Editorial

New president, old issues for the CCJ

Thursday, July, 5 2018    

The installation of the new Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) president coincided yesterday with the start of the 39th summit of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) Heads of Government at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James. Read More

Values and attitudes: Is Mr Patterson flogging a dead horse?

Tuesday, July, 3 2018    

Former Prime Minister P J Patterson, in 1994 and again in 2003, threw his weight behind a campaign to steer Jamaicans into a new era of wholesome values and positive attitudes hoping to achieve a kinder, gentler society. Read More

An educator's wise, honest thoughts

Monday, July, 2 2018    

We join the applause for Ms Stacey Reynolds, principal of Mt Alvernia High School in Montego Bay, St James. Read More

The risk of domestic influence on foreign policy

Sunday, July, 1 2018    

In recent weeks, foreign policy issues have been the focus of attention in a number of countries, giving us reason to reflect on the well known adage: “All politics is local”. Read More

German pain, VAR and mouth-watering prospects ahead

Saturday, June, 30 2018    

We have repeatedly said in this space that the available evidence suggests the standard of football is gradually leveling off at the international level. Read More

Prisoner rehabilitation at work: Mr Carl Rattray would be happy

Friday, June, 29 2018    

Those of our readers who are old enough will remember the late Justice Minister Carl Rattray for the glorious years of prisoner rehabilitation which he ushered in at Jamaican penal institutions in the 1970s Read More

Make haste slowly, Mr Chuck, but don't stop

Thursday, June, 28 2018    

The passion and energy of Mr Delroy Chuck, the justice minister, to right the wrongs in the Jamaica justice system, have made him one of our favourites among the several people who have held the portfolio across political administrations. Read More

Great going so far, Chief Justice Sykes

Wednesday, June, 27 2018    

We are heartened by Chief Justice Bryan Sykes's disclosure that there have been significant performance improvements in some courts across the country, despite resource constraints. Read More

Is this new prison another empty promise?

Tuesday, June, 26 2018    

Given the proclivity of Jamaican politicians to make grand announcements, we will hold the applause until we actually see the start of construction on this new prison that National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang says will be built in... Read More

Building Jamaica brick by brick

Monday, June, 25 2018    

It's an established fact — not always given sufficient thought — that a successful nation is not built overnight. It happens brick by brick. And, in the case of the world's leading powers, the process took hundreds of years. Read More

End of the hegemony of North Atlantic Alliance?

Sunday, June, 24 2018    

Those who are keen students of history will note the intriguing, if gradual changes currently taking place in the global influence of the North Atlantic nations. Read More

Proper probe of Petrojam needed

Friday, June, 22 2018    

The obvious politicking from the Opposition aside, no one can deny that what is happening at Petrojam needs to be investigated. And that investigation should go beyond the probe now being conducted by the Auditor General's Department. Read More

Relief as Mr Trump hears the children's cry

Thursday, June, 21 2018    

We received with great relief yesterday news that United States President Donald Trump had reversed himself and decided to sign an executive order ending the process of separating children from families at the US-Mexico border crossing. Read More

Good advice from the World Bank

Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

Going on the evidence so far, Prime Minister Andrew Holness is correct in stating that fiscal discipline is now a part of the DNA of the Jamaican Government, regardless of which of the two major political parties forms the Administration. Read More

Five US first ladies hear the children's cry

Tuesday, June, 19 2018    

If the Bible's injunction to “suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of God” is to be heeded, then there will be hell to pay for what is happening at the United States-Mexico border. Read More



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