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Citizenship status and that eligibility issue …yet again

Despite the ruling handed down in 2008 by the learned Chief Justice in the election petition that unseated Mr Daryl Vaz, the issue of the eligibility for election to Parliament of persons with other nationalities appears not to have been settled. Read More

Shane Alexis wanted to just slide into home base
When a great truth once gets abroad in the world, no power on Earth can imprison it, or prescribe its limits, or suppress it. — F Douglass ... Read More

The frustrated DPP and her band of lazy prosecutors — Part 1
I am sure the title of this post will grab the attention of many. Some people will read further because they are seeking confirmation of their belief that Jamaican prosecutors are all simply lazy and are the sole or main reason for the backlog of cases in our courts. Others will read because...... Read More

Season of honours and awards
COME Monday morning, all roads lead to King's House in upper St Andrew, where Governor General Sir Patrick Linton Allen will preside over the annual ceremony of investiture and presentation of national honours and awards. From town and from country many will flock to the location to...... Read More

Hurricanes, Caribbean racism, and why we need a foreign aid agency

Franklin Johnston | Friday, October, 13 2017    

Jamaicans are strange, wonderful people. We are innovative in areas, backward in many; generous to a fault, yet niggardly. We love peace and war and organise everybody, but not our own country. We were spared this hurricane season, but it will get worse. And, while we have local giving under... Read More

In the race against hunger, we must reach the goal

By Julio Berdegué and Pablo Aguirre | Thursday, October, 12 2017    

On September 15, we announced the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report, published in collaboration with five United Nations organisations, including Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The 144-page study shows numerous results and analyses of various dimensions... Read More

Elections are like musical chairs

Michael Burke | Thursday, October, 12 2017    

So the real focus on the triple by-election scheduled for Monday, October 30, 2017 is on St Mary South Eastern, where it is a neck-and-neck battle between Dr Norman Dunn, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate, and Dr Shane Alexis, the People's National Party (PNP)... Read More

No justice, no peace

Paul Ward | Wednesday, October, 11 2017    

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'Five in four': Full STEAM ahead

Wednesday, October, 11 2017    

Generations of Jamaicans have been held at economic siege as a consequence of our wholesale engagement in an exotic education system and philosophy. I speak of a post-colonial system of education designed to stratify rather than empower. Most Jamaicans would agree that increasing access to the... Read More

Our society must awaken to the reality of child abuse

Wayne Campbell | Tuesday, October, 10 2017    

Jamaica is often referred to as a Christian society. The society's strong Judeo-Christian upbringing and socialisation contribute to many of us being familiar with the Bible verse, Proverbs 13:24: “He who spares his rod hates his son, but he who loves him disciplines him... Read More

It's the JLP's battle to lose now

Alexander Scott | Tuesday, October, 10 2017    

Political soldiers are on the move. All over St Mary one will be greeted with bunting, placards, billboards and, of course, flags representing the opposing parties and their respective candidates. But this was to be expected. With the slim margins of victory, coupled with the unfortunate and... Read More

Jamaica's household workers in the spotlight

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, October, 9 2017    

Jamaica's estimated 60,000 household workers now have the opportunity to join a union which promotes standards beneficial to both workers and employers. “The Jamaica Household Workers Union (JHWU) is now an official registered union with over 5,700 members in 13 branches,”... Read More

Sexting: Not a playground for teens

Andrea Martin-Swaby | Monday, October, 9 2017    

When you send a sexually explicit image of yourself via the Internet, do you really have any control over its further dispatch? With the click of a button the image is introduced to the World Wide Web. Could this pose significant risks for all who engage in sexting? The simple answer may... Read More

Irma-Maria: A reparations requiem for Caribbean poverty

Monday, October, 9 2017    

Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, issues the following statement on the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria:  Read More

A large chair does not make a king

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, October, 8 2017    

I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head. — Theodore Roosevelt Read More



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