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The scenes from a shoot-out between police and alleged murderers, fresh from a caper, played out on phones all over the island, turning the intersection of Trafalgar, Hope and Waterloo roads into something from a movie. However, the grief of a...

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then it is likely the cartoonist’s pen, chock full of underlying meaning and different ways of seeing an issue, may be worth so many more. Take a look at this week past’s line up of cartoons as...

The Gleaner has seemingly grown impatient with the tardiness of the Jamaica Labour Party in handling a black eye from allegations surrounding one of its new Members of Parliament. The fact that the issue is closely related to national outcry about...

When Kamala Devi Harris, attorney at law, became the 49th Vice President of the United States of America, she also became the highest-ranking female official in US History. And what’s more, she is of Jamaican and Indian parentage. Harris was...

The brilliant mind and determination of Jevene Bent has carried her from a humble childhood in Southfield, St Elizabeth to leading men and women in Jamaica’s police force and prison system. Teaching was her first focus, before switching to a...

Scarlette Gillings, known for her work in developing the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) in Jamaica, is a social engineer who spent decades running programmes aimed at reducing poverty in Jamaica. Through decades of service, she devoted her...

Internationally, the name Marley is synonymous with reggae music. Rita Marley was also the wife of Bob Marley, the musical artiste, known as the King of Reggae. Rita Marley was a vocalist, who provided backup for Bob Marley as a member of the I-...

It is easy to overlook those on whose backs we have stood to produce excellence and the Musgrave Medal awards are a wonderful way to ensure that doesn't happen. The work of people like George Goode may not have been remembered otherwise, so it...

Jamaica has gone through more changes than you would think on its way to achieving a sort of mature democracy. One of the ways of doing that is to ensure free and fair elections. Fairness is the purview of the Political Ombudsman, a position...

With the achievements of Jamaican athletes like Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in recent times, and Veronica Campbell-Brown before that, there may be the tendency to forget some of the people we call heroes. That 'forgetfulness'...
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