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PNP's 'love the poor' politics left the nation poorer

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, December, 9 2018    

A bird will never hatch from a snake's egg. — Bafumbira proverb, Uganda Read More

The 1970s: Tumbling of the feet of clay (Part 3)

Edward Seaga | Sunday, December, 9 2018    

Problems seemed to be following Dudley Thompson. On May 30, 1980, the Supreme Court ruled that his July 18, 1978 nomination as a candidate for the by-election to contest the St Andrew Western seat was “unlawful and unconstitutional”, as was his election to... Read More

Petrojam watershed

Bruce Golding. | Sunday, December, 9 2018    

The revelations by the auditor general of the sorry state of affairs at Petrojam are a manifestation of a chronic failure in management, board direction and ministerial oversight. The crucial question is whether it is a systemic failure that may be plaguing other government agencies on which the... Read More

The Caribbean: Confronting its demons

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, December, 9 2018    

Had the meeting of Caricom governments on the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME) been the only event affecting the Caribbean in the first week of December, it would have been a week to celebrate. But, it was also a week when global emissions of carbon dioxide reached such high levels... Read More

We must send a strong message against corruption

BY Kimberly Roach | Friday, December, 7 2018    

It is more evident that Jamaica's corruption culture is stink and permeates all social aspects of our young society. Read More

Return to tragedy

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, December, 7 2018    

Don't let us fool ourselves, no matter how hard our members of the police force work until they drop these days it is going to take more than just their effort to get crime under control. Read More

Montego Bay needs an iconic gateway!

Friday, December, 7 2018    

Leaders disrespect Montego Bay by this risible offer of a two-faced sign. It's like a typewriter to a child. This is the 21st century, people! Read More

US President George H W Bush: a remarkable man

Richard Bernal | Thursday, December, 6 2018    

I am prompted to write this short tribute to the late George H W Bush, president of the United States from 1989-1992. I do this because I would like to pay tribute to a remarkable man during whose tenure I served as Jamaica's ambassador to the US and permanent representative to the... Read More

The season of Advent in our times

Michael Burke | Thursday, December, 6 2018    

In the season of Advent (observed over the four weeks before Christmas), Roman Catholics and other Christians recall the sinful world in which Jesus Christ arrived to save us from our sins. We do this by reflecting on our own sins with a view to repenting and confessing as we do in the... Read More

The next great Jamaican tourism attraction

Henley Morgan | Wednesday, December, 5 2018    

I often use the anecdote of the goose that laid the golden egg to describe the attitude of Jamaican governments, specifically, and the Jamaican people, generally, towards development of national assets. Jamaica is like a poor man who was given the goose as a present. Not appreciating its value,... Read More

States of emergency use must have an end point

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, December, 5 2018    

Public Defender Arlene Harrison Henry has reported on the appalling conditions in which she believes detainees are being held under the state of public emergency in St James. She is particularly concerned about abuse of the human rights of detainees. The police high command in charge of the area... Read More

LAC vis--vis the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration

Alicia Barcena | Tuesday, December, 4 2018    

The member states of the United Nations are preparing to adopt, in Marrakech, the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, which has received broad support from the region of Latin America and the Caribbean. This instrument arises as the international... Read More

What's being done about 'Doing Business'?

Tuesday, December, 4 2018    

By October 2019 the World Bank and International Financial Corporation will publish their 17th report on the Ease of Doing Business Index. Our Government has until May 2019 to attempt to influence the outcome of that report because only data available at that time will... Read More

Special Caricom heads meeting must achieve CSME results

BY ELIZABETH MORGAN | Monday, December, 3 2018    

THROUGH complacency, poor management and lack of vision the West Indies cricket team is now the sick man of cricket, struggling for a place at the bottom. It is said that the state of cricket in the Caribbean reflects the political, social and economic state of the... Read More

Naming politicians who 'hug up' criminals

Canute Thompson | Monday, December, 3 2018    

Young, outspoken, feisty, up-and-coming Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) heavyweight Matthew Samuda has threatened to name politicians who are “hugging up” criminals. Should Samuda follow through on his threat (promise) — and I doubt he will — Jamaica would surely benefit. And... Read More



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