Tue | Oct 22, 2019

In Focus

Once again, sex, especially other people’s sex, is a hot topic. Perhaps it’s time to take a more spiritual look at sex. By now, regular readers know I believe this universe and its diverse life-forms (including us) were created by God to complete...

Let me commend The Gleaner Company for 185 years of outstanding service to the Jamaican people. The reputation and validity of The Gleaner remains high and well favoured in the hearts of the people and plays a very important role in the sphere of...

It may not dawn on many of our politicians, church groups, and macho voices who claim unease in the presence of gay men that should a gay-rights group be allowed to hold a forum on gay marriage at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre, it is more than...

As far as I can remember, when I came back to Jamaica 15 years ago, in 2004, it had been said that small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) are the drivers of the well-needed economic growth. So it became the language and focus of policy. Somewhere...

In keeping with its mandate to provide housing solutions for low- and middle-income Jamaicans and given the scarcity of suitable land for development in Kingston, the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) plans to develop and sell 50 lots on 20 acres (of...

The special economic zone (SEZ) policy and legislative framework was created to generate a facilitating space within the Jamaican economy to spur economic growth by attracting new investments. This economic growth is fuelled by attracting new...

I’m a Michael Abrahams fan. He’s a quality comedian whose satirical music videos (often featuring the great Wayne Armond on guitar) are witty and incisive. In addition, he’s an intelligent, charming, sincere, empathetic, and down-to-earth person....

When my son Mark Jr was just learning to walk, he plunged one hand into a scalding bowl of cornmeal porridge that was on a coffee table in the living room. It was a Saturday morning and my friend Eddie had dropped by. At his request, I had prepared...

Last year, The University of the West Indies celebrated its 70th anniversary. There was a special event held on the Mona campus where the university’s significant achievement was highlighted on video. The UWI had accomplished the remarkable feat of...

Having the power to do something is not the same as having the right or authority to do so. Someone needs to advise the main players in our educational institutions that simply because they are in charge, it doesn’t mean that they can do as they...
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