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Do not ignore the value of small businesses in achieving 5-in-4

BY HUGH GRAHAM | Sunday, November, 5 2017    

Four months shy of two years since taking office, the Jamaica Labour Party's 5-in-4 plan is yet to prove beneficial to small businesses, which are the true catalysts for economic growth and development. Read More

We are losing the battle against our common enemy — the killer

BY JASON McKAY | Sunday, November, 5 2017    

On June 3, 2017, terrorists struck in London killing seven people with motor vehicles and knives. The police responded by killing all three terrorists. Read More

Small states must insist on rights to climate change compensation

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, November, 5 2017    

Caribbean small states should be readying themselves for a major joint push to make the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change a landmark occasion for compensation for the damage caused to them... Read More

A podium finish not achieved overnight

Patrick Robinson | Sunday, November, 5 2017    

It was the system that took us to the pinnacle of global athletics, and it is the system that will ensure that we will always be a dominant force in track and field athletics.The system to which I refer is described in Jamaican Athletics: A Model for 2012 and the World as... Read More

Jamaica cannot afford to fail this time

Franklin Johnston | Friday, November, 3 2017    

Nations grow by conquest or work; none ever consumed its way to prosperity. Manley tried to instil self-reliance, but we have backslidden. We are poor people in a poor country, habituated to charity, so if General John Kelly speaks on slavery for the Donald Trump White House, America may... Read More

Dispel the shadows of evil

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, November, 3 2017    

It has been a long journey from the year 2001. The scourge of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the USA continues to haunt the world. No matter how much nations have strived to clear away the threats, the memories and actions of that fateful day 16 years ago haunts us still. From it, there... Read More

Jamaica's crime cancer — A matter for the police

Richard Blackford | Thursday, November, 2 2017    

Every man's death diminishes me, for I am involved in mankind. No one knows for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee. — John Donne  Read More

Purgation in church and politics

Michael Burke | Thursday, November, 2 2017    

Today is All Souls Day in the Roman Catholic Church, the day when our prayer focus is on the souls in purgatory. In the Roman Catholic faith one's soul goes through a purgation in a condition called purgatory, when the church militant on Earth prays for the church suffering in purgatory. Read More

'It takes cash to care'

Wednesday, November, 1 2017    

Possibly the most enduring slogan coming out of Jamaica's vote-buying electioneering is: It takes cash to care. This is to an extent still our tradition. Read More

After the by-elections the work must go on

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, November, 1 2017    

The results of the by-elections in St Andrew Southern, St Andrew South Western and St Mary South Eastern are now in. The two St Andrew constituencies were a foregone conclusion as the 'garrisonisation' of those constituencies guaranteed a win for the People's National... Read More

Courageous leadership needed in an era of cowardism — Part 1

Canute Thompson | Tuesday, October, 31 2017    

We live in an age of towering cowardism (that's a new word) — or cowardice, the more recognised word. Cowardism is manifested in the obeisance of Cabinet ministers who are afraid to challenge their boss; the friendly reporting, or sometimes non-reporting, of... Read More

PNP renewal (and so it begins)

Alexander Scott | Tuesday, October, 31 2017    

It has been an eventful year and quite a bit of action for the People's National Party (PNP), having snatched electoral defeat from the jaws of victory in the general election, the disaster that was the local government election, the internal scandal that was the... Read More

Minna Israel has made Jamaica proud

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, October, 30 2017    

Last Friday, October 27, 2017, 10 outstanding women leaders strode onto the stage of the International Women's Forum's (IIWF) annual conference held in Houston, Texas, to be honoured at the IWF and Leadership Foundation Hall of Fame Awards Gala. Read More

Polls! Which polls?

Richard Hugh Blackford | Sunday, October, 29 2017    

Tomorrow's by-election in the St Mary South Eastern constituency has taken on a life of its own and, according to most election watchers, the level of attention by both sides, including the massive public expenditure by the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is unprecedented in the country's... Read More

The only current thing in the PNP is fake news

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, October, 29 2017    

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything. — Mark Twain  Read More



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