Columns

Needed: A Caricom foreign trade strategy and agenda

BY Elizabeth Morgan | Wednesday, February, 6 2019    

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Wisdom, political unity and the message to criminals

Henry J Lewis | Tuesday, February, 5 2019    

Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom. — Charles Spurgeon  Read More

Facebook is a persuasion platform that's changing the advertising rulebook

Saleem Alhabash | Tuesday, February, 5 2019    

FACEBOOK — the social network that started in a Harvard dorm room 15 years ago — has evolved into a media and advertising giant. It's helped create a new age of precise consumer insights. With over two billion users worldwide, ... Read More

Our history of slavery should make us cautious about abortion

By Patrice Williams | Monday, February, 4 2019    

I personally need Member of Parliament Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn and all parliamentarians to declare publicly that they have not received any financial benefit or promise from any pro-abortion organisation, including Planned Parenthood. The stakes are too high. I cannot trust that the plan... Read More

Immigration 'problem' in the US?

Glenn Tucker | Monday, February, 4 2019    

What problem could be so serious as to place the country in such an insecure position? Read More

Placing the performance of the Government in context — Part 2

Canute Thompson | Sunday, February, 3 2019    

In Part 1 of this series I looked at the economy and crime. Among the points I made was that the Government has effectively abandoned its “5 in 4” plan — and is now claiming it was Michael Lee-Chin's aspirational target. I insisted, however, that nowhere in the original... Read More

Poor polls, pundits and predictions

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, February, 3 2019    

When a person eats beans wait for them at the water fountain. — Kanuri proverb, Nigeria  Read More

The root of the problem in Venezuela

Louis Moyston, PhD | Sunday, February, 3 2019    

This article argues that the present crisis in Venezuela is manufactured in the United States. This kind of activity is not new, it is a 'drawdown' of cards played before in Haiti, Cuba in 1898 and 1960s, in Bosch's Dominican Republic in the 1960s, and in Chile in the 1970s. Read More

Revisiting the wage to GDP target

Bruce Golding | Sunday, February, 3 2019    

T he Leader of the Opposition Dr Peter Phillips has questioned the appropriateness of having a fixed wage to GDP target of nine per cent as is set out in the Fiscal Responsibility Framework and stipulated in law. He suggested that it would be better to... Read More

Solving crimes and false perceptions

BY JASON McKAY | Sunday, February, 3 2019    

Perception, stereotyping and generalisations are often earned. We fear men who have an Arab appearance when we see them sitting on planes because men who look that way flew planes into buildings in 2001. Read More

The Revolution and Cuba's close ties to Jamaica

BY INES FORS FERNANDEZ | Sunday, February, 3 2019    

The following is a lightly edited version of an address by Cuba's Ambassador to Jamaica, Ines Fors Fernandez on the... Read More

Give Uruguay meeting a chance to help settle Venezuela crisis

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, February, 3 2019    

The heads of government of the independent member states of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) who met by video conference on January 24 to consider the fast-moving events surrounding Venezuela demonstrated an independent and principled stance. Read More

Why teaching lost our respect and how to restore it?

Franklin Johnston | Friday, February, 1 2019    

After Emancipation, the Negro Education Grant, funded by the British and opposed by local legislators, saw a flowering of mass black education. Pre-Emancipation schools of Moravians, Baptists, Wesleyans, Anglicans thrived; the latter had endowed schools set up to educate poor whites, but... Read More

A journey through my memory bank

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, February, 1 2019    

February has begun. The second month of the year is recognised as both Black History Month and Reggae Month. It is also the birth month of several Jamaicans who have made their mark on this nation. The well-loved musicians Bob Marley (born February 6) and Dennis Brown (February 1) open... Read More

Nothing more sinister than journalism with an agenda

By Julian J Jackson | Thursday, January, 31 2019    

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