Columns

Teachers must put a pep in their step for their students

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, September, 5 2018    

As the new school year begins, the challenge to build a sound education system for the country continues apace. Problems abound, especially in the area of the physical infrastructure of our schools, the need for new schools to be built, emoluments to teachers, and the... Read More

So, no one knows who killed Yetanya? Bull manure!

BY GLENN TUCKER | Tuesday, September, 4 2018    

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Mustard Seed’s 40-year embrace of God’s people

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, September, 3 2018    

Children who literally live in garbage dumps. Children who walk miles to a Mustard Seed orphanage, not sure if they will be one of the lucky 900 to be fed that day. We watched the video and listened in awe to the narrative of Monsignor Gregory Ramkissoon, founder of Mustard Seed... Read More

Counterfeit pharmaceuticals – the cost can be deadly

BY VICTOR BARRETT | Monday, September, 3 2018    

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Evil, petty politics and Houdini solutions

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, September, 2 2018    

The grains of corn in a bottle get viewed with disdain by the hen. — A Yoruba prover b.  Read More

Irrefutable correlations: Economic growth and the education system

Canute Thompson | Sunday, September, 2 2018    

In an article published on August 19, 2018, entitled 'Macroeconomic stability, productivity, and the education system' I argued that in order for Jamaica to make the best use of the macroeconomic stability it has been experiencing for the last five years, it has to... Read More

The Martians are coming

Lance Neita | Sunday, September, 2 2018    

“ The heavens declare the glory of God: The skies proclaim the work of His hands.Day after day they pour forth speech:Night after night they display knowledge. Read More

The CCJ – A court for the people

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, September, 2 2018    

Throughout the 185-year history of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, it has never provided access for people of little means except for a few persons on death row who got free legal service from British lawyers . Read More

Jamaica's last 41 years of economic walk

by Shalman Scott | Sunday, September, 2 2018    

What it is with the Jamaican economy that two bright individuals — Eddie Seaga and Dr Omar Davies — within a period of 20 consecutive years, have both been given the nicknames 'Papa Tax' and 'Fine Ants'? Read More

Jamaica's self-defence laws need modification

JASON MCKAY | Sunday, September, 2 2018    

I have often heard criticism directed towards Muslim states when punishment is effected on offenders that appears brutal or inhumane. This includes, but is not limited to chopping off one's hand when you steal, or castration when you rape. Read More

The ganja export industry could crumble

Edward Seaga | Sunday, September, 2 2018    

Cannabis, marijuana, herb and ganja are names given to the same plant in different places. By whatever name, the plant lives a dichotomous life in determining whether it is a nemesis or a blessing. The dichotomy is repeated in many countries with low to high acceptance, depending on the... Read More

Private sector and banks need to step up to the plate

BRUCE GOLDING | Sunday, September, 2 2018    

Address given to MoneyMasters launch of its Multiple Portfolio Funds at Spanish Court Hotel on Monday, August 27, 2018.  Read More

When September morning comes...

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, August, 31 2018    

September morning is upon us… The back to school bell will ring in a matter of days. The lazy days of summer are no more. Many of our students have all the necessary things in place to start the new school year. New uniforms are ready, or last year's uniform given a freshen-up and... Read More

Education, yes! Let's leverage small things to get big results

Franklin Johnston | Friday, August, 31 2018    

Education is big business for Government, the private sector, and every punter has a horse in this race. Now everyone is an expert, yet it was not always so. The church pioneered education and vocational skills for blacks; was funded by the British and 50 per cent of schools are now owned by... Read More

The curious case of Damion Crawford

Lloyd B Smith | Thursday, August, 30 2018    

The People's National Party (PNP) vice presidential race has thrown up one peripatetic persona whom many Comrades believe can guarantee that political organization's “winnability” come the next General Election. He is the Dread who is not a Rasta (so some... Read More



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