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Focus on children beyond Labour Day

“NEIGHBOUR, neighbour, let's come together and work this Labour Day.” Those lyrics are from an advertisement that was intent on encouraging community spirit and good neighbourliness — an important part of the annual Labour Day activities. Read More

Here's how Cabinet can reorganise the police and beat back crime
Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson is a good man, but a stressed man. A scowl is now omnipresent, and it is not fair to him. Peeps say we should choose a job we are happy with. Did he?... Read More

We need to be more responsive to the nation's mental health needs
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars. — Khalil Gibran ... Read More

Cultural diversity for dialogue and development
On May 21, 2018 UNESCO celebrated the 18th World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.... Read More

Revise the gag clause in the Integrity Commission Act now

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, May, 22 2019    

It was refreshing that the commissioners of the Integrity Commission considered it appropriate to end their silence and address the public on aspects of the work the commission has been doing. We might not have heard from them had they not been compelled to speak as a... Read More

State of emergency needed for drought-ridden rural communities

Valenton Wint | Wednesday, May, 22 2019    

Jamaica is the land of wood and water, it is said, and the irony is that for years we have remained a drought-ridden country with a very inefficient water distribution system. The only problem that impacts the nation more negatively than water shortage is crime. However, it is of note that the... Read More

Are they among us?

Linton P Gordon | Tuesday, May, 21 2019    

We have all by now forgotten the tragedy that occurred last Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka, a country which, like Jamaica, is a member of the Commonwealth. We should not, however, fail to make an effort to understand how it came that wealthy, comfortable, educated, young... Read More

Mental illness requires adequate management

Glenn Tucker | Tuesday, May, 21 2019    

Last Sunday, it was reported that a woman and her grandson had been chopped to death by her mentally ill son in Trelawny. This is yet another warning that we fail to take the problem of mental illness in our country seriously to our peril. Read More

The refreshing honesty of Ackaisha Green

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, May, 20 2019    

Who says good news doesn't sell? We just can't get enough of the praise being heaped on the humble Ackaisha Green for her honesty. It was the Jamaica Observer, which broke the story on May 6, recounting Ackaisha's actions when she found a bag stacked with $5,000 and $1,000... Read More

The Integrity Commission's obscure mission

Canute Thompson | Monday, May, 20 2019    

I listened with deep shock and disappointment on Monday, May 13, 2019 as the Integrity Commission presented itself at its first press conference since its establishment in February 2018. (Thanks to Nationwide which covered the entire event.) The... Read More

When are we going to get serious about water?

GARFIELD HIGGINS | Sunday, May, 19 2019    

When the nose is hit, it's the eye that cries. — Tigrayan proverb, Ethiopia  Read More

The hand that rocks the cradle

Al Miller | Sunday, May, 19 2019    

For the hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world. — William Ross Wallace  Read More

Caricom must unify to resist imposition of OAS boss

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, May, 19 2019    

Readers of this commentary, particularly those in small countries, might wonder why they should be concerned about who is the chief executive officer of any multilateral or international organisation. It could be claimed that the disposition of the person holding such... Read More

Whither the future for Britain and the Caribbean

Sunday, May, 19 2019    

The deep historical bonds and long tradition of cooperation on a range of... Read More

Republic of Korea and Jamaica: From economic weakness to strength

Sunday, May, 19 2019    

South Korea and Jamaica established diplomatic ties 57 years ago and have since been great bilateral partners, collaborating on many developmental cooperation projects of mutual benefit. Read More



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