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Support the HPV vaccine programme and stop useless misinformation

The introduction of the Humanpapilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine into our school system has generated so much controversy that I feel compelled to present some facts which I hope will help parents and students as well as those in the general public understand some more about cervical cancer and HPV to... Read More

Don't blame the PNP, Vaz
Today is International Credit Union Day. Here in Jamaica it has added significance because 2017 also marks the 75th anniversary of the Jamaica Co-operative Credit Union League.... Read More

Make a stand for integrity, Dr Alexis
I do not know Dr Shane Alexis in person. What I know of him is what many Jamaicans do through his public profile as a medical doctor. From his public presentation he comes across as a man who is deeply committed to his work as a doctor. He does not only serve a private office, but has...... Read More

UCC and CMU beacons of hope for Jamaica's education system
No other period in history has experienced the degree of change that the world has seen in the last 75 years. Since the invention of the transistor in the 1940s, and ushering in of the age of computers, change has been relentless and rapid. In bygone eras, change of this magnitude...... Read More

Contradictions of our education system

Tuesday, October, 17 2017    

Many years ago the Government of India was concerned about the number of venomous cobra snakes in New Delhi. It offered a bounty for every dead cobra. Initially this was a successful strategy as large numbers of snakes were killed for the reward. Eventually, though,... Read More

Is Jamaica serious about curbing crime?

Tuesday, October, 17 2017    

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has killed Duppy Film. Let us break out in song and dance and let us breathe easy. Read More

2017 NATIONAL HEROES' DAY MESSAGES

Monday, October, 16 2017    

ANDREW HOLNESSPrime MinisterGreetings my fellow Jamaicans: Read More

Withdrawal of 'red monies' a sign of the wrecked economy

Dr Patrick D Robinson | Monday, October, 16 2017    

 The plan to withdraw the 10¢ and 25¢ coins, the so-called “red monies”, from circulation, is happily welcomed by most people because of today's near-zero purchasing power of the coins. Read More

Citizenship status and that eligibility issue …yet again

BY BRUCE GOLDING | Sunday, October, 15 2017    

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

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, October, 15 2017    

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

Tanya Burke | Sunday, October, 15 2017    

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

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, October, 13 2017    

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



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