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Published:Thursday | November 23, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The video of 13-year-old Davion Johnson of Grange Hill in Westmoreland, somewhat calmly introducing us to his impending suicide, is terribly haunting."Onnu probably know by now sey mi dead," is part of the opening words. "Mi tek words to heart," he...

Published:Thursday | November 23, 2017 | 12:00 AM

In a newspaper advertisement, the National Identification System (NIDS) facts was stated as 'No DNA; No Bank Account Information; No Fraud; No penalty for three years; No exclusion from health and other essential services'. The advertisement then...

Published:Thursday | November 23, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die. Put another way, we want instant gratification - to go the shortcut route and get to heaven without working for it. In the same way, we want peace, prosperity and order in our society, but we...

Published:Thursday | November 23, 2017 | 12:00 AM

While this newspaper endorses the Government's call for restraint in the wage demands of public-sector workers, it is not our sense that the Holness administration has approached the current salary negotiations with sufficient transparency and the...

Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2017 | 12:09 AM

There are a handful of people among them Trinidad and Tobago's Ken Gordon, Jamaica's Oliver Clarke and Harold Hoyte of Barbados whose contributions to the business end of media in the English-speaking Caribbean are probably equal to his.None would...

Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2017 | 12:00 AM

How to "make life in and through violence" in Jamaica is the problem an exhibition at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia ponders. Titled 'Bearing Witness: Four Days in West Kingston', the exhibition is constructed around a film called Four Days in May...

Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2017 | 12:00 AM

If ever you stand in line at the ABM in Duhaney Park, you are sure to meet the most ambitious woman in history. Her petite frame is always clean, sometimes even fashionable. Her slippers often complement the colour of her blouse, and her hair is...

Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:50 AM

We are forced to again commend to Prime Minister Andrew Holness, and to governments generally, our old mantra: What is worse than the formulation of bad or flaw policies is to actually implement them...

Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Recently, I had occasion to visit the Jamaican High Commission in a major metropolitan city in 'farrin'. I knew I was in the right place when I noticed the giant Jamaican flag waving proudly outside the fancy building with the steep staircase and an...

Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Already established as the greatest Jamaican trainer to saddle a thoroughbred, Wayne Anthony DaCosta became a living legend on November 11 by winning the only Grade 1 race that eluded him over the years, namely, the Burger King Superstakes.On a warm...

Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Despite what has been written about him by the Western media over the last 20 years, Robert Mugabe, or Comrade Bob, remains a man I admire. And though he lost his way years ago from the moment he launched an offensive against the white of his people...

Published:Monday | November 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

For all nationalists, it should be profoundly embarrassing that it has taken the bosses of the International Monetary Fund to convince us of the home truths about public-sector reform.First, it was the under-reported counsel of the deputy director,...

Published:Monday | November 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

When a youngster grows up under-privileged, sexually, physically, and psychologically abused, and feeling abandoned/ ignored/unloved by mainstream (read privileged) society, there is a real danger that he/she will become dysfunctional and do...

Published:Monday | November 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The statement by Lord Tariq Ahmad in The Gleaner of November 13, 2017 calls for a response when it is, as usual, telling us what is better for us rather than to peer back into history. Such a pity he was here only on a whistle stop and his opinion...

Published:Monday | November 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Unless it contains something radically at odds with the thinking of Prime Minister Andrew Holness, this newspaper continues to be flabbergasted by the failure of the Government to publish the Golding Task Force report on how Jamaica should approach...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 2:38 PMMichael Abrahams

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM

I have zero confidence in the Jamaican State's ability to gather sensitive information about me and safeguard it, or make sure it's never deployed for other purposes. In fact, I think it would be a mere matter of time before some genius businessman...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM

This is Part Four of a five-part series themed 'It is a disgrace how we treat the police'.Recently, there has been more talk about new crime plans, but such talk must start with our police, as New York City discovered in the 1990s when homicides...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM

We sense ambivalence, if not unease, in some quarters over the Government's proposed enhanced use of metal detectors at Jamaican high schools as part of violence-prevention efforts, as announced last week by the education minister, Ruel Reid.Part of...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Circumstances are rapidly maturing that are demanding our conception of the need for both a new-style IMF and a 21st-century post-IMF Caribbean economy.The elements of the regional dialogue are coming together. They might constitute at this time a...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Dis ya prosperity Govament a go mek prophecy fulfil pon wi. Bible did warn wi. Revelation Chapter 13, Verse 17, fi mi New Jamaican Version. "No man, woman or pikni nah go able buy or sell if dem no got di mark, di name or di...

Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 12:30 AMEthon Lowe

Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The dangers of counterfeit goods may not be immediately understood by persons who find it hard to resist a bargain, but we urge persons to heed the warning of Jamaica Customs about the potential risks faced by using such illegal products....

Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The National Identification and Registration Act, which was recently passed in the Lower House of Parliament and later in the Upper House (i.e., the Senate) after a marathon sitting, has generated quite a bit of public...

Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Do you know anyone you would consider to be effeminate? Have you ever met anyone in school who would have been described as effeminate? Maybe you have met someone who has been described as butch, too. But what and how did you feel and think when you...

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