Justice Sykes is right on target

The anguished cry from Mrs Leonie Morris published in this newspaper last October still resonates with us. “There is no justice for poor people in Jamaica,” Mrs Morris lamented. Read More

Have the PSOJ, JMA, JCC sold Jamaica a 'hollo' on crime summit?
Today is a full 10 days since the Howard Mitchell-led Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) announced the postponement of its planned crime summit, with no indication of a new date or any move towards putting the event back on track.... Read More

Melbourne CC showing the way
Established in May 1892 for people of “modest means”, Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) in Kingston is said to be the third oldest members' cricket club in Jamaica. ... Read More

Forget the detractors; global warming is upon us
A study on global warming and its effect on sea-level rise released by scientists in France this week should be cause for concern here in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean.... Read More

If top cop post is put to a vote, Mr Reneto Adams would win

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

In mid-January, a little known organisation calling itself Change.org launched a petition for the job of police commissioner to go to Mr Reneto Adams, the former senior superintendent of police. Read More

A matter of resource (police) management

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

Jamaica has been down this road many times before. The question we all need to answer truthfully is whether we intend to keep on this path. Read More

The heavy price of American blood

Tuesday, February, 20 2018    

United States President Donald Trump has opened an ever so tiny crack in the door, giving hope, even if faint, of the possibility of a bi-partisan approach in bringing some level of gun control in that country, after the latest mass killings in Parkland,... Read More

No let-up on improvements to justice system

Monday, February, 19 2018    

We are encouraged by Justice Minister Delroy Chuck's declaration last week that the Government will continue to focus on enforcing the rule of law and attaining timely outcomes in the court system during the 2018/19 financial year. Read More

Has the time come to say farewell to Caricom?

Sunday, February, 18 2018    

The report of the Caricom Review Commission, chaired by former Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding has, at long last, been tabled in Parliament by Prime Minister Andrew Holness. Read More

A most commendable gesture from Red Stripe

Saturday, February, 17 2018    

Red Stripe's rescue of the Jamaica women's bobsleigh team at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, is most commendable, but not surprising as this company has a proud history of supporting Jamaica and its people over many decades. Read More

We shed no tears for Jacob Zuma

Friday, February, 16 2018    

Time has finally caught up with Mr Jacob Zuma, the scandal-tainted former head of the African National Congress (ANC) who on Wednesday was forced to step down as president of South Africa. Read More

That Etana grant fiasco

Thursday, February, 15 2018    

The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment, and Sports, headed by Ms Olivia “Babsy” Grange might wish to take a closer look at the programmes and policy initiatives inherited from Mr Damion Crawford's administration of that ministry. Read More

Let's show the police force some love today

Wednesday, February, 14 2018    

The sombre news of the indefinite postponement by the private sector of its crime summit, which was set for tomorrow, has been balanced by the cheerful news that the Manchester Chamber of Commerce is pushing ahead with its own police support project. Read More

KSAMC's shameful embrace of lawlessness

Tuesday, February, 13 2018    

Any strong supporter of local government, with a conscience, would most likely have bowed their head in shame at the report carried last week in this newspaper about the discussion in the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) Roads and Works Committee meeting. Read More

Lessons for all of us from machete-beating incident

Monday, February, 12 2018    

From this distance, it seems reasonable to suggest that the St Thomas Parish Court acted in the best interest of everyone in the way it dealt with Ms Doreen Dyer, who was charged last year with cruelty to a child. Read More


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