Editorial

SOE: If Dr Peter Phillips doesn't get it, who will?

Tuesday, January, 8 2019    

Dr Peter Phillips, the Opposition leader, is unquestionably one of Jamaica's brightest politicians. His formidable intellect and ability to articulate complex issues set him apart among his peers. Read More

A hope for today's national security meeting

Monday, January, 7 2019    

Dare we hope that today's planned meeting between the Government and Opposition on national security issues will adjourn with a consensus on the way forward in this island's perennial fight against crime? Read More

Does national ownership matter?

Sunday, January, 6 2019    

Foreign direct investment (FDI) has been a dominant feature of small developing economies, such as Jamaica's. In the era of plantation slave economy under British colonialism, the plantations and the large businesses, such as commercial banks, were foreign-owned. Read More

Sport coaching project a demonstration of Jamaica/China relations

Saturday, January, 5 2019    

Local sports associations should heed the advice of Ms Olivia “Babsy” Grange to make the best use of the opportunity offered under the Technical Cooperation Project on Sport Coaching between Jamaica and China. Read More

We'll hold the applause, Mr Shirley

Friday, January, 4 2019    

Mr Lyttleton Shirley's announcement on Monday that the Riverton disposal site in Kingston is to become a green space for the benefit of neighbouring communities is welcome news. Read More

Politicians in their ackee on football game with crime

Thursday, January, 3 2019    

Our political leaders find their mindless football game on crime so 'sweet' that they have taken it into the new year with a laser focus more on scoring points, rather than saving lives. The latest salvo is, unbelievably, about when to meet to discuss crime. Read More

Opportunities in the plastics ban

Wednesday, January, 2 2019    

When plastic use first took hold here on a large scale in the 1960s, most Jamaicans alive today weren't born yet. Read More

And now we welcome the new year… Full of things that have never been

Tuesday, January, 1 2019    

René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke, better known as Rainer Maria Rilke, who is described as one of the most lyrically intense German-language poets, and accredited with the above sentiment, was not merely indulging in well-wishing. Read More

Miss Khadija Shaw: A symbol of hope and possibilities

Monday, December, 31 2018    

In a Jamaica which suffers from a lack of opportunity, disillusionment and violent crime, every drop of inspiration is welcome. Read More

US no longer world policeman: good or bad?

Sunday, December, 30 2018    

United States President Donald Trump's pronouncement that the US will no longer be the world's policeman is a statement of profound importance which will be greeted by some with grave concern and by others with a sense of relief. Read More

Sheer bungling at the highest level of local football

Saturday, December, 29 2018    

The manner in which this International Football Charity match between local outfit Waterhouse FC and St Andrews FC of Malta was announced at a press conference at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel on Thursday gave us cause for serious concern. Read More

Please, prevent further road deaths

Friday, December, 28 2018    

The latest traffic crash data from the Ministry of Mining and Transport's Road Safety Unit are not, by any means, encouraging. In fact, the unit is projecting that, based on the current trend, road fatalities for 2018 will increase by 16 per cent, compared with last... Read More

Mr Dwight Nelson will be remembered by the hewers of wood and drawers of water

Thursday, December, 27 2018    

One could argue with some degree of credibility that Mr Dwight Nelson was understated, much against his intrinsic value as a nation-builder. Read More

That no one will go to bed hungry, lonely this Christmas night

Tuesday, December, 25 2018    

If not for the religiosity, then let us celebrate today, Christmas Day, for the enduring symbolism of peace, goodwill to all men and the celebration of giving. Read More

Coming to grips with plastic

Monday, December, 24 2018    

How time has flown!It's Christmas Eve and we are now just a week away from 2019, which is when the ban on the manufacture, importation and distribution of various forms of plastic products, announced in September, takes effect. Read More



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