Ja's Data Protection Act gives citizens more control over their personal data

Shaista Peart | Sunday, December, 16 2018    

We are now living in the digital age which is grossly powered by information. Through technological advancements it is becoming easier for us to share information about ourselves to conduct everyday tasks and to interact with others. Evidently, the sharing of personal... Read More

The 1970s: The cream floats to the top (Part 4)

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) had been restructured into a disciplined and well-organised campaign model capable of endurance. In January 1980, at a retreat in Montego Bay, I restructured the party machinery into functional areas of operation: administration, finance, campaign, organisation,... Read More

Hemp herb takes the spotlight

Ellen Campbell | Sunday, December, 16 2018    

Cannabis sativa, a variety of ganja, has a cousin. Her name is hemp. She is less delicate, and not as beautiful as her cousin. Hemp is hardier and more functional than the rest of the cannabis family and is well known for the industrial purposes for which her... Read More

Petrojam needs a 'Fresh Start', Holness

Al Miller | Sunday, December, 16 2018    

Jerusalem, Oh, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you. How often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks but you would not. — Matthew, tax collector (26 AD)  Read More

Scotiabank obligation for decades of profits

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, December, 16 2018    

A curious double standard is being applied by the Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) by its decision to sell its operations in nine Caribbean countries to Republic Financial Holdings Limited (RFHL) of Trinidad and Tobago. Read More

Black hair products, women's diseases and UWI research priorities

Franklin Johnston | Friday, December, 14 2018    

The research done by white people on black people's health, published in journals, which black people do not read, is amazing. Today we consider the epidemiology of African Diaspora women especially in the prevalence of hormone- impacted conditions, and the likely links... Read More

A journey indeed!

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, December, 14 2018    

On Wednesday evening of this week a group of distinguished guests gathered at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in Kingston to witness the launch of a book which captures a slice of Jamaican history. The publication in question goes by the title My Political... Read More

Political delay tactics in Advent

Michael Burke | Thursday, December, 13 2018    

“But every time there is a problem… they set up another commission of enquiry, and when the commission… submits its report they set up a committee to examine the recommendations of the commission. And when the committee makes its report they set up a... Read More

Christmas: Tradition vs Truth

Clinton Chisholm | Thursday, December, 13 2018    

At the outset you should know that I have advocated in print and in sermons for the removal of Christmas as a calendar event and public holiday. Read More

Dealing with the cesspool of corruption at public agencies

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, December, 12 2018    

Jamaicans seem to have become inured to the yearly revelations of corruption emanating from the Auditor General's Department (AGD) concerning the operations of government entities. Does anyone remember Adrian Strachan, that veritable public servant who was succeeded by the present, very... Read More

Indiscipline and Ja's development

BY ELIZABETH MORGAN | Wednesday, December, 12 2018    

 Without discipline there is no life. — Katharine Hepburn  Read More

Autopilot, ethical leadership and governance

Henry J Lewis | Tuesday, December, 11 2018    

Our Government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches people by example… If the Government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man [person] to become a law; unto himself... — Justice Louis D Brandeis, US Supreme... Read More

Let's stand up for equality, justice and human dignity

Sean Major-Campbell | Tuesday, December, 11 2018    

The following is a lightly edited version of the homily for the celebration of World Human Rights Day delivered on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Christ Church, Vineyard Town.  Read More

Mueller's logical end game is President Pelosi

Grace Virtue | Monday, December, 10 2018    

In the wake of the US midterms, and the realisation that in less than 60 days he will face a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives, Donald Trump endorsed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for the speakership, which she held from 2007 to 2011. Read More


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