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We will forever be inspired by Lowell Hawthorne

In early 2013 I received a call from Sheryl Dickey, a distinguished South Florida businesswoman who requested my assistance. Among the many boards she represented was the Broward County Library, and she said there would be an upcoming literary feast on March 16 and 17... Read More

Building the new Jamaica
The following is an edited version of a message delivered to St Andrew Scots Kirk United: ... Read More

Another Tivoli fumble
First, it is just disgusting that the amounts of compensation to named Tivolites were published in the media. Is this the doing of the media only or also of the Compensation Committee? I believe this is an invasion of privacy and it sets up those named for parasites. It...... Read More

PNP desperation grows
I went down to the river, I set down on the bank. I tried to think, but couldn't. So I jumped in and sank. — Langston Hughes ... Read More

Fed by greed, Jamaica continues to bleed

Richard Blackford | Sunday, December, 10 2017    

According to Jamaica's Statistical Institute, the parish of St James has a population of 186,000, and its capital, Montego Bay, has a population of 111,000. As at Monday of last week, St James recorded a year-to-date murder tally of 330 Jamaicans killed... Read More

Alternative facts, half-truths, and honour

Canute Thompson, PhD | Sunday, December, 10 2017    

We live in an age of an exceedingly eerie distortion of human consciousness; an age in which it is commonplace for lies and half-truths to become part of the daily menu of what we consume. The birth of this new age, which may be called the age of the threat of fake news or alternative... Read More

The EU blacklist: Comply or else!

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, December, 10 2017    

The Council of the European Union (CEU) published its much-anticipated 'List of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes' on December 5. This particular EU blacklist refers more particularly to what they have described as 'Base Erosion and Profit Shifting' (BEPS). Read More

The Jamaican boy who became US Secretary of the Treasury

BY SHALMAN SCOTT | Sunday, December, 10 2017    

The contemporary story of General Colin Powell of Jamaican parentage out of the parish of St Elizabeth has made all of us excitingly and exceedingly proud. Read More

Jamaica tun cow bwoy town!

Paul Golding, DBA | Sunday, December, 10 2017    

“ Jah Jah city, Jah Jah town, dem waan fi turn it in a cowbwoy town now... (You look you will know). Jah Jah city Jah Jah town dem waan fi turn it in a dead man town y'all.” — Capleton et al  Read More

A nation-changing moment

Al Miller | Sunday, December, 10 2017    

Give me one moment in timeWhen I'm racing with destinyThen in that one moment of timeI will feel eternity — Whitney Houston  Read More

Year-end musings on making a better PM

Franklin Johnston | Friday, December, 8 2017    

Youthful exuberance in a portfolio minister is a foible, but in a prime minister it is dangerous. A minister has a boss; a prime minister is boss and may do harm with no easy recourse. Read More

Nuff respect to Usain

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, December, 8 2017    

LAST Sunday afternoon, at the National Stadium in Kingston, another chapter in the life and times of one of our most dedicated athletes brought him into the limelight again, gaining the approval and pride of Ja people from every corner of the land of his birth. Read More

#IJCHRHumanRightsWeek: Humanity denied!

Makene Brown | Thursday, December, 7 2017    

This article was written in light of the recent revelations of modern-day enslavement and sale and murder of African migrants in Libya and the ongoing recognition of Human Rights Week by the Independent Jamaican Council for Human Rights (December 3–10, 2017). Although this is one... Read More

Grace Mugabe: It made perfect sense she became president

Joy-Dee Davis Lake | Thursday, December, 7 2017    

Contrary to popular assertions, Grace Mugabe was not the undoing of her husband, Robert. He was his own undoing. Read More

Bruce Golding at 70

Michael Burke | Thursday, December, 7 2017    

This past Tuesday, former Prime Minister Orrett Bruce Golding turned 70, having been born December 5, 1947. Were it not for the events surrounding the joint security forces operation into Tivoli Gardens in May 2010, Bruce Golding might still be the leader of Jamaica... Read More



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