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Spiralling murder rate must be number one priority in 2018

It is quite troubling that more than 1,600 Jamaicans lost their lives in 2017 due to crime. Read More

Tourism: A strong pillar for economic growth
The resilient tourism sector continues to be the leading catalyst of economic development in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean Basin, bringing valuable investments to our shores, generating one in every four jobs, and forging many critical sectorial linkages that produce positive spillover...... Read More

Holness did not write the constitution
A constitution is a set of principles, laws, practices, and code of behaviours that govern an organisation and, in this case, a State or national government. It is the common thread that holds a country together and binds its citizens to be guided by standards and rules that establish...... Read More

A probationary chief justice and Holness's pattern of judgement
A good indication of what a person believes is hardly found in what the person says in prepared statements, but rather what the person says “off the cuff”, and more so in the person's pattern of conduct.... Read More

Stay in your lane, Holness!

Christopher Burns | Sunday, February, 18 2018    

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is an ambitious man. He is not a snollygoster. He wants to change Jamaica. Sometimes he appears unable to lift a simple hammer. At other times, he seeks out and chooses the wrong weaponry, even as he impatiently and stubbornly races toward... Read More

Prime Minister Holness vs the judiciary

Franklin Jonhston | Friday, February, 16 2018    

This is a fight we do not need, but our prime minister seems to have a penchant for self-harm. His heart is in the right place, but to talk loudly is not strength, nor is to make headlines: “I meant it!” Read More

More change: Lickle money, big money

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, February, 16 2018    

THURSDAY morning: I'm ready to rush into the office to get started on the day's agenda. The column...calls... these are the sacrifices I undergo in order that you and I will be updated with people business — the good kind, not labrish! So, on to the business of the day; the... Read More

When the dark ashes meet red roses

BY Kwame Barrett and Wayne Campbell | Thursday, February, 15 2018    

 Lent comes providentially to reawaken us, to shake us from our lethargy. — Pope Francis  Read More

Let's have a debate on Walter Rodney

Michael Burke | Thursday, February, 15 2018    

In October of this year it will be 50 years since the late Guyanese lecturer Dr Walter Rodney was declared persona non grata to Jamaica. Rodney was expelled on Tuesday, October 15, as he attempted to disembark the aeroplane that flew him back from Montreal, where he had... Read More

Don't mess with judges and their independence

BY GLENROY MURRAY | Wednesday, February, 14 2018    

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Jamaica must not sit Trump's loyalty tests

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, February, 14 2018    

The brief visit of the American Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Jamaica is hardly a platform by which to judge the strength of Jamaican-American relationships. But that Tillerson chose to come is an important statement of the continued strong relationship between the two countries,... Read More

For global water crisis, climate may be the last straw

Wednesday, February, 14 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Before man-made climate change kicked in — and well before “Day Zero” in Cape Town, where taps may run dry in early May — the global water crisis was upon us. Read More

Bring down the crime monster... by whatever name

HenryJ Lewis | Tuesday, February, 13 2018    

The question of crime is one of concern to everybody. But the position is that the security forces in our country, for the last four decades, did not concentrate on suppressing crime. Their main objective was to suppress, to crush political activity. And, in the process, crime grew to... Read More

Status quo must be challenged to fix management of judicial system

Stephen Edwards | Tuesday, February, 13 2018    

On November 21, 2017 I made an enquiry of the Court Management Services (CMS) using the Access to Information Act (ATI), which was addressed to the listed ATI officer of the agency. At the time Zaila McCalla still held the office of chief justice of Jamaica, as this is long before there was any... Read More

Our dazzling, puzzling Jamaica

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, February, 12 2018    

Our tiny Jamaican delegation to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics dazzled at the opening ceremony. We were watching the colourful but rather staid marches of the various countries when our team rocked into the stadium doing what I am told by my son is the ... Read More



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