Columns

UN SDGs and C'bean 'friends' at the US table

BY Elizabeth Morgan | Wednesday, October, 24 2018    

 AS a reminder, the UN Agenda 2030 and its 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) form the global development plan to which Jamaica's National Development Plan, Vision 2030, is now aligned. Read More

Women's rights and development

Lorenzo Smith | Tuesday, October, 23 2018    

Over the past couple weeks, Alando Terrelonge, the Member of Parliament (MP) for St Catherine East Central, shared on Twitter about some of the socio-economic problems — including education, poverty, and family planning —... Read More

Latin America and the Caribbean of tomorrow depend on its children today

Jorge Familiar | Tuesday, October, 23 2018    

On a recent trip to Latin America I met Marco Gómez, an inspiring young entrepreneur from Costa Rica who studied aerospace engineering abroad on a scholarship. After graduating, he returned home and co-founded the Space Systems Laboratory of the Technological... Read More

Right move, wrong reason

Warrick Lattibeaudiere | Tuesday, October, 23 2018    

¿Habla español? No mucho, un poco. Read More

ZOSO and SoE fairness and 'favouritism'

Canute Thompson | Monday, October, 22 2018    

The Government has announced that some 20 communities have been identified to be named zones of special operations (ZOSO). This suggests that the Government wishes to utilise ZOSOs as a long-term crime-fighting strategy. Read More

A strange funeral indeed

Clinton Chisholm | Monday, October, 22 2018    

I began serving as a pastor in 1983 and have done many funerals in different settings, but I have never before experienced being told by the spokesman of an armed group of policemen that I would be allowed only an hour to complete the service. Read More

Balance our energy consumption with renewables

Duane Smith | Monday, October, 22 2018    

The proliferation in consumption of energy across the island, and more specifically across the municipalities, propels one to ask for how long can we continue with the heavy dependency on fossil fuels? Read More

The sky is the limit

Lance Neita | Sunday, October, 21 2018    

When the Reggae Girlz lost 0-6 to the USA in the Concacaf football championship on Sunday, October 14, I thought to myself that this is it. I had not been following the tournament closely, but I didn't see how a team could make it into the final berth after being mauled 6-0, and with the... Read More

The coming OECD blacklist

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, October, 21 2018    

Reports are wrong in stating that eight Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries are on a “blacklist” recently released by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) over Citizenship by Investment (CBI) and Residency by Investment (RBI) schemes that they... Read More

The PNP's game of convenient ignorance and petty politics

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, October, 21 2018    

We share the same sun, but not our homes. — A Kalenjin proverb (Kenya)  Read More

'Ah Jamaica dis!'

Al Miller | Sunday, October, 21 2018    

Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful. — Margaret J Wheatley  Read More

Is globalisation grinding to a halt?

BY BRUCE GOLDING | Sunday, October, 21 2018    

President Ronald Reagan and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who came to office less than two years apart almost 40 years ago, had a profound effect on the world's political and economic arrangements. They were committed to defeating communism and establishing democracy, capitalism,... Read More

Money, music and murder

BY JASON McKAY | Sunday, October, 21 2018    

Is there a link between music and violence, gang activity and murder? Read More

PNP's Damion Crawford majoring in the political minor

BY SHALMAN SCOTT | Sunday, October, 21 2018    

Just about every media platform that one visits there is something about the recent People's National Party (PNP) vice-residential race and how Damion Crawford got the highest number of votes among his colleagues. Read More

Crime fight demands more 'eyes'

Peter Champagnie | Friday, October, 19 2018    

The anti-crime programme in the way of zones of special operations (ZOSO) and other extension of emergency measures by the Government has made a positive impact. This is evident by the significant numbers of firearms that have been recovered within the areas of the anti-crime... Read More



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