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Published:Sunday | February 7, 2021 | 12:08 AM

In the mid 1970s, I met a well-known gunman of the time with a lifetime alliance to one of our two political parties. We instantly took a shine to each other, regularly meeting at a nightclub in Cross Roads. Dreadlocks, broad smile, and handsome...

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2021 | 8:53 AM

The release of the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2020 results comes at a time of unprecedented crises for the Jamaican people as well as for countries around the world. We face the crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic, an economic downturn that has...

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2021 | 8:52 AM

When we spoke last week, the tragedy and the horrors poured out as *Phyllis told me of the many times she was raped as a child and adolescent, battered, bruised and meant to feel like she was worth less that fowl droppings. Now in her early 50s, I...

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2021 | 8:52 AM

One of the biggest hindrances to Jamaica’s real growth and its ability to move forward is the dependence on the volatile sectors of tourism and remittance. That makes the country vulnerable to external, and health shocks, which a pandemic such as...

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2021 | 12:09 AM

It was 71 years ago, on January 26, 1950, as India’s Constitution came into effect, the country embarked on her journey as a republic. Our constitution gave us rights as citizens of a free democratic nation, but also placed on us the responsibility...

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2021 | 12:06 AM

On December 3, 2020, a judgment totalling over US$2.5 million was handed down against JMMB Merchant Bank by Justice Palmer-Hamilton in the Supreme Court. The claimant was Bruce James and the contentious issue that took the matter to court was...

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2021 | 12:06 AM

In this week’s REPARATION CONVERSATIONS, a partnership between The Gleaner and the UWI’s Centre for Reparation Research (CRR), Earl Bousquet highlights the life and contribution of Nobel Laureate, Sir Arthur Lewis. The article coincides with the...

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2021 | 12:05 AM

The year 2020 was one of great testing, reflection, and recalibration for all of us due in large part to a global pandemic that redefined all we knew about crisis response and management. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Multi...

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2021 | 12:05 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic and the billion-dollar damage to the country’s infrastructure brought on by recent flood rains, will require that Jamaica perform some audacious financial and scholastic acrobatics to remain buoyant. Where COVID-19 is...

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2021 | 12:11 AM

The recent storming and occupation of the centre of government in the United States by supporters of President Donald Trump has, once again, brought into very sharp focus, among many other things, the issue of racism in that country. The marauding...

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2021 | 12:11 AM

Japan and Jamaica have a long history of friendship since the establishment of the diplomatic relationship in 1964. The two countries have common values of freedom, democracy, market economy, and we have been collaborating on issues such as world...

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2021 | 12:11 AM

Alongside the COVID-19 virus, which has infected over 23 million in the United States and, regrettably, killed almost 400,000, there is another virus that is now infecting at least twice as many than COVID-19 in America. That virus is properly...

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2021 | 12:10 AM

Surely it had to be a novel scripted out of a screaming story about war and guns and bullets and lives being torn apart. Or maybe it was something more terrible than could be thought of. It was. The president of the United States (US) had directly...

Published:Sunday | January 10, 2021 | 12:11 AM

In this first article for the New Year, Myrtha Désulmé makes the case for Haiti to be at the centre of the reparation movement. Haiti celebrated its Independence Day on January 1 and its Ancestry Day on January 2, so this article is a timely...

Published:Sunday | January 10, 2021 | 12:09 AM

Every year, many people in Jamaica feel earthquakes. Some years, there are many, some years there are few. But why do we get earthquakes in Jamaica? This is related to plate tectonics. Plates are relatively ridged parts of the Earth’s crust, and...

Published:Sunday | January 10, 2021 | 12:09 AM

To track Trump’s trajectory of duplicity, stunning incompetence, and destruction, some dates and observations must be recalled. June 2015: This is the one always captioned by “… Trump had slowly descended a golden escalator …” the month he...

Published:Sunday | January 3, 2021 | 12:14 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the chronic deficiencies in our education system while spurring discussions on the need for mental-health and academic support for students. I, for one, applaud the Government’s decision to establish the COVID...

Published:Sunday | January 3, 2021 | 12:07 AM

Most Jamaicans woke up to the news of COVID-19 in March 2020 when a Jamaica-born woman living in Britain travelled to attend a funeral in St Thomas. By mid-year, the spread of the novel coronavirus was more understood even though many of us were...

Published:Sunday | January 3, 2021 | 12:07 AM

While “COVID still a keep” and each of us must better observe the rules to manage the pandemic more successfully, 2020 is now history, and history has lessons to teach, providing we are willing to learn. Two such lessons we need to emphasise. One...

Published:Sunday | December 27, 2020 | 12:09 AM

As the year comes to a close, it is time to reflect on some of the positive initiatives that have been deployed by island communities around the world. Island economies have been some of the worst affected globally by the pandemic, with key...

Published:Sunday | December 27, 2020 | 12:07 AM

Recently, I accepted an invitation for a mani/pedi day with one of my friends. Unfortunately, what was intended to be a nice afternoon of pampering became a rushed, unpleasant and eventually hostile experience that regrettably occurs too often in...

Published:Sunday | December 27, 2020 | 12:06 AM

The Gleaner presents the fourth article in the bimonthly guest column, ‘Reparation Conversations’. Today, historian Dr Kris Manjapra from Tufts University and a Network Scholar at the Centre for Reparation Research reminds us of the tragedy of the...

Published:Sunday | December 27, 2020 | 12:06 AM

This has been a year that has tested each and every person on our planet. 2020 will be recalled as a time of tragedy for those among us who have lost a loved one or have endured illness brought about by the coronavirus. People have lost livelihoods...

Published:Sunday | December 20, 2020 | 12:18 AMArthur Williams - Guest Columnist

On Friday December 3, 2020, there was reported to be “drama” at the sitting of the Senate as Peter Bunting was not able to be sworn in because the appointment of Norman Horne was still in effect. In response to the Friday events, the editorial...

Published:Sunday | December 20, 2020 | 12:17 AM

Healthy eating is just as important during older years as it is during childhood. As we age, it is important to eat healthy as good nutrition helps to improve how we feel, helps to ward off sickness, and prevents or reduces the onset of chronic...

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