Importance of foreign languages

Gleaner on March 24th, 2019 | File Under Commentary -

Recently, I was at the National Art Gallery for a Spanish course dubbed focuses on Art and Society: Spain, Latin America and the Caribbean. I had gone to the historical galleries, particularly because I was also studying African Diaspora in the…

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Understanding Self-fulfilling Prophecies

Gleaner on March 24th, 2019 | File Under Commentary -

During a student’s first year of university or college, he or she will be encouraged to take the course Introduction to Psychology as a core general education requirement. This study of the science of behaviour and mind teaches a theory called the…

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Mark Wignall | Oh no, not you Ruel

Gleaner on March 24th, 2019 | File Under In Focus -

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has his hands full, and, coming out of the Petrojam scandal and national fiasco, the late-night punch that Education Minister Ruel Reid has currently hurled his way was purely not needed. I thought Ruel Reid was…

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Gordon Robinson | Topsy Turvy vs Mumble Bumble

Gleaner on March 24th, 2019 | File Under In Focus -

Well, lookie here! Mumble Bumble gone! Braps! No coddling, no reviews, no hesitation. Some guys, like Topsy Turvy, had better luck. Remember the PM’s “preliminary” statement to Parliament on Petrojam (June 26, 2018) about Topsy Turvy? “On Monday…

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Peace Corps Group 90 arrives in Jamaica

Gleaner on March 24th, 2019 | File Under Commentary -

Peace Corps has welcomed Group 90 to Jamaica 35 volunteers (15 males, 20 females). They will be working in the areas of education and environment. There are 16 education and 19 environment trainees. At the end of their training (May 2019), they…

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Jeremy Chambers | Fake news? No, it’s reality, bredren!

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It was reported in the news recently that fake recruitment information circulating on social media resulted in over 1,500 young people queuing up at the Jamaica Defence Force in Kingston, attired in their best business wear and waiting to be…

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Louis E.A. Moyston | Race and politics in Jamaica: a history

Gleaner on March 24th, 2019 | File Under In Focus -

Since the political meeting in East Portland, presenting the candidate for the upcoming by-election, the media, social media, and street talk have been buzzing away with perspectives on race and politics in Jamaica. Jamaica is one of the strangest…

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Mark Ricketts | The Budget needed a different emphasis

Gleaner on March 24th, 2019 | File Under In Focus -

The Gleaner’s front-page headline, in an affectionate play on words, dubbed Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke ‘Santa Clarke’ essentially capturing his gift-giving Budget. The minister has received rave reviews from analysts, editorials, the Jamaica…

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Arnold Bertram | The wave of corruption and the political project

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Within a week of the demand by the Leader of the Opposition, Dr Peter Phillips, for a full investigation into reports of corrupt practices in the Ministry of Education and its agencies, Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced the resignation of the…

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Zia Mian | Petrojam: Venezuelan crises!

Gleaner on March 24th, 2019 | File Under In Focus -

“Thou hast seen nothing yet.” – Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes Assets Valuation AND UPGRADE PROSPECTS In 2018, the Petrojam oil refinery retained Muse Stancil, a United States consulting firm, to provide fair market value of its assets….

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