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Ganjanomics 202 — What's the size of our markets?

We hear calls from the ganja lobby to speed up, for the health establishment to stand down, and Prime Minister Andrew Holness to lead the charge. Yes, Government is slow, but where exactly are we going?What can ganja do for our economy? Who are bag men, who... Read More

Is scamming coming to an end?
LET'S face it, it was just a matter of time before the 'Day of Reckoning' would find our nation's name tarnished because of the scamming ting, resulting in more and more of our people getting accommodations in American prisons. Wednesday's news, here at home, rattled us like a...... Read More

A 'changed' crime plan — Part 1
The following is set of proposals that actually date as far back as 1985 and were submitted to senior officers of both the constabulary and defence forces while the writer was awaiting being called as an officer recruit in the National Reserve, and then later as a private security...... Read More

Low fines, floods and volunteers
There is a connection between the ridiculously low fines paid for some offences, the consistent devaluation of the Jamaican dollar, and a lack of volunteers. There is also a connection between the present floods in Clarendon and a lack of volunteerism. And...... Read More

Pulling back from the abyss

Vincent Gordon | Wednesday, April, 26 2017   

Undoubtedly ultra-conservatism creates imbalance and injustice. But perhaps it is our recent foray into modern liberalism which has taken us to the place we are at today, where everything has become a cause — even if there is no real raison... Read More

Finally everyone gets the '1.5'

BY TEDDYLEE GRAY | Wednesday, April, 26 2017   

Yesterday , April 25 was pay day for many PAYE contributors. The day in which thousands finally got the $18,000 promised to them by the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP); money in their pockets to spend as they wish. But while there is celebration, I want to take time... Read More

Entrepreneurs of a new order

BY S Thompson | Monday, April, 24 2017   

It was encouraging to read the journey of Yoni Epstein in the Sunday Finance magazine of the Sunday Observer, April 16, 2017. His story is one of inspiration to Jamaican entrepreneurs.What captivated my interest was his... Read More

Preventing the pain of road deaths

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Sunday, April, 23 2017   

The tragic death of Olympian and Jamaica record holder Germaine Mason is a stark reminder that motorcyclists represent a high percentage of Jamaica’s road fatalities. Thirty-four-year-old Mason lost his life early last Thursday morning when his bike crashed on the Norman... Read More

Our priorities are all screwed up

Richard Blackford | Sunday, April, 23 2017   

The curtains came down recently on the Inter-secondary Schools’ Sports Association’s 107th Boys’ and Girls’ championships at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica, with Calabar High School prevailing over arch-rivals Kingston College for a... Read More

The CCJ and Cabral Douglas v The Commonwealth of Dominica

Jeffrey H Foreman | Saturday, April, 22 2017   

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in its capacity as an international tribunal with sole authority for interpreting and applying the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas (RTC) recently denied an application by Cabral Douglas for leave to commence proceedings against the Commonwealth... Read More

The challenges of Harry the Prince

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, April, 21 2017   

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We have outgrown CARIFTA Games

Franklin Johnston | Thursday, April, 20 2017   

The Carifta Games (the Games) should be transformed, abandoned (not our call) or we exit gracefully. They show the best and worst of the West Indies and divide the Caribbean. Read More

Maduro’s last gasp

Raulston Nembhard | Tuesday, April, 18 2017   

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Hiring for expertise or attitude at senior leadership levels in the Caribbean

Vincent Gordon | Monday, April, 17 2017   

Recent and imminent leadership changes in the Jamaica Constabulary Force, Sagicor, and I hear Jamaica Public Service, have brought to the fore the question: Which is more important, hiring for expertise or hiring for attitude? Read More

Behind that Coral Gardens incident

Richard Blackford | Monday, April, 17 2017   

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