Editorial

The power of the Jamaican spirit

Saturday, July, 22 2017    

All things considered, it seems fair to say that though the then Reggae Boyz team — packed with pros from the British leagues — went all the way to the final two years ago, the current squad started the ongoing CONCACAF Gold Cup in the United States as virtual 'no... Read More

Third element of 'clear, hold, build' must be centrepiece of crime fight

Friday, July, 21 2017    

It is very encouraging to see that the Government of Prime Minister Andrew Holness is backing its efforts to reduce the crime level in the country with strong and robust budgetary support. Read More

'Jacket' culture will complicate paternity law

Thursday, July, 20 2017    

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, responding to questions from Opposition Member of Parliament Ronald Thwaites this week, announced that a joint select committee of Parliament is likely to examine the issue of mandatory addition of the names of fathers to Jamaican birth... Read More

20/20 vision needed for Vision 2030

Wednesday, July, 19 2017    

The short-term goal remains intact for five per cent growth by 2020 — now being termed 5 in 3, instead of the 5 in 4 of 2016 — yet we wonder whether enough attention is being paid to the longer-term Vision 2030. Read More

Something good can come from cellphone fiasco

Tuesday, July, 18 2017    

For the fact that it happened to two different political administrations, we can safely conclude that there is a problem in the system that led to Finance Minister Audley Shaw's $8-million cellphone bill. Read More

Towards trust between the police, citizens

Monday, July, 17 2017    

Older Jamaicans remember a time when violent crime in urban centres such as Kingston and Spanish Town seemed a world away from deep rural communities. Read More

Jamaica 55: Has Independence been worth it?

Sunday, July, 16 2017    

When the British reluctantly granted political Independence to India in August 1947, they were not convinced that their colonies were competent to manage themselves. As for the very small states of the Caribbean, the idea of political independence seemed... Read More

At last, good sense prevails in West Indies cricket

Saturday, July, 15 2017    

Even the humble sometimes have a hard time saying 'sorry'.It becomes so much harder when the people involved have big egos. Read More

We squander this opportunity to right wrongs at our peril

Friday, July, 14 2017    

With the passage of the Zones of Special Operations Bill by both Houses of Parliament, the Government and its agencies, inclusive of the police and the army, now have within their grasp the legislative backing necessary to allow the security forces to make a telling... Read More

Caricom co-operation on crime a splendid idea

Thursday, July, 13 2017    

There is strength in unity, and Prime Minister Andrew Holness shows that he gets it, at least in the seemingly unwinnable fight against crime. Read More

Keep your hands off Hanover BPO, Mr Politician!

Wednesday, July, 12 2017    

The proposed plans by business process outsourcing (BPO) company Collective Solution to begin operations at the old and dilapidated Jockey garment factory could not have come at a better time for Hanoverians. Read More

A J's political record

Tuesday, July, 11 2017    

Dear Editor, Read More

Suffer the little children… 'I wish I could hide them'

Tuesday, July, 11 2017    

Whatever the excuses — and there is a plethora of them — that we use to explain away the high prevalence of crime in Jamaica, let us not lose sight of the awful impact crime is having on our children. Read More

Cricket World Cup qualification on the line

Monday, July, 10 2017    

We note Mr Christopher Gayle's kind words about the West Indies team which lost 1-3 to India in their One-Day International (ODI) series which ended last week. Read More

What became of the Golding Report on Caricom?

Sunday, July, 9 2017    

Not unlike most summits, the Caribbean Community (Caricom) Heads of Government meetings are notorious for being more talk than action. The more countries, the more talk, and the fewer the decisions and actual outcomes. Read More



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