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It was recently announced that with 12-month inflation to June of 2.8%, the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) missed the Government of Jamaica's (GOJ's) inflation target range of 4%-6%. The 2.8% inflation result also meant that the BOJ missed the slightly wider...

The National Stadium was the centrepiece of our first Independence celebrations in 1962. Since then, thousands of girls and boys have competed there, more than a hundred have become Olympians, and some have become wealthy.Built to seat 35,000 and...

The leader of the Opposition is bombarding the prime minister to appoint a minister quickly to oversee the now-beleaguered and essentially headless Ministry of Energy, Science and Technology. The prime minister has promised an appointment within two...

Recently in Japan, 13 members of a doomsday cult were hanged for a sarin (nerve agent gas) attack on the subway in the 1990s.A number of factors are worthy of consideration within the Jamaican context. First is, with a population of more than 127...

Another police officer has died, allegedly by his own hands, and there is, understandably, grief among his colleagues. Whenever this happens, we usually hear an "appeal to members of the force to avail themselves of the services available to them...

The enslavement of Africans by the Western Europeans is perhaps the worst tragedy in modern history. Nothing, including the complicity of continental Africans, the horrific treatment of other enslaved Africans by their peers during slavery, or the...

Last Sunday, Finance Minister Nigel Clarke was on form waxing about Jamaica's outstanding economic performance. So impressive was he when speaking to an area gathering of JLP party supporters that I am sure those in the audience and those hearing...

Within the last two weeks, the issue of Africa's culpability in the historic trafficking of our enslaved ancestors has been raised in your newspaper, one by Dr Orville Taylor, the other by Dr Glenville Ashby.While Dr Taylor took it for granted that...

Last Tuesday, Gleaner columnist Patria-Kaye Aarons wrote a piece titled 'A Royal joke', in which she spoke of the announcement of a government investment of US$7.4-million in a floating cruise-shipping terminal at Port Royal, a village rich in its...

The scientific evidence is compelling: Vaccines work! Their power to prevent disease has been widely proven - so much so that disability and death from diseases such as smallpox and polio are now a thing of the past. Thanks to the availability of...
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