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A true demonstration of patriotism from Sandals

BY NORMAN MARTIN | Sunday, March, 29 2020    

I can't say I am surprised, but I am totally blown away by the gesture made to Jamaica by Sandals Resorts as we combat this COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Border clash

GAVIn GOFFE | Sunday, March, 29 2020    

The prime minister's decree that the country's ports be closed to all incoming passenger traffic, including Jamaican citizens presently overseas, raises a number of constitutional law issues. The Government has a responsibility to protect the rights of all its citizens,... Read More

Whither the dividers of the OAS?

SIR RONALD SANDERS | Sunday, March, 29 2020    

On March 20, 2020 a reckless and irresponsible General Assembly was held by the Organization of American States (OAS) putting the health of many at risk and giving an entirely wrong example to the entire world. The meeting of at least 50 people was held amid intense concerns about the... Read More

Old people stay home, but...

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, March, 27 2020    

The Government of Jamaica has issued one more COVID-19 restriction geared at keeping those most at risk in the safety zone. On Monday of this week, the youngest Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness took to the airwaves in a broadcast and declared that, as of Wednesday, March 25,... Read More

It's about marketing an idea

BY RASHFORD DINHAM | Friday, March, 27 2020    

I don't consider myself to be a genius nor any expert in my field of marketing or communication, but what I know is that marketing is the engine for a product, service, individual, experience, or an idea to survive in this age and time. Read More

COVID-19 and tourism partnership

Gaunette Sinclair-Maragh | Thursday, March, 26 2020    

As a global phenomenon, tourism encompasses activities to include visitor flows, visitor spending, and the international ownership of tourism businesses. It was projected that these, among other activities, would collectively facilitate international tourism growth in 2020 to surpass the... Read More

Transforming the way we live for the better?

Donna P Hope | Thursday, March, 26 2020    

Many lives across the world are being transformed by the advent of COVID-19. These are swift transformations as governments, public and private sector entities, families, and individuals scramble to keep on top of this pandemic. Read More

Our buildings must be protected through the COVID-19 crisis

Steven Marston | Wednesday, March, 25 2020    

The level of anxiety that one experiences in times of stress is usually directly correlated to one's feeling of helplessness in finding a solution to a new challenge. Overnight, COVID-19 has magnified this feeling ten-fold as we are now faced with redefining what our modus operandi... Read More

Lessons from the coronavirus pandemic — Part 1

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, March, 25 2020    

Just before the coronavirus appeared in Wuhan, China, and began its devastating trek across that nation and now the globe, the world economy had been humming along. There were hiccups here and there, but there were no fundamental fallouts to raise serious alarm. The... Read More

Exploring some lessons from COVID-19

Canute Thompson | Tuesday, March, 24 2020    

While we are amid the global pandemic, COVID-19, with assessments suggesting that it will continue to get worse before it gets better, we have no choice but to learn as we go. The potential lessons fall into several categories ranging from the raw issues of epidemiology, the complex issues of... Read More

The summer — to be or not to be!

Aretha P Willie | Tuesday, March, 24 2020    

In my professional and personal capacities, whenever faced with a problem, my usual retort is: “There is a solution for every problem; the problem is to find the most appropriate one.” Read More

An endemic of dim-wittedness

BY Ardene Reid Virtue | Tuesday, March, 24 2020    

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Thinking on COVID-19

Howard Gregory | Monday, March, 23 2020    

There has never been anything of the likes of this novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) which the entire global community now has to confront. So, here we are in Jamaica facing the worst threat to the life of our people and our economy which we have ever had to confront. Yes, we have... Read More

Jamaica still counting our blessings

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, March, 23 2020    

So here we are on lockdown; working remotely and watching the unrelenting spread of this global pandemic. Some are describing this as Mother Nature's revenge. In the wake of warnings about climate change and global warming they say that skies are clearer. But this is... Read More

The rougher side of human nature seems bent on not being subdued

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, March, 22 2020    

If it's not your own tooth, you may as well chew gravel with it. — Tigrinya proverb, Eritrea/Ethiopia  Read More


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