Editorial

Don't wait until air pollution is too big to fix

A report released last week by scientists presented a bit of information that did not get massive attention despite the implications it has for human survival. Read More

A well-deserved OJ for Mr Stephen Francis
Fifteen individuals were honoured for their contributions and service to sports at the Ceremony of Investiture and Presentation of National Honours and Awards at King's House on Monday, National Heroes' Day. ... Read More

'Justice system not as sexy as building a highway'
Over the years we have found Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Ms Paula Llewellyn to be someone who always speaks her mind. She has also been quite open with the public about the operations of her office and the load it has been carrying for a long...... Read More

MP Warmington's bald, inconvenient, but ugly truth
Mr Everald Warmington, the St Catherine South Western Member of Parliament, is a throwback to a political past that embarrasses his party and the country every time.... Read More

Mr Golding's advice is sound

Wednesday, October, 18 2017    

Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding makes a valid point in this renewed debate on dual citizenship and the eligibility of individuals of other nationalities serving in the Jamaican Parliament. Read More

Jamaica shares Finance Minister Audley Shaw's pride

Tuesday, October, 17 2017    

It might have been mere coincidence, but over the National Heroes' weekend, when Jamaica was celebrating its best sons and daughters, Minister of Finance and Public Service Audley Shaw was notching up another honour for himself and his country in Washington, DC. Read More

Jamaica needs more every day heroes

Monday, October, 16 2017    

The usual pomp and pageantry will accompany today's celebration of National Heroes' Day, especially at King's House, where 171 Jamaicans will be conferred with national honours and awards in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the country. Read More

A world without US leadership is an uncertain prospect

Sunday, October, 15 2017    

When a country is a single superpower it can impose its will in all situations and in all international organisations, as the United States of America has done since the end of World War II in 1945. Read More

Joy and anger on the road to Russia

Saturday, October, 14 2017    

The World Cup of football qualifiers to determine 31 of the 32 teams to participate on the grand stage in Russia next year were almost completed during the course of last week with last-ditch efforts being made by countries to gain final positions. Host nation Russia... Read More

End the political trough at JUTC

Friday, October, 13 2017    

We can't say we're surprised by the latest revelations of waste of public money at the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC). After all, we had long come to the conclusion that the State-run bus company had been transformed into a political pork barrel shortly after it was established in... Read More

International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace, an idea whose time has come

Thursday, October, 12 2017    

The plan to launch an offshoot of the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP) in Jamaica is glad news in the context of our highly politically polarised society. Read More

Mr Basil Ferguson's inspiring gift in this digital age

Wednesday, October, 11 2017    

At 90 years of age, Mr Basil Ferguson is among the dwindling number of Jamaicans who would really appreciate sitting in a library and reading printed books. Read More

Is the Centre for Reparations Research a grand waste of time?

Tuesday, October, 10 2017    

September 10, 2017 marked the 65th anniversary of the signing of a US$13.8-billion reparation agreement by then West Germany to provide compensation and reimbursement to the Jewish people — mostly victims of the Holocaust — for their losses and suffering caused by the... Read More

Social intervention in crime fighting is extremely vital

Monday, October, 9 2017    

Brer Anansi, the 'ginnal' and con man, has always commanded a grudging respect and admiration among Jamaicans.Brer Anansi is smart and street wise, constantly using his brains to ruthlessly outwit 'fool fool' others. Read More

Self-induced myopia on domestic terrorism

Sunday, October, 8 2017    

Terrorism is a worldwide phenomenon, but there is no commonly accepted definition of “terrorism”. Wikipedia's attempted definition is serviceable: Read More



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