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Learning together from Sewanee, Tennessee

Riddle me dis, riddle me dat… Okay, so I have something to tell you, but to do so I have to bring into the story a place called Sewanee, the University of the South, Tennessee, USA. Sewanee is a liberal arts college and also a school of theology. Probably you may never have heard... Read More

Away with it!
Remember price controls? The Rent Restriction Act (RRA) of 1944, now under review, purports to help the masses, but does the opposite. It limits housing supply; creates artificially high rentals, house prices; and foments conflict with poor owners and tenants.... Read More

Pentecost, credit unions and history
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The JCF-JDF connection
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The green of stress and greed

Melissa Martin | Wednesday, May, 16 2018    

Money . Cash. Green stuff. Why is US currency green? Who decided on the classic green hue? According to an online article by the History Channel , the US Bureau of Printing and Engraving selected the green colour because the ink was... Read More

Woman empowerment and/vs marginalisation of our men

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, May, 16 2018    

The Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN), in its recently published report on employment in Jamaica, indicated that women are being employed 11 times more than their male counterparts. To some people this report may have come as a shock; for others, it speaks to... Read More

Is North Korea sincere in its commitment to complete denuclearisation on the Korean Peninsula?

Young Gyu Lee | Tuesday, May, 15 2018    

The summit meeting between President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea and Chairman Kim Jong-un of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea produced tangible progress on three fronts. Read More

The J'can licensed firearm holder ...Some of us follow the rules

BY ArmedChristian | Monday, May, 14 2018    

 Jamaicans, largely, have a love-hate relationship with firearms. Their destructive force is exemplified and amplified within the dancehall culture with songs that speak about different calibre sizes, some of which, by the way, are illegal to own. Read More

Disunity, oblivescence — Deterrents to black people's economic success

By Curtis Webley | Monday, May, 14 2018    

 It has often been said that we, descendants of Africa, do not support people of our own race, whether it's in business, social settings, or otherwise, unless we are caught in a precarious or dire situation. Read More

A legacy tarnished

BY NICKOY BROWN | Monday, May, 14 2018    

The Cosby Show was an American television sitcom starring the legendary comedian Bill Cosby. The show aired for eight seasons on NBC , from September 20, 1984 to April 30, 1992. Read More

Let's hope PNP threats of street protests just more idle talk

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, May, 13 2018    

In the moment of crisis, the wise build bridges and the foolish build dams. — Nigerian proverb  Read More

On taking Louise Bennett very seriously, indeed

Lance Neita | Sunday, May, 13 2018    

I first saw Louise Bennett at my primary school (it was known as elementary school in those days) when she made repeated visits on behalf of the Jamaica Welfare and the Education Department. Read More

A world less safe

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, May, 13 2018    

Events affecting Iran, prompted by the May 8 decision of US President Donald Trump to withdraw America from a 2015 nuclear deal, may appear irrelevant to Caribbean countries. They are not! Read More

Setting the table for culture

Al Miller | Sunday, May, 13 2018    

The Creator in nature teaches fundamental lessons that, when observed and applied, produce amazing results and pay great dividends. One such lesson is that everything that grows has a culture and an environment in which it flourishes best. Some plants grow in cold... Read More

2018 marks 41 years of IMF 'rescue' of Jamaica

BY SHALMAN SCOTT | Sunday, May, 13 2018    

IN 1976 the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) ran entirely out of foreign exchange, leaving the Net International Reserves (NIR) balance at zero. Read More



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