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Restructuring tertiary education: Online delivery 'to di worl'!

Tuesday, July, 31 2018    

With the move from an agrarian to an industrial economy the small, rural schoolhouse was supplanted by the big brick schoolhouse. Four decades ago we began to move to another economy, but we have yet to develop a new educational paradigm, let alone create the 'schoolhouse' of the future,... Read More

State of emergency: Not another extension!

Lorenzo Smith | Tuesday, July, 31 2018    

There was much fanfare from members of the Government with the recently released murder statistics for St James — a reported 67 per cent decrease. Prime Minister Andrew Holness has, however, proffered arguments for the extension of the state of emergency in the... Read More

A time to celebrate... and a time to cry

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, July, 30 2018    

The week started on a high note with a Jamaica House reception to launch a week of activities in celebration of the 70th anniversary of The University of the West Indies (UWI). It is remarkable, as noted in a documentary by Vice Chancellor Sir Hilary Beckles, that there... Read More

Time to bury the reparation corpse

By Michael A Dingwall | Monday, July, 30 2018    

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Corruption does not have to always be with us

Paul Golding | Sunday, July, 29 2018    

You see, there are people who believe the function of the police is to fight crime, and that's not true; the function of the police is for social control and protection of property — Michael Parenti  Read More

Too much at risk if Ja goes back to the PNP

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, July, 29 2018    

Anyone who sees beauty and does not look at it will soon be poor. — Yoruba proverb  Read More

Are we tackling the right problems? — Part 1

Al Miller | Sunday, July, 29 2018    

If you want different results, you have to try different approaches. — Trent Hamm  Read More

How the financial crash of the 1990s happened and why

Edward Seaga | Sunday, July, 29 2018    

The financial shock which began in 1991 ballooned unchecked over the next five years until it exploded with a catastrophic bang in 1996. The explosion left shrapnel scattered over the financial landscape which still impacted on the economy a dozen years later. Read More

The non-despair of the Jamaican Diaspora

BY BASIL WILSON | Sunday, July, 29 2018    

SUMMER in New York City is perennially tempestuous. Shootings at backyard barbeques are not uncommon. But summer is also a delightful time of the year for the children of the Jamaican Diaspora. Read More

Here to stay?

Sunday, July, 29 2018    

It just does not seem to be going away. Talk of corruption in high and low places dominates the news cycle. Columnist Dr Paul Golding looks for a glimmer of hope when he charges that, despite numerous allegations of corruption in Jamaica and abroad, we can decide to not be a nation of... Read More

The academic as social activist: An endangered species?

Sunday, July, 29 2018    

I hold the view that social activism among academics, and more generally the intelligentsia and middle classes in Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean, has waned from what it used to be in the 1960s to the early 1980s. Read More

J'can dollar: New paradigm or same old story?

Kevin O'brien Chang | Sunday, July, 29 2018    

T he Jamaican dollar has recently reached its lowest ever level against its US counterpart, slipping below the $134 mark for the first time ever. Is this a cause for concern? Read More

Partial Emancipation: An allegory for Emancipendence

Frank Phipps | Sunday, July, 29 2018    

While the Caricom Reparation Commission bemoans the UK ignoring the crimes of slavery, as reported in a national newspaper, the UK cannot ignore the ghost of Africa in retribution. Read More

Slavery re-imagined — Part 1

Franklin Johnston | Friday, July, 27 2018    

Many Jamaicans are obsessed with slavery and hug it up as if they were the ones enslaved. Yet, what we know about slavery is from ancient, white people. Slavery history is evidenced in primary sources, archaeology, ethno linguistics, ethno biology, science (as in carbon... Read More

Development woes: Race Course and downtown

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, July, 27 2018    

It was some months ago that Prime Minister Andrew Holness passed on to the public his declaration that he and his Cabinet will get going with plans to change the status of the mid-Kingston area known as Heroes Circle. The prime minister revealed the intention to re-develop the area to... Read More



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