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According to the World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples (WDMIP), the Maroons of Jamaica are Indigenous Peoples.

In this edition of ‘Reparation Conversations’, a collaborative initiative between The Gleaner and the Centre for Reparation Research (CRR) at The University of the West Indies (UWI), we attempt to shed some light on the issue of the Maroons of...
Prime Minister Andrew Holness spent a few moments while attending a national prayer fest exposing one of his vulnerabilities.

In the best of times, a population under pressure finds its greatest strengths in its political leadership even if the trust deficit has always existed. Or if there is no strength to be found there, it will feed on the exposed weakness of the...
As was always the plan, God “banished” both Adam and Eve (remember this is all allegory) from “Eden” to discover they could produce enough humans to populate Earth and experience all.

In these columns, I keep teaching that most worldly barriers to peace, love, and understanding are man-made illusions. One of the most insidious, soul-destroying enemies of humanity is individualism. Over centuries, we’ve cultivated the concept...

A grim statistic seen on the COVID-19 vax live website last Thursday morning stated that ‘vaccines administered for COVID-19 in Jamaica, currently at rate of about 0.01/second or 851 each day’. That is about 40.4 doses per 100 people (~2.97...

This year, the construction industry shall remain buoyant. This shall augur well for citizens’ associations and neighbourhood communities that are organised and vigilant. Citizens shall know their rights and enforce their covenants while at the...

During the past few years, seaweed has been considered a nuisance in the Caribbean, with its presence tarnishing pristine beaches and deterring tourism. The “weed” within its name doesn’t help public perception, therefore, “seaplant” will be used...

This is the sad tale of an elderly couple trying to be boosted against Omicron. The Old Ball and Chain and I received second doses on June 15 so were scheduled for boosters as of December 15. But Old BC was ill (not with the plague), so on medical...

In this edition of Reparation Conversation, a collaborative initiative between The Gleaner and The University of the West Indies’ Centre for Reparation Research (CRR), we pay tribute to the late anti-apartheid leader Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu...

The second part of a two-part series on the way that the hyperscalers now control our digital world. The hyperscalers that control the Internet have become so rich and powerful because there is a natural tendency for public Internet spaces to...

In 2021, we witnessed moments that are significant enough to alter the trajectory of a sector’s energy bill or to mark a shift into a resilient development pathway through breakthrough policy mandates. The UNDP Multi-Country Office in Jamaica has...
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