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We share Major General Antony Anderson's wish that policing becomes a career young Jamaicans, like some of the pre-high-school kids to whom he handed out bursaries last week, are excited about. Hopes and wishes, however, are not of themselves...

On Monday, August 6, 2018, The Gleaner published my article ‘Gay pride? What the hell is that?’ To summarise, the piece described my journey from viewing gay pride as being ridiculous, to now understanding the struggles members of the...

Having read the contributed article in The Gleaner of Saturday, August 18, 2018, titled 'Social partnership on beach access', by Sophia Frazer-Binns, I concluded that the opposition senator and the People's National Party (PNP) have either found the...

It is important that Carolyn Cooper has used her weekly column to bring us into conversation on the vexing issue of beach access in Jamaica. I would hope that the people of Discovery Bay and all Jamaica keep up the fight.The matter highlights the...

The Office of the Prime Minister has morphed into a retirement home to which old warriors and political rivals are sent to die, but Karl Samuda, with what might be his last gasp, has confirmed that he is alive and kicking - even if barely so. But Mr...

The outcry over access to public beaches is not new, but it is a response that no leader can ignore.The information available suggests that an increasing number of Jamaicans are being denied access to, and use of, our beaches, which are some of the...

Even though heavy metal was big in the late 1960s, I got into it really early. I don't mean all the weights that I lifted in my garage in my teens, but the Timex watch I bought in my days as a 19-year-old teacher in a co-educational secondary school...

While that wouldn't have been their intention, Jamaica's education minister, Ruel Reid, and the registrar of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), Glenroy Cumberbatch, have to be careful of being perceived of wanting to lower the bar, rather...

Prime Minister Holness, in his quarterly Jamaica House press briefing on Wednesday, announced that his Government would be pressing ahead with its plans to establish a "Government Campus" at National Heroes Circle and its surrounding communities,...

To understand Minister Nigel Clarke's dissertation in last Sunday's Gleaner (12/8/18), puzzling at first sight, you have to know where he is coming from. To also assess its worth, you must get answers to some questions and appreciate the possibility...
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