Time for serious consideration of a gun amnesty in Jamaica

Hugh Graham | Sunday, June, 25 2017    

Last week I read with horror the case in which a suspected gang leader was hunted down and murdered in public shortly after exiting a courtroom in western Jamaica. His is just one of the many murders that have occurred in recent weeks that bring to the fore the serious threat of crime to... Read More

Jimmy Cliff and Bob Marley — a comparison

Paul Buchanan | Sunday, June, 25 2017    

(In continuing our series of serialising sections of the book Jones Town Trench Town The Journey Back written by former Jamaica cricketer, economist and politician Paul Buchanan, today we continue with a comparative look at Reggae greats Jimmy Cliff and Bob... Read More

Salute to the Captain

Clyde mcKenzie | Sunday, June, 25 2017    

I have long contended that the utter shock and disbelief which greet the passing of a celebrated figure are rooted in the human quest for immortality. It is on our heroes that we pin our hopes to live forever, and if they cannot achieve this feat, how are mere mortals expected to fare in... Read More

Caricom: Pride turned to gloom

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, June, 25 2017    

Three weeks ago, I — and many other committed Caribbean integrationists — declared that the unity displayed by Caricom countries at the Organization of American States (OAS) on May 31 “was a moment for unbridled pride”. What happened on Monday,... Read More

A mind to work — Part 3: The five-year plan

Al Miller | Sunday, June, 25 2017    

Are you a Jamaican? Really, you are? Great! Do you live here or abroad, or were you born here or to Jamaican parents abroad? Whatever your answer, you are connected to Jamaica and you and I have a stake in it. Together, we cannot allow the failures of our past or the... Read More

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Sunday, June, 25 2017    

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GSAT and tertiary scholarships for 2017-2018

Sunday, June, 25 2017    

BGR/ISA At-sea training programme Read More

Politicians say we'll all own homes... Not!

Franklin Johnston | Friday, June, 23 2017    

The sure way to silence and disenfranchise a Jamaican is to ask for his address. Our Cabinets' policy to promote one housing option — buy a house — is out of sync with progressive nations. Housing for all is crucial to growth and national security. Kids need decent housing and we... Read More

Where's the fabric?

Friday, June, 23 2017    

SUNDAY afternoon, time to settle down with the news of the week, especially the Sunday Observer feature in the Style Observer (SO) magazine on Caribbean FashionWeek (CFW). The article, titled 'Return Engagement', seemed to have been prepared to draw the curiosity seekers like me who they knew... Read More

Caribbean people do not need instruction from US on Venezuela crisis

David Comissiong | Thursday, June, 22 2017    

After reading the article by Ms Linda Taglialatela (the United States Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean) that was published in several of the newspapers of Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 under the headline “We Must Defend Venezuela's... Read More

Let us have a 'Kingston Day'

Michael Burke | Thursday, June, 22 2017    

Two weeks ago was the 325th anniversary of the 1692 earthquake in Port Royal, which also affected other parts of the island. The Port Royal residents sailed across from Port Royal (then an island) to that area known as Hog Crawle on 530 acres of the Liguanea Plain (now Kingston). The... Read More



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