'Two coob dat cannot even hold my 12 pigeon'

December 1962 was a chilly month for Jamaica. A cold front was blowing and, unlike the traditional 'Chrismus breeze', it kept people in sweaters and overcoats and most people stayed indoors, including our politicians, who spent an extraordinarily long time that... Read More

On being a transformational leader

Canute Thompson, PhD | Sunday, May, 21 2017    

Dear Prime Minister Andrew Holness:Congratulations on being inducted into the The University of the West Indies' roll of distinguished graduates. Your induction provides an opportunity for a discussion on your important leadership role, which... Read More

Let's honour fallen police in a National Memorial Arboretum

Franklin Johnston | Friday, May, 19 2017    

From time to time people ask politicians to mark some tragedy or fatal heroism and nothing happens; not because of faint heart, but maybe concern about what to do and how. The recent call by the Police Federation for a monument to fallen police echoes many over... Read More

Where has all this rain come from?

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, May, 19 2017    

NATURE speaks…but do we listen?It would be most interesting to find out how many of us take seriously the subject of the environment. More than likely, the response of many of us would be: Wha dat haffi do wid me? If you really picking argument, go ask one... Read More

The tangible and the intangible

Michael Burke | Thursday, May, 18 2017    

Today is the birthday of Saint John Paul II, who reined as pope between 1978 and 2005, and of Hugh Lawson Shearer who was prime minister of Jamaica from 1967 to 1972. Saint John Paul was born 97 years ago in 1920 and Hugh Shearer was born 94 years ago in 1923. On reflecting on... Read More

Lots of work to do in our parliament, communities for LGBTI

Dr CÚsar N˙˝ez | Thursday, May, 18 2017    

Yesterday, May 17, the world marked the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT). This observance was meant to draw the attention of the public, decision-makers, and the media to the challenges faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual,... Read More

No Caricom country should join unholy campaign to aid and abet others to get their hands on Venezuela

BY DAVID COMISSIONG | Thursday, May, 18 2017    

áToday , May 18, 2017, Caricom ministers of foreign affairs will all be gathering in Barbados for a special meeting to discuss primarily the situation in Venezuela and the campaign that has emerged in the Organization of American States... Read More

Stand united against HIV and AIDS

Wednesday, May, 17 2017    

Sex workers in Jamaica are two times more likely to contract HIV/AIDS than an individual in any other profession. According to statistics produced by the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVCC), the sale of sex is similar to gender-based violence and is an increasing health... Read More

UWI has become more than a seat of learning

Henley Morgan | Wednesday, May, 17 2017    

Milton Friedman, a staunch defender of American capitalism, famously wrote in his book Capitalism and Freedom , “There is one and only one social responsibility of business — to use its resources and engage in... Read More

No need to fight over sabbath; unite

Sean Major-Campbell | Tuesday, May, 16 2017    

Some of the most sincere and decent human beings I have met are members of the Seventh-Day Adventist tradition. There are those Seventh-Day Adventists (SDA) with such a profound sense of community and respect for others. I know those with an inner beauty that... Read More

Time for JamExit from Caricom

Tuesday, May, 16 2017    

The whole world was shocked when the United Kingdom chose to leave the European Union. It is yet to be seen how positively or negatively this will affect the British people. The exit forced a resignation from former Prime Minister David Cameron, only to leave the nation's uncertain... Read More

Zoleka Mandela's impassioned plea to #slowdown #savelives

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, May, 15 2017    

As we heard the crack in Zoleka Mandela's voice, describing her pain and that of other parents who have lost their children in road crashes, we pondered on the reason for the careless behaviour on our roads. We note statistics revealing that some 115 deaths on our roads and many... Read More




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