IDT rules against Petrojam

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) on Monday ruled that Roselle Scott-Heron was unjustifiably dismissed as human resources manager at Petrojam in December 2016 and awarded her 12 months' salary as compensation. Read more


Fayval to the rescue

There seems to be general agreement that Fayval Williams is the right pick as the minister of energy, science and technology. At least there are those who are quite sanguine about her academic and technical competence to do the job. They are willing to give her a chance... Read More

C'bean support required for US Bill to extend CBI
COUNTRIES of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) continue to export goods to the USA under the Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI) comprising the 1983/1990 Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA) and the 2000 Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA), which grant duty-free access to...... Read More

Moral and emotional spaces within organisations
MAKING decisions is just one way among several of initiating action in organisations. However, it is a familiar one. Actions are often preceded by group activities which the participants describe as decision-making steps.... Read More

The right to choose: A historical lens
THE debate about abortion is reminiscent of the debate about slavery. In both instances, those against abolition quoted the Bible and God in their defence of their right to protect their property, and those for emancipation quoted the Bible and God as evidence of why they should fight for and...... Read More

Cash in on your country

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, February, 18 2019    

During the bad old 70s, when many were fleeing Jamaica, I noticed that upper income folks were not moving. Rather, they were installing more sophisticated security features, bought more dogs, and built guardhouses at their gates. I remember the late Cecil Charlton... Read More

Time for managed nation-building!

Monday, February, 18 2019    

Contemplating the raging debate over crime in Jamaica, I can't help to wonder if we are truly interested in fighting the scourge of crime in our “Paradise”. The zones of special operations (ZOSO) came and went. Crime went down, and will certainly go up... Read More

Putting this country back on its feet

Lance Neita | Sunday, February, 17 2019    

Travelling to Kingston these days from the country can be quite an event. The preparations begin days before when you make the solemn announcement that you are planning a visit or a business trip. Immediately you are bombarded with advice on what route to take, what times to travel, what time to... Read More

Step down, Andrew!

Canute Thompson | Sunday, February, 17 2019    

Jamaica faces an existential crisis as the very foundations of our democracy are being undermined by no less a person than the head of government. The existence of this crisis has been in the making since the young post-Independence Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leader took office and has... Read More

Corruption: Stop it now!

Al Miller | Sunday, February, 17 2019    

My heart finally said enough is enough. — Anonymous  Read More

Traffic trials

Sunday, February, 17 2019    

As the many roadwork sites punctuate the flow of vehicles across town and country, columnist Lance Neita takes a journey on the lighter side of things, despite the perturbation and frustrations expressed by motorists who must navigate the road network. In a 'country come to town' manner... Read More

Some seem more equal than others

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, February, 17 2019    

A child doesn't know what fire is until it burns him. — Hausa proverb, Nigeria  Read More

Elected officials should not be dual nationals

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, February, 17 2019    

The law is the law and it is binding on all who dwell or visit within its jurisdiction. The law is particularly binding on those who make the law. As I observed in a previous commentary, “Lawmakers should not be lawbreakers.” Read More

Venezuelan crisis taking a dangerous turn

Bruce Golding | Sunday, February, 17 2019    

Hopes for a workable plan to resolve the political crisis in Venezuela faded last week when the consultations convened by Uruguay and Mexico in Montevideo failed to reach a consensus. The other participants were Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, the European Union, and... Read More

Hooliganism, indiscipline and the Spalding saga

BY JASON MCKAY | Sunday, February, 17 2019    

Any nation or group within a nation that has experienced oppression and had to overcome it often feels a need to continue resisting. Read More

UTech and economic growth

Stephen Vasciannie | Sunday, February, 17 2019    

What role does the University of Technology, Jamaica play in promoting economic growth in Jamaica? What is our mandate, and how do we go about delivering on that mandate? As the University approaches the end of its 60th year, it may be a good time to recall the University's role in... Read More


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