Columns

Media's double standard: Ferguson vs Tufton

There is a species of unfairness that is part of the culture of public discourse in Jamaica, and it manifests itself in how those who question the Government of the day are treated. When one party is in power, those who ask questions are labelled as hacks and 'bad-minded', but when similar... Read More

True Independence: Now or when?
Independence isn't doing your own thing; it's doing the right thing on your own.— Kim John Payne ... Read More

What really is the Opposition PNP fighting to achieve?
When you show the moon to a child it sees only your finger. — Zambian proverb ... Read More

The unfinished business of constitutional reform
Twenty -three years ago, the then PNP Government and JLP Opposition signed off on a number of constitutional reform measures. This came after many years of discussion and advocacy leading to the establishment in 1992 of the Constitutional Commission, chaired initially by...... Read More

Operation PRIDE, the PNP and Holness's 20,000 titles

BY PAUL BUCHANAN | Sunday, April, 22 2018    

By now the People's National Party (PNP) should realise that Andrew Holness cannot be underestimated. He is a cross between Mother Teresa and Machiavelli. Read More

Jamaica's biggest secret

EDWARD SEAGA | Sunday, April, 22 2018    

I spent last weekend in Montego Bay. I had not been there for years and yearned to see some of the developments now taking place. I was not disappointed, but sadly, the time was short. Montego Bay is like a second home to me. I spent three of my pre-teen years there and I recall them... Read More

Have we begun the journey back to the 1980s?

BY SHALMAN SCOTT | Sunday, April, 22 2018    

NO greater similarity exists between Jamaica's fiscal and monetary management in the 1980s under Prime Minister Edward Seaga and now under his protégé Prime Minster Andrew Holness than now. Read More

Welcome World Bank advice for a change

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, April, 22 2018    

Attending a World Bank meeting on April 16, 2018 I was shocked to hear a senior official of the organisation say that, in addressing fiscal deficits, Latin American and Caribbean countries should not make “shock adjustments”. Read More

Uncomfortable truths: Do we really care?

Franklin Johnston | Friday, April, 20 2018    

Hillel is a school for 'white' kids, attended by black kids; it's a good school. A recent ninth grade test question was shocking, fact-based, but provocative: “During the practice of Atlantic Slave Trade, enslaved people had no rights whatsoever; blacks were often... Read More

Past, present and future: Windrush, C'wealth Games, The Ward

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, April, 20 2018    

Nobody can beat us w hen it comes to spreading news, getting news or fixing news. The hot news this week comes from the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting currently being held in London. The meeting title, abbreviated to CHOGUM, is not to be... Read More

Defective reasoning even from eminent lawyers?

Clinton Chisholm | Thursday, April, 19 2018    

As a lecturer in philosophy and critical thinking I comb many sources for examples of effective and defective reasoning. I am not a lawyer, but I eagerly awaited the availability of the final ruling in the buggery case in Trinidad and Tobago. Why? To see if the eminent jurists there... Read More

The priest as father of the church community

Michael Burke | Thursday, April, 19 2018    

In the Roman Catholic Church, as well as the Orthodox churches, the priest is regarded as the father of the church community. This is why the title “Father” is given to him. So why am I on this topic today? I wish to respond to Reverend Devon Dick who wrote... Read More

Time for Holness Administration to rethink the voting age

BY Yvad Billings | Thursday, April, 19 2018    

In a representative democracy voting is part of the political process and is also the method by which the electorate appoints its representatives in its government. Read More

Take the politics out of public sector reform

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, April, 18 2018    

At a recent forum put on by the Planning Institute of Jamaica in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the new Minister of Finance and the Public Service Dr Nigel Clarke reaffirmed Government's intention to move ahead speedily with the... Read More

For closer partnership and greater cooperation

Tian Qi | Wednesday, April, 18 2018    

Wah gwaan, Jamaica?! Read More



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