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Imagine the predicament of a world without democracy in America

The preservation of electoral democracy requires perpetual vigilance and that when threats are detected they are handled with deterrents sufficient to discourage those who would undermine or overthrow democracy. Read More

The weight of history on depleted West Indies in Bangladesh
As is the case with most projects which last long, West Indies cricket didn't begin in a hurry. Rather, the idea evolved over time with twists and turns, dips and surges.... Read More

How deep is the rift between US business and the Republican party?
AS the United States wades deeper into uncharted waters, corporate America appears to have taken a brutally tough stance against President Donald Trump and the Republican party, in the wake of the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol. ... Read More

Secure the future: Child athletes should be treated as children
The sports fraternity perked up with news midweek that the Government has developed a “draft framework” and is working on a “road map for implementing the safe return of sport”.... Read More

The abortion debate… here we go again

Friday, January, 15 2021    

For the umpteenth time Jamaica is engaged in the abortion debate that has never failed to stir emotions on either side. Read More

Full speed ahead, Mr Bartlett

Thursday, January, 14 2021    

Mr Edmund Bartlett, the tourism minister, this week announced that urgent steps are being taken to ramp up Jamaica's COVID-19 testing capacity, prodded, no doubt, by a decision of the United States that could further jolt our tourism industry. Read More

A chance for the GOP to regain its soul

Wednesday, January, 13 2021    

We can't say we're surprised by reports that American President Donald Trump is losing support among Republican lawmakers after last Wednesday's violent siege of the US Capitol by his supporters whom he had encouraged to march on the Congress. Read More

Jamaica might need a foreign policy reset

Tuesday, January, 12 2021    

As the Joseph Biden Administration gets ready to take the reins of power in the United States in another eight days, now would be a good time for Jamaica to review its foreign policy and decide whether there is need for a refresh and reset. Read More

Joy in work reaps huge success

Monday, January, 11 2021    

The second of Mr Desmond Allen's inspiring three-part series on the late empire builder Mr Gordon “Butch” Stewart includes a colourful description of the latter's development as a salesman, touring rural Jamaica with friend and co-worker Mr Martin Viera,... Read More

Mr Donald Trump's fatal error

Sunday, January, 10 2021    

The fallout from the insurrection on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, continues apace, and it will be sometime before the full extent of Wednesday's assault on the United States seat of power is known. Read More

The kind of thinking that will help sport

Saturday, January, 9 2021    

This newspaper has often found reason to highlight the value of sponsorship in keeping organised sport alive, from lowly community leagues to high-profile global events. Read More

Bringing crime to heel will take a lot, but it can be done

Friday, January, 8 2021    

Since March of last year, 306 people have died in Jamaica as a result of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.Preliminary data suggest that for the 12-month period January to December there were in excess of 1,300 murders. Read More

End of American innocence, naivete about democracy?

Thursday, January, 7 2021    

Televised scenes yesterday of rioters storming the United States Capitol and the use of emotive depictions like “insurrection” and “attempted coup” by the American media, with President Donald Trump looming in the shadows, went past the... Read More

We will miss Mr Harry Maragh

Wednesday, January, 6 2021    

Easily, three of the people who paid tribute to Mr Harriat Pershad “Harry” Maragh on Monday captured his persona best. Read More

What happens today and tomorrow in the US vital to democracy

Tuesday, January, 5 2021    

Today, the United States will hold two consequential run-off races in the state of Georgia to determine whether it's the Republicans or the Democrats who will control the Senate and, significantly, the legislative landscape for the immediate future. Read More


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