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Jamaica and the US: Two reasons to celebrate July 4

Tomorrow, July 4, Jamaica and America will mark two anniversaries that, while not similarly expansive in how they are celebrated, represent significant occurrences in our histories. Read More

Mr 'Dunstan' Whittingham, man of the street, man of the people
One could easily be forgiven for thinking that Mr Lionel “Dunstan” Whittingham has always been president of the Jamaica Vendors, Higglers, and Markets Association (JVHMA) because of his lifelong association with that organisation and his fearsome defence of...... Read More

IDB leadership change an opportunity for us
Since 2010, Jamaica has held the record for receiving the highest level of support ever provided — as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) and on a per capita basis — by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the largest multilateral financial...... Read More

If Mr Chuck is really sorry…
Perceptive readers would have noticed that we in this space tend to be favourable to Justice Minister Delroy Chuck who, we believe, is an effective portfolio minister and Member of Parliament for his St Andrew North Eastern constituency.... Read More

We must shed this institutionalised culture of neglect

Monday, June, 29 2020    

The absence of swift, meaningful response to so many tragedies and abuses down the years has encouraged the view that most Jamaicans will soon forget, and their leaders only give lip service. Read More

Pacing the reopening of the economy

Sunday, June, 28 2020    

There are a number of factors which must be taken into account in reviewing the pace of reopening the Jamaican economy. Read More

Safety first — for children and everyone

Saturday, June, 27 2020    

For sports fans everywhere the gradual return of professional televised sport, even without live audiences at stadiums, has been a great relief. Read More

Dangerous Saharan dust amid COVID-19

Friday, June, 26 2020    

Just about a year ago Environmental Health News reported that scientists have been trying to determine whether climate change will impact the annual Saharan dust flow across the globe. Read More

Why is The UWI sugar-coating Cecil Rhodes?

Thursday, June, 25 2020    

The regional University of the West Indies (UWI) has justifiably enjoyed the adulation of its graduates and the islands of the Caribbean, which it serves as an oasis of light in the western hemisphere. Read More

Now is the time for all to support a good, professional JCF

Wednesday, June, 24 2020    

This newspaper has always maintained that the country should not allow a few miscreants to dictate how we live. Nor should we cower in the face of the scum who prefer to unleash murder and mayhem, instead of contributing to the well-being of our people and country. Read More

Cut out the foolishness about aging Gov't ministers!

Tuesday, June, 23 2020    

We are obviously pleased that, as we have urged him to do in this space, the prime minister has made full appointments to the key ministries of education and labour and social security. Read More

Keeping safe is in our hands

Monday, June, 22 2020    

COVID-19 statistics up to yesterday showed in excess of 8.7 million cases across the globe with more than 460,000 deaths. Read More

Hope for an end to Gov't apathy on crime consensus

Sunday, June, 21 2020    

WE in this space are obviously pleased that the Government has finally decided to meet on June 25 with the stakeholders who crafted the National Consensus on Crime, hopefully to finalise the recommendations and move swiftly ahead. Read More

Beyond racism

Saturday, June, 20 2020    

Just a few weeks ago almost all sporting associations objected strenuously to teams and individuals making so-called political statements in any shape or form on the field of play. Read More

Minister Vaz's error aside, the NLA has some explaining to do

Friday, June, 19 2020    

Let us start with the fact that, based on what has been made public, Mr Daryl Vaz responded to an invitation by the National Land Agency (NLA) for bids to be submitted to lease 7.7 acres of land at Holywell in the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park. Read More


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