Mon | Dec 18, 2017

Commentary

Here is a bit of commonsensical advice for the Government. It should immediately halt any idea of returning to the retail market for petroleum products and instruct the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) to pull out of the contract it may have...

The concrete nog building on Rosemary Lane had been built in the 1930s without an inch of steel. Several generations of people have lived there over the years, as the successive owners left, fled, migrated or just died intestate.There was never any...

In one of the most dramatic front-page stories last week, The Gleaner stirred the conscience of a beleaguered nation. Deeply! Or so I hope.A nation "in a state of anarchy", as described in the accompanying and very sharp editorial. A nation in which...

Celebrating Jamaican citizenship is not something we often hear about. Indeed, when polled in the past, a significant number of young Jamaicans expressed high desirability to become citizens of other countries, with particular targets being First-...

This external male organ serves two main functions, urination and sexual intercourse. It is, however, the latter that has generated much discussion by religious scholars and social scientists regarding its...

The Times they are a-changin’. It used to be true for Trinis that although the calypsonian, the Mighty Sparrow, sang calypso and not gospel, his credibility was such that “if Sparrow say so, is so”. But now the veracity crown is...

This is not a matter primarily about the competence of Aubyn Hill, but it is not an unreasonable question whether Prime Minister Andrew Holness exercised the best judgement in appointing Mr Hill as the executive director of the Economic Growth...

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has delivered what was probably the emptiest of apologies for one of the most barbaric acts of state violence in Jamaica's post-slavery history - the 2010 terrorist acts committed by the country's security forces...

Two weeks ago, I had a conversation with a former national sportsman. He told me how he had fallen on really hard times. He called me out of the blue and was just pouring his heart out. I listened spellbound for an hour or more.We got along well...

It’s that time of year again when my colleague Ian Boyne and I spar over the validity of Christians celebrating the birth of Christ. Sadly, Ian is not well, and I sincerely wish him a speedy and full recovery. He and I have unfinished...
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