More than normal policing needed now

Sunday, January, 20 2019    

A meeting involving the private sector, the churches, human rights, civil society groups, and political leaders should have been held last Wednesday to format a national consensus on security, specifically how the country can effectively combat violent crime. Read More

Our Reggae Girlz are truly belles of the ball

Saturday, January, 19 2019    

We have said it already, and we dare say it again.We are indeed indebted to our female footballers for not only their historic qualification to the Fifa Women's World Cup, but that they continue to fly the nation's flag proudly and loftily. Read More

Let's get to work on the traffic ticketing system

Friday, January, 18 2019    

From the discussions at Wednesday's meeting of Parliament's Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC), it is clear that much work is needed to ensure the effectiveness of the new Road Traffic Act when it is implemented in April. Read More

How will the US Government shutdown affect Jamaica?

Thursday, January, 17 2019    

For good or for bad, our long, deep and historic ties with the United States mean that Jamaica is hardly likely to escape unscathed any major adverse development affecting the North American giant. Read More

Rocky road ahead for Prime Minister May

Wednesday, January, 16 2019    

Political analysts in the United Kingdom (UK) are forecasting that Prime Minister Theresa May will win today's no-confidence vote in the British Parliament. However, while that may very well be the case, it is clear that Mrs May and her Government will have to deal with the deep divisions in the... Read More

Venezuela: Once a friend, forever a friend?

Tuesday, January, 15 2019    

The position of the Opposition on Jamaica's vote at the Organization of American States (OAS) against recognition of the Maduro Government in Venezuela is heavily posited on the historical friendship enjoyed by Kingston and Caracas. Read More

We must build resilience to climate change impact now!

Monday, January, 14 2019    

News from scientists last week that the world's oceans are heating up at an accelerating pace is cause for even greater focus on the need for small island developing states to craft and implement resilience-building instruments. Read More

If the late Mr Carl Rattray turns in his grave…

Sunday, January, 13 2019    

Mr Rudyard Spencer, the junior minister for national security, last Tuesday announced the reopening of Howard Pre-Release Hostel at Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre, better known as General Penitentiary or GP. It is news that could easily have escaped the... Read More

Game of Life: A serious conversation in charitable causes

Saturday, January, 12 2019    

The Catholic nun and missionary Mother Teresa, in her eloquent best, summed it up most poignantly when she said: “It's not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.” Read More

What now for beleaguered Venezuela?

Friday, January, 11 2019    

It is painful to watch the current developments in Venezuela, especially given the fact that Kingston and Caracas have enjoyed fruitful and friendly relations for decades. Read More

How full, how frank and how wide-ranging were the crime talks?

Thursday, January, 10 2019    

The inevitable press statement emerging out of Monday night's discussions between the Government and the Opposition on national security and crime management trumpeted that the talks were “full, frank and wide-ranging”, but told us little else of substance. Read More

Fingers crossed that NWC raises its $100m…

Wednesday, January, 9 2019    

News from the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) that the chances of drought and recurrent dry spells have increased in most of the region during the first three months of this year should not surprise anyone who has been keeping abreast of climate change's impact on the... Read More

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


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