Sugar industry is unaffordable social welfare

Sunday, August, 20 2017    

The sugar industry was the backbone of the economy of Jamaica and our largest export and source of foreign exchange from the mid-17th Century, when British colonial rule began, until the emergence of the bauxite and tourism industries in the 1960s. Read More

Big money and the impact on WI cricket

Saturday, August, 19 2017    

Cricket fans can't have missed that the West Indies three-Test tour of England clashes directly with the Caribbean Premier League (CPL regional t wenty20 (T20) franchise tournament) currently ongoing in the... Read More

Watch and prepare, please

Friday, August, 18 2017    

Over the past week the region has been experiencing increased activity associated with the Atlantic Hurricane Season, which experts project will be above normal. Read More

Spread Marcus Garvey's life and teachings even more

Thursday, August, 17 2017    

On this date 130 years ago, in St Ann's Bay, the Jamaican couple of Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Sr, a mason, and Sarah Jane Richards, a domestic worker, welcomed into the world a son who eventually grew to become one of the most influential and inspirational black leaders of his... Read More

America should leave no room for bigotry

Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

It took him too long. However, US President Donald Trump has finally done the right thing by denouncing as “repugnant” the racism that was so evident in last weekend's deadly rally by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia. Read More

The positives in London must not be lost in the mix

Monday, August, 14 2017    

We shouldn't be surprised if London is Mr Usain Bolt's favourite city behind Kingston.Surely there never has been a celebration of an athlete's career as was witnessed at the end of the IAAF World Championships in London yesterday. Read More

Undiplomatic and hypocritical comments against Chinese investors

Sunday, August, 13 2017    

In the last few days there has been a virulent outbreak of intemperate utterances with potentially harmful effects to Jamaica's friendship with the People's Republic of China. Read More

It's not all gloom in London

Saturday, August, 12 2017    

The relays remain as realistic medal prospects, but as we enter the final two days of the IAAF World Championships there is no escaping the reality that Jamaica's athletes in London have performed below expectations. Read More

A matter of credibility, Commissioner Quallo

Friday, August, 11 2017    

Most likely, Police Commissioner George Quallo has strong reason to support the findings of a committee established by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to review the behaviour of five policemen accused of misconduct during the May 2010 security forces' operation in West... Read More

Mr Maduro's actions run counter to democracy

Thursday, August, 10 2017    

If anyone had been uncertain that Venezuela was sliding towards dictatorship they would have been forced to relinquish all doubt that this was in fact happening after the installation, last week, of a Constituent Assembly and the actions of that body sanctioned by President Nicolas... Read More

Silence will only embolden criminals

Wednesday, August, 9 2017    

This country has been here many times before. Heartless scum who are poor excuses for human beings decide that they should kill people, particularly children, for whatever reason they see fit. Read More

Now our support is needed

Tuesday, August, 8 2017    

Things are definitely not going to plan in London, England, where the 16th International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships is unfolding in rather spectacular fashion. Read More

Mr Bolt's admirable instinct to do the right thing

Monday, August, 7 2017    

The extraordinary talent which has made him the universally accepted 'greatest sprinter of all time' is obviously a major reason for Mr Usain Bolt's immense popularity globally. Read More

Substituting reality with promises

Sunday, August, 6 2017    

Sometimes the best way to speak truth to political power and to politically partisan supporters without being the subject of sanction or reprisal is to provide an analogy and invite application to local conditions. Read More

Go, Mr Bolt! We are right behind you

Saturday, August, 5 2017    

For his millions of fans around the globe it was just a great relief to see Mr Usain Bolt break the tape, comfortably easing down, his face relaxed, having rushed to the front after a poor start. Read More


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