'By faith and not by sight'

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, November, 10 2017    

Last Tuesday evening on The University of the West Indies Mona campus, a most remarkable event took place. By now many of us would have heard of one of this country's most amazing individuals: A man who had to face countless challenges from his youth into his adult... Read More

PM Browne running his campaign on the back of Sandals and 'Butch' Stewart

By Glendon Phillip | Friday, November, 10 2017    

Hiding behind a fake news website called 'Caribbean News Now', Antiguan Prime Minister Gaston Browne and his friends have been viciously attacking me for my comments on his anti-Sandals shenanigans in the Jamaica Observer. Read More

Stop beating in schools!

BY Damion Heslop | Thursday, November, 9 2017    

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has stated for a number of years now his vehement opposition to corporal punishment. The prime minister is considering outlawing the practice in our schools. Though I am not opposed to responsible corporal punishment on a biblical basis, I agree with... Read More

Support young parliamentarians' call for abortion law review

BY Glenroy Murray | Thursday, November, 9 2017    

It is not everyday that we find parliamentarians across both parties in agreement about the need to address a legislative issue. Despite its controversial nature, especially given the propensity of extremist elements within the Church, the issue of abortion is being... Read More

Is vote-buying a growing cancer?

Michael Burke | Thursday, November, 9 2017    

Vote-buying is nothing new. In Jamaica, one could regretfully say that it is almost a tradition. In this instance, Garfield Higgins is totally correct when he wrote words to that effect in his Jamaica Observer column in The Agenda this past Sunday. Higgins wrote: “Bribery and... Read More

The ball is round

Lance Neita | Wednesday, November, 8 2017    

Time to start pulling up your favourite living room chair in front of the television. World Cup 2018 fever is on. And, in the event you do not realise it, June 14 is almost here. Just around the corner, indeed, and before you know it, we will be enjoying a welcome relief from the anxieties and... Read More

Who will bell the cat for public sector reform?

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, November, 8 2017    

The International Monetary Fund (IMF), in its latest assessment of Jamaica's performance in its Stand-By Agreement with the Government, has praised the the continued exemplary performance of the programme. According to the mission appraisal team to Jamaica: “All quantitative conditions and... Read More

Courageous leadership needed in an era of cowardism — Part 2

Canute Thompson | Tuesday, November, 7 2017    

In Part 1 of this series, published on October 31, 2017, I argued that cowardism has become a new normal in our time. I cited instances in which people who ought to have had the courage to do the right thing yielded to their lesser selves and failed to do the right thing, the consequences of... Read More

Antiguan newspaper slams PM Gaston Browne over Sandals

Tuesday, November, 7 2017    

The following editorial appeared yesterday in Antigua's Observer newspaper, commenting on the sustained attacks against Sandals Antigua and its owner Gordon “Butch” Stewart by the prime minister, Gaston Browne. Read More

Reality check for beautiful Jamaica

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, November, 6 2017    

A woman from the American south described her homeland as “aesthetically beautiful with a dark reality”. The same can be said of our breathtaking but brutal Jamaica. Read More

Ja's murder figures tell of a state of emergency

Richard Hugh Blackford | Monday, November, 6 2017    

According to a World Bank Report published earlier this year, the direct cost of crime to Jamaica in 2014 was $61 billion, or four per cent of the country's gross domestic product (GDP). The Inter-American Development Bank also reported that the indirect cost of crime to the country on... Read More

PNP's sour grapes after its narrative has gone awry

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, November, 5 2017    

Euphemism is a euphemism for lying. — Bobbie Gentry  Read More

The stark differences in culture between Jamaica, T&T

BY MAIAH COOPER | Sunday, November, 5 2017    

As every incoming university student does, I did my research on The University of the West Indies, Mona. I received every tip and trick which is necessary to survive UWI life. But what are the tips and tricks to adapt and survive in Jamaica? The most I was told by a... Read More

Andrew Holness, it's time to earn Edward Seaga's mantle

Dorlan Francis | Sunday, November, 5 2017    

The by-elections are over and done. Congratulations to the winners: Dr Angela Brown Burke, Mark Golding and Dr Norman Dunn. Read More

O, how the times are a-changin'

Lorenzo Smith | Sunday, November, 5 2017    

The dust has settled and the people of St Mary South Eastern are now with the Member of Parliament of their choice. Congratulations to Dr Norman Dunn on his victory and, to Dr Shane Alexis, good try. I don't think this is the last of you. Read More


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