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Columbus, Churchill, Caine, and courage

Christopher Columbus arrived in Jamaica nearly 525 years ago on May 3, 1494 (on the Julian calendar). Sir Winston Churchill died exactly 54 years ago on January 24 1965. Political historian Troy Caine died recently. None of them were perfect, but if there was one common... Read More

Jamaican Government has betrayed Venezuela's friendship and sovereignty
I write to you to express my condemnation and disgust of the manifest hypocrisy of the Jamaican Government to not recognise the constitutionally elected President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro in the vote at the Organization of American States (OAS) on Thursday, January 10,...... Read More

Is the Integrity Commission a sick joke?
Two different headlines in the printed media last week highlighted the ongoing scourge of corruption on the country's body politic. In a speech at the Rotary Club of Kingston Metry Seaga, president of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA), lamented...... Read More

Expanding Jamaica's export income
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Belief kills and belief scores

Verona Antoine-Smith | Tuesday, January, 22 2019    

On November 30, 2018 Kingston College (KC) and St George's College played an intriguing Manning Cup final inside the National Stadium. The match, dubbed 'The battle of the North Street giants' proved to be just that. In the dying moments of the match with KC trailing 2-1, their Coach Ludlow... Read More

Caucasians can learn from reading black newspapers

Melissa Martin | Tuesday, January, 22 2019    

In the United States and other countries today many cities publish newspapers in various languages for racial and ethnic groups. Reading news stories written by journalists, reporters, and columnists from your own background gives an opportunity to view events through your own cultural lens. And... Read More

Friendship vs human rights — Part 2

Monday, January, 21 2019    

Editor's note: Part 1 of this piece was published in The Agenda, Sunday Observer, January 20, 2019. It details the experience of this Jamaican-Venezuelan and the harsh and compromised conditions under which her family members live in Venezuela. This is the conclusion of... Read More

The new norm... Get with it!

Warrick Lattibeaudiere | Monday, January, 21 2019    

Whether we like it or not, and despite the ruffling around and opposition to the plastics ban, it is the dawn of a new era in which certain plastic products will no longer be with us. We can choose to remain naysayers and surround ourselves with inaction, or get with it... Read More

Venezuela: The Church, Opposition, and Loyalty

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, January, 20 2019    

Before a bird flies off I've counted the eggs in its belly. — Krio proverb, Sierra Leone  Read More

Alice and the Jamaican Wonderland

Lance Neita | Sunday, January, 20 2019    

“CURIOUSER and curiouser,” thought Alice in Wonderland as she surveyed the strange and eccentric dream world in which she found herself after falling down a rabbit hole. Read More

The OAS dangerously in disarray

Sunday, January, 20 2019    

Over the last few days there has been a serious overreach by Luis Almagro of the authority he has as secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS). If Almagro continues to exceed his authority, plainly set out in the charter of the OAS, the already fragmented organisation will... Read More

Foreign policy principles and consistency

Bruce Golding | Sunday, January, 20 2019    

Criticism has been levelled at the Government for its recent vote in support of an Organization of American States (OAS) resolution to withhold recognition of the Nicolas Maduro Government. The criticism seems to be driven by a sentimental attachment to Venezuela on... Read More

A deeper look at Montego Bay Republic and western Jamaica history

BY SHALMAN SCOTT | Sunday, January, 20 2019    

Without getting entangled in a complicated dissertation about the historical origins of the word 'Republic' in political science, the particular reasons for such ascription of the name to the City of Montego Bay were due mainly to (a) the cultural tradition of fierce... Read More

End of an era for 'Cowboy' Knight

BY JASON McKAY | Sunday, January, 20 2019    

April of this year will be the closing of a chapter in the life of Assistant Commissioner of Police Derrick “Cowboy” Knight, with his retirement from the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). It also represents the end of an era in Jamaican policing. Read More

States of Emergency, ZOZOs and the fundamental rights of individuals

BY DR LLOYD BARNETT | Sunday, January, 20 2019    

JAMAICA has been grappling with a high incidence of violent crimes, especially murder and rape. Read More



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