Jamaicans won't readily forget their distress in early September when their national football flag-bear ers, the Reggae Boyz, went down 0-3 to visiting Panama in the National Stadium.
Imagine the headlines if only Victoria Mutual had been an athlete…
If Victoria Mutual (VM) Group — the conglomerate which grew out of the 143-year-old Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS) — had been an athlete the news of its recent achievements might have made for bigger headlines, perhaps on the front...
Crown's right of appeal the right thing at the right time
It was a long time coming, eight years to be exact, but finally the scale of justice has been balanced further with passage, last Friday, in the Senate of two Bills that grant limited right of appeal to the prosecution in criminal proceedings.
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
In the proverbial chicken or egg situation, we don't know which came first — the passage of the Sexual Harassment (Protection and Prevention) Act, 2021 or the decision of some of our top female artistes to speak out against...More
Sunday, October 10, 2021
The global rivalry between the two superpowers, the United States and China, is so fierce that many countries think that the wise course for their foreign policy is to choose to align with one or the other. We think it might be better to have good diplomatic relations with both, as they...More
Saturday, October 9, 2021
AFTER four games, Jamaica's Reggae Boyz are at the bottom of the Concacaf final-round 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers with just one point. It looks bad.More
Thursday, October 7, 2021
For a very long time, Jamaicans have been 'wearing' The Emperor's New Clothes, if we can borrow from the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen's 1837 folk tale, in welcoming the proposed review of the national honours and awards process.More
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Mr Mark Myrie, better known in the music world as the much-l iked Buju Banton, served nearly a decade in an American prison on a drug rap, but for what he, in his own words, admitted was just “running my mouth”.More
Sunday, October 3, 2021
The biggest vaccination campaign in the history of humanity is underway, and Jamaica has the dubious distinction of being among countries at the bottom of the global pile of fully vaccinated people.More
Saturday, October 2, 2021
JAMAICAN women had every reason to hold their heads high just over a week ago when news broke that Commodore Antonette Wemyss Gorman had become the first female to head the Jamaican army, replacing Lieutenant General Rocky Meade, who has retired.More
Thursday, September 30, 2021
We don't know how many Jamaicans, if any, are among the nearly 600 employees United Airlines said yesterday it would be firing for refusing to comply with a requirement to be vaccinated for COVID-19. But the bald truth is that we can feel the noose tightening around Jamaica's neck where...More