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Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 9:03 AMWesley Morris

We have a serious education issue which the country must face for the future welfare of its children. There is such a breach of the duty of care that the headmaster should resign and serious consideration should be given to closing this school as...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:38 AMGordon Robinson

As the Manchester Parish Council (MPC) fraud investigation draws closer to PNP headquarters, the PNP humiliation, of which I warned last Sunday, is looking more and more imminent. Meanwhile, Nero fiddles; PNP burns. Let’s recap: After...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In the online site 'design boom', the following is written about part of a Mexican community and the reversal of negatives. "In the city of Ensenada, in Baja, California, Mexico, police have placed an ally in the sky: a DJI Inspire 1 quadcopter...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Yea, you wear Brazilian and Peruvian hair, drive German motor cars, ride motorcycles from Japan, don Clarks from England, eat cookies from Denmark, chocolate from Switzerland and work in Spanish-owned hotels. But you are Jamaican, and face it, the...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The recent revelation that the British Government deported hundreds of Caribbean nationals, many of whom migrated to the UK under the Nationality Act of 1948 as citizens of the Commonwealth, and were granted indefinite leave to remain, is, in the...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

We may be too absorbed in our domestic issues, small and big, to have really noticed how much the world and our own country have changed in the wake of the summit of G7 nations that was just held in Canada. Or as one observer put it, it was more a...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

"We are getting a new US ambassador.""Finally.""Yes, he's from Arizona and I believe he is Hispanic.""Oh, no! That means we are going to have to let in a lot of Mr Trump's Mexican rapists!""I doubt it, but we should remind him that we are more...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

"Recently thought of deleting my Facebook account and start using Twitter, but realised it's not easy. Facebook has become like the boyfriend I no longer like but scared todump because I've invested so much time in the relationship."- Manasa Rao...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The recent furore over the naming of a section of the North-South Highway after former Prime Minister Edward Seaga has resulted in the well-known malady of selective remembrance. Petty political supporters on both parts of the partisan zinc fence...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Conflicts have had their genesis in religious parochialism, which is primarily linked to Christianity. Hold your bows and arrows before you start taking aim.In English parlance, there is BC (Before Christ) and AD (Anno Domini - in the year of our...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:55 AM

These thoughts are excerpts of the contribution to the ongoing Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives by Ronald Thwaites, member of parliament and opposition spokesman on education. Long ago, the political...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Last Tuesday at the troubled and highly extorted Chancery Street travel hub, the 14-year old youngster boarded a minibus on his way to his home at a valley community in semi-rural Red Hills.A student of Meadowbrook in eighth grade, I have known him...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The best-laid plans of mice (and men) aft gang agley.From media accounts, long-anticipated challenges to fill PNP vice-presidential posts are materialising as aspirants join the scavenger hunt in droves. Incumbent vice-presidents Fenton Ferguson,...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Great Migration to Great Britain of the Jamaican peasantry began in 1948 when 482 men paid their £28 fare and boarded the Empire Windrush vessel bound for London. In the next 10 to 15 years, hundreds of thousands of Jamaican men, their wives and...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Over the past week, two parliamentarians made comments regarding agriculture that caught my attention.First, Agriculture Minister Audley Shaw said he was looking for avenues to enable farmers to get cheaper loans. Then, Ronald Thwaites bemoaned the...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In the middle of Environment Week, Prime Minister Andrew Holness was off to Canada to address the G7 Summit.Mr Holness was specially invited to attend the meeting of this exclusive club of the world's most developed countries by the Canadian Prime...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

This is an edited statement delivered at a press conference on May 29.Jamaicans should by now be aware of the serious negative effects that the threat of sanctions by the United States against Russian bauxite company UC Rusal is having on the...

Published:Sunday | June 3, 2018 | 12:50 AMMartin Henry

NIDS heads to court later this week. On May 8, the parliamentary Opposition filed a motion in the Supreme Court asking the court to rule that sections of the act for the establishment of a National Identification System breach guaranteed...

Published:Sunday | June 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

I felt like calling Pastor Gino Jennings a little dictator, but I couldn't get past the first syllable. Over the past few years, he has caught my attention with the brash and uncompromising posture that he takes regarding what 'the scriptures say'....

Published:Sunday | June 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Last Tuesday, The Gleaner carried a report about a Jamaican businessman named Shifu Huang, most likely of Chinese extract, being fined $5 million, or eight months' imprisonment, for unlicensed use of trademark.In 2016, he was first arrested and...

Published:Sunday | June 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Squatting, captured land, illegal settlements are not only islandwide and expansive, but they have gone upscale, cheek by jowl, with Parliament.In last Sunday's Gleaner, senior writer Erica Virtue reported, "An undetermined number of families arenow...

Published:Sunday | June 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The family of Fulke Rose had been in Jamaica like many others from the time of the British occupation. By 1670, he owned 380 acres in St Catherine and was a member of the Jamaican Assembly from 1675, serving intermittently until the year before his...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:09 AMMark Wignall

Dr Peter Phillips is a rare gem in Jamaican society. His academic career has taken him to the very top where some still quote his earlier studies in various social fixes for our troubled paradise called Jamaica.  He has a PhD, which means that...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

If you, like me, were born or grew up in rural Jamaica in the immediate post-World War II years, you would have in some way been close to the history of the male-led Great Migration to Great Britain from the island's peasantry.Your own life story,...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

"Four dead! Nine in hospital! Eighty-nine in jail! Police forced to shoot down rioters in Westmoreland. Dollar-a-day demand ends in death!' the headline on the front page of The Daily Gleaner of May 3, 1938, screamed. In Kingston, eight people were...

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