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Published:Sunday | June 18, 2017 | 12:00 AM

St Thomas has had many good reasons from state neglect to have rebelled again since 1865. From Montego Bay, where he was opening the first Jamaica International Exhibition, Prime Minister Holness announced big plans for the development of Morant Bay...

Published:Sunday | June 18, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Recently, I had occasion to request more cable boxes from FLOW. They had initially installed some boxes. However, bearing in mind that my family is quite big by today's standard, and given the fact that the cost of each additional cable box works...

Published:Sunday | June 18, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Here we go again!Four months after Government unveiled its sweeping new crime plan, including 'preventative detention' and zero tolerance for domestic disputes, the number of Jamaicans murdered in 2017 rose to 628 (19 per cent increase on 2016)....

Published:Sunday | June 18, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Government's recent bailout of hundreds of local tertiary students represented a timely reminder of the imbalance between the potential demand by Jamaican students for the provision of tertiary education and the inability of these students to afford...

Published:Sunday | June 18, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Should a person who lives in a $250-million house in Beverly Hills or Stony Hill and who has three BMW X6es and a Porsche be lionised for his success and glowingly featured on our social pages or feel ashamed of himself for displaying so much...

Published:Sunday | June 11, 2017 | 12:00 AM

On June 1, President Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of the United States from the historic Paris climate agreement of December 2015. Candidate Trump had promised to do it, and the United States is notorious among developed countries for not...

Published:Sunday | June 11, 2017 | 12:00 AM

In an article written by Dr Carolyn Gomes published on Sunday, May 28, 2017, she stated, in relation to the development of the Charter of Rights: "The Parliament, however, appears to be timid. It has not acted on the recommendation to ensure that...

Published:Sunday | June 11, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Cawn't sey mi neva dida warn yu! On April 23, I wrote: "I see ... Theresa May called a 'snap election' for June 8. ... She's relying on polls that give Conservatives a comfortable lead. Polls, schmolls! Those same pollsters said that Britain would...

Published:Sunday | June 11, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Let me begin with a declaration. I once served as a consultant in the Ministry of National Security and had special responsibility for strategic projects and modernisation. I was the Government's chief negotiator responsible for the now-infamous...

Published:Sunday | June 11, 2017 | 12:00 AM

For years, my cry has been that our youth need much more credit than we have been giving them, and it's not just their need to scratch off phonecards for calls and data.In a society hell-bent on telling them that they are the worst of the worst, our...

Published:Sunday | June 11, 2017 | 12:00 AM

About the same time that Captain Horace Burrell died, I lost a dear friend and a treasured member of my congregation, Khari Ballantine. As his pastor, I had gone to see him in intensive care at the University of the West Indies on Saturday night....

Published:Sunday | June 11, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Prices of perishable farm produce have gone up in the aftermath of the May flood rains. These are not even staple foods but only disposable supplements in the Jamaican diet. Despite the price increases, they are flying out of the markets faster than...

Published:Sunday | June 11, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Many pertinent issues were raised by Ronnie Thwaites in his article 'Missing the point', published on May 29, 2017.It is agreed that far too many people die on our roads annually. This is only part of the picture, as many more persons are injured...

Published:Sunday | June 11, 2017 | 12:00 AM

As Dr Omar Davies, member of parliament for South St Andrew, is about to announce his resignation, it is fitting to look at the man who has had such a long and successful career in politics. What Dr Omar Davies learned from his hard-working mother,...

Published:Saturday | June 10, 2017 | 11:14 PM

My first link was with Tim, a 30-something ardent adherent to Islam. "I am certain that if you speak with the leadership, they will tell you the same thing. The Qu'ran expressly condemns the killing of innocents. The killing of even one is seen as...

Published:Sunday | June 4, 2017 | 12:00 AM

I don't often take tales out of school, especially if it is the plantation, the University of the West Indies, where my main bread is baked. Yet, for the second time in recent years, I have to publicly disagree with the utterances of a colleague in...

Published:Sunday | June 4, 2017 | 12:00 AM

A global public opinion survey on corruption found that 74 per cent of respondents in Jamaica felt our Parliament is corrupt or extremely corrupt, and 86 per cent and 85 per cent felt that the police and political parties were, respectively, corrupt...

Published:Sunday | June 4, 2017 | 12:00 AM

When Ian Boyne purported to suggest that the esteemed prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines is "blinkered" on Venezuela, he only succeeded in showing his own limited vision.It is often the case that a man who holds himself up as a model of...

Published:Sunday | June 4, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Singapore. An experiment that was not supposed to work. An enigma wrapped up in a puzzle. A global success story unlike anything the world has ever seen.If the city state of Singapore could be rooted up from its foundations and flown to Jamaica, its...

Published:Sunday | June 4, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Venezuela seems to be wobbling. Street protests, wholesale arrests, government repression, strategies for staying in power longest, strange Supreme Court decisions stripping Parliament of most of its power followed by reversals after more protests,...

Published:Sunday | May 28, 2017 | 12:06 AMGordon Robinson

‘Corruption’ has become a buzzword in Jamaica. Many inveigh against the monster daily. Yet, people who call on Government to take a stand against corruption start quarrelling about lost fiefdoms when action is proposed. No alternatives...

Published:Sunday | May 28, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Jackass say "The world nuh level!" because some Hills can apparently never be crossed. Carlos from the tribe of Hill, reputed mastermind of the biggest Ponzi scheme in Jamaica, walked scot-free last week because only one of the 16 witnesses turned...

Published:Sunday | May 28, 2017 | 12:00 AM

During the infamous Tivoli incursion of May 2010, I was living in a section of rural St Andrew that afforded me close to a bird's-eye view of Kingston's west end.The plumes of smoke seen through my binoculars and soft thuds from a little more than...

Published:Sunday | May 28, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Ever wonder how it is that the average American citizen seems so familiar with his or her constitutional rights? It is not by accident. The State takes deliberate actions to ensure that citizens are informed about, and feel empowered by, the...

Published:Sunday | May 28, 2017 | 12:00 AM

It's time for parliamentarians and the public to stop playing with Parliament.A Gleaner front-page story two Sundays ago said that many members of the House of Representatives were 'Playing with Parliament' with their non-attendance. And we already...

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