Columns

Gender is ringside in French elections

Wayne Campbell | Tuesday, May, 9 2017    

Ideas govern the world, or throw it into chaos. — Auguste Comte The global tide of populism sweeping across much of Europe and to a lesser extent the North American continent continues to... Read More

The magic of Kingston

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, May, 8 2017    

There is a new energy around Kingston and St Andrew and this was evident at the launch of the Kingston & St Andrew Development & Homecoming Foundation last Wednesday. How can one resist the magic of Kingston — cool Devon House ice-cream, breezy lunches in Port... Read More

When members of the House saw black

Lance Neita | Monday, May, 8 2017    

The story of the two Jamaican National Anthems that showed up during the Independence preparations in 1962 has already been chronicled as one of those unexpected developments that can change the direction of planned events. But there was also the story of the two national flags,... Read More

Committed to end corruption and build trust

Sunday, May, 7 2017    

The following is the full text of the presentation made by Commissioner of Police George Quallo at his installation ceremony on Friday, April 28, 2017 at Police Officers' Club in St Andrew: It ... Read More

Belt and Road Initiative can cure pains of globalisation

Niu Qingbao | Sunday, May, 7 2017    

The Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation will be held from May 14 to 15 in Beijing. Heads of state or government from 28 countries and top officials from the UN, the World Bank, and International Monetary Fund have confirmed their participation in... Read More

Exposing violence against women and children: A priority area for national action — Part 1

Adella Campbell, PhD | Sunday, May, 7 2017    

Placard-bearing women and children clad in black have become a regular feature in the print and electronic media locally. This orchestrated, consciousness-raising social action is meant to halt gender-based violence, more specifically violence against women and... Read More

A cautionary note on going (again) after deportees

BY PROFESSOR BERNARD HEADLEY | Sunday, May, 7 2017    

On Wednesday, 8 March 2017, Jamaica received yet another charter flight batch of 'British deportees'. Fact is, though, a group of us have, for the past eight years, been doing the same thing, one Thursday per month, for returnees coming in from America... Read More

Dr Peter Phillips is up to something — something good

Christopher Burns | Sunday, May, 7 2017    

People's National Party (PNP) president, Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips, is up to something, and that something is commendable. By targeting and reigniting volunteerism, as a conduit through which to rebuild public trust, confidence and social capital, it... Read More

Debt may well strangle a Caribbean generation

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, May, 7 2017    

There is a real prospect that, in dealing with unsustainable debt, 11 of 13 Caribbean small states will have lost the first three decades of the 21st century and foregone opportunities for poverty reduction, transformation and growth. Read More

Would we pay for the Trump wall?

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, May, 5 2017    

Why aren't we talking much about it? Have you — like me — been wondering what we can expect in the matter of the proposed US tax on remittances and what it means in this thing about the Trump wall for Mexico? Why should we, Jamaican people, be held responsible for... Read More

Cabinet must let investors deliver social services

Franklin Johnston | Friday, May, 5 2017    

The Social Impact Bond (SIB) is a good idea, and we applaud Senator Don Wehby, CEO of Grace, for his proposal. The idea was swiftly affirmed by Aswad Morgan of Therapedic Caribbean, so we must continue the conversation and commit to a pilot SIB in fiscal year 2017. This bond has... Read More

A 'changed' crime plan – Part 2

Donald Wray | Thursday, May, 4 2017    

The following is set of proposals that actually date as far back as 1985 and were submitted to senior officers of both the constabulary and defence forces while the writer was awaiting being called as an officer recruit in the National Reserve, and then later as a private security... Read More

From Jamaica Welfare to SDC

Michael Burke | Thursday, May, 4 2017    

Social Development Commission is 80 years old this year. Its original name was Jamaica Welfare, and then it changed to Jamaica Social Welfare Commission. As of 1965 the name was changed to Social Development Commission.Social... Read More

What now after the Penn Relays cheering subsides?

Richard Blackford | Wednesday, May, 3 2017    

The curtains have just come down on the 122nd running of the Penn Relays at Franklin Field, Pennsylvania, USA, and as usual the strong contingent of Jamaican talent strutted its stuff in characteristic fashion for the largely Jamaican throng that comprised the audience and the... Read More

The path to greater financial inclusion

Henley Morgan | Wednesday, May, 3 2017    

If I were to be asked what are the goals to be pursued toward putting Jamaica on a path to significant and sustained economic growth, these would be my top picks:(1) Reduce the homicide rate to at least half the current rate of 48 per 100,000 people in the... Read More



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