Crime menace: If the JLP thinks it can't lose the election…

Thursday, June, 27 2019    

The ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) should be careful not to believe, as the People's National Party (PNP) did in 2016, that there was no way it could lose the next general election. Read More

A level playing field for schools the only solution to the 'agony'

Wednesday, June, 26 2019    

Despite various iterations of the placement tool for assigning students to secondary-level educational institutions since Independence — be it Common Entrance Examinations, Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), and the new Primary Exit Profile (PEP) — none has been able to reduce the... Read More

If we could just control the disorderliness on the roads…

Tuesday, June, 25 2019    

All of documented history demonstrates that an orderly, rules-based society is a prerequisite for social and economic development, and yet disorder seems to be the culture of most Jamaicans. Read More

A good move by Jamaica Producers Group

Monday, June, 24 2019    

We are always pleased when we see Jamaican companies excelling, both here and overseas, as that kind of growth and expansion redounds to the benefit of the company, its owners, employees and, ultimately, Jamaica. Read More

Is it time to name Messrs Edward Seaga, Michael Manley national heroes?

Sunday, June, 23 2019    

With the interment today of Mr Edward Phillip George Seaga, it might be appropriate to begin the debate, which is simmering beneath the surface, about whether he and the late Mr Michael Manley should be named national heroes. Read More

A timely reminder from the World Bank

Saturday, June, 22 2019    

Word from the World Bank this week that natural hazards — made more likely by climate change, such as flooding and storms — are costing poor nations hundreds of billions of dollars every year, due to crumbling infrastructure, is a timely reminder to us in this region that we... Read More

Moving beyond the Reggae Girlz's historic feat

Friday, June, 21 2019    

We can't say it often enough in this space that we are proud of our senior women's national football team, the Reggae Girlz. Read More

Ignore prisoner rehabilitation at our own peril

Thursday, June, 20 2019    

Sensible nations understand the dangers of ignoring the need for meaningful prisoner rehabilitation, conscious that the majority of inmates will return to society to unleash whatever skills — good or bad — new experiences, and habits they have... Read More

Thank you, Brian Wynter; welcome, Governor Byles

Wednesday, June, 19 2019    

Last week, when the Government announced the selection of Mr Richard Byles as the next governor of the Bank of Jamaica, it was noticeably silent on the role played by the incumbent Mr Brian Wynter in the economic improvements the country is seeing... Read More

Transgender conference a sign of the times

Tuesday, June, 18 2019    

THE Jamaican brand has taken quite a battering from the local and international LGBTQ community, having been tagged “homophobic” — meaning possessing an aggressive intolerance of anything less than a heterosexual lifestyle. Read More

Towards a healthier, happier Jamaica

Monday, June, 17 2019    

Long before Dr Christopher Tufton, Jamaican health ministers have found reason to fret and complain over the high cost of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Read More

So much hope pinned on our Diaspora

Sunday, June, 16 2019    

The 8th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference will be launched this evening by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, and will take place from June 16 to 20 at Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston. Read More

Despite losses, great possibilities for Girlz going forward

Saturday, June, 15 2019    

The 0-5 defeat of the Reggae Girlz by Italy yesterday has effectively dashed their hopes of reaching the knockout stage of the Fifa 2019 Women's World Cup in France, barring a mathematical miracle of virtually unprecedented proportions. Read More

Kingston looking good by the numbers

Friday, June, 14 2019    

To its eternal credit, the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has never neglected to promote Kingston as heavily as it does the island's major resort areas. Even in times when sections of the capital city were experiencing turbulence, the JTB made sure to send the word throughout the travel... Read More

The 'Steele Doctrine' could well apply to proposed sugary drinks tax

Thursday, June, 13 2019    

Mr Marcus Steele, Carreras Limited managing director, is no doubt looking out for his company's well-being, but his warning about the likely consequences of an additional tax on cigarettes could apply to the proposed tax on sugary drinks. Read More


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