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Commentary

Even as he embraces Donald Tapia’s pledge to help drive more American investment into the Jamaican economy, Prime Minister Andrew Holness should be wary of being seduced, as appears to be the effort of Vice-President Mike Pence, any more deeply...

Plastic pollution remains a global problem. Trillions of pieces of plastic litter our oceans, estimated to contribute to 60 to 90 per cent of all marine debris. Every day approximately 8 million pieces of plastic...

Go ahead and cry … you might as well, because our beloved country seems headed for hell. If you’re really wondering how I can tell, here are a few signs of our death knell. Corruption is rampant, it’s much more than they say, it’s the way that many...

The Jamaica banana and plantain industry is on high alert for the prevention of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp.cubense Tropical Race 4 (Foc TR4 or TR4) or Fusarium wilt. Known here as Panama disease Race 4 (PDR4) and is a deadly disease of banana and...

People, including young students, are ­generally proud to declare that they hate maths, wearing it like a badge of honour. Even though it is a practical subject, many ­people approach maths with trepidation. They find the ­subject boring and...

Maybe we can get through the climate crisis without a global catastrophe, although that door is closing fast. And maybe we can cope with the huge loss of jobs caused by the revolution in robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) without a social...

Give us this day our daily bread. Regardless of whether it is leavened or unleavened, made by the sweat of my brow or somebody else’s, low salt or high sugar, bulla or cob, bake or roti, bun or roll, it doesn’t matter to me. I’m a bread-aholic. As...

The law may be an ass, but not as big a one as Colonel Daniel Pryce would have us believe. In any event, there are questions about how apprised Colonel Pryce is of the Integrity Act. Colonel Pryce is the executive director of the Integrity...

There have been many calls for the Government to tell us what their anti-crime plan is so we can have confidence that our safety concerns are being addressed. The truth is that no Jamaican government has published a real plan over the last 20 years...

Peter Espeut, the Roman Catholic deacon, is outraged that the time-honoured word ‘marriage’ is defiled when used in the term ‘same-sex marriage’. In his Gleaner column ‘Pro-gay drivel’ (August 9, 2019), he states: “The word of marriage has only one...
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