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Published:Sunday | February 17, 2019 | 12:16 AM

Buju Banton must be given a chance to continue his music career without being pre-judged. That’s my opinion. Some say we ought not to be lauding someone who committed a crime, while others believe that once that person paid the price for the...

Published:Sunday | February 17, 2019 | 12:16 AM

Published:Sunday | February 17, 2019 | 12:15 AM

Published:Sunday | February 10, 2019 | 12:14 AM

While visiting the UWI Research Days last Thursday, I stumbled upon a ‘Crime Plan’ panel discussion. It was a heavy panel, with a variety of meanings of “heavy”. The current Minister of National Security, Dr Horace Chang,...

Published:Sunday | February 10, 2019 | 12:13 AM

I began writing for this newspaper in March 1993. At that time, I noticed that the country’s politics was making a turn for the better but I was still concerned that many of the debilitating personnel hangovers from Jamaica’s violent...

Published:Sunday | February 10, 2019 | 12:13 AM

Jamaican leaders have flirted with the idea of acquiring first-world status while experiencing intransigent socio-economic challenges. Is this possible without adequate scientific capabilities, especially in the fast evolving and competitive era of...

Published:Sunday | February 10, 2019 | 12:13 AM

Kamala Harris has shocked the American political establishment. She launched her 2020 US presidential campaign bid with her very clear-eyed, bold, progressive vision that forced President Donald Trump to grudgingly call her presidential bid “...

Published:Sunday | February 10, 2019 | 12:13 AM

In the last column (Sunday Gleaner – February 3, 2019), I asked a few simple questions about the Kingston refinery. The first column in this series (Sunday Gleaner – January 27, 2019), provided some insight into the two basic questions...

Published:Sunday | February 10, 2019 | 12:12 AM

Seeing on the Internet the elation and look of satisfaction of the people around culture minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange as the United Nations Educational Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO) meeting in Mauritius off the coast...

Published:Sunday | February 3, 2019 | 10:19 AM

Today has to be one of those eclectic days in this spot.

Published:Sunday | February 3, 2019 | 10:16 AM

The living-wage model has gained prominence over the last two decades in several countries seeking to reduce

Published:Sunday | February 3, 2019 | 5:43 AM

Published:Sunday | February 3, 2019 | 5:43 AM

Following the publication of my column in the Sunday Gleaner on January 27, 2019, I received a number of comments. One of the writers has urged me to “fast-forward to the present, given the imminent nature of a proposed ‘hostile’...

Published:Sunday | February 3, 2019 | 5:42 AM

While the major political parties debate the constitutionality of extending the states of emergency (SOEs) declared in crime hotspots, the real causes of crime go unchecked. Yes, the murders are down, but murders are only a symptom of the disease....

Published:Sunday | February 3, 2019 | 5:42 AM

Four years ago when I needed either immediate or remedial plumbing work, Jeff would always be the young man I would seek out. In his early 30s, he was not just a fixer. Jeff was a specialist in using his natural or learnt innovative skills to solve...

Published:Sunday | January 27, 2019 | 12:00 AM

DURING THE past few months, Jamaicans have heard a lot of news about the ‘partly’ state owned oil refinery, ‘Petrojam’. On January 8, 2019, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade announced that, “Jamaica is seeking to take ownership of...

Published:Sunday | January 27, 2019 | 12:00 AM

It must take a lot of gall and other things rhymed with it, to think that one can call a police station and make terrorist threats. Now, although there might be no reason to believe that they will cash in on the threat, the police cannot take any...

Published:Sunday | January 27, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Recent pronouncements and the panic surrounding Jamaica overshooting its “target” inflation rate is, frankly, absurd. Overshooting here, which means moving closer to zero, should be welcomed. Most countries, in particular, import and...

Published:Sunday | January 27, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Jamaican entertainers are getting a bad deal in our booming tourism industry. It is no secret that a horde of performers have been imported from nearby Spanish-speaking countries to be the main attractions at nightly cabaret shows in some major...

Published:Sunday | January 27, 2019 | 12:00 AM

For more than two and a half decades, the Chinese economy grew at average annual rates of 10 per cent. Students of economics standing by and plotting the curves and the global and political intersections would know that at that rate of amassing new...

Published:Sunday | January 27, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Gladstone: Woody, what is it you think is giving the prime minister nightmares? Woodrow: It’s in the newspaper, once you get past the latest Petrojam scandal, Cornwall Hospital update, PEP cover-ups, JIS press releases, corporate donations...

Published:Sunday | January 20, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Everybody knows Jamaica recently voted to approve an OAS resolution "to not recognise the legitimacy of Nicol·s Maduro's new term as of the 10th of January 2019".The resolution tabled against Maduro was proposed by the USA and seconded by Argentina...

Published:Sunday | January 20, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Cecil doesn't remember it, but when he was about 10 years old in 1972, his aunt, who raised him, told him that his mother carried him to her five years before and told her that she had to leave the island in a hurry and she would soon be back.That...

Published:Sunday | January 20, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Since declaring the dengue outbreak on January 3, I have interacted with hundreds of Jamaicans, all of whom are anxious over the disease while being bombarded with news of an increasing number of cases, including the deaths of some of our children....

Published:Sunday | January 20, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Poorly paid they may be, but no public servant in Jamaica is ever likely to go without their little monthly pay cheque. As is the case in the United States right now with a partial shutdown of the federal government which started on December 22 last...

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