Columns

Crime is out of control, sacrifice required!

Franklin Johnston | Friday, June, 15 2018    

We take no joy in this, but Cabinet's tactics did not abate crime and murder. New minister, new police chief; alert army; zone of special operations (ZOSO) and state of emergency reprised; British, American personnel, arms, vehicles, boats. What's next, Prime Minister Andrew... Read More

The 'game of the world' is on!

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, June, 15 2018    

Everything is already on the move as the dedicated fans and players are unleashing their power on each other from nearly every corner of the world. Read More

Would Ja be better off as a police state?

Lloyd B Smith | Thursday, June, 14 2018    

For many decades the success story of Singapore has been juxtaposed against Jamaica's failure to achieve economic independence and social stability, given the fact that both states emerged as self-governing in the 1960s. According to Carla Ibanzo, in an Istthirdworld blog entitled... Read More

History of internal political party disunity

Michael Burke | Thursday, June, 14 2018    

Ever since Peter Phillips became president of the People's National Party (PNP) and leader of the Opposition there have been conflicting criticisms about him. One is that he is ineffective, and the other is that under his leadership all the PNP has done is to criticise... Read More

Listen for the first whistle

Lance Neita | Wednesday, June, 13 2018    

World Cup excitement has gripped Jamaica and we are getting ready for those four weeks of world-class competition June 14 to July 15 in Russia. Read More

The politics of naming public monuments and appointing consultants

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, June, 13 2018    

The St Catherine Municipal Corporation has passed a resolution asking for part of the north-south highway to be named in the honour of former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller. The Government had earlier announced it would name the entire highway in honour of former... Read More

Pitiable and preposterous claims from a vainglorious Seiveright

Canute Thompson | Tuesday, June, 12 2018    

The saga of the nearly $9 million racked up by Delano Seiveright over the short period of 15 months, and his response to the concern, are telling descriptors of a young man who has a bloated view of himself as well as a decline in controls and accountability. Read More

Solve the plastic problem by building a robust circular economy

Henry J Lewis | Tuesday, June, 12 2018    

If it can't be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled, or composted, then it should be restricted, designed or removed from production. — Pete Seeger  Read More

Positive signs for political climate from political candidates

By Carlton A Gordon | Tuesday, June, 12 2018    

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Doing good on the Sabbath

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, June, 11 2018    

It was a lovely morning, last Saturday, when scores gathered at the entrance of the Police Officers' Club on Hope Road for the Law Enforcement Torch Run. This event is held worldwide by members of the security forces to raise funds for their countries' Special... Read More

It's discrimination!

Stephen Edwards | Monday, June, 11 2018    

While at my desk this week, buried in work, my phone rang off the hook. To my surprise it wasn't because a friend or family member was in need of urgent help. It was because my name had been brought up in Gordon House during a meeting of the Public Administration and... Read More

Planning without people in mind

Al Miller | Sunday, June, 10 2018    

In a newspaper article entitled 'Seven new stop lights erected on Marcus Garvey Drive', Stephen Shaw, communications and customer service manager at the National Works Agency (NWA), was recorded as urging pedestrians to use the facilities provided. The article puts it this way: “He is... Read More

Read, read, read, because the facts are the facts

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, June, 10 2018    

Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable. — Tanzanian proverb  Read More

Teen trends and technology

Paul Golding | Sunday, June, 10 2018    

“Recently, I thought of deleting my Facebook account and start using Twitter, but realised it's not easy. Facebook has become like the boyfriend I no longer like but am scared to dump because I've invested so much time in the relationship.” — Manasa... Read More

Caribbean democracy demands constitutional change

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, June, 10 2018    

The leader of the Opposition is assigned important roles in the constitutions of all Commonwealth Caribbean countries. The roles stand at the heart of the democratic values to which the peoples of Commonwealth Caribbean adhere. That is why provision should be made in the constitutions of all... Read More



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