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Leadership and governance towards a better society

Howard Mitchell | Monday, November, 26 2018    

The following is a lightly edited version of the keynote address by Howard Mitchell, president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica, at the launch of Dr Canute Thompson's latest book, Reflections on Leadership and Governance in Jamaica: Towards a Better Society, held at the... Read More

Celebrating Jamaican excellence

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, November, 26 2018    

Arriving at my alma mater to participate in the school's 'Season of Excellence' planned by the Convent of Mercy 'Alpha' Alumnae Association, I asked a student if she could direct me to the sixth form block. Not only did she point out the block, but she insisted on... Read More

Two years in, the PNP shows no sign of mend

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, November, 25 2018    

The arrow the child uses to kill the vulture was carved by an adult. — Igbo proverb, Nigeria  Read More

Coping with the OECD reality

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, November, 25 2018    

Demands of the rich man's club, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), have once again created disarray in the Caribbean. It is a disarray to which Caribbean countries have contributed by their lack of a common and strong political response to the many... Read More

Seaga: Liberal conservatism is the JLP's philosophy

Louis E A Moyston, PhD | Sunday, November, 25 2018    

For the past several years I make it a point of duty to watch the conferences of the two major political parties on the television. I usually watch the proceedings with care and listen to the speeches with a sense of enthusiasm and readiness, grounded in detailed attention and keen... Read More

State of evil!

Canute Thompson | Sunday, November, 25 2018    

I am not an alarmist — at least I try not to be one — but when faced with that which ought to cause alarm I make no apology about creating an alarm: We are in a state of evil. Read More

Let the good times roll

Lance Neita | Sunday, November, 25 2018    

FROM all accounts we are heading into a consumer Christmas this year. The employment figures, business confidence, positive reviews on the economy, crime rate reduced, and the anticipated advertising blitz are pointers indicating a shopping spree that may be the mother of all shopping... Read More

Britain hoisted by its own petard

Sunday, November, 25 2018    

Britain has found itself between a rock and a hard place. It didn't get there by accident — it placed itself there. Its relationship with the rest of Europe has always been a source of controversy and over several decades, public sentiment has swung from one side of the pendulum to... Read More

The 1970s: History is no joke! (part 1)

Edward Seaga | Sunday, November, 25 2018    

The weakness of the economy between 1977 and 1980 was the fulcrum on which all other problems turned. Shortages, outages, and stoppages were the order of life. Read More

Worrying trends and hopeful signs

Al Miller | Sunday, November, 25 2018    

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. — Martin Luther King  Read More

Liberal conservatism

Saturday, November, 24 2018    

On the occasion of the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) 75th annual conference, former party leader Edward Seaga revealed himself as the philosophical architect of the institution. Seaga spoke of the success of the model, dubbed liberal conservatism, and how it prepared the... Read More

Patois is not the problem, stupid!

Franklin Johnston | Friday, November, 23 2018    

We are near the end of patois combat season, but the last fruits with maggots are still being hurled; it may end with the “we tree Kings of Orient har, baring gifts we traver safar” fruitcake season. Our problem is English, and experts differ, so we should... Read More

Time to put things right on the roads

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, November, 23 2018    

FOR some time now we have been experiencing endless challenges on the roadways from one end of the island to the next. Constant mix-up and strange occurrences are happening day and night. How often have we had to wrestle with trouble on the roads when going about our business? In every... Read More

Gage does one for the females

Friday, November, 23 2018    

Gage has recorded a slew of new songs including Good Gal Fi Get Things featuring Jugglerz. The single was released on the Jugglerz Records label via online distribution channels last week. Read More

JFK was assassinated 55 years ago

Michael Burke | Thursday, November, 22 2018    

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States of America, was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963, exactly 55 years ago. While Lee Harvey Oswald was blamed, there are still doubts as to who the assassin was. Kennedy — only 46 years old at the time... Read More



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