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Tightrope walk to advancement

Michael Burke | Thursday, January, 31 2019    

The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, celebrated Sir Arthur Lewis Day on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. Sir Arthur was the first principal of the former University College of the West Indies (1948 to 1960) that became the University of the West Indies that year. Their guest... Read More

People living with lupus need help and attention

BY Noel Mitchell | Thursday, January, 31 2019    

Even though Jamaica has one the highest rates of lupus worldwide, we're not the only country that is affected or afflicted by this terrible but treatable disease. So there's no excuse for our young women in particular to continue to lose their lives all over the country to... Read More

Tek sleep and mark death with the Venezuela situation

Thursday, January, 31 2019    

The Jamaica Peace Council (JPC) joins all peace-loving people in rejecting the orchestration of what seems to us to be a coup d'état in Venezuela by the United States and its allies on January 23, 2019. They opted to endorse the self-appointment of Juan Guaido as... Read More

Understanding Lee-Chin's frustrations

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, January, 30 2019    

In his seventh report on the work of the Economic Growth Council (EGC), Chairman Michael Lee-Chin seemed a very frustrated and disappointed man. His frustration was undoubtedly borne out of the very slow progress that is being made with respect to projects to stimulate... Read More

J'can/Caribbean private sector scores low on international trade coordination

BY ELIZABETH MORGAN | Wednesday, January, 30 2019    

The private sector is supposed to be the engine of economic growth in most countries and is supposed to play a key role in the export of goods and services, especially in small, open developing economies such as Jamaica and its partners in the Caribbean Community (Caricom). As is often said, it... Read More

10 lessons learnt from observing mosquitoes

BY Stacey Robinson | Tuesday, January, 29 2019    

I am a researcher who appreciates observing animals to find valuable lessons that can be leant from them. With the many news reports, talks and videos circulating on social media, I decided to take some time to analyse the strategies of mosquitoes and how I can use... Read More

Making math meaningful and manageable

Donavan Doyley | Tuesday, January, 29 2019    

A snail is climbing out of a well. Every day it climbs up 3 metres, each night it slips back 2 metres. If the well is 10 metres deep, and it begins at the bottom, after how many days will the snail be free? Read More

Venezuelans must be allowed to determine their destiny

BY Yvad Billings | Tuesday, January, 29 2019    

The political crisis that currently obtains in Venezuela ought to be of serious concern to all well-thinking people, not only because of the bloodshed that could occur, but also because of the effects of further devastation to the country's economy and destabilisation... Read More

Jamaica worth every bead of sweat that we break

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, January, 28 2019    

VOLUNTEERISM is alive and well in Jamaica, and the kind folks who are stepping up for others are positively inspiring. The Business & Professional Women's (BPW) Club of St Andrew have been supporting the Elsie Bemand Home for Girls for decades and at a recent meeting members spoke... Read More

Hands off Venezuela!

BY WAYNE KUBLALSINGH | Monday, January, 28 2019    

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Reading the signs on the 2019 road

Al Miller | Sunday, January, 27 2019    

The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible. — Winston Churchill  Read More

Ownership, stewardship and 'ginnalship'

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, January, 27 2019    

Though the needle may be tiny, it can't be swallowed by the hen. — Yoruba proverb, Nigeria  Read More

Fake news, privacy and crime-fighting

Paul Golding | Sunday, January, 27 2019    

Many issues have emerged in this digital and hyper-connected 21st century that have been described as unprecedented, without examining history, even recent history. Two of these issues are fake news and the era of post truth and the other is privacy.  Read More

Is the Holness Administration in business with corrupt Israeli companies?

Canute Thompson | Sunday, January, 27 2019    

Conventional wisdom states that a person's friends — not his/her relatives — are proxy indicators of his/her character. The people who make progress in life are those who align themselves with powerful people and, by the same token, the people with whom time... Read More

Are we broke or spending badly?

The Spanish Town Hospital in St Catherine | Sunday, January, 27 2019    

BACK in 2005 a close friend of mine, Superintendent Cornelius Walker, was involved in a freak car accident in downtown Kingston. He was rushed to the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH), where he was given what I imagine was standard emergency care. Read More



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