Columns

Clearing the smoke on ganja

Christopher Tufton | Sunday, August, 12 2018    

With the recent launch of a number of Medicanja products, ganja is once again making news headlines and rightly so. It is an opportune time for a national discussion on the subject, as Jamaica looks to make a name for itself in the medicinal ganja market. Read More

The Jamaican dollar in perspective

BY DR KARELLE SAMUDA & STEPHANIE ABRAHAMS | Sunday, August, 12 2018    

There has been much opinion and discussion in light of the recent depreciation of the Jamaican currency, much of which has been anecdotal, emotional and sometimes confusing. Read More

Paying homage to nation, Belafonte

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, August, 10 2018    

Monday, the Government announced the list of individuals who will receive national honours at the annual presentation at King's House on Heroes' Day in October. Topping the list is noted actor/social activist, friend of the Caribbean and Jamaica, Harry Belafonte, who will be inducted... Read More

Emancipate yourself from mental slavery!

Franklin Johnston | Friday, August, 10 2018    

On August 1 we shed crocodile tears at the monument (we need one) to the unknown slave and manufacture rage at white people. Then on August 6 we fete black politicians who keep us in poverty 56 years and counting. Marcus Garvey wanted blacks to use their brains. He said “The Negro... Read More

Truly deserved, Dr Shiv Chanderpaul

Albert Baldeo | Friday, August, 10 2018    

Guyanese cricket legend Shivnarine Chanderpaul, a former captain of the West Indies team, will be awarded the Honorary Doctors of Law later this year by The University of the West Indies. It is a deserving appreciation for an unsung hero who was denied the chance to... Read More

From Emancipation to slavery

By Veronica Blake Carnegie | Thursday, August, 9 2018    

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Saint John Paul II in Jamaica 25 years ago

Michael Burke | Thursday, August, 9 2018    

Today is the 25th anniversary of the arrival of Pope Saint John Paul II in Jamaica for a two-day State visit. While he was welcomed by the local Roman Catholic Church with its low, single-digit percentage of the population, and by some Protestants, there was great objection to his visit... Read More

Bernard Lodge development and more than just housing

By Howard D Hamilton | Thursday, August, 9 2018    

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The pains of a sliding dollar

By Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, August, 8 2018    

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ACP/EU post-Cotonou negotiations: Road to 2020

By Elizabeth Morgan | Wednesday, August, 8 2018    

 Jamaica's chairmanship of the Council of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) ended on July 31, 2018. It has been a hectic period for Jamaica and the ACP. Read More

PNP VP race gives hope for party democracy a chance

Louis E A Moyston | Tuesday, August, 7 2018    

It is good to see regular elections for vice-presidents in the People's National Party PNP these days. Though the party had a history of being associated with the word democracy, at times the democratic process has been put to rest. Read More

PNP oil hedge the biggest three-card trick in modern Jamaica

BY Fabian Lewis | Tuesday, August, 7 2018    

 Politicians are masters of the art of deception. — Martin L. Gross.  Read More

The knowledge vs belief

Clinton Chisholm | Tuesday, August, 7 2018    

It is too widespread a confusion for me to leave it unchallenged. I am talking about the claim that belief is inferior to knowledge (without more, as lawyers would say). Read More

It's our turn to make history

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, August, 6 2018    

Happy Independence Day, Jamaica!We are so taken up with news here and abroad, so deep in discussions and accusations that we forget that we are the ones who make the news and, indeed, we can make history. Read More

Slavery just can't be whitewashed away

BY George Garwood | Monday, August, 6 2018    

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