UWI sport faculty an idea whose time has come

Sunday, September, 10 2017    

The recent establishment of a Faculty of Sports by The University of the West Indies (UWI), the first new faculty in over 40 years, is a bold initiative and an indication of modern thinking. Read More

That old problem of bad football fields

Saturday, September, 9 2017    

This newspaper notes the recent comments by Mr Carlo Redwood, an executive of telecommunications giant Flow, regarding the poor state of fields on which most of Jamaica's schoolboy football is played. Read More

Petty political nitpicking won't help communities in need

Friday, September, 8 2017    

The request from the National Security Council (NSC) for the police force to review its systems of data collection and collation to ensure that there are no systemic challenges is most important because any serious attempt to combat crime must rely on accurate... Read More

How about a board of past police commissioners?

Thursday, September, 7 2017    

Let's face it, we have certain wasteful cultural practices that frequently result in some of our best human resources being lost to the country. Read More

Violence tearing away at the innocence of our youth

Wednesday, September, 6 2017    

The emotional toll that violence is taking on our children is most heart-rending. There's no doubt that their experiences will leave them with deep scars. Read More

PNP should use ZOSO hotline wisely

Tuesday, September, 5 2017    

The decision by the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) to establish a hotline for people to report problems with the implementation of the zones of special operations (ZOSO) is not a bad idea in and of itself. Read More

As the new school year opens...

Monday, September, 4 2017    

In popular Jamaican parlance, 'free paper bun' today, with children returning to school in their tens of thousands following the long summer holiday. Read More

Hoping the ZOSO works

Sunday, September, 3 2017    

As we had expected, the Government's new anti-crime initiative, the zones of special operations (ZOSO), has attracted support and opposition. Read More

Amateurish approach to domestic football unsustainable

Saturday, September, 2 2017    

The election to decide who replaces the late Captain Horace Burrell as president of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) is now just over two weeks away. Read More

Will there really be a rural school bus service?

Friday, September, 1 2017    

We will hold the applause until we finally see the rural school bus system in operation as announced by Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid this week. Read More

National Icon proposal worthy of discussion

Thursday, August, 31 2017    

It's a bit disappointing that up to last night the petition to make late folklorist Mrs Louise Bennett-Coverley an “official national icon” had secured just over 1,000 of the 15,000 signatures required for the Government to give the suggestion serious... Read More

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey...

Wednesday, August, 30 2017    

You can't avoid being moved by the devastation unleashed on Texas by Hurricane Harvey over the past few days. Read More

There's great value in big thinking

Tuesday, August, 29 2017    

Last week, in this space, we discussed the need for big thinking in relation to the island's tourism product. Our comments were focused on the Hip Strip in Montego Bay, the lively business, commercial and leisure district on Gloucester Avenue. Read More

United stand needed to combat crime

Monday, August, 28 2017    

Even as Jamaicans anxiously await the implementation of the anti-crime zones of special operations, they shouldn't fool themselves into thinking it will be a panacea. Read More

We must learn from the FLA scandal

Sunday, August, 27 2017    

The daily stream of revelations in the scandal engulfing the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) is extremely frightening. Read More


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