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Battle lines drawn in the Portland Eastern constituency

Raulstan Nembhard | Wednesday, March, 6 2019    

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Did God make a mistake when he gave reggae to Jamaica?

Henley Morgan | Wednesday, March, 6 2019    

God in his infinite wisdom chose to give reggae to Jamaica. Imagine for a minute if America were home to reggae; if America had Trench Town, the birthplace of reggae, with street after street where icons of the culture and the music lived; the Ambassador Theatre, where the early proponents of... Read More

Much to learn from our former colonial superior in the abortion debate

Christopher Harper | Tuesday, March, 5 2019    

THE provisions of section 72 and 73 of the 1861 Offences against the Person Act, a colonial remnant which criminalises abortion, have no place in modern society. Integral to the current parliamentary debate is an acknowledgement of the fact that the former imperial has made arguable progress in... Read More

The importance of climate proofing national policies and plans in the age of climate change

Elsie Laurence-Chounoune | Tuesday, March, 5 2019    

THE United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) recently supported a climate proofing training for policy analysts, a timely and relevant initiative, as the world is at a critical point in its collective efforts to address climate change. Read More

What about mandatory military conscription?

By Romane Elliston | Tuesday, March, 5 2019    

 HAVE you ever heard of the term mandatory military conscription? No? How about military service? Military conscription speaks to the drafting of a country's citizens into the military.So, where am I going with this? Read More

Still a hard climb for women

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, March, 4 2019    

As we gear for International Women's Day activities we must acknowledge that it is simply not true that, “The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.” To be clear, we feminists are not demanding that we rule the world, but rather that girls and women have the same... Read More

The Church and culture

Clinton Chisholm | Monday, March, 4 2019    

Several years ago I shared on this topic of this piece in a church because I find that Christians tend to have an instinctive suspicion about things dubbed 'culture', whereas non-religious folk, especially if they are social scientists, tend to convey an instinctive... Read More

Damion Crawford — a man with 'no abiding city'

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, March, 3 2019    

If you're going to grow tall your legs will get thin. — Yoruba proverb, Nigeria  Read More

3 years into this JLP Administration

Canute Thompson | Sunday, March, 3 2019    

Jamaica is in a post-truth era (which is the case with other countries). According to the English Oxford Dictionary, post-truth is generally used in reference to politics and denotes the socio-political condition in which objective facts are less influential and less important than emotion and... Read More

Test cricket is back

Lance Neita | Sunday, March, 3 2019    

Editor's note: This piece was written and submitted mere hours before news came that acclaimed sports journalist and author Tony Becca had died. He was a very, very good friend of the author. The piece is dedidcated to Becca's life and work.  Read More

Haiti is in deep trouble again

Edward Seaga | Sunday, March, 3 2019    

Over the recent decades, Jamaica developed an enigmatic relationship with its second-nearest neighbour, the Republic of Haiti. As the first country in the Western Hemisphere to rid itself of its colonial masters and declare independence in 1804, Haiti appeared to have... Read More

The triumph of politics

BY GARNETT ROPER & COLIN CAMPBELL | Sunday, March, 3 2019    

Information contained in the 2019/20 Estimates of Expenditure, and two recent articles in the daily newspapers, are clearly indicating that the Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited (JUTC) is on a direct collision course with bankruptcy and its eventual... Read More

Jamaica's labour market regulations in perspective

BRUCE GOLDING | Sunday, March, 3 2019    

In accusing the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) of bias, the private sector must do more than simply cite the preponderance of rulings made in favour of employees. That is no more convincing than arguing that because 70 per cent of murder trials end in acquittal, the court is biased... Read More

Laws, justice, rehabilitation and Buju

BY JASON McKAY | Sunday, March, 3 2019    

As a nation, we are sometimes divided on issues. Half say 'free the World Boss', whilst another half say 'Don't, he is a murderer'. Some think that Michael Manley is a national hero. Others think he marked the beginning of the end of the Jamaica that... Read More

The plight of women and their health

Wayne Campbell | Friday, March, 1 2019    

We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women's voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored. — Sheryl Sandberg  Read More



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