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Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Over the past week, two parliamentarians made comments regarding agriculture that caught my attention.First, Agriculture Minister Audley Shaw said he was looking for avenues to enable farmers to get cheaper loans. Then, Ronald Thwaites bemoaned the...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In the middle of Environment Week, Prime Minister Andrew Holness was off to Canada to address the G7 Summit.Mr Holness was specially invited to attend the meeting of this exclusive club of the world's most developed countries by the Canadian Prime...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

This is an edited statement delivered at a press conference on May 29.Jamaicans should by now be aware of the serious negative effects that the threat of sanctions by the United States against Russian bauxite company UC Rusal is having on the...

Published:Sunday | June 3, 2018 | 12:50 AMMartin Henry

NIDS heads to court later this week. On May 8, the parliamentary Opposition filed a motion in the Supreme Court asking the court to rule that sections of the act for the establishment of a National Identification System breach guaranteed...

Published:Sunday | June 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

I felt like calling Pastor Gino Jennings a little dictator, but I couldn't get past the first syllable. Over the past few years, he has caught my attention with the brash and uncompromising posture that he takes regarding what 'the scriptures say'....

Published:Sunday | June 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Last Tuesday, The Gleaner carried a report about a Jamaican businessman named Shifu Huang, most likely of Chinese extract, being fined $5 million, or eight months' imprisonment, for unlicensed use of trademark.In 2016, he was first arrested and...

Published:Sunday | June 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Squatting, captured land, illegal settlements are not only islandwide and expansive, but they have gone upscale, cheek by jowl, with Parliament.In last Sunday's Gleaner, senior writer Erica Virtue reported, "An undetermined number of families arenow...

Published:Sunday | June 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The family of Fulke Rose had been in Jamaica like many others from the time of the British occupation. By 1670, he owned 380 acres in St Catherine and was a member of the Jamaican Assembly from 1675, serving intermittently until the year before his...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:09 AMMark Wignall

Dr Peter Phillips is a rare gem in Jamaican society. His academic career has taken him to the very top where some still quote his earlier studies in various social fixes for our troubled paradise called Jamaica.  He has a PhD, which means that...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

If you, like me, were born or grew up in rural Jamaica in the immediate post-World War II years, you would have in some way been close to the history of the male-led Great Migration to Great Britain from the island's peasantry.Your own life story,...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

"Four dead! Nine in hospital! Eighty-nine in jail! Police forced to shoot down rioters in Westmoreland. Dollar-a-day demand ends in death!' the headline on the front page of The Daily Gleaner of May 3, 1938, screamed. In Kingston, eight people were...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

On Friday, May 4, the Financial Gleaner published an article under the headline 'Job ad triggers BOJ probe - Bank of Accompong name breaches the law'.John Robinson, senior deputy governor of the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ), is quoted as saying, "By way of...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Many individuals would have seen me in the media on Labour Day, throwing "sledgehammer into concrete" at one of the national projects in St Ann. It was not a show or public-relations opportunity for me. Rather, it was a passionate attempt to tear...

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

I cannot imagine the Ras' cloth headdress, and worse, a female who embellishes the very vanity upon which he burns fire running fingers through the mark of his covenant. Pardon my ignorance, but in the years in which I have attempted to 'overstand'...

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

Dr Nigel Clarke is not Audley Shaw. He is not as ubiquitous, nor does he possess evangelical zeal when presenting complex and sometimes mundane economic issues. However, when he makes an intervention, it is timely, and, importantly, done with great...

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

I take issue here with the expressed intention of the monetary authorities to 'advance', in the near term, towards an inflation-targeting model of fiscal and monetary management for Jamaica.An inflation target is classified as one of the 'nominal...

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...

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