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Here we go once again

“ The more things change, the more they remain the same.” This week is feeling like déjà vu all over again. The sad, sad story of eight-year-old Shante Skyers shouldn't feel familiar, but reports of children being murdered are no longer a... Read More

Notre Dame fire and Jamaican politics
Today is Holy Thursday on the Christian calendar. Holy Week began last Sunday (Palm Sunday) and ends on Holy Saturday (the day after tomorrow).... Read More

NIDS was always about the money
One of the most asinine views that I have heard is that only the criminally-minded, or people who have something to hide, are afraid of the introduction of the national identification system (NIDS). It was a talking point that had been advanced by those whose views are...... Read More

Are permanent detentions the way forward?
The head of the St James Police Division has reportedly admitted that the upsurge of post-state of emergency shootings is being contributed to by two groups. One, the detainees released following the end of the SOE and, two, those who fled the parish during the said...... Read More

Evangelical hypocrisy and the age of Trump

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, April, 17 2019    

I met someone recently who affirmed what a seemingly great number of the members of the evangelical community believe: Donald Trump is divinely appointed as president of the United States. I managed to contain my disgust at yet another mention of what I believe to be an outrage, but... Read More

Crawford needs extra lessons

Henry J Lewis | Tuesday, April, 16 2019    

In talking to people, don't begin by discussing the things on which you differ. Begin by emphasising — and keep on emphasising — the things on which you agree. Keep on emphasising, if possible, that you are both striving for the same end and that your only difference is one of... Read More

Caricom foreign policy coordination — Idealism vs Realism

BY ELIZABETH MORGAN | Tuesday, April, 16 2019    

 Recently , there has been much concern that the member states of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) are unable to achieve cohesion in foreign policy positions. Read More

Collaboration is the key!

BY David Abrikian | Monday, April, 15 2019    

In retrospect, the episode of the recent states of emergency (SOEs) brings to mind certain things. Firstly, it seems that there was a touch of irresponsibility in the way the Opposition went about withdrawing their support for the SOEs' extension. If they had published their objections... Read More

A week of lessons learned

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, April, 15 2019    

After his Fire Phone flopped, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said, “If you think that's a failure, we are working on much bigger failures right now. And I am not kidding. And some of them are going to make the Fire Phone look like a tiny little blip.” Bezos... Read More

Assange is a hero

Thomas Knapp | Monday, April, 15 2019    

On April 11, 2019 the ongoing saga of journalist and transparency activist Julian Assange took a dangerous turn. Ecuador's president, Lenin Moreno, revoked his asylum in that country's London embassy. British police immediately arrested him — supposedly pursuant... Read More

Jamaica's 'breeding' problem

Glenn Tucker | Sunday, April, 14 2019    

A recent evening newscast carried a story of a woman with nine children who had been living in deplorable conditions. She was unemployed, unemployable, and had no means of support. As I listened it was revealed that appeals were being made to a host of agencies in the private sector and... Read More

Portland Eastern: Lessons and Projections

Al Miller | Sunday, April, 14 2019    

Ultimately there is no such thing as failure. There are lessons learned in different ways. — Twyla Tharp  Read More

Selling or saving the soul of the OAS

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, April, 14 2019    

THE Organisation of American States (OAS), already a broken institution, was shattered even more on April 9, 2019 at a meeting of its Permanent Council. It is now an organisation whose membership is deeply divided and amongst whom mistrust and bitterness now predominates. Read More

A leadership crisis looms in the PNP

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, April, 14 2019    

People who think they are too wise often end up greeting a goat. — Fante proverb, Ghana  Read More

Jamaica's NIDS setback of its own making

Gilbert Morris | Sunday, April, 14 2019    

For two years now I have been writing about Jamaica's national identification system (NIDS). I wrote much of what follows below two days ago (April 10, 2019). Today, April 12, 2019, the Jamaica High Court rejected the entire NIDS programme as unconstitutional, a breach of constitution privacy,... Read More



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