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Jamaica, according to Prime Minister Andrew Holness, was ready and willing to dispatch up to 120 soldiers to Dominica in the immediate aftermath of this week's deadly hurricane to help with the country's rehabilitation.But there was a problem - and...

One would be foolish not to acknowledge that in the days leading up to the People's National Party's (PNP) 79th annual conference, all was well with all the factions that had sprung up in the party, especially after the narrow loss to the Jamaica...

Memories of the world's oldest person, Violet Moss Brown, are quite pleasant in spite of the negatives that shrouded the last days of her existence. On a visit on March 11, I found her to have immaculate memory in spite of her 117 years. She...

In 1999, the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) replaced the Common Entrance Exam. Because science and social studies had previously been given little emphasis, exams in these subjects, based on topics covered in grades four, five and six, were...

Anyone who got a copy of The Sunday Gleaner of September 17 would share the range of emotions experienced by the mother of that female student who nearly succeeded in a suicide attempt when she was no longer able to deal with bullying by what I call...

Michael Abrahams said he read the flipping text and maintains his earlier point that I tried to correct. Well, here are a few English translations of said text, Exodus 21:26-27.26 "An owner who hits a male or female slave in the eye and destroys it...

P.J. Patterson, the former prime minister, gave an important and telling anecdote about Herbert Walker, the celebrated civil servant who died a fortnight ago, aged 94. A young Mr Patterson became minister of industry, foreign trade and tourism in...

Our society is broken. Crime, violence and corruption are taking a formidable toll on us. If you are a Jamaican living in Jamaica and have never been a victim of a violent crime, it is almost a certainty that you know people who have. We complain...

For the better part of our independence experience, this nation has not been able to settle on a core of common values and behaviour norms that children can be taught, can form the foundation of laws, and provide the backdrop for social intercourse....

In Jamaica, we say, "Man a plan, God a wipe out!" Hurricane Irma was a great equaliser. She marched from the west coast of Africa like so many women in the Caribbean and wreaked havoc. True, she is said to have followed her spouse Harvey, like the...
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