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Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In light of the fallout of the Petrojam scandal, one of the issues that have surfaced is using members of the diaspora to serve on government boards. This is action that Jamaicans overseas have been openly calling for as a mechanism for them to...

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

For most men, monogamy is as unnatural as using a condom during sexual intercourse. Primarily for health or reproductive reasons, a condom is a necessary evil that men can't wait to dump in the waste bin after usage.The truth is today's monogamy is...

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In a recent article published in The Gleaner titled 'Caribbean expats mean much to Britain', Lord Tariq Ahmad, the British minister of state with responsibility for the Caribbean, Commonwealth and the United Nations, took the opportunity to...

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The recent public announcement by Flair Magazine dated July 9, 2018 of the expectancy of Krystal Tomlinson and her boo, Moses 'Beenie Man" Davis, has offended the sensibilities of at least one member of society who was...

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

If he is honest with himself, the typical policeman is likely to tell you that he does not trust the typical inner-city citizen. The person living on the edge of the gully where stink gases become awake at night to infect cramped rooms with multiple...

Published:Sunday | July 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

For all the controversies surrounding pastors and even the Pope, there is a deep Christian principle that I believe governs and should be universally applicable to how we deal with those with whom we have disputes or those who have done us harm.The...

Published:Sunday | July 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

It matters not much to me when the coined word 'bhuttu' was first used to describe an excess of social misbehaviour. What matters is that we know what the word means.It means the man who comes home at 9 p.m. with rum on his breath and beats up his...

Published:Sunday | July 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

I do believe that Jamaicans are so tired of scandals and fiascos that after a time, they will accept any proposed solution to a deep-seated and costly problem such as Petrojam without properly thinking it through. Compounding the situation is the...

Published:Sunday | July 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

By accident of history, July 4 is both CARICOM Day and Independence Day for the United States. It is, as well, the birth date of Norman Manley, that great Jamaican regionalist who fought so hard for the West Indies Federation - and lost.On July 4,...

Published:Sunday | July 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Bristol, in the county of Somerset in Britain, has a long heritage of maritime enterprise. It was from here that a Venetian, John Cabot, started his voyage of exploration to the New World, becoming the first European to reach the North American...

Published:Sunday | July 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

On Thursday, May 17, PM Holness defended the plan to build a new Parliament building at the expense of Allman Town and National Heroes Park. As edited by The Gleaner then me (for word count only), he said:"Discussions about a new Parliament building...

Published:Sunday | July 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

There was I, standing uncomfortably in the long receiving line to welcome the minister, who had kept his promise, "I shall return."I was at the time working out of the Ministry of Development, Planning and Production, not for the MDPP. So you see, I...

Published:Sunday | July 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

About a week ago, someone told me that JLP Minister of Energy Andrew Wheatley was going to resign or be fired by the PM the following day. I was told that PM Andrew Holness was under pressure by Cabinet ministers and elements in the private sector...

Published:Sunday | July 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

After a brutal and painfully long election campaign that was, in essence, armed conflict between urban and inner-city thugs allied to the JLP and the PNP, the Seaga-led JLP Oppositiondevastated the Manley-led PNP at the polls in October 1980.The...

Published:Sunday | July 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Hope is always important for a people, and so is a belief that a country is mature enough and sufficiently disposed to doing the right thing that it can claim economic independence. The idea of economic independence has been mooted by Dr Nigel...

Published:Sunday | July 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica's Ministry of National Security unveiled a project to connect, collect and use the closed-circuit Television (CCTV) content of private entities under an initiative called JamaicaEye. The idea is to tap into and then collect privately owned...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:16 AMDr Orville Taylor

After my articles over the past two weeks, some of my friends took issue with burning of other nations' flags being floated around by Jamaicans who otherwise call themselves patriots. And let me make it clear, I have love for all humanity and thus...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

There are actually fewer migrants crossing the Mediterranean and landing in European Union countries this year than in any other recent year: only 37,000 so far, although the flow will increase with good summer weather. But they are nevertheless the...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica is well advanced in achieving what appears to be a massive erection for use and enjoyment by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade.The location of this erection facilitating foreign affairs is Port Royal Street in the general...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

If the minister doesn't trust the data, what about you and me?When I teach Research 101, I tell students that one definition of 'fact' is what the official data say unless one has a better data set of one's own.So we accept that the population of...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Latisha Bravo is one of the most recent victims of intimate partner violence to reach the front page of Jamaica's national newspapers. Her brutal murder by her boyfriend is a tragic example of the horror of intimate partner violence (IPV) that is...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMLord Ahmad

The 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks in the United Kingdom gives us a fitting opportunity to celebrate UK-Caribbean relations and the invaluable contribution the Windrush Generation has made to British society...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Chinese have had under wraps, for some time, a massive plan for an industrial park in St Elizabeth. This could be a game-changer as far as Jamaica's development goes. What makes this undertaking meaningful is that it is bold, innovative, large-...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Recently I saw where Tina Pinnock, known professionally as HoodCelebrityy, a Jamaican dancehall singer and songwriter from The Bronx, New York, signed to Epic Records. She released two mixtapes in 2017. After having only one hit song, the record...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

"Give me your tired, your poor,Your huddled masses yearning to be free,The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me." Part of Emma Lazarus' 1883 sonnet placed by the US Statue of Liberty.American media are...

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