Editorial

Don't take your hands off the wheel, Minister Montague

Friday, June, 1 2018    

Transport Minister Robert Montague is correct in saying that the public passenger vehicle system needs overhauling. However, we wonder if some of the proposals he outlined in his contribution to the annual sectoral debate in Parliament on Wednesday will achieve that... Read More

Now for it: Busy hurricane season officially starts tomorrow

Thursday, May, 31 2018    

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasters predict a 35 per cent chance of an above-normal hurricane season, which starts tomorrow and runs until November 30. Read More

Caricom should make use of that IDB report on sport spending

Wednesday, May, 30 2018    

A new report by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) showing that Latin America and the Caribbean are lagging in spending on sports makes very interesting reading. Read More

Noble ideals must be timely and practical

Tuesday, May, 29 2018    

Having already voted overwhelmingly against accepting the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as their appeal court of last resort, the Grenadian people, we see, are likely to go through that exercise again some time this year. At least that's the intention of Prime... Read More

Jamaicans should listen to DCP Grant

Monday, May, 28 2018    

This newspaper feels a sense of gratitude to Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Novelette Grant, currently on pre-retirement leave, for her recent and very thoughtful contribution to the debate about crime in this country. Read More

Barbados without Her Majesty's loyal Opposition

Sunday, May, 27 2018    

The outcome of the Barbados general election on Thursday was unprecedented in two respects for that country: The Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) won all 30 seats in the House of Assembly, and the island will have its first ever woman prime minister in Ms Mia... Read More

Beleaguered West Indies to face grieving Sri Lanka

Saturday, May, 26 2018    

The world of sport is increasingly focused on football's FIFA World Cup in Russia which begins in mid-June. Read More

A chance for peace lost for now

Friday, May, 25 2018    

Anyone who was keenly observing the high-stakes brinkmanship between US President Donald Trump and North Korean President Kim Jong-un over recent months should not have been surprised by Mr Trump's cancellation of what would have been a historic summit between both... Read More

CCJ: Beware the politicians in (judges') robes, the wolves in sheep's clothing

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

As a country, we have never been as afflicted by intellectual schizophrenia as we are with the decision on whether to accept the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as our final court of appeal, replacing the United Kingdom Privy Council. Read More

Training/education a must for Jamaican agriculture to progress

Wednesday, May, 23 2018    

The son of a farmer and native of the farm-rich Christiana region of Manchester North Eastern, where he has been Member of Parliament since 1993, Mr Audley Shaw, is well qualified to oversee the agriculture ministry. Read More

Will the Duchess of Sussex make the difference in race relations?

Tuesday, May, 22 2018    

In Brixton, London, an enclave of predominantly West Indians, mainly Jamaicans, there has usually been very little motivation to celebrate major activities involving the British monarchy until Ms Meghan Markle — now the duchess of Sussex after Saturday's spectacular marriage to... Read More

Remembering the Eventide Home fire victims

Monday, May, 21 2018    

Yesterday marked the 38th anniversary of the Eventide Home fire — a tragedy that not too many Jamaicans easily remember, but one which occurred during the country's darkest days. Read More

We managed very well without the plastics

Monday, May, 21 2018    

Dear Editor,  Read More

A foreign policy that must speak truth to friend and foe

Sunday, May, 20 2018    

Jamaica's foreign policy appears to be becoming less possible to predict in respect of what stance the country will take on international issues. Read More

Expect high spectacle at the National Stadium tonight

Saturday, May, 19 2018    

It's not for nothing that 18-year-old Mr Christopher Taylor grabbed headlines entering today's 15th staging of the Jamaica International Invitational athletic meet at the National Stadium. Read More



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