Columns

The future of the PNP – Part 1

Canute Thompson | Tuesday, June, 11 2019    

IN early 2017, when it became obvious that Peter Phillips would succeed Portia Simpson Miller as president of the People's National Party (PNP), I wrote a piece entitled 'Peter Phillips and the future of the PNP', published in the Jamaica Observer on... Read More

That day will come — if you're lucky!

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, June, 10 2019    

Yes, indeed, if you are lucky you will be counted among the elderly one day. And so, regardless of our age, it serves us well to be interested in the care and protection of the elderly. This digital age can dehumanise our relationships if we are not careful. So, while... Read More

Delay on NIDS is a delay to protect ourselves

Glenn Tucker | Monday, June, 10 2019    

Some weeks ago there was a lovely picture in the print media. It had some People's National Party (PNP) lawyers dressed in their robes. They were celebrating a ruling by the Supreme Court that was favourable to them. That court had declared the ... Read More

Criminals in Jamaica are stepping up their putrid game

GARFIELD HIGGINS | Sunday, June, 9 2019    

Wood already touched by fire is not hard to set alight. — Akan proverb, Ghana  Read More

50 years on... and still counting

Lance Neita | Sunday, June, 9 2019    

I realised the other day that this year marks some 50 years since I have been in the public relations (PR) business. This may come as a surprise to many — it is to me — as I have tried to follow the mandate laid down by my brother, the late Hartley Neita, and other pioneer... Read More

The importation of terror

Jason McKay | Sunday, June, 9 2019    

'La Cosa Nostra', 'mafia' and 'mob' are all different terms for the same organised crime group. Although the Cosa Nostra is very much an American creation, it has its roots in Italy, or more specifically, Sicily. Read More

The US and the Caribbean: A mutuality of interests

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, June, 9 2019    

Once again, I have drawn attention to the danger posed to countries of the Caribbean by the withdrawal of correspondent banking relations (CBRs) from regional banks by global banks in the US. As lead speaker at the opening of a legislative forum in the US House of... Read More

The car in Jamaica's economy

BY ALFRED W SANGSTER | Saturday, June, 8 2019    

Transportation is a functional necessity for every individual. We have to travel for work, shopping, schooling and pleasure. For many people the car is not just a functional tool — their car is also associated with their self-image or status. Read More

We can do more to protect the environment

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, June, 7 2019    

Did you know that this week is being celebrated as Environmental Week? Wednesday was celebrated internationally as World Environment Day. I am a proud drum-beater and loud-mouthed supporter of caring for the environment. Our nation is blessed with scenery that can mek you heart grow and... Read More

Dear PM, please heed this cry from the schoolhouse

Franklin Johnston | Friday, June, 7 2019    

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, please ponder our grim reality and affirm early childhood education — not quick-fixes — as our number one priority if we are to curb antisocial conduct, crime; foster productivity; grow; and put the joy back into Jamaica. Read More

Talking the truth about history

By Carlton A Gordon | Thursday, June, 6 2019    

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We need a green economy, not a grey economy

Antonio Guterres | Thursday, June, 6 2019    

The theme for this year's World Environment Day is air pollution. All around the world — from megacities to small villages — people are breathing dirty air. An estimated nine out of 10 people worldwide are exposed to air pollutants that exceed World Health... Read More

Edward Seaga — patriot and nation-builder

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, June, 5 2019    

When interesting and imposing personalities die it is difficult to speak of them in the past tense. Their influence and deeds live after them and they continue to impact our lives in profound ways, even though they are not with us in the flesh. This can be said of our parents, especially our... Read More

Jamaica needs to find an answer to the problem of low labour productivity

Henley Morgan | Wednesday, June, 5 2019    

May 20 - 24, 2019 was commemorated as Workers' Week in Jamaica. The activities planned to mark this important week were as low-keyed as the national labour productivity figure itself. It's time we face the truth about low labour productivity, which is a primary... Read More



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