Columns

Devaluation, inflation, and the hedge insurance

Canute Thompson | Monday, August, 13 2018    

Over the past four weeks the country has been fed with what I regard as a diet of confusing information about the devaluation of the Jamaican dollar, inflation, and the price of fuel. There have been charges and countercharges about misinformation, but in the meantime... Read More

The black struggle for emancipation

Monday, August, 13 2018    

Jamaica's Emancipation rebellion of August 1, 1831 was a major event in the continuous slave rebellions in which our black ancestors fought continuously to regain their stolen freedom. That day, some 20,000 slaves attacked 200 plantations. It wasn't until sometime in 1832 that Britain... Read More

Dogged determination and admitting failure

Sunday, August, 12 2018    

You must act as if it is impossible to fail. — Ashanti proverb Read More

Quo vadis, Petrojam?

William “Bill” Saunders | Sunday, August, 12 2018    

Acquisition of the Esso Kingston refinery in 1982 by the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) was approved by the Government on the conditions that: Read More

Barbados, Dominica and Ross: Debating the wrong issue

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, August, 12 2018    

The debate, particularly on social media, following the decision by Ross University School of Medicine to relocate from Dominica to Barbados is about the wrong issue. Read More

CRUDE [UN]REFINERY

Sunday, August, 12 2018    

With the speed of an oil slick talk about Petrojam remains on the track of topical discussions. Sticking to The Agenda this week, former group managing director of the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica between 1979 and 1989 Bill Saunders says the structure put in place when he served as the first... Read More

Are we tackling the right problems? — Part 2

Al Miller | Sunday, August, 12 2018    

When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of just hacking at the leaves. — Anthony J D'Angelo  Read More

Jamaicanising Jamaican culture (Part 1)

Edward Seaga | Sunday, August, 12 2018    

If independence was to be truly meaningful to Jamaicans, it would have to be through the encounters of daily life, ensuring a more sustainable flow of national pride. Read More

Clearing the smoke on ganja

Christopher Tufton | Sunday, August, 12 2018    

With the recent launch of a number of Medicanja products, ganja is once again making news headlines and rightly so. It is an opportune time for a national discussion on the subject, as Jamaica looks to make a name for itself in the medicinal ganja market. Read More

The Jamaican dollar in perspective

BY DR KARELLE SAMUDA & STEPHANIE ABRAHAMS | Sunday, August, 12 2018    

There has been much opinion and discussion in light of the recent depreciation of the Jamaican currency, much of which has been anecdotal, emotional and sometimes confusing. Read More

Paying homage to nation, Belafonte

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, August, 10 2018    

Monday, the Government announced the list of individuals who will receive national honours at the annual presentation at King's House on Heroes' Day in October. Topping the list is noted actor/social activist, friend of the Caribbean and Jamaica, Harry Belafonte, who will be inducted... Read More

Emancipate yourself from mental slavery!

Franklin Johnston | Friday, August, 10 2018    

On August 1 we shed crocodile tears at the monument (we need one) to the unknown slave and manufacture rage at white people. Then on August 6 we fete black politicians who keep us in poverty 56 years and counting. Marcus Garvey wanted blacks to use their brains. He said “The Negro... Read More

Truly deserved, Dr Shiv Chanderpaul

Albert Baldeo | Friday, August, 10 2018    

Guyanese cricket legend Shivnarine Chanderpaul, a former captain of the West Indies team, will be awarded the Honorary Doctors of Law later this year by The University of the West Indies. It is a deserving appreciation for an unsung hero who was denied the chance to... Read More

From Emancipation to slavery

By Veronica Blake Carnegie | Thursday, August, 9 2018    

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Saint John Paul II in Jamaica 25 years ago

Michael Burke | Thursday, August, 9 2018    

Today is the 25th anniversary of the arrival of Pope Saint John Paul II in Jamaica for a two-day State visit. While he was welcomed by the local Roman Catholic Church with its low, single-digit percentage of the population, and by some Protestants, there was great objection to his visit... Read More



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