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Ambassador Masaya Fujiwara

Japan and Jamaica have a long history of friendship since the establishment of the diplomatic relationship in 1964. The two countries have common values of freedom, democracy, market economy, and we have been collaborating on issues such as world...
Professor Trevor Munroe

Alongside the COVID-19 virus, which has infected over 23 million in the United States and, regrettably, killed almost 400,000, there is another virus that is now infecting at least twice as many than COVID-19 in America. That virus is properly...
Delano Franklyn

The recent storming and occupation of the centre of government in the United States by supporters of President Donald Trump has, once again, brought into very sharp focus, among many other things, the issue of racism in that country. The marauding...

While “COVID still a keep” and each of us must better observe the rules to manage the pandemic more successfully, 2020 is now history, and history has lessons to teach, providing we are willing to learn. Two such lessons we need to emphasise. One...

As the year comes to a close, it is time to reflect on some of the positive initiatives that have been deployed by island communities around the world. Island economies have been some of the worst affected globally by the pandemic, with key...

Recently, I accepted an invitation for a mani/pedi day with one of my friends. Unfortunately, what was intended to be a nice afternoon of pampering became a rushed, unpleasant and eventually hostile experience that regrettably occurs too often in...

The Gleaner presents the fourth article in the bimonthly guest column, ‘Reparation Conversations’. Today, historian Dr Kris Manjapra from Tufts University and a Network Scholar at the Centre for Reparation Research reminds us of the tragedy of the...

This has been a year that has tested each and every person on our planet. 2020 will be recalled as a time of tragedy for those among us who have lost a loved one or have endured illness brought about by the coronavirus. People have lost livelihoods...

Jamaica’s economic performance over the last 58 years has made for uncomfortable reading, especially as it relates to economic growth. Since 1962, we have grown at two per cent or more on only about 21 occasions. The major part of our economic life...

Dr Lloyd Barnett, correctly referred to in a recent Gleaner editorial as “a lawyer and constitutional scholar”, has impactfully alerted us in an article in the Sunday Gleaner to the longstanding reality that: “An important factor that must be taken...
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