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Published:Sunday | April 21, 2019 | 12:22 AM

‘ Poor people fed up’ is arguably the most f­amous lyrics of the Poor People’s Governor – Bounty Killer aka Rodney Price. This call to arms is not just a cry for more of the country’s scarce benefits, rather, it is an umbrella statement that...

Published:Sunday | April 21, 2019 | 12:22 AM

Haiti is back in the news with popular revolts against political corruption. Ordinary Haitians are being frustrated every step of the way as they strive to enjoy a better quality of life as is their right. The discovery of a huge US$20 billion gold...

Published:Sunday | April 21, 2019 | 12:21 AM

So, He is risen! Why’d He bother? Some of us, for whom He rose, still insist, based on an obsolete (oops, sorry, “Old”) Testament that only some are entitled to His kingdom. Some Calabar students will assure you that that excludes KC boys. Jesus...

Published:Sunday | April 21, 2019 | 12:16 AM

“Ben Franklin may have discovered electricity, but it is the man who ­invented the meter who made the money.” – Earl Warren, 20th-century American judge Electricity prices vary from country to country. Within a country, they may vary from...

Published:Sunday | April 21, 2019 | 12:15 AM

The Gleaner editorial of Thursday, April 11, noted “... the (Privy Council’s) interpretation of the word ‘whereas’ at the start of Clause 13 of Jamaica’s Constitution that deals with fundamental rights and freedoms of citizens in which it seemingly...

Published:Sunday | April 21, 2019 | 12:15 AM

In the words of Member of Parliament for South-East St Andrew, Julian Robinson, who happens to also be the general secretary of the People’s National Party, the striking down of the NIDS law in a Supreme Court ruling “is a vindication of the value...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:18 AM

In her desire to sully, demean, and undermine the reputation of the National Environment...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:18 AM

The victory of Ann-Marie Vaz is not an indication that the brown candidate must always win even if brownness carries weight in our assessments of an individual’s worth. More critical in this moment is to assess the meaning of that victory and how...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:18 AM

In my opinion, the East Portland by-election results aren’t an indictment on People’s National Party (PNP) Leader Peter Phillips nor do they provide grounds for party backstabbers to call for his resignation. I go further. In my opinion, the by-...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:17 AM

“Congress shall make no law…abridging … the right of the people to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances” – First Amendment, Constitution of the United States of America While the 36,315 enumerated voters in...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:16 AM

To label it as unfortunate would be to lend shame to the understatement. A man estranged from his wife of longer than a decade who left him months ago because of repeated physical and mental abuse, intrudes on her space, exits his car, gun in hand...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:16 AM

I watched as the car drove unto the ramp with disbelief. I had been to that car wash several times before, but this was the first time I would have a problem with their service. I asked the supervisor why it was that I had before that car and...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:12 AM

In today’s modern era, the information supplied by accountants to their employers continues to be increasingly critical, and the success of organisations depends heavily on the accuracy of the financial information supplied on an ongoing basis....

Published:Sunday | April 7, 2019 | 12:17 AM

At the height of the post-Champs euphoria, while the big news was Kingston College trouncing Calabar in that storied rivalry, I wondered if we had forgotten about the women of Edwin Allen who claimed their sixth championship in a row. Both sets...

Published:Sunday | April 7, 2019 | 12:17 AM

“Electricity can transform people’s lives, not just economically, but also socially.” – Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways and Coal, Government of India Jamaica does not possess indigenous energy resources, except renewables. The most pressing...

Published:Sunday | April 7, 2019 | 12:17 AM

Prime Minister Theresa May is not having a happy time. It will cost Great Britain US$57.29 billion for Brexit, the decision to exit the European Union (EU). But it is not clear how Britain will get this money. New trade deals are being sought, but...

Published:Sunday | April 7, 2019 | 12:14 AM

The newly arrived governor of Jamaica, Sir Basil Keith, in 1754, persuaded the Jamaican Assembly to purchase, for seven hundred pounds, the Enfield property adjacent to Hinton East’s private botanic garden in Gordon Town outside of Kingston. It was...

Published:Sunday | April 7, 2019 | 12:13 AM

T he Gleaner’s leading Sports story of Friday, March 22, 2019, is quite scary, to say the least. A member of staff of a prominent government-aided high school has been allegedly assaulted by student athletes, and the chairman of the board, a high-...

Published:Sunday | April 7, 2019 | 12:13 AMChristopher Whyms-Stone - Guest columnist

In 1938, my maternal grandparents moved from Gold Street in Kingston to 38 1/4 Mountain View Road in St Andrew. My grandmother cried to my grandfather as being a city girl, she was reluctant and distraught with the idea of moving to “the country”....

Published:Sunday | April 7, 2019 | 12:13 AM

Cyaapit Ann has joined her husband in the House of Representatives as the duly elected member of Parliament for Portland East. With Daryl in the West, the Vazes control an entire parish. Cyaapit Ann will quickly learn that unless the prime...

Published:Sunday | April 7, 2019 | 12:12 AM

The youngsters at Calabar ought never to feel in any way that they have failed themselves and have slipped into a dark unconsciousness of undisciplined behaviour. In fact, it is their immediate leaders – the school principal, the VP, the school...

Published:Sunday | April 7, 2019 | 12:11 AM

While my column is on sports, it is not just about sports. It is about Jamaica’s national treasures, in the form of our young athletes, who give it their all for five days at our stellar sporting event, the Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships,...

Published:Sunday | March 31, 2019 | 12:14 AMKimberly Seymour-Brown - Guest Columnist

The case for increased development and equitable access to green spaces continues to grow globally. The range of benefits of exposure to green and blue spaces is associated with improved physical and mental health. As Jamaica continues to grapple...

Published:Sunday | March 31, 2019 | 12:14 AM

I have sufficient anecdotal ­evidence to comment and make ­suggestions on the Primary Exit Profile (PEP), even without the perks of being a Ministry of Education consultant, or better yet, without the fear of being muzzled! Thursday ended the...

Published:Sunday | March 31, 2019 | 12:14 AM

Last Friday, I received an invitation to a press conference. It seemed this had to do with the matter of athletes reportedly attacking a teacher at one of our prominent high schools. The first three items listed were: 1. Protesting The Subservience...

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