Columns

'Bredda Breadfruit' in the limelight

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, October, 26 2018    

The weekend is at hand. We who fall into the family housekeeping tradition of “putting pot pon fire” are ready to pick and pare and get down to receiving guests. What are we cooking? And, are we confident in what we are going to do and when? Will we be hunting for ingredients... Read More

GSAT is dead, long live PEP and critical thinking

Franklin Johnston | Friday, October, 26 2018    

Peeps are shocked that Jamaicans react badly to Grade Six Achievement Tests (GSAT) considering how judgemental we are. We love to judge “she hair, she shoes, she dress, she man, she a bleach har skin”. We have contests in song, dance, sound system clash; best farmer, farm... Read More

Needed: Somewhere to channel roadwork concerns

Louis Moyston | Thursday, October, 25 2018    

I support policies that are progressive, such as those for educational and scientific changes and high-level upgrading of the country's infrastructure.I welcome progress. I welcome the highways, except the misnomer to Portmore. Read More

Changing meanings: From welfare to welfare

Michael Burke | Thursday, October, 25 2018    

It is said that a visitor to a foreign country has either of two problems in terms of communication: An unfamiliar language or a language spoken unfamiliarly. In the latter scenario, words of the same language are used in different ways or other words in the language not often used by... Read More

Growth and its social effects

BY Kimberly Roach | Thursday, October, 25 2018    

 Kingston , since the birth of Jamaica's modern identity, has been a primate city. It is often a marker of Jamaica's development and a place to which rural folk often look for economic advancement. Read More

Do not tinker with parliamentary committees

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, October, 24 2018    

LAST Wednesday's meeting of the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) was detained for almost two hours by internal wrangling over procedural matters. The meeting descended almost into a brawl, with Government and Opposition members trading barbs while being unmindful... Read More

UN SDGs and C'bean 'friends' at the US table

BY Elizabeth Morgan | Wednesday, October, 24 2018    

 AS a reminder, the UN Agenda 2030 and its 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) form the global development plan to which Jamaica's National Development Plan, Vision 2030, is now aligned. Read More

Women's rights and development

Lorenzo Smith | Tuesday, October, 23 2018    

Over the past couple weeks, Alando Terrelonge, the Member of Parliament (MP) for St Catherine East Central, shared on Twitter about some of the socio-economic problems — including education, poverty, and family planning —... Read More

Latin America and the Caribbean of tomorrow depend on its children today

Jorge Familiar | Tuesday, October, 23 2018    

On a recent trip to Latin America I met Marco Gómez, an inspiring young entrepreneur from Costa Rica who studied aerospace engineering abroad on a scholarship. After graduating, he returned home and co-founded the Space Systems Laboratory of the Technological... Read More

Right move, wrong reason

Warrick Lattibeaudiere | Tuesday, October, 23 2018    

¿Habla español? No mucho, un poco. Read More

ZOSO and SoE fairness and 'favouritism'

Canute Thompson | Monday, October, 22 2018    

The Government has announced that some 20 communities have been identified to be named zones of special operations (ZOSO). This suggests that the Government wishes to utilise ZOSOs as a long-term crime-fighting strategy. Read More

A strange funeral indeed

Clinton Chisholm | Monday, October, 22 2018    

I began serving as a pastor in 1983 and have done many funerals in different settings, but I have never before experienced being told by the spokesman of an armed group of policemen that I would be allowed only an hour to complete the service. Read More

Balance our energy consumption with renewables

Duane Smith | Monday, October, 22 2018    

The proliferation in consumption of energy across the island, and more specifically across the municipalities, propels one to ask for how long can we continue with the heavy dependency on fossil fuels? Read More

The sky is the limit

Lance Neita | Sunday, October, 21 2018    

When the Reggae Girlz lost 0-6 to the USA in the Concacaf football championship on Sunday, October 14, I thought to myself that this is it. I had not been following the tournament closely, but I didn't see how a team could make it into the final berth after being mauled 6-0, and with the... Read More

The coming OECD blacklist

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, October, 21 2018    

Reports are wrong in stating that eight Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries are on a “blacklist” recently released by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) over Citizenship by Investment (CBI) and Residency by Investment (RBI) schemes that they... Read More



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