Holness's many missed opportunities

Canute Thompson | Sunday, August, 5 2018    

The office of prime minister is one of moral leadership, as Eric Goldman (1952) recounts Teddy Roosevelt saying of the US presidency. With this high bar for leadership, a prime minister is expected to be purposeful, swift, and decisive in the decisions and actions he takes on issues related to... Read More

Jamaica cannot return to the start-and-stop mode

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, August, 5 2018    

A bird that flies off the earth and lands on an anthill is still on the ground. — Igbo proverb  Read More

Youthful exuberance... for good

Lance Neita | Sunday, August, 5 2018    

The first time I heard the phrase “youthful exuberance” associated with a politician was from the famous slap on the wrists administered to Phillip Paulwell by his then prime minister, P J Patterson, in the early 1990s. The expression was used to absolve Paulwell from the negative... Read More

Existence: God and anything

Clinton Chisholm | Sunday, August, 5 2018    

You don't have to be schooled in philosophy to appreciate that one fundamental question in life is: Why is there anything here as opposed to just nothing? Read More

Implement the disposal site measures!

Charles Sinclair | Sunday, August, 5 2018    

I have taken note of the sequence of fires at the disposal sites operated by the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) over the past four to five weeks. The first was in St James, then St Mary, then St Andrew, and finally in St Thomas. Read More

The decriminalisation of ganja

Jason McKay | Sunday, August, 5 2018    

I have often stayed away from the issue of marijuana (ganja) and its harm, health, and legality for a few reasons. Read More

Water, water galore! But it's not being properly harvested

Edward Seaga | Sunday, August, 5 2018    

Lack of water for domestic and irrigation use is one of the most serious environmental hazards. Globally, one billion people lack access to safe drinking water and 2.6 billion lack basic sanitation, Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler write in their book Abundance. Read More

Education system needs an re-education

Lorenzo Smith | Sunday, August, 5 2018    

It's that time of year when Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination students anxiously await their results. It is also that time of year when society's eyes are zoomed in on the education system — a sort of a bittersweet situation. Read More

EU, OECD have the Caribbean on the ropes again

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, August, 5 2018    

The financial services sector of Caribbean jurisdictions, and other parts of the developing world, have been under continuous assault by the European Union (EU) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) since the mid-1990s. Read More

Joining the past and the future

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, August, 3 2018    

Emancipation and Independence are times of mixed emotions when we look back at the past, and consider the past and the future. This is a time when we are reminded that we are in a season of remembrance of the good and the bad. We are taking a journey through the times of challenge and... Read More

Are Jamaicans really free?

Henley Morgan | Friday, August, 3 2018    

It is important that readers of this column know the context in which it is written. I subscribe to the idealism expressed in the words of the national motto, the national anthem, and the national pledge; particularly this line from the pledge: “…So that... Read More

Slavery re-imagined — Part II

Franklin Johnston | Friday, August, 3 2018    

Slavery was once global. Major ethnicities had a domestic version, some in Europe, Asia, the Levant were invaded or exiled and enslaved or exported slaves to fill demand for workers and male lust. Those moved up and are strong, except in sub-Sahara Africa, so now the African Diaspora... Read More

Arsonists sabotaging the Government

BY ROSHEAN WILLIAMS | Thursday, August, 2 2018    

 There's a level of depravity sweeping this country and it's alarming to watch.Within hours of each other arsonists set fire to two of the country's waste disposal sites. Read More

Holness must act decisively to truly deal with corruption

Richard Hugh Blackford | Thursday, August, 2 2018    

Corruption has always been the bane of political administrations in Jamaica. But to anyone paying attention, it is clear that this Jamaica Labour Party Government is attempting to rewrite the book on corrupt practices in politics and governance. Read More

Neo-colonialism 56 years later

Michael Burke | Thursday, August, 2 2018    

So we are about to celebrate 56 years of political independence. Several infrastructural advancements have taken place in Jamaica over the last 56 years. While many Jamaicans are able to own more material things today (cars, houses, furniture, and so on), many workers are still... Read More


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