Sun | Jul 22, 2018

In Focus

Within the last two weeks, the issue of Africa's culpability in the historic trafficking of our enslaved ancestors has been raised in your newspaper, one by Dr Orville Taylor, the other by Dr Glenville Ashby.While Dr Taylor took it for granted that...

Last Tuesday, Gleaner columnist Patria-Kaye Aarons wrote a piece titled 'A Royal joke', in which she spoke of the announcement of a government investment of US$7.4-million in a floating cruise-shipping terminal at Port Royal, a village rich in its...

The scientific evidence is compelling: Vaccines work! Their power to prevent disease has been widely proven - so much so that disability and death from diseases such as smallpox and polio are now a thing of the past. Thanks to the availability of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...
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