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Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

No one would question, or would wish so to do, that it was Andrew Holness' humanity that impelled him to visit the home of brain-damaged Tahj Rowe and make a personal donation towards the care of the invalid boy.But, as Mr Holness would know, even...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Imagine watching all five instalments of Pirates of the Caribbean and conjuring up in your mind images of the Port Royal. The mysticism of buccaneers and sunken treasure and sin and sex are a magnet that draws you to that place.You hear the fabled...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Disappointment does not capture the sentiment that I felt reading the article in the recent Sunday Gleaner titled 'Abusive homosexuals'. Aside from the fact that the title itself is overly sensational and problematic, the article itself misses...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Croatia's national team is truly hard-dough, but they could not withstand the French baguettes. However, they played balls to the end. Now it's over and my regret is that the Reggae Boyz were not there, and Jamaicans put their energies behind alien...

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

I always beseech women with 'inconvenient' pregnancies to keep them, and I have lived to see many of them return to show off their kids, all grown, loving and responsible, productive adults.Many times, that is the only child that they ever have....

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Every person who is thought to have even remote influence with any high school that gets half-decent results has been importuned since the announcement of the GSAT results to arrange a transfer place for someone's child. The statistic that only...

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

It's an old refrain of CARICOM's honchos that the Community's citizens are central to the concept of regional integration. Therefore, as the Golding Report recalled the former Jamaican prime minister, P.J. Patterson, as saying, the region's leaders...

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

"It's cruel, it's inhumane. It's the worst thing a government can ever do to a child whose future has been ruined." Yvonne Beckford, grandmother of Tajay Rowe, the boy who suffered brain damage because of negligence of staff at Victoria Jubilee...

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

With most focus on the hard structural changes that they believe are necessary to make CARICOM a successful economic bloc, a less sexy, yet meaningful suggestion by the Golding task force has gone largely unnoticed - that is its recommendation for...

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Recent media pronouncements by Minister of Health Christopher Tufton are way off the mark, as he attempted to dismiss the ruinous effects on the private pharmaceutical trade from the Government's policy of unrestricted access to welfare medical...

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Last Tuesday morning, July 10, Prime Minister Holness held a press briefing following a talk in Spanish Town. At the briefing, he pointed out that it was a good thing he didn't move with injudicious haste and take the kind of action that some...

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

It's time for revenge. France better beat Croatia today. Two decades might seem like a long time to be carrying feelings. But it's not. At the 1998 World Cup, Jamaica ended up in Group H along with Argentina, Croatia and Japan. In our very first...

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:08 AM

The photograph of Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May wearing a sleeveless evening gown during the state visit of US President Donald Trump has reignited the debate over sleeveless clothing for women.Some local social-media commentators drew...

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

There is a national crisis in the education system that has been staring at us for many years that does not seem to bother us or catalyse a sense of urgency and action. So many of our children can't be dunce and good for nothing. There is obviously...

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

I am not sure whether they were discussing the Maracana football stadium in Brazil or one of the many sordid "revelations" about the sex lives of some of the more prominent football stars on display at this year's World Cup which ends tomorrow,...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Recent research by neuroscientists at New-castle University in northeast England has verified what we already know: that, on average, girls' brains develop earlier than boys' brains. They discovered that as the brain matures, it begins to 'prune'...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The suicidal deaths on the international stage of the likes of celebrated food connoisseur Anthony Bourdain, fashion designer Kate Spade, and famous DJ Avicii are a reminder to us that mental illness is a real problem and is not partial to one's...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

We don't know the specific organisations, including from business, labour and NGOs, that met with CARICOM leaders at their Montego Bay summit last week. Nor are we privy to what these "stakeholders" told the heads of government.But leaders...

Published:Thursday | July 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The formal jury, it appears, is still out on Dr Andrew Wheatley over the Petrojam affair. But, Floyd Grindley is firmly under the bus. The former general manager of the state-owned oil refinery has been fired. Or, according to Prime Minister (PM)...

Published:Thursday | July 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

To the wealthy who stand atop society's totem pole, the uncomfortably large percentage of those who hover beneath and those whose best fit in somewhere in-between, the biggest open secret in this country is that our education system, by fault or by...

Published:Thursday | July 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

One asks the question, "Is Prime Minister (PM) Andrew Holness a weak leader because of how he has handled two situations involving persons?" The first had to do with the revelation by former Prime Minister Edward Seaga that it was his idea that the...

Published:Thursday | July 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Wheatley-gate is now at full throttle. The prime minister (PM) has reallocated the ministerial responsibility for energy to his office, and the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) is threatening to withhold their cooperation with the Government...

Published:Wednesday | July 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness could justifiably claim much of the credit for the discernible energy among Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders during their Montego Bay summit to complete the transformation of the regional customs union into a...

Published:Wednesday | July 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Even with Donald Trump scheduled for a brief visit to the United Kingdom this week amid massive protests, it's still 'all Brexit, all of the time' in the sceptred isle - and the long struggle over the nature of the deal that will define Britain's...

Published:Wednesday | July 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Here we go again. According to Andrew Holness, "Let the people decide." Why is it that the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), through the years, has all too often sought to be on the wrong side of the right action, the law and our constitutional provisions...

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