Wed | Nov 13, 2019

In Focus

Two recent high-profile USA visa revocations (and hints of more) brought into sharp focus Jamaicans’ irrational lust for and all-encompassing reliance on the American visa. Joe Blow’s and Jane Payne’s visas are revoked all the time. The USA, as a...

Since mankind decided to end the hunter-gatherer lifestyle and engage in farming 12,000 years ago, we adopted new ways of living. We put aside the concept that only the mightiest will survive – the law of the jungle. After all, the best farmer is...

President Donald Trump and his family own 38 registered trademarks in China. Some of these were approved after Trump became president. And yet ‘Donald the Great’ Trump has the audacity to rail about former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter...

The heated paternity leave conversation brings to mind one of Yogi Berra’s notorious faux pas “Feels like Déjà vu all over again”. As usual, the subject has been analysed to death. This is a modern proclivity, especially whenever it involves man/...

A recent Gleaner story has informed us that we have already spent about J$230 million in police expenditure on states of emergency (SOEs) and I suspect that those doing the cost/benefit analysis would like to know if the well which provided that...

We were right, but Dudus was expelled just as if we were wrong. The report from The Gleaner Editors’ Forum on electronic surveillance is headed ‘ Gov’t pulled plug on Phillips’ US, UK MOUs’ , clearly referring to secret memoranda signed by Dr...

While the International Monetary Fund (IMF) celebrates Jamaica as the poster child for economic reform, the local planning agency, the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), is revealing a more sober story. The PIOJ revealed that Jamaica’s economic...

Recently, interest has been revived in the call for appointing Louise Bennett-Coverley (‘Miss Lou’) as a National Hero(ine). That Jamaica’s cultural legend would’ve been 100 years old on September 7 encouraged activism for her to be added to the...

As the world progresses from one generation to another, we are witnessing an embarrassing decline in the standard of how our girls are representing themselves, their families, and their upbringing. There seems to be a difference of opinion between...

In last Thursday’s column, I suggested that initial announcements of charges against high officials usually form the bigger basis of public judgment against these officials. In other words, if an official is accused of an embarrassing charge of...
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