Editorial

The real potential of the state of emergency

We can already feel the sense of optimism — even if cautious at this early stage — that the state of public emergency in St James will put the brakes on the runaway murder situation throughout the country. The question can fairly be asked what was the... Read More

The Spirit of Cricket versus law
Perhaps because of its centuries-old history as a leading pastime of the British Empire's rich and idle gentry, the game of cricket is brimful of peculiar ambiguities and glaring contradictions. ... Read More

The urgency of meeting the Paris climate agreement goals
There is cause for great concern in a recent draft United Nations report that the Paris agreement cap on global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius by the end of the 21st century is unlikely to be realised, unless the world acts now to cut carbon pollution and energy...... Read More

Why can PM Holness, Dr Phillips co-operate on a fire, but not on crime?
We mourn deeply for the two children who perished Tuesday in that accursed fire at Walker's Place of Safety on Lyndhurst Crescent in Kingston. Alas, it seems the more things change the more they remain the same.... Read More

Don't erode the gains made in our electoral system

Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

Jamaica has come a far way in being able to execute parliamentary and municipal elections that are free and fair. Of this we are proud because our history is dotted by many stories of voter intimidation and downright fraud. Read More

Should Jamaica prepare for an accidental nuclear war?

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

Asked the question above, every sane Jamaican would say an unhesitating 'yes'. So the bigger question is: How should we prepare for the eventuality of an accidental nuclear war? Read More

An appeal for Haiti

Monday, January, 15 2018    

It was quite painful to read the appeal by the Haitian Government last week for US$252 million in aid to respond to natural disasters this year. Read More

Where President Trump went wrong

Sunday, January, 14 2018    

Whether you think he is stable or a genius, and whether you like what he says or not, you know exactly what he is thinking because President Donald Trump speaks his mind. This makes life very simple because it obviates the need to decipher the message and there is no need to parse any... Read More

VARs are indeed a forward step for football

Saturday, January, 13 2018    

An article in the UK Guardian newspaper last November explaining the video assistant referees (VAR) system being used in football highlighted an interesting and almost amusing position held by some of the sport's decision-makers. Read More

Be prepared for natural disasters of all kinds

Friday, January, 12 2018    

The assurance by the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) that it has been “doing quite a lot” in the area of informing and educating Jamaicans how to respond to forces of nature, such as tsunamis, is... Read More

Houston (Kingston) we have a problem!

Thursday, January, 11 2018    

We were absolutely taken aback by the latest police figures showing a fairly significant drop in robberies and break-ins last year in comparison with the previous year. Read More

End political interference in the police force

Wednesday, January, 10 2018    

The strained relationship between Police Commissioner George Quallo and National Security Minister Robert Montague cannot be good for the country, especially given the high rate of crime, particularly murders, being experienced at this time. Read More

Political solution needed to solve crime problem

Tuesday, January, 9 2018    

We in this space have never been more convinced of the need for a political solution to our crime problem than now, after a year when murders topped an abominable 1,600. Read More

Fattening the children a clear and present danger

Monday, January, 8 2018    

The findings of the 2017 National Council on Drug Abuse Jamaica School Health Survey are indeed cause for concern which, thankfully, the education and health ministries seem determined to address. Read More

Climate Resilience Zone a smart move

Sunday, January, 7 2018    

The Caribbean's economic development over the last 20 years has been seriously hampered by adverse external economic events such as oil price spikes and the perennial damage from natural disasters, notably hurricanes. Read More



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