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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...

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:17 AM

There is no doubt that good things are happening in the Jamaican economy. Our debt-GDP ratio is on a downward trajectory although helped substantially by the redefinition of what makes up the debt stock and the buy-back of the PetroCaribe debt in...

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:17 AM

While most Jamaicans may have become aware of the push to establish a National Identification System (NIDS) in recent years, the idea is not new, and has, in fact, been on the drawing board from as far back as 1979. The passage has been a roller...

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:17 AM

Everyone seems confused as to what’s going on with our dollar. It’s up, it’s down; it slips, it slides; it strengthens, it retreats. The head of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) is outraged at the management of the foreign...

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:17 AM

“If life was a thing that money could buy, the rich would live and the poor would die.” These simple words are much more than a nursery rhyme for the majority of Jamaicans. One does not have to be politically partisan to say that our state...

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

“The poor and those without modern energy access are often the same, and having access to modern energy is a necessary condition for poverty alleviation which is the first Sustainable Development Goal (SDG1).” – Energy Access Outlook 2017, From...

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:15 AM

Jamaica is firmly trapped in a political cul-de-sac surrounded by thoughtless, unimaginative finger-pointing passing for political debate. It’s sad. Not to mention pathetic. Political discussion in Jamaica today is bereft of philosophy, wit, or...

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:15 AM

It is my view that former Contractor General Greg Christie, while a fine public servant, spent too much time in his investigations crossing T’s and dotting I’s, and in that process, short-changed the country of much-needed investment. Which is not...

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:15 AM

Why is the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation further traumatising our already highly traumatised children? On a bright and beautiful Sunday morning, right at the start of Child Month, little children dressed up in their Sunday best were...

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:15 AM

The call from the Jamaican people is getting louder: “Lock up the corrupt!”. With much justification. As each of us struggles to get water – as the Government can barely find $100 million to truck water – consider the following leakages to our...

Published:Sunday | May 12, 2019 | 12:21 AM

Why is Jamaica not being given a full update on the Walton-Morant Licence given to Tullow Oil and the United Oil and Gas, regarding the estimated 229 million barrels of recoverable offshore oil and gas that have been discovered? The Caribbean is...

Published:Sunday | May 12, 2019 | 12:21 AM

Whenever Mother’s Day comes around, I am reminded of a thought that came to me years ago. I was a senior statistician at the time, working on the country’s labour force figures, when it dawned on me that housewives were not recognised as part of...

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