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Teachers in politics

Franklin Johnston | Friday, February, 15 2019    

The move by Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid to kick over the ladder on which he climbed to political power may be selfish, or pre-empts some unseen evil. The headline screeched 'Reid wants code of conduct for educators in politics' (The Gleaner, January 31, 2019) and peeps say the... Read More

'Rose-manticism and reshuffling'

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, February, 15 2019    

My darling, my sugar plum… I hope your Valentine's Day was lots of fun. Read More

Protoje or Etana should have won Reggae Grammy…if Shaggy didn't

Donovan Watkis | Thursday, February, 14 2019    

The 2019 Grammy Awards are gone and Etana was the first female to be nominated in the Best Reggae Album category in over two decades.Congratulations to Shaggy for being the winner with his collaborative effort with Sting — 44/876. Read More

What about my rights?

Michael Burke | Thursday, February, 14 2019    

Today, February 14 is the 90th birthday of Roman Catholic Archbishop Emeritus of Kingston, Most Reverend Edgerton Clarke. He was also the first Roman Catholic bishop of Montego Bay, having served there as bishop from 1967 to 1995 when he was installed as archbishop of Kingston. Clarke... Read More

Petrojam — The albatross around the JLP's neck

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, February, 13 2019    

If the Andrew Holness-led Administration is not careful, Petrojam may yet prove to be the albatross around the neck of his term in office very much as the Dudus-Manatt affair became that of the Bruce Golding Administration's. Read More

Silent grief

Clinton Chisholm | Wednesday, February, 13 2019    

The shocking death reportedly by suicide of comedic actor Robin Williams and of Golden Krust Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill founder/CEO Lowell Hawthorne have catalysed some thoughts I am still musing about — the unexpressed grief that some people go... Read More

UTech ignored again!

Tuesday, February, 12 2019    

Recent news reports tell us that the House of Representatives has approved the second Supplementary Estimates. The Government plans to spend an additional $11.45 billion for this financial year. The Minister of Finance's statement on the matter should be noted. He said... Read More

Brexit: UK in global trade, a new reality

BY Elizabeth Morgan | Tuesday, February, 12 2019    

From Australia to Canada, the well of goodwill towards the UK is tangible. Yet it is more than matched by bemusement at the notion that a more 'global Britain' can be more successful outside the EU than it was as a leading member of the richest trading organisation on the planet. The... Read More

Managed migration strategy needed to mitigate effects of nursing brain drain

Monday, February, 11 2019    

At the 45th annual general meeting of the Regional Nursing Body (RNB) held in August 2018 in Georgetown, Guyana, Nester Edwards, the chairman, called for urgent attention to be given to the migration of nurses and midwives from the Caribbean region. She further argued that... Read More

Creativity deficit

BY HORATIO MORGAN | Monday, February, 11 2019    

Over the years the private sector as well as the public sector have complained about the short-sightedness and lack of inventiveness of our university graduates in the area of development and entrepreneurship. This is an important area for a small country to tap into to spur growth and... Read More

It's the lady from Pondside

Patrick Robinson | Sunday, February, 10 2019    

Perhaps it is the slight equivocation that you might have detected in Hubert Lawrence's column on Jamaica's “finest female sprinter”, Friday, January 17, 2019, that explains the headline: 'Is Merlene still the greatest?' Read More

A 'Venezuelan-owned' solution: Too much to hope?

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, February, 10 2019    

COMMENTATORS in Western media, who dominate international news distribution, characterise any Government, entity or person who speaks out against meddling in the internal affairs of Venezuela as “supporters of the Maduro regime”. Implicit in the characterisation is that all... Read More

Petersfield High reports reduction of violence among students

Sunday, February, 10 2019    

Dean of Discipline at Petersfield High School in Westmoreland Junior Clarke is reporting a significant reduction in violent incidents at the institution, as a result of what he describes as strategic intervention measures. Read More

Too soon, too soon is the SOE cry!

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, February, 10 2019    

The chicken says it looks up when drinking water because what kills it comes from the sky. — Igbo proverb, Nigeria  Read More

NCU, US Adventist university

Sunday, February, 10 2019    

NORTHERN Caribbean University (NCU) and US-based Washington Adventist University (WAU) have teamed up to increase the number of students enrolled in their nursing programmes each year. Read More



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