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Published:Sunday | June 16, 2019 | 12:21 AM

Ah-ha. So you were anticipating some titillating pornography. Sorry to disappoint you, but the phrase referred to the beginning (I think) of what was to be my life-long excursion into creative writing, or writing creatively. B (Be) U (Undressed)...

Published:Sunday | June 16, 2019 | 12:21 AM

“Alice: Which way should I go? Cat: That depends on where you are going. Alice: I don’t know. Cat: Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.” – Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll In the last column, we discussed the country case study...

Published:Sunday | June 16, 2019 | 12:20 AM

Eddie Seaga decimated the People’s National Party (PNP) in the 1980 general elections. When the bell sounded for the count, on October 30, 1980, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) had overperformed in voter turnout. Jamaican elections between 1967 and...

Published:Sunday | June 16, 2019 | 12:19 AM

Readers should know it’s my opinion that there’s no democracy in Jamaican politics. I’ve tried to point out that we’ve no say in government’s composition or modus operandi despite the sham called “elections”. In a March 3, 2019, column headlined ‘...

Published:Sunday | June 16, 2019 | 12:19 AM

It doesn’t take a long reach into levity to declare that Father’s Day is kind of like the second-eleven team to Mother’s Day. And I believe it should rightfully be so. Let me explain, again with some levity attached. At the very least, the man is...

Published:Sunday | June 16, 2019 | 12:19 AM

Last Sunday, June 9, a little over 300 miles away in Haiti, tens of thousands of Haitians took to the streets in the capital and elsewhere protesting against corruption in government. Demonstrators came from a wide cross section of society,...

Published:Sunday | June 16, 2019 | 12:18 AM

We, the Common­wealth Caribbean Association of Integrity Commissions and Anti-Corruption Bodies (“the Association”), meeting at our Fifth Annual Regional Conference convened under the auspices of the Commonwealth Secretariat and hosted by the...

Published:Sunday | June 9, 2019 | 12:15 AM

United States Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s 22-month investigation ended without concluding whether President Trump obstructed justice. Attorney General William Barr’s letter to the US Congress posits that the evidence gathered by Mueller did...

Published:Sunday | June 9, 2019 | 12:15 AM

The column you are reading now was written by me last Thursday. At that time, it was my expectation that Central Manchester MP Peter Bunting of the opposition People’s National Party (PNP) would make his official declaration for a challenge against...

Published:Sunday | June 9, 2019 | 12:15 AM

May 28, 2019, is a day that will live in sorrow for every Jamaican. It was the day three giants, in three different fields of nation building, were called home by the Father who dwelt within them. Jamaica lost a former prime minister, a religious...

Published:Sunday | June 9, 2019 | 12:14 AM

Are you considering a SEZ investment? Save yourself a lot of time, money, and energy by contemplating this question first. Is the SEZ for you? It is more than a question of cost-benefit. In Jamaica, just like anywhere else in the world, the...

Published:Sunday | June 9, 2019 | 12:14 AM

- Born: January 24, 1958 - Parents: Alexander and Rhoda Henry - Widow: Jacqueline Garvey Henry, married on December 16, 1984 - Children: Theodore, Lawrie, Joanique Waite-Henry, Tamara Chin - Gleaner Columnist since 1987 - Religion: Christian...

Published:Sunday | June 9, 2019 | 12:14 AM

Thursday, November 5, 1987 ‘At The Crossroads’ “The kind of society we want can be determined by corporate conscious choices or can be left to chance. The people need leaders now – leaders of the calibre of Nanny, Tacky, Sharpe, Bogle....

Published:Sunday | June 2, 2019 | 12:24 AM

Following my recent column, ‘What’s happening with our dollar?’, I received many requests from readers to write a column on whether our dollar can truly revalue and remain stable under our current-free floating exchange-rate regime. Many people...

Published:Sunday | June 2, 2019 | 12:24 AM

Transportation is a functional necessity for every individual. We have to travel for work, shopping, schooling, and pleasure. For many people, the car is not just a functional tool; their car is also associated with their self-image or status. The...

Published:Sunday | June 2, 2019 | 12:23 AM

“Now, more than ever, we need to connect the dots between climate, poverty, energy, food, and water. These issues cannot be addressed in isolation.” – Ban Ki-moon, Former Secretary General, United Nations. In this article, I shall share with...

Published:Sunday | June 2, 2019 | 12:23 AM

Fourteen years ago when Mr Edward Seaga retired from Parliament, as a Senator then, I paid tribute to him in the Senate on January 28, 2005. On that occasion, I publicly acknowledged “the deficiencies and one-sidedness of the left”, in which I...

Published:Sunday | June 2, 2019 | 12:23 AM

The M-16 and the better-made AK-47 assault rifles were fully on display last Sunday at Guinep Tree in May Pen as about seven gunmen spent ‘all the time in the world’, a very long 17 minutes, staging a daring, nation-chilling, daylight robbery at a...

Published:Sunday | June 2, 2019 | 12:23 AM

Yet another issue I’ve manfully (oh, all right, personfully) tried to avoid, (clearly without success) is Krystal Tomlinson’s putrid, puerile comparison of Andrew Holness’ track record to that of Adolph Hitler. The author of that literary atrocity...

Published:Sunday | May 26, 2019 | 12:17 AM

In his book Guns, Germs and Steel , author Jared Diamond destroys the concept of racial superiority by outlining how Europeans came to dominate the world because of trade routes, immunity to germs, and the luck of geography. Tribes cut off from the...

Published:Sunday | May 26, 2019 | 12:17 AM

“It’s my theory, based on my years of work on the costly rock sewers, that clean water leads to a healthier population.” – Tyrion Lannister (a.k.a. ‘The Imp’), formerly ‘Hand’ (Prime Minister/Chief Adviser) to Queen Daenerys Targaryen (a.k.a. ‘...

Published:Sunday | May 26, 2019 | 12:17 AM

On Thursday, May 23, we Jamaicans commemorated 81 years ago, that day when our people led by the workers – unemployed and employed – spoke out, stood up, and said no to injustice. That islandwide protest started the process that led Jamaica to...

Published:Sunday | May 26, 2019 | 12:16 AM

Today, the remaining citizens of the European Union cast their ballots at the end of a four-day marathon elections for members of the European Parliament. The parliamentary elections began last Thursday, May 23, ironically, with Brexit Britain...

Published:Sunday | May 26, 2019 | 12:12 AM

William Hudson, who had emigrated from England at the age of 20, made his fortune in Jamaica, ultimately owning four estates in Hanover by the time of his death in 1807. He bequeathed his properties and an endowment to his godson, William Hudson-...

Published:Sunday | May 26, 2019 | 12:11 AM

Last Wednesday morning, just before seven a.m., as I gazed at Chupski sleeping, my phone began its humming. I skipped out of bed, rushed through the bedroom door and answered it. “Yeh, man, whole heap a dem dey yah,” the voice said while telling...

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