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10 lessons learnt from observing mosquitoes

BY Stacey Robinson | Tuesday, January, 29 2019    

I am a researcher who appreciates observing animals to find valuable lessons that can be leant from them. With the many news reports, talks and videos circulating on social media, I decided to take some time to analyse the strategies of mosquitoes and how I can use... Read More

Making math meaningful and manageable

Donavan Doyley | Tuesday, January, 29 2019    

A snail is climbing out of a well. Every day it climbs up 3 metres, each night it slips back 2 metres. If the well is 10 metres deep, and it begins at the bottom, after how many days will the snail be free? Read More

Venezuelans must be allowed to determine their destiny

BY Yvad Billings | Tuesday, January, 29 2019    

The political crisis that currently obtains in Venezuela ought to be of serious concern to all well-thinking people, not only because of the bloodshed that could occur, but also because of the effects of further devastation to the country's economy and destabilisation... Read More

Jamaica worth every bead of sweat that we break

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, January, 28 2019    

VOLUNTEERISM is alive and well in Jamaica, and the kind folks who are stepping up for others are positively inspiring. The Business & Professional Women's (BPW) Club of St Andrew have been supporting the Elsie Bemand Home for Girls for decades and at a recent meeting members spoke... Read More

Hands off Venezuela!

BY WAYNE KUBLALSINGH | Monday, January, 28 2019    

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Reading the signs on the 2019 road

Al Miller | Sunday, January, 27 2019    

The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible. — Winston Churchill  Read More

Ownership, stewardship and 'ginnalship'

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, January, 27 2019    

Though the needle may be tiny, it can't be swallowed by the hen. — Yoruba proverb, Nigeria  Read More

Fake news, privacy and crime-fighting

Paul Golding | Sunday, January, 27 2019    

Many issues have emerged in this digital and hyper-connected 21st century that have been described as unprecedented, without examining history, even recent history. Two of these issues are fake news and the era of post truth and the other is privacy.  Read More

Is the Holness Administration in business with corrupt Israeli companies?

Canute Thompson | Sunday, January, 27 2019    

Conventional wisdom states that a person's friends — not his/her relatives — are proxy indicators of his/her character. The people who make progress in life are those who align themselves with powerful people and, by the same token, the people with whom time... Read More

Are we broke or spending badly?

The Spanish Town Hospital in St Catherine | Sunday, January, 27 2019    

BACK in 2005 a close friend of mine, Superintendent Cornelius Walker, was involved in a freak car accident in downtown Kingston. He was rushed to the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH), where he was given what I imagine was standard emergency care. Read More

Almagro — a clear and present danger to the OAS and region

BRUCE GOLDING | Sunday, January, 27 2019    

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Jamaica and the road to becoming a competitive environment

Peter Phillips | Sunday, January, 27 2019    

IN 2015 Jamaica ranked 58 on the Ease of Doing Business Index. In 2018 the ranking worsened to 70.Generally speaking, the efforts to bring public sector costs in line with available resources have not had success. Read More

A chronicle: Voices of the Pelican

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, January, 25 2019    

There are many wise sayings which talk about unity and living in community. According to an African proverb, “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” The Trinidadian Coat of Arms says: “Together we aspire, together we achieve.”... Read More

Can a half-Jamaican presidential hopeful inspire us to build our land?

Franklin Johnston | Friday, January, 25 2019    

As a candidate Andrew Holness presented as different, since he was young, but it's not working. He must be frustrated that he is not able to show better results than his predecessors; Portia excepted, thanks to Peter's success with economic fundamentals. As a nation we... Read More

Columbus, Churchill, Caine, and courage

Michael Burke | Thursday, January, 24 2019    

Christopher Columbus arrived in Jamaica nearly 525 years ago on May 3, 1494 (on the Julian calendar). Sir Winston Churchill died exactly 54 years ago on January 24 1965. Political historian Troy Caine died recently. None of them were perfect, but if there was one common... Read More



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