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Published:Saturday | February 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:The recent massive gun and ammunition find in Mountain View reflected two key issues in the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

Published:Friday | February 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Albert Huie, the master painter, has passed on at the age of 89. The contribution which he made in his lifetime remains, as does the example of a life which was lived to the fullest. Huie's journey from Falmouth, Trelawny, where he was born in 1920...

Published:Friday | February 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Keep Nassau route - I am a Jamaican living in The Bahamas and I am saddened by news that one of the routes Air Jamaica is planning to cut is the Nassau to Jamaica route. Seeing there are hundreds, maybe thousands of us living here....

Published:Friday | February 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Gleaner editorial of Tuesday, February 2, 'Beyond sentiment at Air Jamaica', suggested public support for the Air Jamaica Pilots and Staff (JALPA) offer to purchase the cash-strapped airline was based largely on sentiment...

Published:Friday | February 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The contribution Tuesday last by Cynthia Cooke, principal of Camperdown High School, in response to my column, is typical of what is wrong with Jamaica's education system. She suggested that while I gave only my opinions, she would give facts....

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

You wonder if investment bankers marry investment bankers, then go out to restaurants frequented only by investment bankers, and send their children to school with the children of other investment bankers.

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The TIMES of London's description of the work of the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) as in the title of this piece can easily be applied to its artistic director and founder, Rex...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The late Professor Ralston 'Rex' Nettleford, vice-chancellor emeritus of the University of the West Indies, Caribbean man of letters and wisdom, was well known for his mastery of the English language. Witnessing the frequent use of the word 'icon'...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A few days ago, The Confederation of African Football (CAF) banned the Togo national football team from the next two Africa Cup of Nations tournaments and fined the Hawks US$50,000 for quitting the competition in the wake of a gun attack on the team bus...

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Sorry, but I won't be joining any campaign to place Air Jamaica in the hands of its former workers. It's a sentimental notion but it's quite impractical. The experiment to ensure Air Jamaica remains in local hands has already failed.

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In Apocrypha, there was a man whose initials were G.B.S. When asked "Are you Shaw?" his reply was "My dear old thing, I'm certain of nothing." Based on our finance minister's public performance for most of 2009, he became known in my home...

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Mr Owen Ellington already confronts a large platter of difficult issues, which will only be heaped upon, once his salary concerns are resolved and he is officially confirmed as commissioner of police.Among the matters he has to attend to is the one...

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I HAVE noted the comments related to the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica (BCJ) contained in a letter from a Mr Harvey Brown titled 'Resume fight against musical filth, published in Monday's (1.2.10) edition of The Gleaner ...

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

IN THE broad economic programme outlined to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Government declared its intention to "continue to draw financing from the PetroCaribe facility", which, on the face of it, makes sense.

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Vindication - The Trelawny stadium complex seems to have come into its real use now. Remember all the griping by many when it was being built, especially by some politicians?

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I believe that most of what is written on these pages reflects the opinion of the writer. However, there is room for facts. Last Friday, I read the following in an article by Peter Espeut: "Every year more girls are sent to high schools than boys

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THIS NEWSPAPER understands the emotional connection of Jamaicans to the national airline, Air Jamaica, and their concern over the likelihood of it being absorbed into Caribbean Airlines, the carrier owned by the Trinidad and Tobago government....

Published:Monday | February 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I'm not going to blame the Government's bonds debacle on any one political party. I'm blaming it on entrenched, poor financial management, lack of foresight, autonomous decisions by empowered so-called 'experts'...

Published:Monday | February 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Revisit extradition treaty - Jamaica may need to take another look at the extradition treaty it has with the United States and other countries as it seems more of an edict from a colonial power that an agreement between equal partners against criminal...

Published:Monday | February 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Education Minister Andrew Holness demonstrated commendable political skills at the University of the West Indies' (UWI) Mona campus last week when he over-rode the instincts of security officials and insisted that protesting students be invited close...

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

No better pork; no better barrel.

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

What do Bishop Herro Blair, Earl Witter, Greg Christie and Mary Clarke have in common?

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In his triumphant declarations of the success of the Government's rescheduling of over $700 billion of domestic debt, the finance minister, Audley Shaw, has been highlighting, correctly, the potentially...

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

When the Americans defeated the British and declared national independence, it was done by way of advancing the emerging spirit of democracy. - Sir Hilary Beckles

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Last January anxieties ran high about impending economic doom as world financial and commodity markets plunged.

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