Tue | Jan 16, 2018

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The USA has, on average, three mass shootings a year. The deadliest so far happened just three months ago, in October 2017, when 58 people were killed and more than 500 wounded by a single gunman in Las Vegas. All these mass shootings are reported...

The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) is set to host a summit on fixing crime and has insisted that the leadership of both the governing Jamaica Labour Party and Opposition People's National Party be in attendance. Further, the PSOJ is...

PNP General Secretary Julian Robinson exposed PNP's thin skin in a letter ('Phillips laid wicket for growth') published Friday.As usual, The Gleaner's headline was disconnected from the letter that contained no such hostility to reality but sought...

For too long, the Jamaican economy has been in a pregnant pause. This gestation is definitely too long. It is time for the economy to emancipate itself from this coma.The mining industry can play a critical role in reviving this economy. There is no...

It is definitely not rocket science, and it is more doable than we might think. Jamaica does not have a crime problem. What we have is a family problem, and when we fix family life, we will simultaneously fix crime.Among the myriad crime statistics...

If you had a million dollars to spend, but not on yourself, where would it do the most good?Well, the cost to cover morphine or a morphine-equivalent pain relief treatment for all the sick children younger than 15 years who are in really serious...

Making the Internet safer for our children will likely emerge as one of the daunting challenges of 2018, even as the constant use of digital media causes public-health concerns around the world.The United Nations Children's Fund estimates that one...

"Just be yourself" is what the parents of many children say in an effort to keep them grounded. Unfortunately, the reality for African-Jamaican children does not permit them to be themselves.They live in a country where, to be accepted, they need to...

The newspaper headline announcing the death of a former president of Trinidad and Tobago, Professor George Maxwell Richards, blazoned, 'MAX IS DEAD'. One of my Facebook friends was appalled. She called it, "Classless, uncouth and beneath the dignity...

In recent months, up to earlier this week, Ed Bartlett, the tourism minister, has been busy boasting about Jamaica's record performance in tourism for 2017. The island welcomed 4.3 million visitors - an increase of 21 per cent - of which 55 per cent...
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