A nation A nation marching to its end

Glenn Tucker | Tuesday, August, 6 2019    

As democracy is perfected, the office of the president represents more and more closely the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and a complete... Read More

Celebrate and advance together

TIAN QI | Monday, August, 5 2019    

It is with the greatest honour that I join the Government and people of Jamaica in celebrating the 57th anniversary of Jamaica's Independence. I would like to convey the warmest congratulations and best wishes to the Government and people of Jamaica. May Jamaica enjoy... Read More

Social conditions improving in Jamaica

Nigel Clarke | Monday, August, 5 2019    

The Jamaica Survey of Living Conditions (JSLC) tracks Jamaica's performance in a broad range of social indicators. This survey has been done annually since 1988, except in 2011 due to the census survey, with the first published report in 1989. The results from this survey play a crucial... Read More

Brexit's effect on Caribbean tourism

Sir Ronald Sanders | Monday, August, 5 2019    

Caribbean people interacting with British tourists, apart from the super-rich, should be mindful that if these visitors appear reluctant to part with their money, or demand better value, it's because they're spending a much-devalued UK currency. Read More

Phillips vs Bunting, then Crawford vs Campbell?

Monday, August, 5 2019    

Dear Editor, I never thought I would've seen the day when Damion Crawford backs down from a fight — even from within. Read More

The floorboards at 89 Old Hope Road are creaking louder than ever

GARFIELD HIGGINS | Sunday, August, 4 2019    

A stranger does not skin a sheep that is paid as a fine at a chief's court. — Bakiga Proverb, Uganda Read More

Clergy sex abuse

CLINTON CHISHOLM | Sunday, August, 4 2019    

If you have never felt a strong pull to sexual intercourse, you are abnormal, too old too young or too lie [untruthful] — Plain Talk on Sex, Chisholm  Read More

PETER PHILLIPS:The baron of unforced errors and maestro of political liability

Sunday, August, 4 2019    

Financially, organisationally, and perceptually, the People's National Party (PNP) is at a perilous position on the political cycle. Accordingly, the upcoming presidential election on September 7, 2019 may well turn out to be an absolute lose-lose endeavour. For,... Read More

One nation! One people?

HOWARD GREGORY | Sunday, August, 4 2019    

At this time of year we celebrate two milestones on the pathway toward the realisation of nationhood — Emancipation and Independence. This year we do so under the theme 'One Nation. One people'. It is a theme which calls us to reflect on our national motto: Out of... Read More

The three big Cs preventing a growth take-off

James Moss-Solomon | Sunday, August, 4 2019    

The three most-mentioned topics of concern for citizens, diaspora members, and well-wishers in the past few months have the same starting letter. They are crime, corruption, and choices. Both individually and collectively, they signal the root causes of our failure to take off on a path... Read More

Looking back to go forward

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, August, 2 2019    

This is the time of year when we celebrate being Jamaican. Emancipation and Independence time encourages us to get in touch with our culture and roots. We look back at the practices of our ancestors and praise their resilience and ability to tun han' an' mek fashion as we go forward to... Read More

Emancipendence, visiting presidents and their agendas

Franklin Johnston | Friday, August, 2 2019    

We own Jamaica by adverse possession. It is not our ancestral land; we did not buy it or win it in battle as Haiti or Cuba. The British brought us, set up puppet governments; now we are in possession. As per these principles many capture people's land and, sadly, the law titles them. As... Read More

Once upon a time, 185 years ago...

Lance Neita | Thursday, August, 1 2019    

Today, August 1, is celebrated as Emancipation Day, and August 6 will be celebrated as Independence Day. No doubt, many of us have been busy trying to sort out the vacation schedules and organise for more time off from work to fit in with these two important holidays. As well, there must... Read More

Why the Caribbean Community must celebrate Emancipation Day

David A Commissiong | Thursday, August, 1 2019    

August 1, 2019 is Emancipation Day — the day on which we celebrate the anniversary of the 1834/1838 abolition of slavery in the British Empire. But it is also a day on which we should celebrate our heritage of Caribbean integration. For the truth of the matter is... Read More

Mikael Phillips should not insult our intelligence on PNP corruption

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, July, 31 2019    

Caught in the throes of what is proving to be a bitterly fought presidential election between Peter the Younger (Peter Bunting) and Peter the Elder (Dr Peter Phillips), the People's National Party (PNP) finds itself caught between the proverbial rock and a hard place. From all indications, the... Read More


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