Columns

The fiction they feed us

JASON MCKAY | Sunday, May, 19 2019    

In 1993, a very honest, motivated and brave man, Colonel Trevor MacMillan, took control of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). This was an effort by the Government, which was at that time formed by the People's National Party (PNP), to bring about change in the... Read More

If politicians agree on major priorities, we can overcome

Franklin Johnston | Friday, May, 17 2019    

If the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and People's National Party (PNP) agree five national priorities and pursue them relentlessly across administrations, we gone clear! Read More

Nuh water nuh deh, but...

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, May, 17 2019    

IN the past few months Jamaicans, Kingstonians in particular, have been struggling with a serious, serious problem. In many households we turn on our pipes expecting to see water, but to paraphrase an old folk song: nuh water nuh deh! Read More

Forced ripe

BY Romane Elliston | Thursday, May, 16 2019    

 When the norms of a society dictate strict behaviours of gender that ignore individuality then the result is toxic; not toxic masculinity as we often believe, but toxic sexuality, as none is exempted. Read More

Time we truly celebrate the 'Nightingale of Jamaica'

Adella Campbell | Thursday, May, 16 2019    

May 12 is celebrated as International Nurses' Day. Generally, the day is so celebrated because it is Florence Nightingale's birthday. Inasmuch as it is a good gesture, at this time of year I do get a bit perplexed as I reflect on the life of our own Mary Seacole, who was affectionately... Read More

Whither Jamaica's track & field...

Richard Blackford | Wednesday, May, 15 2019    

The curtain came down over the weekend on the 2019 running of the IAAF Word Relay Championships in Yokohama, Japan, and for the first time in more than a dozen years in international competitions Jamaica failed to win a single gold medal. At least two years ago at the 2017 IAAF World... Read More

Bunting's epiphany

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, May, 15 2019    

Peter Bunting, Member of Parliament for Manchester Central, is clearly one of the most articulate, vocal, and cerebral members of the People's National Party (PNP) hierarchy. He is not afraid to say what is on his mind. I do not believe that his seeming feistiness is a result of his wealth... Read More

The future of work in the Caribbean

Tuesday, May, 14 2019    

We are apparently in the second machine age of the fourth Industrial Revolution. Investors want to remain competitive in global trade. The challenges being faced include aging workers in some regions, including the Caribbean; facilitating movement of labour — migration issues; reducing... Read More

Questions that death prompts

Clinton Chisholm | Tuesday, May, 14 2019    

The year was in the early 1980s, in my hometown, Montego Bay. The event? A funeral at Calvary Baptist Church — the old location on Market Street near Sam Sharpe Square. It was a packed church and yard. Most of us who were just passing by had to stand outside the fences hoping to hear the... Read More

We have a lot going for us in Jamaica

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, May, 13 2019    

We are a health-conscious country too. We know we must have a certificate of vaccination before we can enrol our children in school, and we have heard myriad stories of Jamaicans in the Diaspora returning home for surgery as they find our doctors and... Read More

Is Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition still loyal?

Monday, May, 13 2019    

If Parliament is to be preserved as a living institution His Majesty's Loyal Opposition must fearlessly perform its functions... It must be vigilant against oppression and unjust invasions by the Cabinet of the rights of the people. It should supervise all expenditures and prevent... Read More

The future is wellness

CHRISTOPHER TUFTON | Sunday, May, 12 2019    

THERE is need for a paradigm shift in public health, even with the advances of the last half-a-century that put our life expectancy today at some 78.5 years for females and 73.6 for males. Read More

Integrity, lands, and making a deal

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, May, 12 2019    

You don't need to teach a snake how to lie down. — Kono proverb, Sierra Leone  Read More

Investment incentives plain common sense

Sunday, May, 12 2019    

The World Bank's commitment to Jamaica, as outlined in Mr Axel van Trotsenburg's article on this page, is most encouraging. Read More

Economic boom but danger lurks

Al Miller | Sunday, May, 12 2019    

We've had trickle-down economics in the country for [many years] now, and most of us aren't even damp yet. — Molly Ivins  Read More



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