'Jacket' culture will complicate paternity law

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, responding to questions from Opposition Member of Parliament Ronald Thwaites this week, announced that a joint select committee of Parliament is likely to examine the issue of mandatory addition of the names of fathers to Jamaican birth... Read More

Jamaica 55: Has Independence been worth it?

Sunday, July, 16 2017    

When the British reluctantly granted political Independence to India in August 1947, they were not convinced that their colonies were competent to manage themselves. As for the very small states of the Caribbean, the idea of political independence seemed... Read More

At last, good sense prevails in West Indies cricket

Saturday, July, 15 2017    

Even the humble sometimes have a hard time saying 'sorry'.It becomes so much harder when the people involved have big egos. Read More

We squander this opportunity to right wrongs at our peril

Friday, July, 14 2017    

With the passage of the Zones of Special Operations Bill by both Houses of Parliament, the Government and its agencies, inclusive of the police and the army, now have within their grasp the legislative backing necessary to allow the security forces to make a telling... Read More

Caricom co-operation on crime a splendid idea

Thursday, July, 13 2017    

There is strength in unity, and Prime Minister Andrew Holness shows that he gets it, at least in the seemingly unwinnable fight against crime. Read More

Keep your hands off Hanover BPO, Mr Politician!

Wednesday, July, 12 2017    

The proposed plans by business process outsourcing (BPO) company Collective Solution to begin operations at the old and dilapidated Jockey garment factory could not have come at a better time for Hanoverians. Read More

A J's political record

Tuesday, July, 11 2017    

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Suffer the little children… 'I wish I could hide them'

Tuesday, July, 11 2017    

Whatever the excuses — and there is a plethora of them — that we use to explain away the high prevalence of crime in Jamaica, let us not lose sight of the awful impact crime is having on our children. Read More

Cricket World Cup qualification on the line

Monday, July, 10 2017    

We note Mr Christopher Gayle's kind words about the West Indies team which lost 1-3 to India in their One-Day International (ODI) series which ended last week. Read More

What became of the Golding Report on Caricom?

Sunday, July, 9 2017    

Not unlike most summits, the Caribbean Community (Caricom) Heads of Government meetings are notorious for being more talk than action. The more countries, the more talk, and the fewer the decisions and actual outcomes. Read More

Speak up on poor state of Reggae Boyz training field

Saturday, July, 8 2017    

The Reggae Boyz are off to the CONCACAF Gold Cup in San Diego, California, with coach Mr Theodore Whitmore hoping for at least a place in the knockout stage of the competition. Read More

The brutality in the honesty of UN officer Gonzalo Ramos

Friday, July, 7 2017    

If some Jamaicans could have their way, they would declare United Nations safety and security officer, Mr Gonzalo Ramos persona non grata for his very clumsy public comments on crime in Jamaica. Read More


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