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The sky is the limit

When the Reggae Girlz lost 0-6 to the USA in the Concacaf football championship on Sunday, October 14, I thought to myself that this is it. I had not been following the tournament closely, but I didn't see how a team could make it into the final berth after being mauled 6-0, and with the... Read More

The coming OECD blacklist
Reports are wrong in stating that eight Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries are on a “blacklist” recently released by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) over Citizenship by Investment (CBI) and Residency by Investment (RBI) schemes that they...... Read More

The PNP's game of convenient ignorance and petty politics
We share the same sun, but not our homes. — A Kalenjin proverb (Kenya) ... Read More

'Ah Jamaica dis!'
Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful. — Margaret J Wheatley ... Read More

Is globalisation grinding to a halt?

BY BRUCE GOLDING | Sunday, October, 21 2018    

President Ronald Reagan and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who came to office less than two years apart almost 40 years ago, had a profound effect on the world's political and economic arrangements. They were committed to defeating communism and establishing democracy, capitalism,... Read More

Money, music and murder

BY JASON McKAY | Sunday, October, 21 2018    

Is there a link between music and violence, gang activity and murder? Read More

PNP's Damion Crawford majoring in the political minor

BY SHALMAN SCOTT | Sunday, October, 21 2018    

Just about every media platform that one visits there is something about the recent People's National Party (PNP) vice-residential race and how Damion Crawford got the highest number of votes among his colleagues. Read More

Crime fight demands more 'eyes'

Peter Champagnie | Friday, October, 19 2018    

The anti-crime programme in the way of zones of special operations (ZOSO) and other extension of emergency measures by the Government has made a positive impact. This is evident by the significant numbers of firearms that have been recovered within the areas of the anti-crime... Read More

A new parliament building, African shibboleths and the death of imagination

Franklin Johnston | Friday, October, 19 2018    

The idea of a parliament set apart from people it serves in some ivory tower is obsolete and will not work for us. We will give Members of Parliaments good workspace, but increase face-time accountability — new house, new rules! Read More

Gallantry, safety, and 'high' in 'Toronno'

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, October, 19 2018    

MONDAY gone was National Heroes' Day and, in accordance with the pronouncement made on the occasion of the 56th anniversary of Independence, Governor General Sir Patrick Allen, under advisement of Prime Minister Andrew Holness, made the appointments to the orders of the nation's... Read More

Rodney, Belafonte and credit unions

Michael Burke | Thursday, October, 18 2018    

This past Monday, October 15, was the 50th anniversary of the expulsion from Jamaica of the Guyanese lecturer, the late Dr Walter Rodney. This past Tuesday, October 16, marked 50 years since the protest of the expulsion of Rodney by students of The University of the West Indies. It began... Read More

Key populations in the mental health debate

BY Lateefah Smellie | Thursday, October, 18 2018    

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Unpalatable food for thought

Thursday, October, 18 2018    

Everybody ought to know that even if Jamaica had enough money and police/soldier personnel in the millions, crime and violence would not thereafter be eradicated. Read More

#ZeroHungerWorld Our actions today are our future tomorrow

Wednesday, October, 17 2018    

Just three years ago, in September 2015, all United Nations member states approved the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The eradication of hunger and all forms of malnutrition (Sustainable Development Goal number 2) was defined by world leaders as a cardinal objective of the Agenda, a... Read More

Promoting student learning: Getting the flipping thing right

With Miguel Ison and With Clement lamber | Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

There has been a preponderance of strategies and approaches to improve teaching and learning in our Jamaican classrooms. Also, every year with the release of Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination results stakeholders continue to be puzzled over... Read More



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