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The great American tax heist
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Data breaches from within
Much hysteria has been attributed to the “cybersecurity epidemic” and the spotlight has quickly shifted to hackers, crackers, and other threat agents. But there have been considerable studies reporting and confirming that, in actuality, the biggest...... Read More

Politicians and corporal punishment
Any man more right than his neighbours constitutes a majority of one. — Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience, 1849 ... Read More

Workforce diversity will bring boom, not gloom

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, November, 20 2017    

The longer you are in business the more you value your human resource personnel. With their expertise in recruitment, evaluation, mediation, and counselling they can take a great deal of credit for the smooth running of organisations. Therefore, I was honoured to have been asked to make... Read More

Co-operation, Mr Minister?

Frank Phipps | Monday, November, 20 2017    

The statement by Lord Tariq Ahmad referenced in The Gleaner of November 13, 2017 calls for a response when it is, as usual, telling us what is better for us rather than to peer back into history. Such a pity he was here only on a... Read More

A graceful coup?

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, November, 19 2017    

When independence was finally wrenched from Britain in April 1980, Zimbabwe was described as the “jewel of Africa” by Tanzania’s President Julius Nyerere.Thirty-seven years later, the country is in economic ruin. Its 93-year old leader, Robert Mugabe, has been... Read More

Principle, Dr Phillips, what principle?

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, November, 19 2017    

I favour the policy of economy, not because I wish to save money, but because I wish to save people. — Calvin Coolidge  Read More

A nation ripe for change: Pick it now!

Al Miller | Sunday, November, 19 2017    

The recent by-elections held in three constituencies tragically underscore some realities with which we are living. The campaigning focused on only one of the three seats — St Mary South Eastern — not because this was the only constituency that had real... Read More

President Putin and friends will be at the World Cup

Lance Neita | Sunday, November, 19 2017    

We were wondering which teams would make it to the tape in the World Cup play-offs to qualify for a space among the final 32 teams.The absolute surprise and disappointment to many is the failure of Italy to qualify. Read More

Towards equal rights and justice

BY STEPHEN VASCIANIE | Sunday, November, 19 2017    

The following is the edited version of a speech given by Professor Stephen Vasciannie, at the Annual Awards function of the St Ann Justices of the Peace Association at the Cardiff Hotel and Spa, Runaway Bay, recently.   Read More

The damage to Marcus Garvey's statue and what he meant to Jamaica

BY SHALMAN SCOTT | Sunday, November, 19 2017    

Controversy has dogged the statue of National Hero Marcus Mosiah Garvey from the moment it was raised and installed on the campus of The University of the West Indies, Mona. Read More

The Vietnam phenomenon and the Tivoli incursion

BY JASON McKAY | Sunday, November, 19 2017    

In the period following the end of the United States of America's involvement in the war in Vietnam, a peculiar phenomenon developed where soldiers who had served there were treated badly by the press, anti-war activists, and the public in general. Read More

What a difference Friday makes

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, November, 17 2017    

Last week, in this column, we shared the remarkable story of Senator Dr Floyd Morris, a Jamaican who became a role model for how one can overcome some of the greatest adversities. Read More

Corporal punishment, child abuse and the law

BY FRANKLIN JOHNSTON | Friday, November, 17 2017    

Jamaica is considering a law to ban corporal punishment — UN say so, and Prime Minister Andrew Holness agrees. So, from a mild slap to a back-siding with a cutlass may be criminalised. The UNICEF, Global Initiative, and UNESCO are good, but none ever raised a... Read More



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