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Recruitment, education and retention

Reports of extrajudicial slayings and the ensuing investigations seem to have the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) in a bit of a pickle. The nation seems to be further losing faith in the ability of the force to uphold the law in a professional and forthright manner. Corruption seems to be rife... Read More

Bunting's calculated risk may need divine intervention
NO one who has been following Jamaican politics in recent times would have been surprised at Peter Bunting's decision to challenge Dr Peter Phillips for the presidency of the People's National Party (PNP). He had made his intentions known for some time having deferred his intention to...... Read More

Democrats must not make the same mistake as in 2016
In 2016 the corporate media and the Democratic National Committee anointed Hillary Clinton as presidential nominee even before the primaries started. She carried a lot of baggage and in the end, although she won the popular vote, Donald Trump walked into the White House.... Read More

Drug trafficking is a global problem foist upon Caribbean countries
Violent crime is down in countries across the Caribbean. Jamaica's prime minister said that homicides fell by 22 per cent last year. Homicides in the Dominican Republic have been on a downward trend since 2011. In the Bahamas, statistics for 2018 highlight an overall...... Read More

Making a case for a national e-commerce policy

BY Mazie-Grace Smith | Tuesday, June, 18 2019    

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A different kind of bauxite experience

Lance Neita | Monday, June, 17 2019    

An agriculture/education expo coming out of the bauxite industry last month was considered by some to be unique, unusual, and to others, unreal. This is because the mental image of bauxite mining conjures up pictures of holes in the ground and shipments of precious landfill being shipped... Read More

Happy Father's Day or Happy Men's Day?

BY ROMANE ELLISTON | Monday, June, 17 2019    

For the longest time in Jamaica, and the Caribbean at large, fatherhood has been marked by absenteeism. Recently, I did an interview with a group of boys ranging from ages 14 to 18 about their relationship with their fathers. Unfortunately, the stories had more... Read More

The world is crazy about K-pop and reggae

BY YOUNG GYU LEE | Monday, June, 17 2019    

In the dynamic music world, two genres have been able to withstand the test of time by maintaining their originality and popularity. These days it is truly unusual to find someone who is completely unfamiliar with k-pop and reggae music. Their recognition is reaffirmed time and time... Read More

Peter Phillips only has himself to blame

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, June, 16 2019    

A knife does not know who its master is. — Akan proverb, Ghana  Read More

Military rule, crime, and our democracy

Everton Pryce | Sunday, June, 16 2019    

The supporting role of the military in the fight against the ugly spread of hard-core crime and violence, particularly in perceived volatile communities across Jamaica, is increasing, and most Jamaicans appear in favour of this trend. Read More

Scapegoats of the Immaculate girl tragedy

JASON McKAY | Sunday, June, 16 2019    

On March 20, 2012, a group of young men decided to arm themselves with guns, get into a car, and drive to the municipality of Portmore in the parish of St Catherine. Read More

Renewables: A focus of the UAE and the Caribbean

Bader Almatrooshi | Sunday, June, 16 2019    

One of the challenges encountered these days in the Caribbean is access to energy. This region is highly dependent on imported oil and other fossil fuels for transport and electricity, accounting for huge amounts of money spent every year in this sector. Read More

What's the merit to legalising Obeah?

Al Miller | Sunday, June, 16 2019    

Bad luck wus dan Obeah! — Anonymous Jamaican adage  Read More

St Vincent on the UN Security Council: More valuable than coin

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, June, 16 2019    

Make no mistake about it, the election of St Vincent and the Grenadines — one of the world's smallest states — to a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council is both an important and timely event. Read More

Africa's market is Jamaica's birthright

Franklin Johnston | Friday, June, 14 2019    

Africa owes us big time! It sold us to the white man and should give us access to its markets as a right. The white man invested his loot, does well; what of Africa? Why did you trade my great, great, great grandpa to strangers for shiny beads? Your forefathers traded... Read More



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