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Coping with changes and stress

Thursday, June, 21 2018    

In a world where there is constant change it should not throw out our economy and cause stress every time there is change. There should be education to cope with change. We need to have a national change of mindset. Read More

How truly bankable is 'Brand Jamaica' for Jamaicans?

Donovan Watkis | Thursday, June, 21 2018    

Recently I saw that Tina Pinnock, known professionally as HoodCelebrityy, a Jamaican dancehall singer and songwriter from the Bronx, New York, signed to Epic Records. She released two mixtapes in 2017. After having only one hit song the record label found interest in... Read More

Whither trial by jury

Bert Samuels | Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

The opponents of trial by the people and of the people have finally paved the way to the abolition of trial by jury. The supporters of trial by judge alone for gun-related murders (in a Bill to be soon laid before the Parliament) have been making systematic progress to ultimately encroaching on... Read More

Kim, Trump Summit — a promissory note without any real promise

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

There seems to be universal agreement that Kim Jong-un and the North Koreans gained more from the recent Donald Trump/Kim Summit than did Trump, America, and the world by extension. It was clear that Kim went into the summit far more prepared than Trump; that he knew... Read More

Urban resilience: Can our cities pass the stress test?

Henry J Lewis | Tuesday, June, 19 2018    

The world is becoming increasingly urban, and cities face constant struggle with the complex environmental social, economic, and political challenges of the 21st century. Cities have attracted and concentrated a massive number of people, generating new problems of... Read More

From regurgitation to critical thinking Give PEP a chance to work

Wayne Campbell | Tuesday, June, 19 2018    

The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking. — Albert Einstein  Read More

ATL'S golden gifts to Jamaica

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, June, 18 2018    

We were part of the happy buzz, last Tuesday, when hundreds converged on Hope Gardens to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Appliance Traders Group. The Gordon “Butch” Stewart organisation's ascent from a fledging supplier of air conditioning units in 1968 to the creation of... Read More

Public speaking: Problems & solutions

Clinton Chisholm | Monday, June, 18 2018    

Media houses and denominations are to blame for the gaffes — grammatical and especially pronunciation — their employees make because they do not provide the badly needed basic training in speech conventions and mastering pronunciation for them. Preachers and electronic media... Read More

Tight squeeze for Hong Kong's young professionals

Sunday, June, 17 2018    

HONG KONG, China (AFP) — As housing prices spiral in Hong Kong, young professionals are living in ever-shrinking spaces, with box-like “nano-flats” and co-shares touted as fashionable solutions. Read More

Magnanimity or self-glory?

Canute Thompson | Sunday, June, 17 2018    

I was travelling through the hills of Westmoreland on Tuesday, June 12, during coverage of the naming ceremony for the north-south link of Highway 2000. The radio signal was unclear at points. I heard parts of Prime Minister Andrew Holness's comments and the word “magnanimity” stood... Read More

A sequence of events: Sham, silence and socialism

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, June, 17 2018    

Do not forget what is it to be a sailor because of being a captain yourself. — Tanzanian proverb  Read More

Preparing a people-centric generation — Part 1

Al Miller | Sunday, June, 17 2018    

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. — Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the USA  Read More

Conform or reform? That is the question

WALTER SCOTT | Sunday, June, 17 2018    

An address to the Realtors Association of Jamaica's Annual General Meeting last Wednesday.  Read More

Quashee takes centre stage

Sunday, June, 17 2018    

The various traits of the personality of the Negro slave fell into a general pattern that has been recognised all over the New World. Read More

Do your best in Cuba to build Jamaica — Ambassador

BY INES FORS FERNANDEZ | Sunday, June, 17 2018    

This is an edited version of a presentation made by Cuba's Ambassador to Jamaica Inés Fors Fernández, at the ceremony for the official presentation of medical scholarships to seven successful candidates in Kingston on May 31, 2018.  Read More



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