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Last Sunday, I reviewed the UTech team's March 2017 report to Ministry of Health (MOH) on severe health risks at Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH).After identifying toxic gases and fumes permeating CRH, the team recommended: "This is a very sick...

Published:Sunday | May 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

One dismal, tragic day in May 1976 when political tribalism found deadly work for arsonists and murderers, gunmen surrounded the small community of Orange Lane in Kingston and set a block of houses on fire while forcefully hindering police and...

Published:Sunday | May 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

It is like squeezing a tube of toothpaste or a fat man putting on an ill-fitting girdle. If you put too much pressure on the contents, it will simply shift to other parts. Jamaica is asystem, an island, where everything is connected. Importantly, we...

Published:Sunday | May 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

With the elevation of Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez to the presidency, communist Cuba has started to enter the post-Castro era.In 2008, Fidel handed control of the Cuban state to his younger brother Ra?l, at the time already a septuagenarian, as...

Published:Sunday | April 29, 2018 | 12:27 AMMark Ricketts

Excerpts of a very elegant speech given by Dr Nigel Clarke at a labour market forum were carried by The Sunday Gleaner of April 15. The finance minister noted that Jamaica has gained significantly from the steadfast implementation of fiscal,...

Published:Sunday | April 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

It will take an immense amount of effort on your part, but if you just imagine that you, your spouse, and your daughter were peacefully alone at home in a socially safe and salubrious Kirkland Close house, and just after midnight, you hear the...

Published:Sunday | April 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Information Service (JIS) issued the following on April 10, 2018 (edited for word count only):"... Hon Christopher Tufton has assured Government will continue to take a responsible approach in dealing with the situation affecting the...

Published:Sunday | April 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In response to my commentary on Sunday last, a senior trade unionist friend of mine and an attorney struggling against obscurity provided two letters of diatribe last week. Given the Jamaican clichÈ about two making one, I will address them both...

Published:Sunday | April 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

"Democracy," the 2016-2017 LAPOP Report opens up in its introduction, "is on the defensive in the Americas and around the world." And "among the mass public, scepticism is brewing over the extent to which democracy can succeed in delivering on...

Published:Sunday | April 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMDesiree Baptiste

No one's talking about the other Windrush scandal.I can't think why. It, too, involves the discarding of historical material, only not by the Home Office, by the BBC. It happened on April 2 when the Beeb's renowned commitment to facts fled the scene...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

I was disappointed that in the recent Cabinet reshuffle, the education ministry continues to be known as the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, missing entirely an opportunity to address the areas of need that have hampered that ministry...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

I have noted the announcement by the prime minister of the establishment of a city on the Bernard Lodge lands in South St Catherine. I have also noted the three editorials in The Gleaner (the latest, Monday on April 2, 2018) dealing with the need...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Another Earth Day is here, April 22. What's the state of the global environment and the local environment as the world focuses today on critical environmental issues and the very survival of humankind on the planet?World-famous physicist, the late...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Despite the declaration by one former prime minister that "the law is not a shackle", it is indeed binding, however inconvenient it might be. This erstwhile legislator, whose record as a heterosexual is impeccable, would probably disagree with Lord...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

There has been much commentary surrounding the issuance of a so-called certificate of immunity as it affects the criminal case arising from the killing of Keith Clarke. Much of the discourse is based on untruths, inaccuracies, and downright...

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