Columns

Missing babies and Brexit pains

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, January, 18 2019    

The last few weeks in Jamaica the reports of babies being taken have been among the talking points on the road. Questions are being asked as to why someone would steal a baby, and whether there are other motives behind these incidents. Opinions range from whether there is a... Read More

Hear a cry of desperation from our schools

Franklin Johnston | Friday, January, 18 2019    

We are all rushing, so pause, take a deep breath and ponder some realities which should claim our compassion and action at the highest level. Here is one letter from a teacher who is laying foundations — socialising our kids in our supposedly well-funded... Read More

Judgment Cliff and earthquakes

Michael Burke | Thursday, January, 17 2019    

As you might know, this is Earthquake Awareness Week. It is now 112 years since the earthquake of 1907 devastated Kingston and other parts of Jamaica on January 14, 1907. Less known is that as a result of the same 1692 earthquake that sank most of Port Royal, the district of St David,... Read More

Can we mix Christian charity and pragmatism to create low-income housing In Jamaica?

Thursday, January, 17 2019    

“And Jesus said unto him, 'Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.'” (Luke 9: 58-62) Read More

On a point of order, Franklin Johnston

BY Stephanie Sewell | Thursday, January, 17 2019    

Dr Franklin Johnston's column of Friday, January 12, 2019, 'We need a Ministry of Schools', was an odd mishmash of pseudo-analysis with glaring misinformation. Read More

Jamaica, Petrojam and a beleaguered Venezuela

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, January, 16 2019    

With his country in economic shambles and facing an uncertain political future, Nicolas Maduro was sworn in as president of Venezuela for a second term last Thursday. A significant number of countries, including Jamaica, have criticised the elections, charging that it... Read More

Outlook for Jamaica's international trade in 2019

By Elizabeth Morgan | Wednesday, January, 16 2019    

The prospects for expanding exports depend significantly on the state of the economy and its trading partners. The major global economic institutions, such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and the Organization for... Read More

Tourism, remittances and the partial US government shutdown

Wayne Campbell | Tuesday, January, 15 2019    

I had always hoped that this land might become a safe and agreeable asylum to the virtuous persecuted part of mankind, to whatever nation they might belong. — George Washington  Read More

Understanding global and US economic sanctions programmes

BY Christopher Pryce | Tuesday, January, 15 2019    

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Stirred by a pledge; living for others

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, January, 14 2019    

The annual National Leadership Prayer Breakfast (NLPB) will be held this Thursday, preceded by a week of prayer. Chaired by Bishop Stanley Clarke, and generously supported once again by Victoria Mutual Building Society, this year's theme is 'I Pledge'. Read More

The road to prosperity: How much worse before it gets better?

By Norris Rowe | Monday, January, 14 2019    

“Jamaica, the place of choice to live, work, raise families, and do business.” — Vision 2030  Read More

Sex, lies and the Internet ...the Gen Z Edition

Paul Golding | Sunday, January, 13 2019    

Adolescence has been described as the time of incredible physical, social and emotional growth, and peer relationships, especially romantic ones, are a major social focus of many teens. The cohort of teens known as Generation Z (Gen Z), Centennials, Founders, and iGen, it is assumed, was born... Read More

Ideology seems more important than humanity to the PNP

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, January, 13 2019    

Truth and morning become clearer step by step. — Amhara proverb, Ethiopia  Read More

National good over narrow interests in Guyana

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, January, 13 2019    

President of Guyana David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo showed political maturity when they met on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 to try to resolve a constitutional crisis that could have led to civil strife and the destabilisation of their nation. They... Read More

Developing innovation, entrepreneurship and technology for global competitiveness

Ralph Thomas | Sunday, January, 13 2019    

The following is an edited version of the presentation made at the 2018 University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) Research Conference of the same title:  Read More



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