By the clock... or fingerprint scan

Earlier this week news reports on the use of fingerprint scanners to verify the attendance of teachers in some schools came to wide attention. Some educational institutions have had to go for high-technology to ensure that records are properly kept. Read More

Resetting the relationship with Rasta: Doing the right thing!
As representatives, we have two main obligations: To do what is right, and to do it in the right way.... Read More

Expand Cockpit Country Protected Area
The following is written as an open letter to the editor to Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Michael Holness: ... Read More

The tasks now facing Phillips and Bunting
As I had predicted, Peter Phillips was returned as president of the People's National Party (PNP). He retained his position by a simple majority of 76 votes. There are some people who, arguably, interpret a simple majority to mean some sort of victory for the runner-up.... Read More

Suckers of a decadent political order

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, September, 18 2019    

T he constant lament that we hear in this country is that politicians are corrupt, they do not mean the country any good, and that they are just in the business of enriching themselves. We lament a decadent political order which was aptly described by... Read More

Education financing

BY Peter-John Gordon | Tuesday, September, 17 2019    

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Numbers don't lie, Thwaites

BY Trebuh Eroom | Tuesday, September, 17 2019    

The ongoing public hullabaloo for more money to be allocated as incentive for teachers who specialise in the realms of mathematics and the sciences in an attempt to safeguard their expertise within the country has been ricocheting like bullets from a firing squad. There have, however, been mix... Read More

Peter Phillips's pyrrhic victory

Louis E A Moyston | Monday, September, 16 2019    

Peter Bunting has nothing to be ashamed of; he made his point extremely well. His political skill of reading the 'ground' seems excellent; and even more admirable, exceptional, and outstanding was his development of a rapid response crew in the field, mainly supported... Read More

Despite the storm, #BahamasStrong

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, September, 16 2019    

Last week we cast our minds back to September 12, 1988, the day that Hurricane Gilbert, packing category 3 winds, hit Jamaica, lingering over us for about six hours. We remember the howling wind tearing around our yard like a prehistoric creature,... Read More

Courthouse chuckles

Clinton Chisholm | Monday, September, 16 2019    

The impression that most people have of a court is that of a deadly serious place, but my six-year experience of working in the resident magistrate's court does not exactly match that impression. Read More


AL MILLER | Sunday, September, 15 2019    

Election days come and go. But the struggle of the people to create a government… based on the principles of economic, social, racial and environmental justice; that struggle continues. — Bernie SandersThe best thing that could've happened to our nation... Read More


PAUL GOLDING | Sunday, September, 15 2019    

Cyaan seh mi neva did a warn yuh – Tempa Anthony Red Rose Read More

The powerful miasma of vote-buying

GARFIELD HIGGINS | Sunday, September, 15 2019    

The heart can kill its owner, but it will not survive. — Nuer/Dinka proverb, South Sudan  Read More

Does gun control work?

Jason McKay | Sunday, September, 15 2019    

JAMAICA is known as the reggae music capital of the world. It is also known to produce the greatest sprinters and the most potent natural form of ganja. What is not known is that Jamaica has the standard by which registered gun control is judged. Read More

Today, Venezuela; tomorrow who?

SIR RONALD SANDERS | Sunday, September, 15 2019    

There have been many ignominious moments at the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS), and many farcical decisions made, but they pale in significance when compared with the events of Wednesday, September 11, 2019.On that day, 11 countries, accompanied by the... Read More


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