Sun | Jan 20, 2019

Commentary

The embarrassing revelation last week that annual reports of parliamentarians' statutory declarations for the last four years, not counting the just-ended 2018, had not been tabled in the House of Representatives should trigger action from Jamaica's...

Since January 12, there have been a few Gleaner articles presenting a curious mix of information about the Government's expressed intention to pass a law to take ownership of the 49 per cent shares held by PDV Caribe since 2007 when the Petroleum...

Of recent, the standard of The Gleaner's editorials, usually good, has been unusually high, especially a volley of tremendous pieces throughout the last couple weeks. Even so, the editorial of Friday, January 11, 2019, 'Ruel Reid's socialism on...

Next month will make 26 years that I have been writing this weekly column, and I would like to be able to say that the number and seriousness of political scandals have declined over the period. Regrettably, I can't.Whether the Jamaica Labour Party...

Against the backdrop of Jamaica having one of the highest crime rates, I have detected that the scourge of crime here has been diagnosed as being as a consequence of the freedoms we enjoy. The view held in some quarters is that should we give up...

Inmates at the Fort Augusta female prison have made several damning allegations against the prison authorities.As if to demonstrate how loose security is at the facility, on two occasions the women used cell phones to post videos on Facebook,...

In spite of the present levels of unprecedented dysfunctions in the US presidency, the Cabinet and the GOP Senate, the economy continues to operate at near full employment. In the world's largest economy it has to be considered a supreme irony that...

Jamaica has outstanding Methodist ministers, including the first female bishop in Jamaica, Christine Benguche, and Everald Galbraith, the current Methodist bishop with responsibility for the Caribbean and parts of Central America. These and other...

Over the past week, it has pained me to read or listen to news items detailing the antics of education minister, Ruel Reid. He seems determined to outpace his fellow politicos and win, hands down, the jackass award for best exemplifying the politics...

Foreign policy has traditionally been viewed as stuffy, complicated and indigestible, the kind of topic that occupies academics and diplomats at high tea in a snooze fest. In fact, it's often been the retirement home of a greying class of political...
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