Drastic action needed to curb domestic homicides

Jason McKay | Sunday, April, 28 2019    

DOMESTIC homicide has always been a significant contributor to Jamaica's national homicide rate. It has become a lesser percentile of the whole figure because of the increase of gang-on-gang violence, or as I like to call it, “idiots killing idiots”. Read More

Is not me… is dem

Lance Neita | Sunday, April, 28 2019    

Is not dem, a classic Jamaican way of dodging responsibility that is repeated a thousand times in a thousand languages across a thousand cultures. Read More

Waiting for rain

BY EVAN THOMPSON | Friday, April, 26 2019    

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Notre Dame, Christianity; Africa then, now, and our future

Franklin Johnston | Friday, April, 26 2019    

Eternal life is in organisations and the Church is the most enduring. The immolation of Notre Dame de Paris (Our Lady of Paris) is a tragedy for the Roman Catholic Church, Christianity and civilisation. Read More

Resurrection, liberation and integrity

Michael Burke | Thursday, April, 25 2019    

Easter Sunday or the feast of the resurrection was celebrated last Sunday in many of our churches. The Roman Catholic Church celebrates Easter for six weeks. Jesus Christ, the word of God made flesh, is, to Christians, total goodness in the flesh as God is totally good. Read More

Caricom unity – Illusion or reality?

BY SUNIL RAMDEEN | Thursday, April, 25 2019    

For decades there have been attempts by various nations to form a unified approach to how they conduct their affairs. From the Allied Forces in the world wars to the United Nations and NATO, to the European Union and now Caricom. Read More

Do not write the PNP obituary just yet

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, April, 24 2019    

Coming out of the last by-elections in Portland Eastern with more than a bloody nose, the People's National Party (PNP) has been bruised, battered, and, for some, seems headed for the scrap heap. Its leader, Dr Peter Phillips, is a man besieged especially by the judicious, and in some instances... Read More

Minister Chang, please increase support for Parole Board and parolees

Carla Gullotta | Tuesday, April, 23 2019    

The following is written as an open letter to Minister of National Security Horace Chang:  Read More

Male educators needed!

Keriffe Clark | Tuesday, April, 23 2019    

With the myriad issues plaguing the education system, especially at the school level, it is imperative that we re-evaluate our own beliefs and ideas of how we define a school curriculum. Many individuals are of the belief that a curriculum is solely a document prepared... Read More

Hope... because He lives

Raulston Nembhard | Monday, April, 22 2019    

Last Monday — referred to as Holy Monday on the Christian calendar — witnessed the burning of the historical Notre Dame Cathedral in France. There was grief and consternation as the building burned, especially when the old spire fell into the fire. Gladly, the building was... Read More

Jesus is risen

Lance Neita | Monday, April, 22 2019    

Happy Easter to you all. With all the beach bacchanals and the wild wet parties there seems hardly any room left over for the religious observances of the season. Although I must admit I have not seen as many crazy parties advertised this year as per previous years. Read More

You just did not tell Pat Rousseau 'no'

Chris Dehring | Sunday, April, 21 2019    

Allow me to add to the many well-deserved tributes pouring in for Patrick H O Rousseau. Read More

Shantae Skyers' death a failure of community?

Al Miller | Sunday, April, 21 2019    

The feeling which accompanies untimely death increases whenever death's victim is young, or when death comes through horrendous means. The Shantae Skyers rape and murder in Sterling Castle, Red Hills, has plunged our national psyche into another almost unbearable place. Even though we have been... Read More

How Portland Eastern was won

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, April, 21 2019    

The one who gets a good harvest of pumpkins forgets the one who gave them the seeds. — A Kisoga proverb, Uganda  Read More

NIDS ruling a victory for disorder

Dorlan H Francis | Sunday, April, 21 2019    

The recent ruling by the Constitutional Court has triggered a robust debate with some people behaving as if the ruling was Solomonic in nature. It was not. It was a continuation of some questionable rulings by the courts of Jamaica. This ruling has caused me to wonder about the intellectual... Read More


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