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We appreciate the pledge by Andrew Wheatley, the energy minister, to deal decisively with the complaints of mismanagement, nepotism, and corruption at the Petrojam oil refinery, of which he apparently believes there is, at the very least, prima...

It now appears that the stench emanating from Petrojam is so strong that the minister of energy cannot bear it anymore and has summoned the three Jamaican directors to a meeting. Despite the minister's apparent concern, there is no indication that...

Self-professed liberals' support of freedom of speech has been exposed as no different from conservatives' (i.e., contingent on agreement with what's said).In that alleged bastion of free speech, USA, its current president, aka 'Fastest Thumbs in...

Last week, one a mi friend dem aks mi if mi did hear di new name fi di North-South highway. Not Edward Seaga Highway! Dat a di 'official' name. Di people dem outa road a call di highway Seaga jacket! Mi nearly dead wid laugh. A...

In the years in which reparation advocates have been active in the campaign for reparation for native genocide, African enslavement and post-colonial harm, some remarkable advances have been made.The Jamaican Parliament has passed a historic...

On Friday, May 25, this year, Jean-Ann Bartley, in a letter to The Gleaner, made a powerful observation that the Jamaican people are partly to blame for the bad policies pursued by governments.Using repetition and the time the PNP ran the government...

A United States Supreme Court ruling that will allow states to strike off voters who haven't voted for six years is a significant test of voting rights, for it has the effect of disenfranchising thousands of voters in America.The conservative...

Can someone please explain why we are so wedded to the idea of zoning schools and forcing parents to send their children to educational institutions that are in proximity to their home?I've long lost count of the innumerable suggestions from young...

"What's purple and hums?" An electric grape."Why does it hum?" Because it doesn't know the words.This quip was used by Marshall McLuhan, a Canadian professor who predicted the World Wide Web almost 30 years before it became a reality, to tell us how...

We suspect that Mia Mottley hasn't asked, but we, nonetheless, suggest that Prime Minister Andrew Holness offer the Barbadian leader Jamaica's technical help, and other support, in crafting and managing what will inevitably be a tough and painful...
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