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Published:Sunday | August 6, 2017 | 12:00 AM

You could talk to the older heads. Thumb through the pages of The Daily Gleaner for that year when the paper was already 127 years old. Or skim the pages of several other periodicals, and there were several being published then, few of which have...

Published:Sunday | August 6, 2017 | 12:00 AM

I am particularly disturbed by essential elements of the Rev Al Miller's argument in his July 31 article titled 'The plain truth about the buggery law' published in the Observer. Though I have various concerns, it is his comments about the Jamaica...

Published:Sunday | August 6, 2017 | 12:00 AM

One of Jamaica's finest public servants is a man named Herbert Samuel ('Herbie') Walker.Herbie was born on February 29, 1924. His public-service achievements are seminal but made all the more remarkable in that they came with an unshakable personal...

Published:Sunday | August 6, 2017 | 12:00 AM

For the many persuasive spiritual, moral and pragmatic arguments being made for keeping the buggery law in place, the most compelling is the case for Jamaica's children and youth.First and foremost is the matter of the significant increase in the...

Published:Sunday | July 30, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Poor Booklist Boyne worked himself into such a lather (June 25,' Ignore critics, pass anti-crime bill now') that I feared for his health.He was particularly disturbed about contributions to the national debate from what he alternatively called "...

Published:Sunday | July 30, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The incendiary controversy over Jamaica's buggery law is political, not moral or practical. No biblically defensible argument can be advanced against repealing it, nor would its repeal ensure a change in homosexuals' health-seeking behaviour.People...

Published:Sunday | July 30, 2017 | 12:00 AM

This is the last Sunday before Emancipendence, and I feel like I should tell some people about their Madras cloth, and that goes for the big cats, the little Kitty and a slightly talent-free entertainer who seeks equal rights. Alternatively, I...

Published:Sunday | July 30, 2017 | 12:00 AM

"She is in Intensive Care," my son told me. It took more than a split second for me to realise he was talking about his mother.I knew she had cancer and that it was pretty bad. But I thought it was under treatment and there was some hope of, at...

Published:Sunday | July 30, 2017 | 12:00 AM

"The Opposition Party under the leadership of Sir Alexander Bustamante co-operated fully with the Government, and Select Committees of both houses of the legislature were appointed and met together under the chairmanship of the Premier on 31st...

Published:Sunday | July 30, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica's murder rate - up by 20 per cent over last year - has many Jamaicans in despair as the atrocious bloodletting continues in our little island. The high incidence of violent crime has tested the mettle of the Government. Its latest effort to...

Published:Sunday | July 30, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Comrade Senator Dr Angela Brown Burke has asked me to be one of her media liaisons and I have happily accepted. I have accepted because I believe in Angela and that she has a meaningful contribution to make to the politics of Jamaica.Born in humble...

Published:Sunday | July 23, 2017 | 12:53 AMIan Boyne

There has been much focus on the Zones of Special Operations (ZOSO) Bill (now law) over the past few weeks, but there is another kind of zones which might make it unnecessary for us to declare any further ZOSO after Round One. I refer to the...

Published:Sunday | July 23, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Everything that's wrong with Jamaican politics is currently on full display in South West St Andrew.Bettors on sports know that when two teams match up, the percentages say punters will get it right 50 per cent of the time - about the same as...

Published:Sunday | July 23, 2017 | 12:00 AM

With the retirement of Portia Simpson Miller from local and national political leadership, her seat in South West St Andrew is now up for grabs, but it is not just any ordinary seat. Rays of political power shoot out from its influence.Although...

Published:Sunday | July 23, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Much of the record of failure related to student loan financing schemes is because of problems and limitations - some of which are peculiar to low-income or less industrialised countries - that seem, at least in the short run, to be intractable that...

Published:Sunday | July 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMElizabeth Bennett Marsh

Recently, consumers have been talking in the mass and social media about the 'sucking out' (depletion) of call credit for data usage and high roaming charges. They have asked why the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has not intervened to...

Published:Sunday | July 23, 2017 | 12:00 AM

It took 11 years, but finally it was held in the United Kingdom Privy Council that our panellists in our Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) were very sensible and, importantly, had a better understanding of Jamaican industrial relations practice and...

Published:Sunday | July 23, 2017 | 12:00 AM

A University College of London team led by Dr Nick Draper has spent several years compiling 46,000 records of some 3,000 of those British families paid compensation for their 'loss of property' at Emancipation. This wealth has been traced to many...

Published:Sunday | July 16, 2017 | 12:00 AM

There is significant consensus that has emerged which we must never gloss over: We are now generally agreed that crime-fighting is more than hard policing and that issues of human rights, social intervention, and poverty reduction are critical in...

Published:Sunday | July 16, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica is paradise. A bleeding paradise awash with tears. But paradise nonetheless.At least that's what a former Colombian soldier now heading a major company in Jamaica thinks our country is. From his experience living here, Mauricio Pulido, CEO...

Published:Sunday | July 16, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Just over a week ago, two reports were published in Britain that might interest the Jamaican readership. They both concerned mass-deportation charter flights from London to Kingston.Charter flights from London to Kingston restarted in September 2016...

Published:Sunday | July 16, 2017 | 12:00 AM

There are two views that we can adopt in making a judgement on high mobile-phone bills of Jamaican Cabinet ministers.One, more a wish and a hope instead of the often proved, stark reality, is that most Cabinet ministers surrounding Prime Minister...

Published:Sunday | July 16, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Finance Minister Audley Shaw really stubbed his toe on the cell phone issue even as Prime Minister Andrew Holness gave clear and decisive guidelines for him to take the necessary steps to fall in line with accepted standards of probity when spending...

Published:Sunday | July 16, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The fast-growing importance of higher education across the Commonwealth and the world at this juncture can hardly be denied. All countries - developed or developing - are using it for some purpose of utmost significance, whether it is as a support...

Published:Sunday | July 9, 2017 | 12:00 AM

If you are numbered among the 15 MPs who were elected in February 2016 or re-elected numerous times, there is bad news and there is good news.Let me give you the bad news first. It is more than likely that at some stage you were approached by the...

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