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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-...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

“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...

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-...

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”....

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...
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