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Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Amor Mottley speaks during the opening ceremony of the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit, in Glasgow, Scotland.

Among the most nonsensical statements uttered by a British Parliamentarian and repeated in the British newspaper, The Sunday Times, is that Barbados will become a republic at the dictation of the Government of the People’s Republic of China. The...
Professor Anthony Clayton

This is the sixth in a series of eight articles looking at the ways that the world will change between now and 2050 and analysing the implications for Jamaica’s future. The first article in this series suggested that the reforms needed to avert...

I’m equally convinced the Green Bay massacre/Claudie Massop’s extrajudicial killing form the origins of a culture of politicising security forces that continued until it became “normal” to address rising crime with extreme political measures, incl

I’m still kicking myself for a minor error in last Sunday’s column ‘Corruption: public enemy number one’. I dated PNP MP Heather Robinson’s resignation from representational politics (after refusing to “hug up gunmen”) in 2012 instead of 1996 when...

This is the fifth in a series of eight articles looking at the ways that the world will change between now and 2050 and analysing the implications for Jamaica’s future. It will be a much hotter and more crowded world in 2050. There will be...

In this edition of Reparation Conversations, a collaborative initiative between The Gleaner and The University of the West Indies’ Centre for Reparation Research Digicel’s owner and founder, Denis O’Brien, extends his unambiguous support of...

At the end of enslavement, most Africans on plantations in the Caribbean and North and South America were illiterate. Europeans used slave codes to make it a criminal offence for Africans to acquire this skill. This ensured that Africans would be...

For those wondering what all the fuss was about, here are the 21 questions laid in Parliament by Julian Robinson (on behalf of Mikael Phillips) addressed to Transport Minister Robert Montague: 1. Does the minister retain confidence in the board of...

This is the fourth in a series of eight articles looking at the ways that the world will change between now and 2050 and analysing the implications for Jamaica’s future. The world’s vehicle fleet is about to be transformed by two simultaneous...

A November 9 article in the Jamaica Observer reported that there would be no mining or any other related activity that could harm the environment in the Cockpit Country Area Proposed for Protection. That proviso was given as a follow-up to JISCO...

The Alligator Pond shoreline has undergone as much erosion as Hellshire Beach, and without intervention, nothing will stop the damage. The much-loved experience at Little Ochie Sea Food and Oswald Sea Food restaurants remains under threat, and with...
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