Caribbean people do not need instruction from US on Venezuela crisis

After reading the article by Ms Linda Taglialatela (the United States Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean) that was published in several of the newspapers of Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 under the headline “We Must Defend Venezuela's... Read More

Carlos Hill acquittal reinforces adage: once bitten, twice shy

Tuesday, June, 20 2017    

Jamaica is the best place in the world to be a criminal; be that criminal a gunman who comes to rob and to kill, a businessman wearing a suit who rips off consumers, a corrupt politician who uses insider advantage to get contracts that end up costing the taxpayer, or a... Read More

We can beat this crime beast if....

Richard Hugh Blackford | Monday, June, 19 2017    

“Walk and live, talk and (expletive) dead.” This chilling line from a popular local movie underlines the fate promised to people who provide information to the authorities. It provided support for the “informer fi dead” culture and flung the doors wide open on... Read More

US Cuba crackdown will choke tourism, private firms


 HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — US President Donald Trump says tightening restrictions on American business and tourism in Cuba will help the island's people and small private businesses, but analysts warn it will do the opposite. Read More

Omar would have served Jamaica better had he stayed in academia

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, June, 18 2017    

Proverb: Fiyah deh a muss-muss (moos-moos) tail, him think a cool breezeTranslation: There is a fire blowing at the tail of the mouse, but he believes he is feeling the effects of a cooling breeze. Read More

The deepening culture of resignation

Howard Gregory | Sunday, June, 18 2017    

In the early 1960s my family moved to the Washington Gardens area of Kingston. It was a time when Pembroke Hall was under construction and Hughenden was a large orange grove with a great house, while Duhaney Park was one large callaloo garden and bush. Read More

Save the last dance for me

Lance Neita | Sunday, June, 18 2017    

The art of dancing cheek to cheek went out with the advent of dancehall music in the mid-1980s. It's truly a generation thing, because while the older ones among us will still do a ballroom twirl, the young and the middle-aged of today's generation have confined... Read More

More on Bob Marley and some of those who made him great

Paul Buchanan | Sunday, June, 18 2017    

(In continuing our series of serialising sections of the book Jones Town Trench Town The Journey Back written by former Jamaica cricketer, economist and politician Paul Buchanan, today we continue with a look at the life and work of the legendary Jamaican reggae great Robert Nesta... Read More

A mind to work – Part 2

Al Miller | Sunday, June, 18 2017    

The urgent need for national transformation cannot be overstated. All our national energy should be focused in that direction. It will not happen by chance. It has to be intentional. Read More

Should China build our Parliament at Heroes' Park?

Franklyn Johnston | Friday, June, 16 2017    

Our new uber-democratic Parliament building may be designed and built by communist China — wow! But then, we could not eat, have health care, education or security, were it not for foreigners, and China is the new kid. Oh, to be sovereign, self-reliant and build... Read More

Serious answers to serious questions

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, June, 16 2017    

SICK to the stomach… Fed up… Can't believe it, can't escape it. The odour of destruction of life, especially women's, is making us gag everywhere… What have our women done to deserve this? What are the mad men trying to prove as they rob women of the precious gift of... Read More

Let's trim the thorns

BY YOHAN LEE | Thursday, June, 15 2017    

One Bible story that may be applied to today's world is the Parable of the Sower. The parable details what takes place as a farmer goes about sowing seeds. As he walked across his land, some of the seeds fell by the wayside and birds ate them. Others... Read More




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