'The rose in June is not so sweet as when two lovers’ kisses meet’

Lance Neita | Sunday, September, 30 2018    

When my mother was entering her later years we tried to get her to share her recollections of growing up in Jamaica during the early part of the last century. For some reason she was a bit reticent about telling us too much, and I knew she was holding back on some of... Read More

Revivalists' religious role in slave rebellions led to emancipation

BY SHALMAN SCOTT | Sunday, September, 30 2018    

Contrary to the general acceptance of the idea that slave rebellions brought about the liberation of the slaves, and while there is no intent on my part to disavow the significance of the relentless series of those slave insurrections by our ancestors for freedom, the role of tribal... Read More

ZOSO could be the beginning of the end of garrison rule

BY JASON MCKAY | Sunday, September, 30 2018    

In the late 1960s Jamaica began refining the process of gang-controlled zones with the rise of a young Claude Massop. Read More

Building societies, securing the future

Andrew Holness | Sunday, September, 30 2018    

The following is a lightly edited version of the statement made at the general debate of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 27, 2018:  Read More

Crime — The political football

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, September, 30 2018    

Your neighbour knows you are alive, but only you know how you are living. — Oromo proverb, Ethiopia  Read More

Mental health matters too

BY Amanda Quest | Friday, September, 28 2018    

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Strong women of Jamaica

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, September, 28 2018    

Our Jamaica has had among its residents some of the most interesting personalities. Some are still with us, while others have completed their journey with us. This week, I know of two women who made contributions so interesting that they should never be forgotten. Read More

When will PM Holness submit his midterm progress report?

Franklin Johnston | Friday, September, 28 2018    

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has been in office near 1,000 days. He is in the second half of his term and should give an account of major initiatives (soft and hard), current status, and outcomes. Read More

Jamaican identity?

BY Karl Case | Thursday, September, 27 2018    

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'It go so...or near go so'

Michael Burke | Thursday, September, 27 2018    

On Sunday, September 16, 2018 People's National Party president and Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips and Jamaica Labour Party leader and Prime Minister Andrew Holness traded insults as to which political party has been more corrupt. It is quite clear that neither... Read More

PEP and teaching critical thinking

BY ANDREA RICHARDS | Wednesday, September, 26 2018    

Over the past few months a lot has been said about the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) instituted by the Ministry of Education. The profile was designed to increase the students' academic and critical thinking capabilities, and creativity by the end of primary school. It therefore should be our goal... Read More

Corruption tracing match a shameless display of hypocrisy

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, September, 26 2018    

Dr Peter Phillips, at the 80th anniversary celebration of the People's National Party (PNP), was in full flight as he excoriated the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) for its alleged corrupt practices in Government. True to the pedigree of all Opposition politicians, he made grandiose promises... Read More

Tackling childhood obesity with nudge intervention

Henry J Lewis | Tuesday, September, 25 2018    

Recently the Ministry of Health (which should be renamed the Ministry of Health and Well-Being) released the preliminary results of the 2016-17 Jamaica Health and Lifestyle Survey. If you haven't heard as yet, health-wise we are walking time bombs here in Jamaica. Read More

Permanent secretaries must never be victims

Canute Thompson | Tuesday, September, 25 2018    

In Part 2 (published on November 17, 2017, entitled 'Courageous leadership needed in an era of cowardism') of a three-part series of articles I argued that many public servants are overcome with fear and, as a result, are unwilling to stand up to politicians — as... Read More

US blockade continues to hurt Cuba's economic, social development

Ines Fors Fernandez | Monday, September, 24 2018    

The economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the Government of the United States of America against Cuba for almost six decades is the most unfair, severe and extended system of unilateral sanctions ever applied against any country. Read More


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