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I regard Martin Henry as one of the better commentators in your newspaper. However, in his article 'Hurricanes and climate change' (The Sunday Gleaner, September 10, 2017), he appears to have fallen into a trap set by USA right-wing think tanks...

Peter Bunting's rant about the behaviour of Chinese firms in the Jamaica economy is unsurprising. Those of us following global developments knew that it was only a matter of time before voices in Jamaica would join those from a band of countries to...

Two Fridays ago when 24-year-old Tremayne Brown saw a young child being washed away by the raging floodwaters rushing along in the Collie Smith Drive gully, not a moment was spared in him jumping into the unknown dangers of the quickly moving run-...

As we come up to the September 12 anniversary of Hurricane Gilbert, large sections of the fourth most populous city in the United States, Houston, Texas, remain under water dumped there by Hurricane Harvey, the wettest storm on record.And, almost to...

Three weeks ago, a poor St Catherine community was promised a back-to-school treat. Bounceabouts were set up, and school supplies were to be distributed. The aroma of well-seasoned fried chicken had started to assail the nostrils of hungry residents...

Henry Lascelles began accumulating his wealth by unscrupulously exploiting his position as the Barbadian customs collector in 1715, then securing a lucrative victualling contract for supplying the Royal Navy in the Caribbean. It was only after many...

On Friday, the first zone of special operations, Mount Salem, was declared by the prime minister. It was long overdue.Speaking last Thursday in the PM's absence from the country visiting Chile, the minister of justice had told a sensitisation...

On January 8, The Gleaner published my most controversial column of the year, titled 'Is Holness tough enough?' in reference to crime. The firestorm ignited was so intense that by the next day, the paper was forced to publish a front-page, lead...

Hush, that sad and mournful cry you heard from a man who is supposed to occupy a post of awesome power, that of minister of finance, actually came from Audley Shaw as he was trying to mimic a mouse bartering with a few huge cats.Mr Shaw was not...

Despite my peripheral knowledge of the Bible and my deep understanding of the wrath of God in the Old Testament, I always resist the temptation to make any link between the activities of men, including governments, and the punishment that the Lord...
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