Columns

Jamaica's 'seeds of hope'

When we sample fruit and vegetables abroad we realise the superiority of the flavours of our home-grown produce. Thankfully, as pointed out by Agriculture Minister Audley Shaw at an AMCHAM Jamaica meeting last Friday, there are young graduates who have made promising... Read More

The post of director of elections
The general election of February 25, 2016 was the most peaceful and the best conducted parliamentary elections in the history of Jamaica. The political party in Government changed on the margin of a single seat in the House of Representatives. None of the 112 losing...... Read More

A river runs through it
Columnist Lance Neita takes us on a journey through the infamous Bog Walk Gorge. The excursion includes nuggets of history and stops at iconic rock formations. He chronicles the sights, the people, and doesn't spare the reader a bit of folklore. No trek through the gorge is complete without...... Read More

The river that was given up or lost in the 1692 earthquake
My long distance journeys nowadays are usually on the north-south link of Highway 2000 — pardon, the Edward Seaga Highway — between Mammee Bay and Kingston. The road cuts through the mountains offering impressive views of the Moneague countryside; takes you on a steep ride across the...... Read More

PNP on the hunt for a scandal to throw at the JLP

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, June, 24 2018    

Rain does not fall on one roof alone. — Kenyan proverb  Read More

Caricom summit needs to excite the people's imagination

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, June, 24 2018    

I wish I could say that all eyes are on the Caricom heads of government meeting to be held July 4 to 6, 2018 in Jamaica. But Caricom events have long since ceased to hold excitement for the people of the 15-member community. They hardly get a glance these days. Read More

The squatting and politics collaboration

Howard Gregory | Sunday, June, 24 2018    

One of the most challenging moments with which I am confronted is that of determining whose appeal for assistance, usually of a financial nature, constitutes an authentic expression of need. Some of these I experience come forward with a sense of urgency that does not... Read More

Does Caricom need a WTO-type dispute-resolution system?

Delroy Beckford | Sunday, June, 24 2018    

It cannot be gainsaid that an effective dispute-settlement system is required in any regional trade agreement to ensure the legitimacy of the trade arrangement. Read More

Where are the controversies in my career, Mr Wignall?

by Edward Seaga | Sunday, June, 24 2018    

It is both embarrassing and pitiful for a reputed journalist to make a broad-based error as was committed in The Gleaner on June 14 by Mark Wignall. The headline of the article by him claims 'All things Seaga are controversial'. To help him overcome his lack of knowledge, I am repeating... Read More

The crime plan is here

BY JASON MCKAY | Sunday, June, 24 2018    

The long-awaited crime plan demanded by the People's National Party (PNP), promised by the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), and delivered by the doctor. Read More

Jamaica has not recovered from the consequences of slavery

BY SHALMAN SCOTT | Sunday, June, 24 2018    

THERE exists the opinion of some people that to comment on the experiences and consequences of chattel slavery in Jamaica, spanning over 300 years under two European powers, is to dwell in the past and it is time to move on: Forward and upward to progress and... Read More

As we celebrate Windrush Day...

Tariq Ahmad | Friday, June, 22 2018    

The 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush at Tilbury docks in the UK gives us a fitting opportunity to celebrate UK-Caribbean relations and the invaluable contribution the Windrush generation has made to British society ever since. The Caribbean Diaspora in the UK symbolises the... Read More

What's in medical ganja for small growers and investors?

Franklin Johnston | Friday, June, 22 2018    

The silence on ganja suggests our leaders are having second thoughts. Where is the money made in medical ganja? What is the small grower's quota? Can we export? Three years and no action. Why? Read More

Families under pressure

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, June, 22 2018    

The past weekend of parental gift-giving for the fathers among us has moved along. The future of the family continues to remind us how much change there has been in the life and times of families, here, there and everywhere. Read More

Is the one-term phobia fuelling more corruption?

Lloyd B Smith | Thursday, June, 21 2018    

There is a growing fear among some supporters of both the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the People's National Party (PNP) that the Jamaican electorate has become increasingly fed up with both parties and is therefore opting to give each of them no more than one term at a... Read More



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