USF saga demonstrates need for new public boards rules

Wednesday, July, 25 2018    

The imbroglio engulfing the Ministry of Energy and its agencies is a clear indication of the way in which partisan politics can damage people and institutions in this country. Read More

7,000 Jamaican slaves under our very noses?

Tuesday, July, 24 2018    

When many Jamaicans think of slavery, what comes to mind are images of Africans in chains, crowded onto slave ships, and later working in the hot sun on large plantations in white-dominated countries in the Western world. Read More

A wonderful example from Clarendon

Monday, July, 23 2018    

That the south-central parish of Clarendon is among Jamaica's more crime-prone regions is well known. Read More

When large animals fight, take care not to be trampled

Sunday, July, 22 2018    

There is a wise old adage which says that when large animals are engaging each other, whether they are making love or war, small animals must get out of the way to ensure their survival. Read More

Looking ahead to Test cricket championship and 50-over World Cup

Saturday, July, 21 2018    

Two months ago the Sandals-sponsored West Indies cricket team would have been satisfied with a 1-1 series draw against Sri Lanka and a 2-0 sweep of Bangladesh in the five-Test home series. Read More

The heat is on: Study of related deaths now vital

Friday, July, 20 2018    

Mr Glenroy Brown, climatologist at the Met Service in Jamaica, made a very interesting point in his interview with this newspaper published yesterday. Read More

The desperation of Ms Jennifer Housen and the drought of ideas

Thursday, July, 19 2018    

Ms Jennifer Housen, who is proposing to represent the People's National Party (PNP) in the St Andrew West Rural constituency, seems a desperate woman based on our report in yesterday's edition. Read More

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


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