Sun | Jun 25, 2017

Commentary

Jamaica is confronting a major, and worsening, public-health crisis with seriously disruptive pathologies, even if it isn't being formally labelled as such.It's called criminal violence. Should there be any doubt about the condition, or the problem...

Ed Bartlett is too sophisticated to even suggest censorship of the press by the Government. But his suggestion that the press should self-censor is in some ways more sinister, because the implication is that to speak frankly about the problem...

In the last few weeks, with murders averaging nearly six per day and extraordinarily low levels of accountability exposed in high places, even some of the most hard-working and patriotic among our people are beginning to lose hope in Jamaica.One...

Do we need more discipline in Jamaica or less? Or do we need to promote the idea that people should not be constrained by rules and regulations, especially when they are young?Annie Rose Kitchin, whose letter to The Gleaner, titled 'Hair police...

Should a person who lives in a $250-million house in Beverly Hills be lionised for his success or feel ashamed of himself for displaying so much extravagance while people are starving and children dying because they can't afford life-saving...

The fact that Australia's cricket is in a long-running wage dispute that could, in 10 days' time, leave its elite players without contracts, and/or lead to a strike, has largely failed to animate the Caribbean voices that like to pontificate on...

"In certain extreme situations, the law is inadequate. In order to shame its inadequacy, it is necessary to act outside the law ..." Quote from the 2004 movie, The Punisher.A man sits on a bar stool and breaks the law by freely and openly puffing...

Recently, The Roman Catholic archdiocese of Kingston celebrated 50 years of autonomy in an impressive worship service at the National Arena. The afternoon service was started by a roll call of the various congregations and presided over by...

Like most of us, I am quite alarmed at the rate at which amere handful of hooligans are slaughtering their fellow Jamaicans. The various commentaries, speeches and howls of indignation all have a common theme: we need to take a firm stance against...

Bruce Golding offers a flaccid moral equivalence between South Africa's apartheid and Venezuela's political problem. Yet he is right to lament the failure of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to arrive at a consensus for dealing with the latter's...
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