Columns

Arsonists sabotaging the Government

BY ROSHEAN WILLIAMS | Thursday, August, 2 2018    

 There's a level of depravity sweeping this country and it's alarming to watch.Within hours of each other arsonists set fire to two of the country's waste disposal sites. Read More

Holness must act decisively to truly deal with corruption

Richard Hugh Blackford | Thursday, August, 2 2018    

Corruption has always been the bane of political administrations in Jamaica. But to anyone paying attention, it is clear that this Jamaica Labour Party Government is attempting to rewrite the book on corrupt practices in politics and governance. Read More

Neo-colonialism 56 years later

Michael Burke | Thursday, August, 2 2018    

So we are about to celebrate 56 years of political independence. Several infrastructural advancements have taken place in Jamaica over the last 56 years. While many Jamaicans are able to own more material things today (cars, houses, furniture, and so on), many workers are still... Read More

The road to true freedom

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, August, 1 2018    

In a recent report carried by this newspaper, the Global Slavery Index (GSI), which tracks conditions of slavery around the world, estimates that close to 7,000 Jamaicans are living in modern-day slavery. It further estimates that globally 40.3 million people live in this condition. Jamaica is... Read More

Rising from bondage to sustainable development

Hilary Beckles | Wednesday, August, 1 2018    

We join annually with communities across the world in marking the moment in which the crime of chattel enslavement was confronted and uprooted from our existential realities. For us, the moment is August 1 — other dates are determined elsewhere and officially... Read More

Restructuring tertiary education: Online delivery 'to di worl'!

Tuesday, July, 31 2018    

With the move from an agrarian to an industrial economy the small, rural schoolhouse was supplanted by the big brick schoolhouse. Four decades ago we began to move to another economy, but we have yet to develop a new educational paradigm, let alone create the 'schoolhouse' of the future,... Read More

State of emergency: Not another extension!

Lorenzo Smith | Tuesday, July, 31 2018    

There was much fanfare from members of the Government with the recently released murder statistics for St James — a reported 67 per cent decrease. Prime Minister Andrew Holness has, however, proffered arguments for the extension of the state of emergency in the... Read More

A time to celebrate... and a time to cry

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, July, 30 2018    

The week started on a high note with a Jamaica House reception to launch a week of activities in celebration of the 70th anniversary of The University of the West Indies (UWI). It is remarkable, as noted in a documentary by Vice Chancellor Sir Hilary Beckles, that there... Read More

Time to bury the reparation corpse

By Michael A Dingwall | Monday, July, 30 2018    

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Corruption does not have to always be with us

Paul Golding | Sunday, July, 29 2018    

You see, there are people who believe the function of the police is to fight crime, and that's not true; the function of the police is for social control and protection of property — Michael Parenti  Read More

Too much at risk if Ja goes back to the PNP

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, July, 29 2018    

Anyone who sees beauty and does not look at it will soon be poor. — Yoruba proverb  Read More

Are we tackling the right problems? — Part 1

Al Miller | Sunday, July, 29 2018    

If you want different results, you have to try different approaches. — Trent Hamm  Read More

How the financial crash of the 1990s happened and why

Edward Seaga | Sunday, July, 29 2018    

The financial shock which began in 1991 ballooned unchecked over the next five years until it exploded with a catastrophic bang in 1996. The explosion left shrapnel scattered over the financial landscape which still impacted on the economy a dozen years later. Read More

The non-despair of the Jamaican Diaspora

BY BASIL WILSON | Sunday, July, 29 2018    

SUMMER in New York City is perennially tempestuous. Shootings at backyard barbeques are not uncommon. But summer is also a delightful time of the year for the children of the Jamaican Diaspora. Read More

Here to stay?

Sunday, July, 29 2018    

It just does not seem to be going away. Talk of corruption in high and low places dominates the news cycle. Columnist Dr Paul Golding looks for a glimmer of hope when he charges that, despite numerous allegations of corruption in Jamaica and abroad, we can decide to not be a nation of... Read More



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