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Getting people to join the constabulary, according to the police commissioner, isn’t the problem. Getting them trained is. Existing facilities, says Major General Antony Anderson, are inadequate to handle the numbers. We, however, would add another...

Stephen Shaw boldly announced that I was “premature, and foolhardy even, to pronounce doggedly on the outcome of an act that is still in process” in my recent Gleaner column ‘Hagley Park Road nightmare’ (July 8, 2019). He tried to assert that I “...

Perhaps it is because it is by the sea and it is a maritime entity, but the stench of something fishy runs from the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) and engulfs the education ministry and perhaps the entire system itself. The dismissed education...

Sexual abuse in schools has been widely discussed in recent weeks. The insistent voice of an alleged victim of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts has caused society to sit up and listen. Even though sexual abuse of women and...

If I had to define my natural habitat or the environment in which I seem to have spent most of my life and times, it would be hot water. I keep getting into it with alarming and frequent alacrity. Every road taken has led there; every road not...

It’s such a bloody shame that many issues relating to corruption in government that come to the public are usually laden with politicking. I know there is no Utopia, but I can’t help but wish that things were a little different, that our political...

Dr Horace Chang, the general secretary of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), may not have the final say on who represents the JLP in an election, but we suspect he’s not only influential in such decisions, but has a good handle on the party’s criteria...

Recently, de facto Minister of Education Karl Samuda declared that to generally improve the quality of secondary schools, better-performing institutions should develop a fostering relationship with others of lower rank. This is a good idea that...

Below is a lightly edited version of Ms Blair’s submission to the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee on Wednesday, July 10. She is one of several women who have allegedly been victims of sexual harassment at Edna Manley College....

On Father’s Day, fathers are exhorted “to be strong in their faith”. Not to be left out, the young must “grow in their faith”. And let’s not forget the sick, “healed in their faith”. But what is faith? “The assurance of things hoped for, the...
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