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States of emergency use must have an end point

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, December, 5 2018    

Public Defender Arlene Harrison Henry has reported on the appalling conditions in which she believes detainees are being held under the state of public emergency in St James. She is particularly concerned about abuse of the human rights of detainees. The police high command in charge of the area... Read More

LAC vis-à-vis the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration

Alicia Barcena | Tuesday, December, 4 2018    

The member states of the United Nations are preparing to adopt, in Marrakech, the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, which has received broad support from the region of Latin America and the Caribbean. This instrument arises as the international... Read More

What's being done about 'Doing Business'?

Tuesday, December, 4 2018    

By October 2019 the World Bank and International Financial Corporation will publish their 17th report on the Ease of Doing Business Index. Our Government has until May 2019 to attempt to influence the outcome of that report because only data available at that time will... Read More

Special Caricom heads meeting must achieve CSME results

BY ELIZABETH MORGAN | Monday, December, 3 2018    

THROUGH complacency, poor management and lack of vision the West Indies cricket team is now the sick man of cricket, struggling for a place at the bottom. It is said that the state of cricket in the Caribbean reflects the political, social and economic state of the... Read More

Naming politicians who 'hug up' criminals

Canute Thompson | Monday, December, 3 2018    

Young, outspoken, feisty, up-and-coming Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) heavyweight Matthew Samuda has threatened to name politicians who are “hugging up” criminals. Should Samuda follow through on his threat (promise) — and I doubt he will — Jamaica would surely benefit. And... Read More

PNP wants us to believe it is a party of moral rectitude...LOL!

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, December, 2 2018    

Hair will grow on the neck of a child who doesn't listen. — Bemba proverb, Zambia  Read More

Questions I would have asked Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness

Curtis Ward | Sunday, December, 2 2018    

As a host of CaribNation TV I requested an interview with Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness to take place during his visit to Washington, DC, from November 25-29, 2018. With the expectation that I would have the opportunity to... Read More

Caricom must be active on Haiti

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, December, 2 2018    

Haiti continues to be an unsettled country politically. Demonstrations against successive governments have become almost normal, and so too, tragically, are the deaths associated with them. Read More

Jesus is the reason for the season

Lance Neita | Sunday, December, 2 2018    

We are heading into a Christmas season, which will very likely report record spending. This will not be because more people are wealthy, but because many more people than ever are working and earning an income. Business is looking forward to a flourishing turnover, and... Read More

National Health Insurance – a game-changer whose time has finally come?

Bruce Golding | Sunday, December, 2 2018    

The minister of health, Dr Christopher Tufton, announced recently that proposals for a National Health Insurance Scheme are to be submitted shortly to the Cabinet and it is expected that it will come into being next year. It is an issue that has been contemplated for more than 50 years. Read More

Where exactly was Sam Sharpe's place of execution and burial?

Shalman Scott | Sunday, December, 2 2018    

Twenty-five days from today, on December 27, is the 187th anniversary of the start of the Sam Sharpe Rebellion, which played a monumental role in the abolition of slavery in Jamaica and throughout the British Empire. Read More

The 1970s: The end did not justify the means (Part 2)

Edward Seaga | Sunday, December, 2 2018    

In a broadcast on the night of February 3, 1980 Prime Minister Manley placed emphasis on the need for a period of time for the electorate to settle whether it wanted Jamaica to have an International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme or not. Read More

Worrying trends and hopeful signs — Part 2

Al Miller | Sunday, December, 2 2018    

A trend is a trend is a trend. But the question is: Will it alter its course through some unforeseen force and come to a premature end? — Alexander Cairncross  Read More

Questions for the PM

Saturday, December, 1 2018    

Former Ambassador of Jamaica to the United Nations Curtis Ward, now host of a programme on CaribNation TV, had hoped to gain a sit-down with Jamaica's Prime Minister Andrew Holness on his recent visit to Washington, DC. Reports are that scheduling frustrations resulted in the ambassador... Read More

Ja's CEO needs to beware a brand change

By Anne of Kingston | Friday, November, 30 2018    

Any Fortune 500 company will set a standard to which it holds its employees and what it uses to define itself. That contract it makes, which says, “If you buy my brand, I guarantee that you will get a particular quality, every time,” they hold themselves to it and hold their... Read More



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