Editorial

Bernard Lodge City: Too many prefer announcements over implementation

There was a wily politician who used to announce the same major project every three months, using a new angle each time, no doubt encouraged because he managed to get media headlines every time. Read More

Applause for the Tourism Linkages Network
A concern for Jamaican governments over many years has been to find a way to increase the use of local goods and services in the tourism industry.... Read More

Growing nationalism eroding decades of international gains
GLOBAL peace, democracy and prosperity are always threatened by internal and international conflicts often arising from economic, political, social, ethnic, religious, racial, and cultural factors.... Read More

Kudos to NextPlay Cup and its transformative potential
Conventional wisdom teaches that a poorly reinforced foundation will ultimately lead to a fragile upper structure.... Read More

Prosecution's right to appeal makes great legal sense

Friday, December, 14 2018    

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes' call on Wednesday for the prosecution to be given the right to appeal shines a perfect spotlight on the slow pace of legislation in Jamaica. Read More

More compelling reason to take crime out of political arena

Thursday, December, 13 2018    

While we in this space were hopeful, we were at the same time fretful that the tenuous agreement between the Government and the Opposition about declaring the limited State of public emergency in three parishes would not last. Read More

An opportunity to regain public trust

Wednesday, December, 12 2018    

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has made a solid opening in his response to the auditor general's report in the abominable happenings at the State-owned Petrojam oil refinery. Read More

Striking a cautious note

Tuesday, December, 11 2018    

Tourism has been a major cornerstone of the Jamaican economy for decades, and every indication is that such will be the case for a long time to come. Read More

Stop using the Bible as excuse for beatings

Monday, December, 10 2018    

There is a troubling regularity of incidents in public and private spaces involving, or relating to, violent altercations between adults and children. Read More

Developing a retirement industry even amidst the crime environment

Sunday, December, 9 2018    

The crime problem in Jamaica has cost the economy dearly, possibly four to five per cent of gross domestic product, based particularly on security expenditure encompassing the hiring of security guards; alarm systems; dogs; burglar bars; security fencing; purchase of... Read More

Brilliant end expected for great 2018 schoolboy football season

Saturday, December, 8 2018    

We are at one with Digicel Schoolboy (Manning Cup) football ambassador Mr Ricardo Fuller that the 2018 schoolboy season, which ends today with Kingston College (KC) and Clarendon College vying for the all-island Olivier Shield, was “great”. Read More

Unless we imprison those robbing the public purse…

Friday, December, 7 2018    

Again, we feel we are on a treadmill.The Petrojam report, released this week, is not the first submitted by the Auditor General's Department (AGD) exposing disgraceful, callous, reckless, and incompetent management at a State entity. Read More

Farewell, President George Herbert Walker Bush

Thursday, December, 6 2018    

The United States this week accorded the appropriate pomp and ceremony to Mr George Herbert Walker Bush who was often described as the best one-term president of the US, and a man who may yet come to be recognised as one of the best presidents of America. Read More

If we are to effectively deal with crime...

Wednesday, December, 5 2018    

From this newspaper's perspective, the campaign to reduce crime and violence in this country must be comprehensive, integrated and long term. Read More

'Wi lickle but wi still tallawawah'

Tuesday, December, 4 2018    

The phenomenon that is called Jamaica never ceases to impress. Mr Dalton Harris is only the latest world beater to prove once again that “wi lickle but wi tallawah”, or in other words, we punch well above our actual weight. Read More



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