As we honour Nelson Mandela, let's take stock of ourselves

Wednesday, July, 18 2018    

Had he lived, South African President Nelson Mandela would have marked his 100th birthday today which is most appropriately being observed as Nelson Mandela International Day. Read More

Why the Firearm Licensing Authority must press along

Tuesday, July, 17 2018    

In a country where for so long the gun has been the main instrument of violent deaths, it boggles the mind that the State-run Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) has only just begun to trace illegal ammunition in a serious way. Read More

A lack of decency from Mr Paulwell

Monday, July, 16 2018    

The late American journalist, cultural critic, and satirist Mr Henry Louis Mencken once said: “It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favour of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public... Read More

Russia gets deserved credit for a great World Cup

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

Russia , since the days of late 17th century, has felt that Western Europe looks down on it as an uncivilised backward country, and it has longed to be accepted among the so-called concert of modern nations. Read More

There is much for Jamaica to learn from Croatia's success

Saturday, July, 14 2018    

Croatia's relentless march to the final of this year's FIFA World Cup against France scheduled for tomorrow in Moscow is nothing short of remarkable. Read More

Encouraging news from Minister Clarke, but...

Friday, July, 13 2018    

The central bank data on foreign direct investment (FDI) which Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke referenced in Frankfurt, Germany, during the European leg of Jamaica's investor road show on Wednesday is indeed encouraging. Read More

Is Britain heading for another referendum over Brexit?

Thursday, July, 12 2018    

Chequers is the country resort of the prime ministers of the United Kingdom, and the place where the Cabinet retreats to resolve its most difficult issues, usually producing a consensus and emerging as a united front. Read More

Thailand cave rescue a wonderful display of humanity

Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

Just as we did in 2010 when 33 Chilean miners were rescued from a collapsed mine 2,300 feet underground after 69 days, we held our collective breaths as rescue workers yesterday successfully took the last of 12 boys and their football coach from a cave in Thailand. Read More

If these Caricom leaders fail…

Tuesday, July, 10 2018    

We have learnt over the years, by dint of hard experience, multiple disappointments and numerous heartaches, not to hold our breath when Caribbean Community (Caricom) heads of governments make decisions at their annual summits. Read More

Jamaicans have a right to know

Monday, July, 9 2018    

It is our hope that the Government will heed the advice of the Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) and senior editors regarding post-Cabinet press briefings which, we are told, will resume on Wednesday (July 11) following a protracted break. Read More

Myopia of politicians and nations

Sunday, July, 8 2018    

“Inattentional blindness”, also known as perceptual blindness, is a psychological lack of attention that is not associated with any vision defects or physical deficits, but an individual's failure to perceive an unexpected stimulus that is in plain sight. Read More

How should Jamaicans build a strong football culture?

Saturday, July, 7 2018    

Television sports commentator and humorist Mr Oral Tracey recently raised an interesting but age-old topic. Read More

Painful but not surprising data on child abuse

Friday, July, 6 2018    

It was quite painful listening to the cases of sexual and other abuse of children reported last week by Jamaicans For Justice (JFJ) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Read More

New president, old issues for the CCJ

Thursday, July, 5 2018    

The installation of the new Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) president coincided yesterday with the start of the 39th summit of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) Heads of Government at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James. Read More

Values and attitudes: Is Mr Patterson flogging a dead horse?

Tuesday, July, 3 2018    

Former Prime Minister P J Patterson, in 1994 and again in 2003, threw his weight behind a campaign to steer Jamaicans into a new era of wholesome values and positive attitudes hoping to achieve a kinder, gentler society. Read More


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