Columns

Holness's growing maturity an existential threat to the PNP

Anyone who has been watching the performance of Prime Minister Andrew Holness since his ascension to the post in 2016 should be impressed by his emerging maturity on the job. There is little doubt that he has now asserted full control over the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) as his confidence at the... Read More

Inequalities in globalisation and liberalisation Ignoring the appeals of developing countries
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and other organisations have defined globalisation as the dynamic and multidimensional integration of global economies through increasing international trade in goods and services and flows in investment and finance. These are...... Read More

Consumers must be aware of the many forms of acetaminophen
An 11-year-old boy swallowed 30 acetaminophen tablets. He was sad because he had not been placed in the high school of his first choice after he passed his Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT). He was admitted to hospital and died on the fifth day after...... Read More

Hope Gov't not disrespecting the intelligence of the J'can people
In a column published on Thursday, November 8, 2018 I highlighted the importance of transparency and inclusion in the handling of the affairs of the State and restated my concerns about the lack of these qualities in the operations of government. There are a number of other specific situations...... Read More

Giving Jamaicans the chance they deserve

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, November, 19 2018    

THIS past week took us to places of learning, rescue, enterprise, and drama. Read More

Tertiary education is no panacea

BY J D Wood | Monday, November, 19 2018    

On October 29,2018 it was reported that approximately 800 new students, and an estimated 1,600 returning students of The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus, had been deregistered for failure to meet their tuition fees. In joining the age-old debate, commentators have... Read More

The bauxite industry; within and without

Lance Neita | Sunday, November, 18 2018    

The bauxite levy debate held centre stage in the House on October 30 when Opposition spokesman on mining and energy, Phillip Paulwell, again took the Government to task for what he described as a wrong decision to enter a profit-share agreement with New Day rather than... Read More

'Duppy' stories vs objective reality

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, November, 18 2018    

Hope is the pillar of the world. — Kanuri proverb (Niger)  Read More

Abortion (Part 2) — considerations continued

Al Miller | Sunday, November, 18 2018    

I have noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born. — Ronald Reagan  Read More

Levy talk...

Sunday, November, 18 2018    

Recent discussions in the nation's Parliament have included the decades-old bauxite levy that has been utilised as a tool for negotiations over successive political administrations. The problem, however, says columnist Lance Neita, is that opinions on the management (manipulation) of the... Read More

BPO shows up lack of skills, especially in young girls

Sunday, November, 18 2018    

My attention was drawn to a photo in The Gleaner on Thursday, November 15 of Prime Minister Andrew Holness speaking with the accounting firm, KPMG, on future prospects of the BPO industry in which KPMG is now interested. Read More

The meaning of the 2016 General Election lower voter turnout

Shalman Scott | Sunday, November, 18 2018    

In 74 years since the declaration of Universal Adult Suffrage in 1944 in Jamaica, the percentage voter turnout was the lowest in a general parliamentary election as recorded in 2016. Read More

Cleaning up our 'Acts'

Bruce Golding | Sunday, November, 18 2018    

The Ministry of Justice had undertaken to complete, by the end of last year, a comprehensive review of the fines currently provided for in our statutes. With the passage of time, many of these fines have been rendered ludicrous. Some are as low as $20. Read More

The dichotomy of defending criminals

BY JASON McKAY | Sunday, November, 18 2018    

I came upon a case recently of a defence lawyer named Geir Lippestad, who was threatened and had to remove his child from school because of his decision to defend a Norwegian neo-Nazi terrorist, Anders Behring Breivik, who had killed 77 people in an attack in 2011. Read More

Dialectical issues which hinder Jamaica's prosperity

Franklin Johnston | Friday, November, 16 2018    

The region we live in is made up of the West Indies-Anglophone states of some five million for which the eponymous cricket team and university are named, plus the core Caribbean islands the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Haiti, Puerto Rico, some 50 million people, and nations washed by the... Read More



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