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Some voters put prejudice before their own interests in US midterms

Victor A Dixon | Monday, November, 12 2018    

The 2018 midterm elections in America proved that some voters lack the political consciousness to make choices to benefit themselves, let alone the country. The politicians whom they vote for know this and exploit it for their own political purposes. Read More

'New face of justice' for Jamaica

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, November, 12 2018    

The largest number of justices of the peace that I have ever seen in one place gathered at Jamaica Conference Centre to hear the vision of Justice Minister Delroy Chuck for 'The New Face of Justice' last Saturday. Read More

The route to legalisation of ganja

Louis Moyston, PhD | Sunday, November, 11 2018    

The issue of legalisation of ganja has become a popular issue in the global discourse on drugs since the pioneering role of countries such as Uruguay and Canada led the way regarding the legalisation of ganja for medicinal and recreational purposes. However, the road to legalisation is not as... Read More

Abortion — responsibility and respect

Al Miller | Sunday, November, 11 2018    

We're always going to argue about abortion. It's a hard choice and it's controversial. — Hillary Clinton  Read More

We must not be silent about gender-based violence

Sunday, November, 11 2018    

The following is a lightly edited version of the statement made to the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday, November 6, 2018: I stand today in this House to speak for every woman, every child, every victim and survivor of gender-based violence. Read More

Spending China's money

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, November, 11 2018    

Perseverance is everything. — Yoruba proverb (Nigeria)  Read More

Brazil at critical juncture

Earle Scarlett | Sunday, November, 11 2018    

JAIR Bolsonaro's presidential victory in Brazil has engendered hope for the 55.2 per cent who favoured him over Workers' Party Fernando Haddad. The former military captain's right-wing campaign promises may become concrete policies, with “order” — possibly a social... Read More

Balford 'Bally' Reid: A KC legend

Verona Antoine-Smith | Sunday, November, 11 2018    

KINGSTON College's (KC) 14-year winning streak in the Inte-secondary Schools' Sport Association (ISSA) Boys' Championships (1962-1975) has left an indelible mark on many track and field enthusiasts. But none more so than a former athlete who proudly represented his school during that period. He... Read More

Identity and dignity lost with the CCJ

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, November, 11 2018    

The referenda, held individually in Antigua and Barbuda and Grenada, on replacing the British Judicial Committee of the Privy Council with the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on November 6, were lost for the same reason that Brexit succeeded in the United Kingdom. The... Read More

'No comment' is no good, JFJ

Jason McKay | Sunday, November, 11 2018    

The recent scandal regarding human rights group Jamaicans For Justice's open letter to The Gleaner citing the harassment of Jamaican citizen Andre Smith by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), and then the occurrence of the same man being killed by a private citizen whom he was robbing... Read More

The fatigue of development and jobs:

Edward Seaga | Sunday, November, 11 2018    

There were two principal programmes to deal with the gaps in the domestic and external accounts. These were the imperatives of the period. Read More

What now for the CCJ?

Bruce Golding | Sunday, November, 11 2018    

The prospects of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) expanding its appellate jurisdiction beyond the four countries that have already signed on (Barbados, Guyana, Belize, and Dominica) was dealt a severe blow last week. The voters in Grenada as well as Antigua and Barbuda roundly... Read More

Backra was the corruption by slaves of the words 'back row'

Shalman Scott | Sunday, November, 11 2018    

The activist role of the Anglican Church, also referred to as the Church of England, as a socio-religious and political institution within the Jamaican society, during the period of colonialism and slavery in particular, has been well documented and hotly debated by scholars for... Read More

Is ganja the reason Jamaica in poor shape?

Franklin Johnston | Friday, November, 9 2018    

They've urged us to “move fast”, “get on the ganja train”, but what riches await us? Can we sell ganja to usual partners? America? Caricom? Read More

Graduation: Go forth!

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, November, 9 2018    

The season of graduation is on for some of our tertiary institutions. Annual graduation ceremonies have been taking place and students of all ages and determination set out to “go forth” prepared to provide for themselves and their families — or so it is hoped. The... Read More



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