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For Russia, talk of Trump impeachment is the gift that keeps on giving

By Cynthia Hooper College of the Holy Cross | Thursday, October, 10 2019    

The Russians are calling it “Ukrainegate.” Read More

Cultural transmission of our indigenous knowledge

Donna P Hope | Thursday, October, 10 2019    

The saying is that “lightning never strikes in the same place twice”, even though fact proves this to be untrue. Then there is the story that is often told to schoolchildren about a man who flew a kite into a thunderstorm, with a key attached to the string, to prove the... Read More

Workplace sex discrimination claims common in US, but they're not making it into court

BY JOSEPH A SEINER UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA | Wednesday, October, 9 2019    

 Several cases addressing whether it's legal to fire a worker because of their sexual orientation and gender identity were taken up by the United States Supreme Court this week. Read More

Raising the bar for private sector climate action

Andrew Holness | Tuesday, October, 8 2019    

Prime Minister Andrew Holness' statement to the Green Climate Fund Private Investment for Climate Conference luncheon in the Republic of Korea on Monday, October 7, 2019.  Read More

A climate change: An unstoppable movement takes hold

António Gutteres | Tuesday, October, 8 2019    

On the eve of the September United Nations (UN) Climate Action Summit, young women and men around the world mobilised by the millions and told global leaders: “You are failing us.”They are right. Read More

The heroes who step up for special needs

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, October, 7 2019    

It was Therese Turner Jones, Inter-American Development Bank Caribbean manager, who noted that most of us will be 'special needs' at some point in our lives. Whether by illness or injury, there will be a time when we will need someone to help us through basic, everyday activities. Read More

Ugly chords of disunity

Garfield Higgins | Monday, October, 7 2019    

Words are sweet, but they never take the place of food. — Igbo Proverb, Nigeria. Credible media reported that the 81st annual conference of the People's National Party (PNP) was poorly attended. The birds — those reliable Black Bellied Plovers, Bananaquits and John... Read More

Diplomacy highly overrated

James Moss-Solomon | Monday, October, 7 2019    

The following article is reprinted from the current edition of online discussion publication Public Opinion.  Read More

Wanted – A national hero to deal with crime

FRANK PHIPPS | Sunday, October, 6 2019    

This is a public notice inviting applications from suitably qualified people to deal with crime. Politicians from Parliament, present and past, need not apply; not because they prequalify for the Order of National Hero — to the contrary, it is out of caution to prevent them from elevating... Read More

Back to the drawing board

AL MILLER | Sunday, October, 6 2019    

So you think you've found the solution; But it's just another illusion. ...We've got to face the day, Ooh we, come what may We the street people talking Read More

How the ground shifted on Trump impeachment

By MARY CLARE JALONICK and CALVIN WOODWARD Associated Press | Sunday, October, 6 2019    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) — After more than two years of jousting over President Donald Trump's conduct, the ground has shifted in Congress and a move toward impeachment has broken free of constraints. Read More

The spy who literally came in from the cold

LANCE NEITA | Sunday, October, 6 2019    

The news is out, and in case you missed it, the latest James Bond movie, partly filmed in Jamaica, is called No Time To Die. The title is reminiscent of another Bond flick, Live and Let Die in 1973, also partly filmed in Jamaica.  Read More

An educated path to crime

Jason McKay | Sunday, October, 6 2019    

As Jamaicans, we take pride in our high schools. We believe that our high schools are at a higher academic level than those of the United States and England. By asserting this, are we saying that all our high schools are equal, or are we saying that even our worst is... Read More

Hong Kong's destiny closely bound with motherland China

Tian Qi | Sunday, October, 6 2019    

Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) of the People's Republic of China, is a special administrative region in southern China. Hong Kong became a colony of the then British Empire after the Opium Wars in the 19th century. China resumed its sovereignty... Read More

Quo Vadis Jamaica

Franklin Johnston | Friday, October, 4 2019    

The independence macroeconomy has two phases; before and after Portia & Peter-2012 to now. Before Peter, debt to GDP went awry but with his fiscal discipline continued by Andrew debt is below 100 per cent and green shoots appear. Jamaica will be prosperous; maybe... Read More



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