Kelly McIntosh | Talking garbage about nasty Jamaicans

Gleaner on September 15th, 2019 | File Under In Focus -

That we are an island drowning in garbage is no secret. Ad hoc dumps have sprung up at almost every corner. And where skips do exist in public spaces, they are most often overflowing. It is not uncommon to see untended heaps of garbage on…

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Orville Taylor | Negotiating public trust in crime fighting

Gleaner on September 15th, 2019 | File Under In Focus -

It was a moment of nervousness for the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), not just because armed suspects were adding to the crime statistics. Rather, it was because a well-spoken senior officer was once again at the public mic and, more so, he…

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Gordon Robinson | We don’t need another capitalist party

Gleaner on September 15th, 2019 | File Under In Focus -

During the frenetic week leading up to the recent pnp leadership election, i heard former general secretary paul burke deliver an expansive lecture on democratic socialism and its alleged tenets to cliff hughes. I was disappointed when cliff, whose…

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Lennie Little-White | Export our nurses

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Our nursing stock is being depleted by the constant recruitment by hospitals in North America and England. Before you accuse the nurses of being unpatriotic for their mass migration, consider that most of them are not paid a living wage after years…

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Hubert Devonish | Is Ms Lou only song and dance?

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The celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the birth of national icon Louise Bennett-Coverley are now in full swing. On cue, dolls, dignitaries, and dancers appear at each of the official events swathed in bandanna. This reddish plaid madras…

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Mark Ricketts | PNP Conference might save divided house

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Last Sunday’s Gleaner carried a poignant but telling cartoon by Las May ­depicting a beautiful building with imposing columns conveying strength. The building was flattened to the ground as if hit by a hurricane. An inquiring onlooker, seeing the…

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Bert S. Samuels | Permanent state of emergency?

Gleaner on September 15th, 2019 | File Under In Focus -

My doctor recently explained to me that tachyphylaxis is the rapidly diminishing response to successive doses of a drug, rendering it less effective. It immediately struck me that the states of emergency (SOEs) have met a similar fate. In St James…

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We don’t need another capitalist party

Gleaner on September 15th, 2019 | File Under In Focus -

During the frenetic week leading up to the recent pnp leadership election, i heard former general secretary paul burke deliver an expansive lecture on democratic socialism and its alleged tenets to cliff hughes. I was disappointed when cliff, whose…

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Export our nurses

Gleaner on September 15th, 2019 | File Under In Focus -

Our nursing stock is being depleted by the constant recruitment by hospitals in North America and England. Before you accuse the nurses of being unpatriotic for their mass migration, consider that most of them are not paid a living wage after years…

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Is Ms Lou only song and dance?

Gleaner on September 15th, 2019 | File Under In Focus -

The celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the birth of national icon Louise Bennett-Coverley are now in full swing. On cue, dolls, dignitaries, and dancers appear at each of the official events swathed in bandanna. This reddish plaid madras…

Complete Story

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