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Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

It is a universal truth that most cultures have a superhero - whether mammon or a godhead. Tradition is that it has to be a 'he' as opposed to a 'she'. Our most famous superhero is Brer Anancy, whose brainpower exceeded his brawn.Our Jamaican Anancy...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

'Pree' a one a dem word weh big eena dancehall. Ascorden to di Jamaican Patwah dictionary, weh deh pon line, 'pree' mean 'watch' eena English. An dem gi dis ya example: "Wah mek yuh deh pree mi [?]." Dem figet bout di question...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Sometime between the end of September and the middle of October, the people of Antigua and Barbuda should be voting in a referendum on whether the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) should become that country's final court, replacing the Judicial...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Oh, no! The Warminister is off his meds again. I only say that, not because I have any special knowledge of Everald 'Longfinger' Warmington's mental health - although the facts speak for themselves - but because I believe projection is a real thing...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The establishment of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) is one of the most important achievements of our political Independence and must be protected with every fibre of our collective being.The process that saw the Electoral Advisory...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica has signalled its intention to ban the use of disposable plastic bags and Styrofoam containers. By this landmark step, Jamaica will join the global effort of 40 countries and municipalities in trying to stave off the damage to the...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

While I applaud the Government making efforts to bring more discipline to using the roadways, there are many considerations other than wanton taxing of road users, especially the exorbitant fines stated for pedal cyclists.The Government should first...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

"To market, to market, to buy a fat pig. Home again, home again, jiggety jig." I first heard this from an English doctor who was in charge of the clinic in Waterloo, a village in the sugar-cane belt of central Trinidad where, with the bravado of...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica's Government and its foreign-policy establishment have accomplished a great feat. They walked in a deluge and managed not to get wet. Or so, perhaps, they believe. In which event, they are misguided.For few people, we expect, see the foreign...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

On January 5, 2017, the South America Division of China Construction America (CCASA), registered in the USA, submitted an unsolicited proposal to the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) for the redevelopment of the city of Kingston.According to the...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In a recent Gleaner article, '40% of Jamaicans say parents must approve abortion by teenagers', Children's Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison advanced some troubling positions contrary to the sexual and reproductive health and rights of adolescents...

Published:Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

It was September 1973 and we were seated at a small, squared-shaped table at a quaint, little board bar on Maxfield Avenue.Dee (not her real name) was 19, I was 23, and pregnancy and abortion were both in a clash with what we saw as our immediate...

Published:Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is probably right in his depiction of the J$15-billion bond offer by the National Water Commission (NWC) as a big deal that will begin to put the agency on sound financial footing and prepare for listing on the Jamaica...

Published:Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The recurring cases of political foot-in-mouth infection and the eventual 'apologies' from the offending politicos, after the usual outcries, reflect disdain for our laws and our people. Public utterances of a profane or vitriolic nature are quite...

Published:Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A lady whose breast was removed by doctors some years ago had her breast grow back during the recent Miracle Crusade in Montego Bay, according to a Baptist pastor. He encouraged all to 'Come see and experience the mighty power of God'. The lady's...

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The grave danger of Donald Trump is that he has neither ideology nor philosophy, except when defined as a hankering for glory and the concomitant acknowledgement, and praise, of his being. Thus, as a mass of ill-defined concepts and half-shaped...

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Have our education bureaucrats lost their way? Reading in the daily newspapers of Monday, May 14, 2018, that we will move to mass customisation education is really going back to the days of the industrial revolution, which was 250 years ago.Where is...

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The contrasts couldn't have been starker.On one side of the split screen that frames the Israel-Palestine conflict was a smiling Ivanka Trump standing in front of the new American Embassy in Jerusalem unveiling a stone marker engraved with her...

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

You may be wondering if there is anything good about the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH).The CRH opened around 1974. The Architects Collaborative (TAC) of Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, designed the hospital. It became the largest dedicated...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Successive governments have bet our job creation future on the continued growth of the business process outsourcing, BPO industry. BPO has already proven itself to be a winner, ranking as Jamaica's leading job-creating industry over at least the...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The People's National Party (PNP) is focused on the wrong thing - on effect and outcomes, rather than fundamental cause. The problem is the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) itself, rather than who heads the unit that oversees it.Unfortunately, it...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Summertime is almost here and The Terrible Tout has declared June a public holimonth.We're all going on a summer holidayNo more working for a week or twoFun and laughter on our summer holidayNo more worries for me or youfor a week or twoThis summer...

Published:Monday | May 14, 2018 | 12:56 AMMichael Abrahams

As a gynaecologist, certain instruments are essential to my practice: vaginal speculums, my ultrasound machine, and my iPod. Yes. My iPod. The device is never far from me, and it contains more than 15,000 songs of different genres. In addition, all...

Published:Monday | May 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A supplement of the Jamaica Gazette, published on March 7, formally announced the appointment of Karl Harrison, Seymour Panton, Eric Crawford and Derrick McKoy as the commissioners of the new Integrity Commission with effect from February 26. At the...

Published:Monday | May 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

What follows are edited sections of a sectoral address delivered in the House of Representatives last Wednesday.The creolization of the so-called Westminster model of government that we have adapted often degenerates into going at each other's guts...

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