Columns

Keep Macaulay in place

Sean Major-Campbell | Tuesday, April, 2 2019    

Margarette Macaulay is a distinguished member of the Jamaican Bar who has championed the rights of vulnerable women and children for many years. She has also represented Jamaica as a judge on the hemisphere's highest court, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACrtHR), and is now the sole... Read More

Polls plus awkward questions

Clinton Chisholm | Tuesday, April, 2 2019    

It could be because I have never formally studied the social sciences why I am ambivalent about the results of polls. I accept that polls can be accurate; however, it is my position that they are, in general, not reliable, because people are not always... Read More

Committed Christians in support of abortion up to 12 weeks

Tuesday, April, 2 2019    

We , as committed Christians, fully support the call for abortion or termination of pregnancy on the terms advocated by the advisory committee to the parliamentary select committee of 2007-2009 and by the Partnership for Women's Health and Well-being. These terms... Read More

Walk and talk with me

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, April, 1 2019    

How grateful I am to have accepted the invitations of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) and We-ChangeJA to participate in mentorship events last week. This exercise is as beneficial to the mentor as it is to the mentee. One sees one's younger self in the... Read More

Calabar should be ashamed!

Sashakay Fairclough | Monday, April, 1 2019    

In 2007 teachers at Camperdown High School staged a protest after a fellow educator was assaulted by male students after the seizure of their cellphones. In response, the then Education Minister Ruel Reid (arguably the worst person to quote right now, but bear with me)... Read More

Come April, 4 the JLP's Vaz will beat the PNP's Crawford

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, March, 31 2019    

If the inhabitants of the village are happy, you need to look for the village chief. — Bassa proverb, Liberia  Read More

Scandals and popularity

Canute Thompson | Sunday, March, 31 2019    

Leaders are human, so we should cut them some slack. No one is perfect. But there are some standards that are non-negotiable and some behaviours we should not countenance. Read More

Flounders and false starts

Glenn Tucker | Sunday, March, 31 2019    

I usually start preparing for Champs the morning after the last Champs. Since the tickets are usually sold off before they go on sale, I place myself in front of a television set for the entire five days. This time, I watched in amazement at the abundance of incredible talent, and... Read More

Classism, reggae and archiving

Wayne Campbell | Sunday, March, 31 2019    

Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights, don't give up the fight. — Bob Marley  Read More

Shame and scandal (Part 1)

Edward Seaga | Sunday, March, 31 2019    

“The PNP has a record of honesty in government.”— Prime Minister P J Patterson (September 27, 1997)  Read More

Towards a brighter shared future

Tian Qi | Sunday, March, 31 2019    

In 2018, China faced a complicated and challenging domestic and international environment of a kind rarely seen in many years. Read More

Witness testimonies, big stick negotiations — no real help

BY JASON McKAY | Sunday, March, 31 2019    

The dependence on civilian eyewitness testimony is not unique to Jamaica; many countries also depend on this tool. What makes Jamaica unique is that it is virtually the only tool that we have. Read More

Mining gold...again

Lance Neita | Sunday, March, 31 2019    

A most recent article in the prestigious Bloomberg business magazine on Jamaica's bauxite industry describes the Noranda bauxite facility on the north coast as being at “the leading edge of a revival of the mining industry, turning Jamaica's red earth to gold for a new set of... Read More

Exit Ruel Reid... enter Ronnie Thwaites as minister

Franklin Johnston | Friday, March, 29 2019    

There is a God! The last time we spoke Ruel Reid was curt in his information minister's hat at the prime minister's invitation-only media soirée. After an hour and drinks, I was exiting the great house when I felt a hand on my shoulder. Voilá, my host had arrived! We shook hands, joked... Read More

Lesson in Champs, discipline and life

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, March, 29 2019    

Yes, Friend! Right now many of our young people are at the National Stadium running, jumping and throwing their hearts out as they seek glory for their schools, their families and themselves. Read More



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