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Published:Tuesday | September 21, 2021 | 12:26 AM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party a victory in Monday's parliamentary elections, but his gamble to win a majority of seats failed and nearly mirrored the result of two years ago.

Published:Saturday | September 18, 2021 | 12:07 AM

I watched a video recently on social media and I was shocked by the racialisation of knowledge that it portrayed. An African woman was shown two groups of people and asked to choose who she would trust to improve her health and why. In one group,...

Published:Saturday | September 18, 2021 | 12:06 AM

The public health and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has rightly focused the attention and resources of governments around the world on suppressing and containing it. The cause has been made more costly and more prolonged by those who...

Published:Saturday | September 18, 2021 | 12:06 AM

There was just something I saw in the young man that moved me to speak to him when I was first introduced to him about 15 years ago. Floyd Green. We spoke briefly. In that time, I told him that I saw him moving like a rocket, based on what had been...

Published:Saturday | September 18, 2021 | 12:06 AM

An afternoon radio hostess, apparently linguistically challenged, usually ends her show with “Coming up: the BEST news in the land”. Sigh. Since the content of “news” is never all good much less “best”, I’m sure she means something more like “best...

Published:Saturday | September 18, 2021 | 12:06 AM

What, ‘Sweet relief as Gordon Town Road brand new’ was the headline in The Gleaner of September 13 about its reopening. Many congratulations to all who worked assiduously to make this happen. Was this record time? There is much good that still...

Published:Saturday | September 18, 2021 | 12:06 AM

As some world leaders gather in New York for their annual United Nations (UN) General Assembly rituals, the September 22 debate on ‘Reparations, Racial Justice, and Equality for People of African Descent’, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the...

Published:Saturday | September 11, 2021 | 12:08 AMDenise Minott - Guest Columnist

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused Jamaica and other countries in the world to be experiencing an extraordinary education crisis. These crises include school closures, a demand for online resources for teaching and learning, and an increase in...

Published:Saturday | September 11, 2021 | 12:07 AMLeroy Binns - Guest Columnist

The agonising recollection of 9/11 two decades later is exacerbated by Biden’s abrupt withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan and a chain of extraordinary events, most notably, the sudden collapse and surrender of the Ashraf Ghani...

Published:Saturday | September 11, 2021 | 12:07 AM

Jamaica is in the throes of the third wave of the coronavirus infection, most likely as a result of the Delta variant. To date, we have recorded over 74,000 confirmed infections and over 1,600 deaths. It is also true that some 49,000 persons have...

Published:Saturday | September 11, 2021 | 12:07 AM

In May 2002, following heavy rain, the Cane River on the border of St Andrew and St Thomas broke its banks and flooded the community of Bull Bay, where my parents lived. I was getting ready for my A-levels that morning. We were fortunate – the...

Published:Saturday | September 11, 2021 | 12:06 AM

They say that tough times reveal true character. Amidst all the uncertainty, fear and grief brought on by the pandemic, much of our previously well-masked colours have now been put on display. The pandemic has done a lot in reducing quality social...

Published:Saturday | September 11, 2021 | 12:06 AM

In this week’s Reparation Conversations, a collaborative initiative between The Gleaner and The UWI’s Centre for Reparation Research, we bring you the second of a two-part interview which the director of the UWI’s Centre for Reparation Research (...

Published:Saturday | September 11, 2021 | 12:06 AM

The Caribbean has long had a very positive relationship with Africa. From the 1960s, several countries, including Jamaica, have offered training to young professionals, advocated for development assistance and have stridently opposed apartheid....

Published:Saturday | September 11, 2021 | 12:06 AM

It was predictable that, in an attempt to show that they are capable of collaboration, the rival political groups in Venezuela would pick their spurious claim to two-thirds of Guyana’s territory as a show of unity. Guyana’s President Irfaan Ali...

Published:Saturday | September 11, 2021 | 12:05 AM

Like most Jamaicans, after 18 months of COVID, I’m just tired of it. But what I’m most tired of is Government and many medical experts’ weak-kneed reaction to arrant nonsense bruited about by high-profile societal influencers. Many are so keen to...

Published:Saturday | September 11, 2021 | 12:05 AM

“Mark, the anti-vaxxers are causing all kinds of worries in the United States (US). I am astounded at their reasons for not getting the vaccination. As for Jamaica, our people are rugged, troublesome, hard of hearing, defiant and violent. Not a...

Published:Saturday | September 4, 2021 | 2:27 AM

In a recent offshore oil and gas conference in Houston, Guyana’s foreign minister said that the country’s economy is expected to grow 500 per cent by 2030. Guyana’s current US$6.8 billion real GDP would ignite to nearly US$35 billion, about the...

Published:Saturday | September 4, 2021 | 2:27 AM

Recently, the prime minister made one of his most important announcements. Ever! He announced “I am not infallible.” Yes, PM. We know. It’s good to find out you know it, too. Hopefully, one day, the Opposition leader will discover the same thing...

Published:Saturday | September 4, 2021 | 2:26 AM

We see that the man whose success is merely personal — the actor, the sophist, the millionaire, the aesthete — is incurably vulgar. - Soliloquies In England, George Santayana Amid scorching heat and arid sand, the Saharan giraffe thrives as...

Published:Saturday | September 4, 2021 | 2:26 AM

I was living in New York in September 2001 when two planes – flown by terrorists – rammed into the World Trade Center’s twin towers. Many irate Americans demanded immediate revenge, calling for someone to be given a bloody nose for killing 3,000...

Published:Saturday | September 4, 2021 | 2:26 AM

It is good to see that the president of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, has nominated his Cabinet Secretary for Defence, Monica Juma, for the post of Commonwealth secretary-general. The Kenyan nomination suggests that African nations still believe that the...

Published:Saturday | September 4, 2021 | 2:26 AM

You would have to be living under a rock not to be aware of COVID-19 and its 180-degree-pivot impact on lives and livelihoods. It is hard to imagine what people who lost loved ones to the overnight global pandemic are going through, since death is...

Published:Saturday | September 4, 2021 | 2:26 AM

Product labels are important – they tell us what we are getting and provide information that guides our purchases. Imagine buying a product and not being aware of what it is made from or what it contains! As consumers, we have a right to know this...

Published:Saturday | September 4, 2021 | 2:25 AM

There is, I suppose, no need to go out on a national campaign to state the obvious. Jamaicans do not respond well to moral suasion. At a time in 1988 after the devastation wreaked on Jamaica by Hurricane Gilbert, the wealthy and the dispossessed...

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