It's getting hotter still

Global warming isn't a prediction. It is happening. — James Hansen  Read More

Domestic workers entitled to protection under the law
International Domestic Workers Day will be celebrated tomorrow, July 16. Avrie Allen-March, sociologist with the Bureau of Gender Affairs (BGA), noted: “On this day, in 2011, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) adopted the Domestic Workers Convention (C189). The convention lays...... Read More

Use what works!
An old path leads to an old village. — Mandinka proverb, Gambia. ... Read More

Get past mere talk on dons, garrisons
In most cases, the problem is not that governments are weak; it is that they are complicit, deliberately supporting criminal groups for the sake of both power and enrichment. In Bangladesh, Jamaica, and Nigeria, for example, political parties hire criminal gangs to herd their voters to the...... Read More

The homicide epidemic in the Western Hemisphere

Basil Wilson | Sunday, July, 14 2019    

The Western Hemisphere has the dubious distinction of being the most violent region on the planet. The Asian region and Western Europe have much lower violent and homicide rates compared to the Western Hemisphere. This disparity may have much to do with civilisations... Read More

The new burden of diplomacy: The enemy within

SIR RONALD SANDERS Sir Ronald Sanders is Antigua and Barbuda's ambassador to the US, Organization of American States, and high commissioner to C | Sunday, July, 14 2019    

The mess resulting from reports that the British Ambassador to the United States Sir Kim Darroch made about US President Donald Trump and his Administration underscores the dangers of leaking confidential government documents. Read More

The shame of our silence

BY JASON McKAY | Sunday, July, 14 2019    

Martin Luther King Jr once said these words: “In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” Read More

We want water justice!

Franklin Johnston | Friday, July, 12 2019    

When the radio host said the National Water Commission (NWC) should lock up those who watered gardens during the drought I was amused, but angry. Why? There are avid gardeners whose sturdy trees, lush lawns, and florescent shrubbery attract rain, birds and insects vital to production, as... Read More

The (messy) changing civil service

Friday, July, 12 2019    

He said that, she did what she did, but then she said she never did what they said she did! Say what?Confused by the tongue-twisting riddle? You're not alone. Read More

Separate ministries to focus on basic and primary education

Lance Neita | Thursday, July, 11 2019    

The graduation cycle has passed and thousands of students have dozed off while listening to their guest speaker. I know, because I have been there. On the podium, I mean. Read More

Religious freedom: A shared value between the United States and Jamaica

Eric Khant | Thursday, July, 11 2019    

In my remarks celebrating the 243rd anniversary of American Independence, I emphasised that the United States' enduring partnership with Jamaica was grounded on a foundation of shared values and common interests. One of the core pillars of these values is a belief in,... Read More

No comfort from PM's declaration against crime

Dr Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, July, 10 2019    

The Government is more than a month into the extension of the states of public emergency (SOE) in the three western parishes of St James, Hanover and Westmoreland. If you had told me 20 years ago that Hanover and Westmoreland would have come under an SOE because of worrying levels of murder by... Read More

Teacher status and remuneration ...when it all goes south

By Oneil Madden | Wednesday, July, 10 2019    

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Accountability fatigue

Canute Thompson | Tuesday, July, 9 2019    

Three years and counting since Jamaica's first post-independence prime minister took office the country's chronic condition of refusing to hold leaders accountable and the stench of corruption have worsened and are becoming worse every day. Jamaica has had a long history of being a corrupt... Read More

Windrush, Brexit and a 'Curry crisis'

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, July, 8 2019    

We learned about the #WidenWindrush campaign from our relative angel, Lorraine Young, during a recent visit to London. Young and her mother, Fay, serve on a committee led by her Member of Parliament (MP), Janet Daby, which has been calling for an amendment to the... Read More


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