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An aeriel view of prototype ‘city’ of the future which is built on a 175-acre site at the base of Mt Fuji in Japan. Called the Woven City, it will be a fully connected ecosystem powered by hydrogen fuel cells.

Today, many people are talking about ‘smart cities’ in the world. In fact, pilot projects are going on in some places while in advanced regions concrete projects are being implemented. As Japan has tackled smart-city development for more than 10...
Mark Golding

When I decided to run for president of the People’s National Party, I did so knowing that the job of uniting and energising our movement would not be easy. I understood then that mending fences and building bridges would mean real work for every...
Judge Patrick Robinson

In this edition of Reparation Conversations, Honorary President of the American Society of International Law (ASIL), Patrick Robinson (PR), talks to Verene Shepherd (VS) about a virtual symposium he convened on May 20-21, 2021. VS: Honourary...

Our recent silence on the COVID-19 pandemic is becoming a loud, booming sound resonating within many of us. Quiet but palpable! Unpalatable and frustrating, but seemingly unbreachable. It is a deep pain that resonates with many who belong to the...

If you are entirely honest with yourself you would know that the modern male of the human species is not that far removed from his primal self. To the extent that his earliest part of him expressing his manhood was him physically encroaching...

If we look at Jamaica’s evolution as a nation, we will see that the formation of the political parties and their style of personality-driven leadership mimicked the power games of the colonial experience. Since Jamaica attained its political...

My colleague and friend, Prof. Rosalea Hamilton, wrote an excellent article published in The Gleaner on May 20: ‘(W)right time to rethink representation’. Rosalea pointed out that “the people’s voice has been expressed on the infamous, brutal...

The United Nations Global Road Safety Week, which started on May 17, has as its theme #Streets for Life, and in their open letter, the UN states that “Low speed, liveable streets are essential and urgent”. Their message is that “Streets for Life”...

In 1993, a gardener killed the lady who employed him, Jennifer Cox, a senior executive at a large insurance firm in Jamaica. He also hacked to death two ancillary workers employed to the household. About 20 years before that there was also another...

The Gleaner’s May 14 editorial addressed sympathetically ‘Restrictive Covenants’, yet I raise as somewhat unfortunate the Financial Gleaner of May 7 headlined “Lagoons loses first round in beachfront stand-off”. Is this case a financial matter? Is...
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