Columns

When is the right time?

Lorenzo Smith | Sunday, July, 1 2018    

Football fever is high and we are all concerned with goals and point standings. I think Dr Peter Phillips, leader of the Opposition, might have caught this fever and tried to score some goals on Sunday last at the People's National Party National Executive Council (NEC)... Read More

Five sexism issues at the World Cup

Sunday, July, 1 2018    

MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — Complaints spreading on social media from fans, reporters and officials at the football World Cup have cast a spotlight on sexist behaviour during the competition in Russia this month.Here are five of the issues:  Read More

Can Jamaica fit in the CSME?

Edward Seaga | Sunday, July, 1 2018    

The relationship of Jamaica with its Caribbean neighbours in a regional organisation was first publicly discussed at a conference in Montego Bay in 1947, called by British Secretary of State Arthur Creech Jones, to discuss the question of regional political... Read More

Sydney Lindo Levien — the son who rose from western Jamaica

Shalman Scott | Sunday, July, 1 2018    

NOT written about in history books used in our schools, Sidney Lindo Levien can be best described as a complex and extraordinary person. Read More

The Bunting precedent: Parliament should be better for it

Canute Thompson | Sunday, July, 1 2018    

Some news outlets are regarding as unprecedented the forceful and vocal manner in which Member of Parliament Peter Bunting and his Opposition colleagues demanded fairness and balance from the Speaker in the House of Representatives, Pearnel Charles, on Tuesday June 26,... Read More

Preparing a people-centric generation — Part 2

Al Miller | Sunday, July, 1 2018    

Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't. — Jerry Rice  Read More

Caricom meeting in Ja is time for frankness, Holness

Franklin Johnston | Friday, June, 29 2018    

If Prime Minister Andrew Holness fails to represent us well at the Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME) meeting he will merit the anger of many yet unborn. He was not among West Indian students in London who took oaths to merge our islands, so he may speak frankly. Read More

Blue tarpaulin, blue economy and football blues

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, June, 29 2018    

WHAT a week this has been! The great drama of World Cup football has continued to hold our attention. One thing's for sure is that the whole business has been quite unpredictable. Read More

Rural areas and the environmental challenges of the 2030 Agenda

Julio Berdegué and Dafna Bitran | Thursday, June, 28 2018    

Rural areas are key spaces of interaction between humans and the environment. They are also important economic spaces where a large part of the environmental challenges must be faced, both in Latin America and the Caribbean, as in the rest of the... Read More

Sir Clifford Campbell: A nation takes its identity

Michael Burke | Thursday, June, 28 2018    

Jamaica's second governor general Sir Clifford Clarence Campbell would have been 126 years old today had he been alive, having been born on June 28 1892. In 1962 the new national symbols (anthem, pledge, song, flag, bird, fruit, motto, etcetera) that came with political... Read More

Make a plan for this hurricance season

Chris Hind | Thursday, June, 28 2018    

Jamaica escaped 2017 with some localised flooding events, while several other countries were devastated by one of the mostly costly hurricane seasons on record. Read More

A test of Holness's resolve to stamp out corruption

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, June, 27 2018    

Charges of cronyism, breach of procurement guidelines, and poor governance issues have once against raised the spectre of corruption at yet another government agency. This time it is the operations of Petrojam — the nation's oil refinery monopoly. Read More

Plastic roads and foam blocks?

Bill Saunders | Wednesday, June, 27 2018    

If you look in any gully at any time before a heavy shower of rain, you will be disgusted to see the large quantity of bottles, among other waste, deposited there. And every year the beach clean-up drive collects larger and larger quantities of plastic wastes. Recycling... Read More

The circular economy: A new business model

Henry Lewis | Tuesday, June, 26 2018    

The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them. — Albert Einstein  Read More

The post of director of elections — Part 2

Tuesday, June, 26 2018    

Part one one this conversation was published on Monday, June 25, 2018, and as we look at the various areas of this issue of national importance and await action on who will take up office as director of elections (DOE), let us look at elements of the new process for appointment to the post of... Read More



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