Norman Washington Manley 1893-1969

Michael Burke | Thursday, July, 5 2018    

Yesterday, July 4, 2018, marked 125 years since the birth of National Hero Norman Washington Manley. Today marks 50 years since Norman Manley stated at his 75th birthday banquet (held the day after his birthday) that he would step down as president of the People's National Party (PNP)... Read More

This is what quality looks like

Henley Morgan | Wednesday, July, 4 2018    

According to Fortune magazine, supported by popular sentiment, FedEx, General Electric, Microsoft, Singapore Airlines, Sony, Toyota, and Walmart are among the most admired brands in the world. To this rarefied group belongs one Jamaican brand, Sandals. Read More

A cannabis game-changer

Ellen Campbell- Grizzle and Reggie Gaudino | Wednesday, July, 4 2018    

The recent approval of the drug Cannabidiol (CBD) by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a decision of seismic proportions to the medical cannabis business. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) must now make a determination as to the... Read More

UTech to host medical cannabis symposium tomorrow

Wednesday, July, 4 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica —  The University of Technology (UTech) will be hosting its third staging of the Jamaican Medical Cannabis Integration Symposium (JAMECANN 2018) tomorrow under the theme “Merging Science, Spirit & Business”. The Ministry of Agriculture, in an... Read More

Americans should be wearing sackcloth and ashes today

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, July, 4 2018    

Today is July 4, a date which resonates with all Americans as it is the national celebration of the country's independence from Britain. No one can deny that since the founding of the nation America has been an interesting, if not fascinating, experiment in freedom, democracy, upholding... Read More

JLP Gov't and PNP Opposition: A match made in heaven?

BY Carlton A Gordon | Tuesday, July, 3 2018    

It has been said that, “The reward for good work is more work.” With this in mind, it appears that the match between the People's National Party, as parliamentary Opposition, and the current Andrew Holness-led Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Government may yet come to be seen as “a... Read More

Critical thinking, philosophy and education

Louis E A Moyston | Tuesday, July, 3 2018    

In recent months there has been a resurgence of discussions in the newspaper and on the television on critical thinking and education. I have observed in recent years presenters at research conferences mention the role of critical thinking in their educational... Read More

Inspiration does trepidation

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, July, 2 2018    

When the youthful Dr Jennifer Mamby-Alexander stood up to accept the 2018 Mavis Watts Award from the Business & Professional Women's Club (BPW) of St Andrew a week ago, no one would guess that she had been diagnosed with stage four breast cancer 32 years ago. Dr Mamby-Alexander has... Read More

Don't distort abortion conversation, MP Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn

Monday, July, 2 2018    

Earlier this month, Member of Parliament Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn moved a motion in Parliament for the legalisation of abortion. She cited certain international instruments, giving the impression that they support her call. This is not the case. If one simply reads the named documents it... Read More

'Let the chips fall where they may'

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, July, 1 2018    

If you do not have patience you cannot make beer. — Malawian proverb  Read More

New tourism frontier opening in Discovery Bay

Lance Neita | Sunday, July, 1 2018    

Discovery Bay has been quietly developing over the past two years as a tourism destination that is fulfilling its potential which was discovered by Columbus himself many years ago. The new-look Puerto Seco Beach being developed by Kenny Benjamin and his Guardsman... Read More

Seeing President Trump in a pleasing light

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, July, 1 2018    

US President Donald Trump did not sign 'The Charlevoix G7 Summit Communique' in Canada in early June. In not doing so he demonstrated doubts about the group in which the US participates with Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the presidency of the European Union... Read More

When is the right time?

Lorenzo Smith | Sunday, July, 1 2018    

Football fever is high and we are all concerned with goals and point standings. I think Dr Peter Phillips, leader of the Opposition, might have caught this fever and tried to score some goals on Sunday last at the People's National Party National Executive Council (NEC)... Read More

Five sexism issues at the World Cup

Sunday, July, 1 2018    

MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — Complaints spreading on social media from fans, reporters and officials at the football World Cup have cast a spotlight on sexist behaviour during the competition in Russia this month.Here are five of the issues:  Read More

Can Jamaica fit in the CSME?

Edward Seaga | Sunday, July, 1 2018    

The relationship of Jamaica with its Caribbean neighbours in a regional organisation was first publicly discussed at a conference in Montego Bay in 1947, called by British Secretary of State Arthur Creech Jones, to discuss the question of regional political... Read More


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