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You just did not tell Pat Rousseau 'no'

Chris Dehring | Sunday, April, 21 2019    

Allow me to add to the many well-deserved tributes pouring in for Patrick H O Rousseau. Read More

Shantae Skyers' death a failure of community?

Al Miller | Sunday, April, 21 2019    

The feeling which accompanies untimely death increases whenever death's victim is young, or when death comes through horrendous means. The Shantae Skyers rape and murder in Sterling Castle, Red Hills, has plunged our national psyche into another almost unbearable place. Even though we have been... Read More

How Portland Eastern was won

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, April, 21 2019    

The one who gets a good harvest of pumpkins forgets the one who gave them the seeds. — A Kisoga proverb, Uganda  Read More

NIDS ruling a victory for disorder

Dorlan H Francis | Sunday, April, 21 2019    

The recent ruling by the Constitutional Court has triggered a robust debate with some people behaving as if the ruling was Solomonic in nature. It was not. It was a continuation of some questionable rulings by the courts of Jamaica. This ruling has caused me to wonder about the intellectual... Read More

Jamaica's mature democracy

BY BRUCE GOLDING | Sunday, April, 21 2019    

Democracy is not just about free and fair elections to choose a government. It is also about the recognition of the fundamental rights of every person and the means to secure those rights. It is about the separation of powers and the independence of critical institutions to prevent the... Read More

Migrant caravans: Are they in the Caribbean's future?

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, April, 21 2019    

Imagine the scene if people with little hope of a better life in Caribbean countries could walk to the United States. Undoubtedly many would do so, joining the tens of thousands in the present so-called caravan from three countries in Central America — El Salvador, Guatemala and... Read More

Here we go once again

Thursday, April, 18 2019    

“ The more things change, the more they remain the same.” This week is feeling like déjà vu all over again. The sad, sad story of eight-year-old Shante Skyers shouldn't feel familiar, but reports of children being murdered are no longer a... Read More

Notre Dame fire and Jamaican politics

Michael Burke | Thursday, April, 18 2019    

Today is Holy Thursday on the Christian calendar. Holy Week began last Sunday (Palm Sunday) and ends on Holy Saturday (the day after tomorrow). Read More

NIDS was always about the money

Richard Blackford | Thursday, April, 18 2019    

One of the most asinine views that I have heard is that only the criminally-minded, or people who have something to hide, are afraid of the introduction of the national identification system (NIDS). It was a talking point that had been advanced by those whose views are... Read More

Are permanent detentions the way forward?

Bert Samuels | Wednesday, April, 17 2019    

The head of the St James Police Division has reportedly admitted that the upsurge of post-state of emergency shootings is being contributed to by two groups. One, the detainees released following the end of the SOE and, two, those who fled the parish during the said... Read More

Evangelical hypocrisy and the age of Trump

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, April, 17 2019    

I met someone recently who affirmed what a seemingly great number of the members of the evangelical community believe: Donald Trump is divinely appointed as president of the United States. I managed to contain my disgust at yet another mention of what I believe to be an outrage, but... Read More

Crawford needs extra lessons

Henry J Lewis | Tuesday, April, 16 2019    

In talking to people, don't begin by discussing the things on which you differ. Begin by emphasising — and keep on emphasising — the things on which you agree. Keep on emphasising, if possible, that you are both striving for the same end and that your only difference is one of... Read More

Caricom foreign policy coordination — Idealism vs Realism

BY ELIZABETH MORGAN | Tuesday, April, 16 2019    

 Recently , there has been much concern that the member states of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) are unable to achieve cohesion in foreign policy positions. Read More

Collaboration is the key!

BY David Abrikian | Monday, April, 15 2019    

In retrospect, the episode of the recent states of emergency (SOEs) brings to mind certain things. Firstly, it seems that there was a touch of irresponsibility in the way the Opposition went about withdrawing their support for the SOEs' extension. If they had published their objections... Read More

A week of lessons learned

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, April, 15 2019    

After his Fire Phone flopped, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said, “If you think that's a failure, we are working on much bigger failures right now. And I am not kidding. And some of them are going to make the Fire Phone look like a tiny little blip.” Bezos... Read More



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