Sun | Feb 25, 2018

Commentary

Blaming fault-finding in others is hardly the best approach to fixing flaws within ourselves. It's usually the excuse for not confronting our own shortcomings and indiscretions.Unintentionally, perhaps, that is precisely the impression that has been...

Below are proposed amendments to the data protection legislation before a parliamentary committee.It is highly likely that data subjects who are the subject of investigative journalism will try to use this law as an end run around defamation law,...

The discussions around the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) have dragged on for nearly two decades, and Jamaica AIDS Support for Life continues to ask: Why has it taken so long to pass legislation that all the stakeholders agree is...

To mark my 25 years as a weekly columnist, The Gleaner has asked me to write six short pieces on a topic of my choice, and it should be no surprise that I have chosen Jamaica's natural environment as my subject. I am committed to the conservation of...

Recently, I was part of the then record crowd of 81,978 persons in attendance to watch an English Premier League football match at Wembley Stadium being played in almost-freezing weather conditions. The game between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester...

Donna Parchment Brown, the dispute resolution specialist and political ombudsman, is not someone with whom this newspaper often disagrees. She is highly intelligent, and her voice, invariably, one of reason. This time, though, we find ourselves at...

Unlike with Donna Parchment Brown, we hardly ever expect to be on common ground with Venesha Phillips, the People's National Party's (PNP) local government councillor and caretaker for the constituency of Eastern St Andrew. She is usually too crass...

Wage talks in the public sector tend to be characterised by angry stare-downs, grandstanding threats, and two-fisted arm wrestling.But neither state negotiators nor labour unionists would have worked in the public interest unless they recognised...

Having examined aspects of the political, economic, social and technological issues appurtenant to crime management in Jamaica, it is evident that there is an intrinsic link between these various factors as far as the nature and extent to which they...

Huge numbers of us do not trust the government, the police and the courts. Many Parent-Teacher Associations do not trust the school boards and, apart from a few outstanding cases, all is never well between teachers and principals.Political diehards...
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