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Miss Lou's fantastic memory box

Lance Neita | Wednesday, October, 16 2019    

Louise “Miss Lou” Bennett-Coverley is timeless. Hence, the anniversary of her birth being celebrated over three months. “What a joyful news, Miss Matty,” Louise would likely say if approached about such a party. And so it should be, a timeless... Read More

If impeachment comes to the US Senate — 5 questions answered

Wednesday, October, 16 2019    

If the US House of Representatives concludes its impeachment inquiry by passing articles of impeachment of President Donald Trump, attention will turn to the Senate. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, is known as a master of the Senate's rules, and... Read More

It's the citizens who must protect their right to know

Raulston Nembhard | Tuesday, October, 15 2019    

The Government has backtracked on its unfortunate resolution to Parliament to extend the time that the public can access Cabinet documents from 20 to 70 years. I do not know what the members of the Cabinet might have been smoking to have deliberated and finally decided that this was the right... Read More

A litmus test on social intervention programmes in Jamaica

HORACE CHANG | Tuesday, October, 15 2019    

During the Violence Prevention Symposium held in Montego Bay on September 26, I contested the much-touted success of social intervention programmes in St James. This has sparked a timely and welcomed public debate around the issue of how social intervention programmes have been designed and... Read More

Jessie's spirit of mercy endures

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, October, 14 2019    

It is always wonderful to be with your schoolmates — except, of course, Aggrey Irons who continues to this day his practice from Alpha Prep of pulling my hair! Of course, I am joking; so proud of Aggrey, my mischievous classmate who is now a renowned... Read More

This 'partnership of equals' concept needs serious examination

By Elizabeth Morgan | Monday, October, 14 2019    

Changes are coming to the European Union (EU) with its new commission. I indicated in previous articles that the EU would be moving from the donor and recipient relationship to partnerships of equals. Read More

Something here does not pass the new-car smell test

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, October, 13 2019    

A sculptor is summoned and the woodpecker shows up. — Yoruba Proverb, Nigeria.Strong and independent institutions prevent mature and functional democracies from descending into the ignominious category of failed states. Read More

What Marley's 'One Love' can teach us about the climate catastrophe in The Bahamas

CONNIEL MALEK | Sunday, October, 13 2019    

My eyes filled with tears several times as I watched the media coverage of Hurricane Dorian's devastation of The Bahamas. This story is becoming much too familiar. Read More

Enhancing the provision of community mental health care

CHRISTOPHER TUFTON | Sunday, October, 13 2019    

World Mental Health Day 2019, celebrated on October 10, was a special day for the Ministry of Health and Wellness and, more importantly, for the people of Jamaica whom we serve. Read More

Let's conquer this mountain

AL MILLER | Sunday, October, 13 2019    

It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves — mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary Read More

Military tribunal for the undeclared war

Jason Mckay | Sunday, October, 13 2019    

William Calley was an American soldier who was convicted of the massacre of 22 people at a village named My Lai in Vietnam in 1968. The actual death count of the massacre was over 500, comprising old men, women and children. Read More

A litmus test on social intervention programmes in Jamaica

DR HORACE CHANG | Sunday, October, 13 2019    

During the Violence Prevention Symposium held in Montego Bay on September 26, I contested the much-touted success of social intervention programmes in St James. This has sparked a timely and welcomed public debate around the issue of how social intervention programmes have been designed... Read More

Resist the UN being held to ransom

RONALD SANDERS | Sunday, October, 13 2019    

The United Nations (UN) is facing a severe shortage of cash, and, according to its Secretary General António Guterres, “the organisation runs the risk of depleting its liquidity reserves by the end of the month (October) and defaulting on payments to staff and... Read More

Ganja hurt Jamaica for decades; can it prosper us?

Franklyn Johnston | Friday, October, 11 2019    

Ganja has been a pervasive and insidious destroyer, not in itself, but through abuse by others. It damaged our economy more than alcohol or tobacco. It destroyed young lives, families, communities, businesses, exports; soured external relations; and its soporific qualities stanched... Read More

The Latin American left isn't dead yet

By Santiago Anria Dickinson College | Friday, October, 11 2019    

Argentina, Bolivia and Uruguay will all hold presidential elections in October. And, for now, leftists are strong contenders in all three countries. Read More



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