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Gordon 'Butch' Stewart: A patriot, entrepreneur par excellence

As I promised in my last piece, I now look at the life and legacy of Gordon “Butch” Stewart, Jamaican patriot and entrepreneur extraordinaire. Read More

#SMH: The Christians who would deny shelter
Whenever legislators, judges, and lawyers engage in discussions about what constitutes “immorality” you can be sure the arguments will run the gamut from the sublime to the ridiculous.... Read More

Mona 2 — An idea whose time has come?
I wrote this following in April 2014 and recent comments on water resources in Jamaica have prompted a resubmission:I note that the annual water crisis is upon us, and I believe a modest suggestion is in order at this time.... Read More

We cannot not lose sight of the historic milestones
Martin Luther King Jr Day feels complicated this year.... Read More

To whom much is given…

David Abrikian | Tuesday, January, 19 2021    

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has received a massive mandate at the last general election and the saying, “To whom much is given, much will be required...” is greatly applicable. There are many areas that fit that “requirement”, including the most recent, to... Read More

It's time to take our power

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, January, 18 2021    

World-famous futurist and president of The Future Hunters, Edie Weiner, who spoke at an International Women's Forum (IWF) event here in Jamaica some years ago, was back last week to address us at a virtual IWF conference. Weiner is convinced that we are entering a new civilisation in... Read More

MLK Jr: Struggle and destiny

Wayne Campbell | Monday, January, 18 2021    

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character. — Dr Martin Luther King, Jr Read More

'When yuh salt, yuh salt,' but...

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, January, 17 2021    

It is the cook's fault when the cassava turns out to be hard and tasteless. — Ewe proverb, Ghana Read More

A paltry 16%?

Warren McDonald | Sunday, January, 17 2021    

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, in a newspaper article of January 10, 2021, said that any semblance of an upturn during the highly anticipated winter tourism season has effectively been crippled by the latest response of Canada and the UK, two of our major source... Read More

We don't stop here!

Lance Neita | Sunday, January, 17 2021    

If you thought 2020 was a bad year, what about 2021's first week of January. Read More

Trump-Pompeo parting shots hurt the Caribbean

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, January, 17 2021    

As they are preparing to exit the White House and the State Department on January 20, the outgoing Donald Trump Administration has planted some explosives for the foreign policy of the Government of Joseph Biden Jr. Read More

Police restraint and the Capitol siege

Jason McKay | Sunday, January, 17 2021    

The Tiananmen Square mass acre in 1989 in Beijing, China, began as a demonstration for human rights and freedom. It ended with the slaying of about 10,000 people, much of which we watched on live television as the crowd was attacked by their own... Read More

What is my risk of having a cardiovascular problem in the future?

Dr Ernest Madu and Dr Paul Edwards | Sunday, January, 17 2021    

ONE of the more frequent questions patients have is “What is my risk of getting cardiovascular disease?” We are all familiar with anecdotal stories of a 40-year-old man with no known health problems who dies suddenly of a heart attack or who suddenly experiences a disabling... Read More

Building upon The Rock

Duane Smith | Sunday, January, 17 2021    

Out in the Streets they call it murder… Welcome to Jamrock Read More

COVID-19 diplomacy, tourism and the future of the 'Developing World'

Ed Bartlett | Sunday, January, 17 2021    

I note with obvious concern the new mandatory COVID-19 test requirement that has been recently introduced by the governments of Canada and the UK. The new protocol requires that all persons, both citizens and visitors alike, entering into both countries by air present negative test... Read More


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