Remain vigilant to protect Access to Information

Dionne Jackson Miller | Friday, October, 4 2019    

We must not relax because the Government has announced that it will withdraw its resolution that would see an increase in the exemption period for public access to Cabinet documents from 20 to a whopping 70 years. Read More

The root of crime: Indiscriminate breeding and abuse

Glenn Tucker | Thursday, October, 3 2019    

For decades, both political parties have been accusing each other of failure to solve the crime problem. It was the subject of some contentious exchanges in the Senate recently and again at the recent People's National Party (PNP) annual conference. When one reflects on the history of... Read More

Funding tertiary education: It takes planning

Donna P Hope | Thursday, October, 3 2019    

Over the last five or so years it has become commonplace to see stories in the traditional and social media about a child or young adult whose dreams are about to be dashed because they have no money to pay for their undergraduate degree. These stories usually come at... Read More

A Ministry of Social Transformation, Dr Phillips?

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, October, 2 2019    

Dr Peter Phillips was at his energetic best as he addressed the 81st conference of the People's National Party (PNP) recently. The Opposition leader promised many things, including the creation of a Ministry of Social Transformation (MST) if the party should become the... Read More

Violation of the rights of anyone is violation of everyone's

Henley Morgan | Wednesday, October, 2 2019    

Martin Niemoeller (1892-1984) was a Lutheran pastor in Germany who opposed Adolf Hitler. For this he spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps. Read More

Teaching: The past, present and future

Keriffe Clark | Tuesday, October, 1 2019    

For decades, academics, researchers, practitioners and individuals from disciplines outside of education have been at a constant loggerheads to determine and qualify teaching as a profession, and whether it's an art or a science. My intention is not to validate or refute the aforementioned... Read More

Tourism and a better future for all

Gaunette Sinclair-Maragh | Tuesday, October, 1 2019    

Tourism continues to be among the largest industries in the world having recorded 1.4 billion international tourist arrivals in 2018, representing an increase of six per cent when compared to the previous year (United Nations World Tourism Organization Barometer, 2019). In 2018, tourism... Read More

Help me applaud these six Jamaicans

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, September, 30 2019    

When I shared the notes on Hubert Bartholomew with Peter Mais he exclaimed, “No, this is not just a man — this is a subdivision!” The nonagenarian's journey has taken him from farm worker to the establishment of his own law firm. Bartholomew was one of... Read More

Locks is more than religion

Monday, September, 30 2019    

In a modern democratic society where our constitutional rights safeguard freedom of expression, freedom against discrimination, and freedom of religion, the reason for wearing locks is as irrelevant as the colour of one's eyes. Read More

Rights and responsibilities

AL MILLER | Sunday, September, 29 2019    

Everybody head cyaan just hot suh. Yuh kill one suh you fren wah match yuh… — Prodigal  Read More

In the UK winning the next election is everything

SIR RONALD SANDERS | Sunday, September, 29 2019    

As she delivered the unanimous decision of the 11 members of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland on the unlawfulness of Prime Minister Boris Johnson advising The Queen to prorogue Parliament, I admit to being mesmerised by the startling brooch being worn by the court's... Read More

Denying the Gestapo within

Sunday, September, 29 2019    

The most feared police force in the world between 1939 and 1945 was the Gestapo in Nazi Germany. Read More

Spies and the White House have a history of running wild without congressional oversight

By Charles Tiefer | Sunday, September, 29 2019    

At the heart of the current crisis over President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is an intelligence whistleblower whose information has finally made it into public view. Read More

PNP conference 2019: The good, the bad, and the ugly — Part 1

GARFIELD HIGGINS | Saturday, September, 28 2019    

Don't ignore the coconuts, for mangoes are seasonal. — Bantu/Kalenjin proverb, Tanzania/Kenya  Read More

Disruption in the city

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, September, 27 2019    

There were a rough few days for inhabitants of Kingston. Late Monday night, on Washington Boulevard, an argument between a Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) bus driver and a taximan escalated into a lethal fight. The taximan lost his life. Read More


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