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One person is dead and many others injured, the result of a locally grown terrorist in the United States of America driving his motor vehicle into a crowd of counter-protesters who were assembled to stand against the bigotry and white extremism.It...

Ganja had an honourable history of more than 12,000 years as a cultivated crop before it was demonised in the last century.The plant migrated to the West from Asia where, for thousands of years, it was used mainly for medicinal and spiritual...

The events of Charlottesville last weekend and the reactions to them dramatise the paradox of America: The violence of the white supremacists shows the stubbornness of racism, but, most decisively also, how much public opinion has swung against it....

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has an unfortunate practice of denying and disputing reports that identify its failings and encourage it to improve, whether it be international or local human rights organisations, commissions of Parliament, or...

THE EDITOR, Sir:I listen with alarm recently to Peter Bunting levelling a host of allegations against the Chinese companies working in Jamaica. While all of his allegations are frightening and significantly dangerous, not only to the Chinese...

If a pin dropped in Jamaica, no, the world, two Saturdays ago after the 100m at the World Championships, it would have sounded like a bullet. Usain Bolt ran in a race and did not win.I was among the few who were not too surprised. For me, Mr Bolt,...

The following article was submitted by Rani Young on behalf of a group referring to themselves as Friends of Senator Ruel Reid.Sunday Gleaner columnist Daniel Thwaites went to great lengths last week to provide another example of how someone would...

What was Jamaica like in 1962? We continue taking a peek from the Handbook of Jamaica for that year.The Handbook listed the 41 government grant-aided high schools, 17 of them boarding schools turning out a handful of graduates immediately qualified...

The Vassalls were Huguenots who fled to England to escape persecution in France, settling in New England for a hundred years before entering the West Indies. Their mercantile activities, however, included supplying slaves to Barbados. This was only...

Many people regard Peter Murcott Bunting, member of parliament and opposition spokesperson on national security, as being a bright, successful businessman, banker and politician. They praise him for winning a safe JLP seat from former prime...
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