Columns

Prime Minister Holness vs the judiciary

Franklin Jonhston | Friday, February, 16 2018    

This is a fight we do not need, but our prime minister seems to have a penchant for self-harm. His heart is in the right place, but to talk loudly is not strength, nor is to make headlines: “I meant it!” Read More

More change: Lickle money, big money

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, February, 16 2018    

THURSDAY morning: I'm ready to rush into the office to get started on the day's agenda. The column...calls... these are the sacrifices I undergo in order that you and I will be updated with people business — the good kind, not labrish! So, on to the business of the day; the... Read More

When the dark ashes meet red roses

BY Kwame Barrett and Wayne Campbell | Thursday, February, 15 2018    

 Lent comes providentially to reawaken us, to shake us from our lethargy. — Pope Francis  Read More

Let's have a debate on Walter Rodney

Michael Burke | Thursday, February, 15 2018    

In October of this year it will be 50 years since the late Guyanese lecturer Dr Walter Rodney was declared persona non grata to Jamaica. Rodney was expelled on Tuesday, October 15, as he attempted to disembark the aeroplane that flew him back from Montreal, where he had... Read More

Don't mess with judges and their independence

BY GLENROY MURRAY | Wednesday, February, 14 2018    

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Jamaica must not sit Trump's loyalty tests

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, February, 14 2018    

The brief visit of the American Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Jamaica is hardly a platform by which to judge the strength of Jamaican-American relationships. But that Tillerson chose to come is an important statement of the continued strong relationship between the two countries,... Read More

For global water crisis, climate may be the last straw

Wednesday, February, 14 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Before man-made climate change kicked in — and well before “Day Zero” in Cape Town, where taps may run dry in early May — the global water crisis was upon us. Read More

Bring down the crime monster... by whatever name

HenryJ Lewis | Tuesday, February, 13 2018    

The question of crime is one of concern to everybody. But the position is that the security forces in our country, for the last four decades, did not concentrate on suppressing crime. Their main objective was to suppress, to crush political activity. And, in the process, crime grew to... Read More

Status quo must be challenged to fix management of judicial system

Stephen Edwards | Tuesday, February, 13 2018    

On November 21, 2017 I made an enquiry of the Court Management Services (CMS) using the Access to Information Act (ATI), which was addressed to the listed ATI officer of the agency. At the time Zaila McCalla still held the office of chief justice of Jamaica, as this is long before there was any... Read More

Our dazzling, puzzling Jamaica

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, February, 12 2018    

Our tiny Jamaican delegation to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics dazzled at the opening ceremony. We were watching the colourful but rather staid marches of the various countries when our team rocked into the stadium doing what I am told by my son is the ... Read More

Those blinking lights

Verona Antoine-Smith | Monday, February, 12 2018    

A new Road Traffic Bill was passed in the Lower House of Parliament last week which will replace the current Road Traffic Act (1938), sections of which have become outdated due to the technological developments in motor vehicle and road designs. For the past three years the authorities... Read More

Unconstitutional? Unprecedented? Or just unconventional?

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, February, 11 2018    

Power will intoxicate the best hearts, as wine the strongest heads. No man is wise enough, nor good enough to be trusted with unlimited power. — Charles Caleb Colton  Read More

The new circus in town

Lorenzo Smith | Sunday, February, 11 2018    

I am completely flabbergasted with the recent pronouncements and subsequent defence of same coming from the prime minister regarding the muck up with the appointment of the chief justice. The prime minister's comments and actions regarding the appointment of the chief justice are in... Read More

Aid and ad-hoc agendas create the tangled web of US-Caribbean relations

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, February, 11 2018    

Much has been said about the Government of the United States of America cutting off aid to countries which do not support that country's position in international organisations. Other donor countries have the same view, although they do not express it in quite the same... Read More

Trump, Holness walking similar path of missteps

Canute Thompson | Sunday, February, 11 2018    

I continue to see parallels between Prime Minister Andrew Holness and President Donald Trump, and these parallels trouble me deeply. While Holness does not display the level of bellicosity as Trump, there are serious and unsettling areas of commonality which may be shaping a new era of... Read More



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