Hold the phone there, Minister

Patrick Bailey | Monday, November, 18 2019    

I note, with a measure of concern the statement to Parliament on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, by the Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Fayval Williams. Read More

100% renewable power in Jamaica possible

BY Howard Chin | Monday, November, 18 2019    

I have read Anthony Chen's Earth Today article on Friday, November 8, 2019 in which he says we should be aiming for 100 per cent renewables for our electricity supply. He recommends the use of batteries to bridge over the times when there is more demand than the power plants, be they... Read More

Do not delay the Styrofoam ban!

Suzanne Stanley | Monday, November, 18 2019    

The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) is adding its voice to those calling on the Cabinet to dismiss appeals for the delay of the January 1, 2020 ban on Styrofoam. JET believes that the scheduled implementation of the ban on Styrofoam is a progressive move by the Government towards... Read More

Know when to 'pack your bags and go!'

GARFIELD HIGGINS | Sunday, November, 17 2019    

If a bird stays on one tree for too long it invites a stone. — Akan Proverb, Ghana “You've got to know when to hold 'emKnow when to fold 'emKnow when to walk awayAnd know when to run.”  Read More

Religion under scrutiny

HOWARD GREGORY | Sunday, November, 17 2019    

Recent developments in the Bayith Yahweh compound in Paradise Gardens, St James, necessitating State intervention in order to ensure the safety and protection of children belonging to that religious commune, has served to open up once more a discussion about religion, its nature, and its... Read More

There was a coup d'état in Bolivia!

Sir Ronald SANDERS | Sunday, November, 17 2019    

Called by any other name, there was a coup d'état in Bolivia on November 10, 2019. To be clear, an elected president and his Government were forcibly removed from office. The term in office of Evo Morales, as president of Bolivia, does not expire until January 21,... Read More

A plan to be human

JASON McKAY | Sunday, November, 17 2019    

The “rape of Nanking” is a term you may have heard before. It is the term used to describe the massacre of about 200,000 captured Chinese soldiers in the city of Nanking between 1937 and 1938 during the second World War. The dates are correct. Read More

Urban unrest propels global wave of protests

By Henry F Carey Georgia State University | Sunday, November, 17 2019    

Numerous anti-government protests have paralysed cities across the globe for months, from La Paz, Bolivia, to Santiago, Chile, and Monrovia, Liberia, to Beirut. Read More

Story come to...'Bustmante'

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, November, 15 2019    

Hospitals and health care have been the talking point this week. Altercations and promised funds not yet spent at an overwhelmed Bustamante Hospital for Children had the 'Suss Brigade' busy. Our health care system is in need of grandma's remedy — some white rum... Read More

Communism, capitalism, democratic socialism and education

Franklin Johnston | Friday, November, 15 2019    

Jamaica’s economy is sick, evincing recovery every two decades, then relapses. With this latest pass-through from Peter Phillips to Andrew Holness we are hopeful but the omens are not good. Read More

Toxic equality

By Romane Elliston | Thursday, November, 14 2019    

We often speak of equality, respect and fair treatment, assuming that anything else is outright discrimination. Yet we turn a blind eye to toxic equality, where an individual's version of justice and fair hampers another. There has been much talk these days about... Read More

The myth of the Jamaican middle class

Donna P Hope | Thursday, November, 14 2019    

Many understand that the term “middle class” is used in capitalist and/or classist societies to obscure the status and privilege that accrue to the tiny minority positioned at the top of that society, based on the convergence of a multiplicity of factors (wealth, social... Read More

A horrible and brutish society

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, November, 13 2019    

Let us be frank, we are living in a brutish society in which concern for the value of human life does not seem to figure too prominently in how we seek to govern ourselves. In fora after fora, convention after convention, synod after synod, and endless political speeches in our Parliament we... Read More

The burden of the Data Protection Act on small business

Chukwuemeka Cameron | Wednesday, November, 13 2019    

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica recently invited me to present a legal perspective on leveraging data analytics to drive growth at its annual business seminar. One of the concerns that was raised was the negative impact the Data Protection Act (DPA) may have on small- and... Read More

Stop currency crisis talk!

Kevin O'Brien Chang | Tuesday, November, 12 2019    

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