Resolving the Venezuelan crisis

Sunday, March, 24 2019    

THE deepening crisis in Venezuela has divided Caricom, Latin America, the Western Hemisphere and the world. Read More

Sky's the limit as Reggae Boyz face El Salvador

Saturday, March, 23 2019    

The make-up of the current Jamaica Reggae Boyz squad for the today's Concacaf Nations League qualifying game against El Salvador in that country speaks to changes that have taken place in the approach to national team representation in recent years. Read More

Proud of our Special Olympics delegation

Friday, March, 22 2019    

That our Special Olympics team would have performed well at the 2019 World Summer Games in the United Arab Emirates was never in doubt. The team, though, has given us an even more special gift — a total of 33 medals, four more than they won at the 2015 Summer... Read More

The departure of Mr Ruel Reid

Thursday, March, 21 2019    

We shed no tear for the departure of Mr Ruel Reid as minister of education, youth and information, a man if he had his way, would rob this country of its freedom of expression and, by extension, press freedom. Read More

Important lessons from the Buju Banton concert

Wednesday, March, 20 2019    

First , our congratulations to the organisers of the Buju Banton 'Long Walk to Freedom' concert staged last Saturday night at the National Stadium in St Andrew. From all reports, the event started bang on time and, outside of a few glitches, ran... Read More

Cellphones in the dark: Does the Transport Authority operate in rural Jamaica?

Tuesday, March, 19 2019    

The dire warning to motorists against the use of snow (winter) tyres on Jamaican roads, against news of a 37 per cent increase in road fatalities since the start of the year, is perhaps an indication that the Transport Ministry is being proactive. Read More

Portland Eastern vote will have national impact

Monday, March, 18 2019    

The result of the upcoming by-election in Portland Eastern, following the tragic death of Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Lynvale Bloomfield, will reverberate nationally. Read More

Brexit: A case when delay is not danger, but opportunity

Sunday, March, 17 2019    

The British people, renowned for their determination and never-say-die approach to major difficulties, are facing one of their sternest tests — the so-called Brexit issue. Read More

Thankful for artificial football surface at Mona

Saturday, March, 16 2019    

In mid-2017, national senior men's football coach Mr Theodore Whitmore and players condemned the playing surface at their training ground, The UWI-JFF Captain Horace Burrell Centre of Excellence in Mona, St Andrew. Read More

Prostitution of the right to vote in by-election

Friday, March, 15 2019    

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Why economic independence is key

Friday, March, 15 2019    

In his budget presentation last week, Finance Minister Nigel Clarke clearly articulated the mission that National Hero Norman Manley had argued should be for the next generation after him. Read More

Ja's Civil Aviation Authority must keep us informed

Thursday, March, 14 2019    

Given the affinity of our Rastafarians for Ethiopia, as their spiritual home, we breathe a huge sigh of relief that so far there are no reports of any Jamaican dying in the tragic crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 which killed all 157 people aboard on... Read More

Supporting Justice Sykes' drive for order and efficiency

Wednesday, March, 13 2019    

Just over a year ago, Chief Justice Bryan Sykes, then newly appointed to act in the position, promised Jamaicans that under his watch the court system would not be business as usual. Read More

Constant Spring Market: A case for public education

Tuesday, March, 12 2019    

Admittedly , we shed a tear or two for the vendors of Constant Spring Market, St Andrew, especially for the last of the hold-outs who watched in total misery as their shops were demolished Sunday. Read More

Finally, a budget for both growth and equity

Monday, March, 11 2019    

Some have already argued that in his maiden budget presentation, Dr Nigel Clarke has made the best budget speech ever by a minister of finance in Jamaica. In examining this claim, one must first review the economic policy objectives he outlined when he was first appointed last year,... Read More


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