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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...

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

The alleged grant of immunity by former National Security Minister Peter Bunting to three specific soldiers has stirred up a hornets' nest.On Tuesday, I queried the timing and intent leading to the signing of these certificates based on Bunting's...

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

Arlene Harrison Henry, our public defender, may have been punching outside of her weight class when she called for an end to the St James state of emergency (SOE) on the basis that poor, powerless, and voiceless boys are being locked up in inhumane...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:30 AMMark Ricketts

There are economic headwinds confronting us, including the effects of weakening business confidence as reported a few days ago in the latest Don Anderson survey. Government has to realise that it can’t be business as usual. It has to...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The days were steaming hot and the nights were endlessly long as the social and political tension built in May 2010.Word had come to me through a senior member of the JLP that the man who was at the centre of this national crisis, the infamous Dudus...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Some Jamaican men have become 'dawgs', roaming the streets like mongrels in search of a bitch in heat that will allow them to plant their seeds. This century-old behaviour pattern has led to a plethora of children who grow up without knowing, or...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Most of us politically non-aligned outcasts are convinced that National Identification System (NIDS) isn't locally conceived but imposed on Jamaica by Big Bully from the North (BBN).I believe it's intended to be used to locate and search identities...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Here is a wake-up call. Parliament is ultimately the source of law in this country. It matters not how learned m'lord or m'lady is or how much law an attorney knows. What Parliament says goes, and that even supersedes the Constitution.Worse, law is...

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 12:08 AM

The most recent survey of 'The Political Culture of Democracy in Jamaica and in the Americas', a survey which is regularly conducted by the Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) of Vanderbilt University with local support, is, of course,...

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMDon Robotham

In about a month's time, thousands of grade 11 students all over Jamaica will be sitting the annual Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations. Looking at the invaluable data from the 2017 high schools ranking (based on the 2016...

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

I would have taken a bet - and be sure I would win that well-known businessman, entrepreneur - and investment banker Mr Chris Dehring would be among those MVPs in the business community in this country for whom banks would be bending over backwards...

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A set of my friends from high school take the keeping of Sunday as the chosen day of worship very seriously. Therefore, they will not be reading this commentary until tomorrow; and I am quite all right with that. The problem is that by the time they...

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Have you ever heard people say "If Jamaica just had more garbage bins, the place wouldn't be so dirty"? I used to believe it as well. After going to Singapore and Japan, I no longer do.The two cleanest subways I have ever been on were in Tokyo and...

Published:Sunday | April 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Recently, former Prime Minister Edward Seaga, in highlighting the importance of education and technology in agriculture to Jamaica's development, said: "If education is the forgotten child of the Jamaican family, agriculture is the wayward one. One...

Published:Sunday | April 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In 2009 at the height of the crippling global recession that saw a significant rise in unemployment as some businesses closed and others scaled back, Prime Minister Bruce Golding took a 15 per cent pay cut, his MPs took 10 per cent, and when he...

Published:Sunday | April 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Today, which is marked as Easter Sunday by many of the churches which make up diverse Christianity, is a good time to join the pastor of the Ocho Rios Baptist Church, the Rev Johnathan Hemmings, in the unpopular view that the Church is not a crime...

Published:Sunday | April 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

I wanted to write about the importance of resurrection in Christendom but that got reshuffled.Two weeks after receiving an F grade for the crockery in the Cabinet, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has acted decisively. Moving away from the inherited...

Published:Sunday | April 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Do you ever wonder why Jamaica seems stuck in a low-wage, low-growth rut? It's a challenge that's constantly on my mind. As I watch and learn about global trends in artificial intelligence (AI), I am even more concerned as it's clear that the...

Published:Sunday | April 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

By now, regular readers should know I consider the Old Testament overwhelmingly irrelevant.It's amazing that such bigoted bunk still influences many persons' thoughts and understanding of morality. It's incredible that people ignore that the texts...

Published:Sunday | April 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

When the Jamaican Government reclaimed the Montego Bay waterfront during the late 1960s and the early 1970s, it was believed that this development would be to the benefit of all Montegonians.The Government spent billions of dollars to expand the...

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