NAFTA stance could damage trade and diplomatic relations

Sunday, September, 2 2018    

Bullying is a universal problem. The victims can suffer serious injury and, in some cases, the effects can be fatal. Those who submit to bullying do so because, in their calculation, it is less harmful than refusing the demands of the bully. Read More

Digicel's master stroke

Saturday, September, 1 2018    

Telecoms company Digicel deserves high praise for its decision to appoint Mr Ricardo Fuller as its schoolboy football ambassador for the Digicel Manning Cup. Read More

Let us not lose this momentum

Friday, August, 31 2018    

Two reports this week from entities established to monitor and guide the Government's economic policy and performance have stated in no uncertain terms that the country is moving in the right direction. Read More

School attendance and the harsh economic realities

Thursday, August, 30 2018    

Among the unfortunate things about modern Jamaica is that there are still many children of school age who attend school only infrequently or not at all. Read More

Remove obstacles to growth, please

Wednesday, August, 29 2018    

Mr Michael Lee-Chin makes some interesting points in the sixth quarterly report of the Economic Growth Council (EGC) issued earlier this week. Read More

Capitalise on state of emergency's effectiveness

Tuesday, August, 28 2018    

The data released by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) last week that the country has seen a 16.8 per cent reduction in serious and violent crimes for the period January 1 to August 18 is indeed encouraging. Read More

Communities must be organised to help face down crime... there is no other way

Monday, August, 27 2018    

We keep saying in this space that if Jamaica is to stop criminals, there will have to be systematic and sustainable organisation of communities to assist the police in every shape and form, always within the ambit of the law. Read More

Take the sugar industry off life support

Sunday, August, 26 2018    

Sugar was once the most valuable commodity in the world. It led to, and sustained the slave trade, and the profits financed the Industrial Revolution in England. Read More

Schoolboy football: Good news, promising changes and an old problem

Saturday, August, 25 2018    

When news broke early this month of closure of the title-sponsorship arrangement for schoolboy football between the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) and telecoms giant FLOW, the public expectation was for the announcement of a replacement title sponsor(s) in short... Read More

Preparedness can save lives

Friday, August, 24 2018    

The magnitude 7.3 earthquake experienced by several Caribbean territories and Venezuela on Tuesday serves as a reminder that we need to keep strengthening our ability to respond to natural disasters. Read More

Venezuela needs help

Thursday, August, 23 2018    

President Nicolas Maduro has gone ahead and devalued Venezuela's currency, the bolívar, by 95 per cent. That, in effect, has moved the official exchange from 285,000 bolívars to one US dollar, to the current black market rate of six million bolívars per US dollar. Read More

Making the most of our heritage

Wednesday, August, 22 2018    

Yesterday, in our commentary on efforts by the Government to develop the birthplace of National Hero Marcus Mosiah Garvey as a museum and appropriate memorial, we raised the issue of how Jamaica is honouring all its seven National Heroes and other outstanding citizens who have served the... Read More

Are we doing enough to honour those who served Jamaica well?

Tuesday, August, 21 2018    

Well-thinking Jamaicans are undoubtedly pleased at efforts to develop the birthplace of National Hero Marcus Mosiah Garvey as a museum and appropriate memorial. Read More

Caribbean getting smart about climate change

Monday, August, 20 2018    

The Caribbean is one of the regions of the world most vulnerable to the impact of the growing intensity of climate change. Small island developing states often suffer the ravages of frequent natural disasters. Read More

Mr Kofi Annan's death a great loss to the world

Sunday, August, 19 2018    

The common sentiment in the mountain of tributes paid to Mr Kofi Annan yesterday was that he was a decent human being who used his two terms as United Nations (UN) secretary general to work at making the world a better place. Read More




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