Columns

PNP wants us to believe it is a party of moral rectitude...LOL!

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, December, 2 2018    

Hair will grow on the neck of a child who doesn't listen. — Bemba proverb, Zambiaá Read More

Questions I would have asked Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness

Curtis Ward | Sunday, December, 2 2018    

As a host of CaribNation TV I requested an interview with Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness to take place during his visit to Washington, DC, from November 25-29, 2018. With the expectation that I would have the opportunity to... Read More

Caricom must be active on Haiti

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, December, 2 2018    

Haiti continues to be an unsettled country politically. Demonstrations against successive governments have become almost normal, and so too, tragically, are the deaths associated with them. Read More

Jesus is the reason for the season

Lance Neita | Sunday, December, 2 2018    

We are heading into a Christmas season, which will very likely report record spending. This will not be because more people are wealthy, but because many more people than ever are working and earning an income. Business is looking forward to a flourishing turnover, and... Read More

National Health Insurance – a game-changer whose time has finally come?

Bruce Golding | Sunday, December, 2 2018    

The minister of health, Dr Christopher Tufton, announced recently that proposals for a National Health Insurance Scheme are to be submitted shortly to the Cabinet and it is expected that it will come into being next year. It is an issue that has been contemplated for more than 50 years. Read More

Where exactly was Sam Sharpe's place of execution and burial?

Shalman Scott | Sunday, December, 2 2018    

Twenty-five days from today, on December 27, is the 187th anniversary of the start of the Sam Sharpe Rebellion, which played a monumental role in the abolition of slavery in Jamaica and throughout the British Empire. Read More

The 1970s: The end did not justify the means (Part 2)

Edward Seaga | Sunday, December, 2 2018    

In a broadcast on the night of February 3, 1980 Prime Minister Manley placed emphasis on the need for a period of time for the electorate to settle whether it wanted Jamaica to have an International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme or not. Read More

Worrying trends and hopeful signs — Part 2

Al Miller | Sunday, December, 2 2018    

A trend is a trend is a trend. But the question is: Will it alter its course through some unforeseen force and come to a premature end? — Alexander Cairncrossá Read More

Questions for the PM

Saturday, December, 1 2018    

Former Ambassador of Jamaica to the United Nations Curtis Ward, now host of a programme on CaribNation TV, had hoped to gain a sit-down with Jamaica's Prime Minister Andrew Holness on his recent visit to Washington, DC. Reports are that scheduling frustrations resulted in the ambassador... Read More

Ja's CEO needs to beware a brand change

By Anne of Kingston | Friday, November, 30 2018    

Any Fortune 500 company will set a standard to which it holds its employees and what it uses to define itself. That contract it makes, which says, “If you buy my brand, I guarantee that you will get a particular quality, every time,” they hold themselves to it and hold their... Read More

Dear Dalton...

Friday, November, 30 2018    

Three weeks ago I did not know you existed until my sister and mother rang and insisted I watch the X Factor . I am so glad I did. After six years of not watching X Factor , I now can't wait for... Read More

Holness, we want results, not reports!

Franklin Johnston | Friday, November, 30 2018    

He said we would sleep with doors open and we trusted. Now, after years, Prime Minister Andrew Holness now speaks of a “commission on violence in Jamaica” to recommend “measures that may be pursued to make Jamaica a more caring and loving society”. Read More

Ja/Caricom and the G20 Summit

BY Elizabeth Morgan | Thursday, November, 29 2018    

On November 30 and December 1, Jamaica, representing the Caribbean Community (Caricom), will join the members of the Group of Twenty (G20) and other invited guests at the 13th Summit in Buenos Aires, hosted by the President of Argentina Mauricio Macri. Argentina is the... Read More

Traffic fines and campaign contributions

Michael Burke | Thursday, November, 29 2018    

Regarding the recent demonstrations by taxi drivers, I refer to my weekly column in this newspaper of January 9, 2003, nearly 16 years ago. There had been a protest earlier that week by taxi drivers which I opined then was “stupidness”. Read More

Why you should get tested now

CÚsar N˙˝ez | Wednesday, November, 28 2018    

This Saturday, December 1, 2018, is our 30th commemoration of World AIDS Day. Over the last three decades the global response to HIV has evolved from a place of desperation to one of hope. Today, we have a formidable tool kit to prevent HIV infections and deaths. Read More



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