Columns

Shame and scandal (Part 1)

Edward Seaga | Sunday, March, 31 2019    

“The PNP has a record of honesty in government.”— Prime Minister P J Patterson (September 27, 1997)  Read More

Towards a brighter shared future

Tian Qi | Sunday, March, 31 2019    

In 2018, China faced a complicated and challenging domestic and international environment of a kind rarely seen in many years. Read More

Witness testimonies, big stick negotiations — no real help

BY JASON McKAY | Sunday, March, 31 2019    

The dependence on civilian eyewitness testimony is not unique to Jamaica; many countries also depend on this tool. What makes Jamaica unique is that it is virtually the only tool that we have. Read More

Mining gold...again

Lance Neita | Sunday, March, 31 2019    

A most recent article in the prestigious Bloomberg business magazine on Jamaica's bauxite industry describes the Noranda bauxite facility on the north coast as being at “the leading edge of a revival of the mining industry, turning Jamaica's red earth to gold for a new set of... Read More

Exit Ruel Reid... enter Ronnie Thwaites as minister

Franklin Johnston | Friday, March, 29 2019    

There is a God! The last time we spoke Ruel Reid was curt in his information minister's hat at the prime minister's invitation-only media soirée. After an hour and drinks, I was exiting the great house when I felt a hand on my shoulder. Voilá, my host had arrived! We shook hands, joked... Read More

Lesson in Champs, discipline and life

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, March, 29 2019    

Yes, Friend! Right now many of our young people are at the National Stadium running, jumping and throwing their hearts out as they seek glory for their schools, their families and themselves. Read More

Jumping the gun

BY Leighton Miller | Thursday, March, 28 2019    

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Scandals past and present

Michael Burke | Thursday, March, 28 2019    

Today is the 27th anniversary of the election of Percival Noel James Patterson as president the People's National Party (PNP). Two days later, on March 30, 1992, he was sworn in as Jamaica's sixth prime minister, succeeding Michael Manley who had... Read More

Ruel Reid — a broken reed and flickering wick

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, March, 27 2019    

So Brother Ruel Reid is out and Prime Minister Andrew Holness has been forced yet again to assume responsibility for another ministry. Poor guy! His colleagues do not seem to appreciate the enormous burden they place on a prime minister when he or she has to be deflected from running the country... Read More

The evolution of civil society

Carla Gullotta | Wednesday, March, 27 2019    

THE civil society ecosystem in Jamaica is an evolving one. The actors in the field are numerous and diverse. The work of these individuals and organisations fit within the third sector which seeks to address social issues through institutional structures. Read More

A debate will die on the altar of theatrics

Lorenzo Smith | Tuesday, March, 26 2019    

The battle is on for the parliamentary seat in Portland Eastern. Both parties are pulling out their tactics and strategies to win the seat. In the People's National Party's (PNP) arsenal we have the charismatic Damion Crawford, who is quite the speaker and equally as... Read More

Teaching fear and oppression, not accountability

BY GLENROY MURRAY | Tuesday, March, 26 2019    

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US presidential engagement with Caricom

BY Elizabeth Morgan | Tuesday, March, 26 2019    

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Buju, Special Olympians, Calabar – 'one people'

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, March, 25 2019    

Jamaica's 'one people' and our visitors celebrated with Buju Banton at his 'Long Walk to Freedom' concert last week. It seems every available room in Kingston was booked — hotel, Airbnb, friends, and relatives. Watching a livestream provided by the now-famous Jermaine Dixon, we... Read More

'Trickle down' disguised as 'bubble up'?

mani Duncan-Price | Monday, March, 25 2019    

As I watched the close of the budget debate on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 I came to the conclusion that the minister of finance, Dr Nigel Clarke, seems to neither understand the structure of the Jamaican economy nor the daily struggles of the Jamaican people to survive in this... Read More



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