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Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:41 AMMartin Henry

Where are those pollsters when you need them most?  The 75-year-old Jamaica Labour Party, now in Government, is holding its midterm annual conference today. And my political instincts tell me that the party is going into conference from a...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:15 AM

Something is rotten, and it is not in the state of Denmark. It is right here in Coopers Hill, St Andrew, Jamaica. And judging from the pictures flooding my Facebook wall and Twitter timeline, the decay has spread beyond the confines of just my...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:03 AMRicardo Nuncio

No longer solely the purview of environmentalists, sustainability is now a firmly established business imperative, and thankfully, too. While more of us are purposefully engaged in examining the future, not only through the prisms of...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica has committed to the goal of attaining universal health coverage (UHC) for all residents by 2030 in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Government's Vision 2030 strategy for improving equity and developing our human...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

I read with interest Mark Ricketts' two-part series of articles (last published on October 14, 2018) commenting on Party Leader Dr Peter Phillips' presentation on the final day of the People's National Party's Annual Conference in September.Although...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Theresa May has three options for leading her country out of the present state of uncertainty resulting from the outcome of the referendum on Britain's membership in the European Union.The delay in making a decision on the terms and...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

By the time you read this column, you will know that the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) will have completed two-thirds of its annual conference, and today, Sunday, PM Andrew Holness will seek to deliver his best speech in the hope of...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

If you have an iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet, Fitbit, Apple watch, a Google Home or Alexa device, your personal data have probably been shared by you, in some cases without your knowledge, with myriad business-related entities.Not only have...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The verdict is in. Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown has been convicted on three counts of murder.I personally do not like the word 'verdict', and it is not because of how clumsily it rolls off the tongue. Rather, given that law is not science and...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica's footprint on the international stage is much bigger than its matching land mass. Our creative industries, as one sector of production, remain in a nascent stage because successive governments see them as nothing more than window dressing....

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

As a regional institution of CARICOM, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has led in fostering the spirit of regionalism and giving relevance to fostering Caribbean solidarity despite the disappointing political odds against it, which has...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The legal profession seems determined to ignore the real problem and use some lawyers' avariciousness to make freedom of contract the scapegoat.The Gleaner reports (November 11): "Faced with a mountain of allegations against attorneys, the General...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMElizabeth Morgan

My father was 10 years old when the First World War, the Great War, the war to end all wars, started on July 28, 1914. He was 14 when it ended on November 11, 1918. He was 35 when the Second World War, the sequel, started.I thus grew up with many...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

On the occasion of the 31st anniversary of this eclectic column, what should the columnist write about?It would be an interesting exercise, certainly for the writer, to go back and look at what was written about for the first column each November...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

One hundred years ago on Sunday, November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m., the Armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany ending World War I. Known as the Great War, it was "the war to end all wars". In just over 20 years, this proved to be a forlorn...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

While I'm still trapped in a bubble ventilated by the warm glow of goodwill and injected with milk-of-human-kindness hallucinogens by assisted-living facility caretakers, it's a fine time to applaud some of the good done by political leaders.Long...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Although it was not the blue wave that most sensible people wanted to see, the Democratic Party did what had to be done last Tuesday to secure control of the House in the midterm elections. True to his nature, President Donald Trump immediately...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

History is an amazing teacher. However, too many political leaders and analysts have apparently skipped the class, and, therefore, epitomise the dumb in referendum.Within three days, there were three such elections. Two in the Anglophone Caribbean...

Published:Sunday | November 4, 2018 | 12:11 AMCarol Archer

The Jamaican media should be commended for keeping the issues associated with urbanisation in Jamaica front and centre of public discourse. Television coverage and the various editorials, particularly the editorial page of Thursday, October 25, 2018...

Published:Sunday | November 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

I've deliberately waited almost a year after his untimely passing to pay my full (NOT 'fulsome') personal tribute to deceased icon, Ian Boyne.It's my hope that the time has allowed some to reflect on the big picture called life. Those with eyes to...

Published:Sunday | November 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

When a citizen exercises his right and goes out on a limb to actively support the police by telling what he knows about crime and then is threatened by insiders, it signals that many people are justified in 'see and blind, hear and deaf'.The message...

Published:Sunday | November 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Rape is just about the worst thing that one human being can do to another. It is a repugnant act that generally carries a life sentence for the victim and for the convicted perpetrator as well. Therefore, this horrific act, or any attempt to carry...

Published:Sunday | November 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The events in Charlottesville, Virginia, have sparked a national debate in the United States about the removal of public statues or monuments that honour Confederate leaders. The Confederacy was the period between 1861 and 1865 when 11 Southern...

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Our consideration of abortion in Jamaica has, for too long, been characterised by contention and an apparent lack of empathy for those directly affected.The result has been that there are vulnerable people who have been denied the space to express...

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Last week, I wrote a column with irrefutable facts regarding the lie that Jamaica is the 'most' homophobic country in the world. True to form, two individuals attacked me in a fashion reminiscent of primary-school girls. However, this does not...

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