Columns

Bridging the gap between economic education and expectation

BY SHALMAN SCOTT | Sunday, April, 15 2018    

The gnawing and widening gap between the economic education of the Jamaican people and their economic expectations must be closed poste-haste. Read More

Quality public sector, quality training critical to growth

Winston Adams | Sunday, April, 15 2018    

There has been much debate recently about the need for the Jamaican Government to reduce the public sector wage bill, which often translates into the need to cut the size of the Jamaican public sector. The International Monetary Fund (IMF), which is the main influencer of government policy over... Read More

The Commonwealth: What's in it for small states?

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, April, 15 2018    

Writing in the British newspaper The Guardian on April 10, my colleague, Professor Phillip Murphy, the director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at the University of London, recalled that for those who campaigned for Britain... Read More

Shame on you, Prime Minister!

Frankiln Johnston | Friday, April, 13 2018    

Bernard Lodge is the site of the long-awaited new town. It is bordered by Spanish Town, Portmore, Hellshire to the south and trails west towards McCook's Pen — an easy choice, but a bad one. The headline 'Bernard Lodge lands to boost Red Stripe's cassava production' (Jamaica Observer, May... Read More

Women in the street or in the Church?

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, April, 13 2018    

LAST week this time temperatures began to rise as the Jamaica Carnival Road March approached. That meant “jump-up” with many young women on the road sporting impy-skimpy costumes. Feathers and sequins were more in proportion than fabric. With what was left off and what remained it... Read More

To resign or not to resign?

Lloyd B Smith | Thursday, April, 12 2018    

It is not customary for public officials to resign that easily in Jamaica, even when there is mounting evidence that they ought to. Such a culture of ethics does not exist in this country. The Opposition People's National Party (PNP) and its spokesman on health, Dr Dayton Campbell's... Read More

Gloria Brissett understood Divine Mercy

Michael Burke | Thursday, April, 12 2018    

Gloria Brissett died on March 21, a few months shy of her 95th birthday. She taught for many years at St Anne's School in western Kingston before becoming principal of Sts Peter and Paul Preparatory School — the post from which she retired from some years ago. She... Read More

World on the edge over Syria

BY MICHAEL A DINGWALL | Thursday, April, 12 2018    

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Ethical leadership: Definition and defence

Clinton Chisholm | Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

Custos Rotulorum of St James Bishop Conrad Pitkin, at his installation ceremony on Thursday, issued a call for an ethics campaign and, as reported, said: “I pledge that in this office, I will work hand in hand with you to continue instilling strong moral values and attitudes in our... Read More

Audley 'Man A Yaad' Shaw is an unsung patriot

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

Back in the 1990s then leader of the Opposition and leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Edward Seaga sought to assert his leadership over the party in a manner that many regarded as dictatorial. A number of groups emerged in opposition to his... Read More

When leadership meets learning

Wayne Campbell | Tuesday, April, 10 2018    

Leadership is based on inspiration, not domination; on cooperation, not intimidation. — William Arthur Wood  Read More

Air quality and the political toxicity

Tuesday, April, 10 2018    

Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively, with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate,... Read More

A national awakening for special needs

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, April, 9 2018    

We are elated at the performance of our athletes in the Carifta Games, with Alia Atkinson scoring a fast silver, and anticipation of many more at the Commonwealth Games now on in Australia. However, for those of us who engage with Jamaica's special needs community we... Read More

INDECOM's role has nothing to do with winning

Valerie Neita- Robertson | Monday, April, 9 2018    

I have noted with some concern the many cartoons and letters to the editor supporting and urging the legislature to amend the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) Act to give that body the power to arrest, charge and prosecute police officers. This has arisen since the... Read More

Without Winnie, there would be no Nelson Mandela

Glenn Tucker | Monday, April, 9 2018    

Winnie Mandela, second wife of Nelson Mandela, died last week on April 2, 2018, at the age of 81 and just four months before the 100th anniversary of his birth. Because of the difficulties she endured earlier in her life, it should come as no surprise that she had been... Read More



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