Columns

Too 'hot', too hard, too much

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, February, 5 2018    

In the month of January of this year five children in Jamaica lost their lives in fires — two girls perished at the Walker's Place of Safety, and only last week we learned that three infants, one-year-old twin brothers and a two-year-old girl died in a fire in... Read More

We are a national security nightmare

Glennn Tucker | Monday, February, 5 2018    

For the past few weeks, I have been trying — without success — to convince my friend, David, that we are not likely to see any significant reduction in crime in the foreseeable future. I have given him factual reasons for my position, but I suspect he thinks... Read More

We say we want change... but do di same ole things

Rev Al Miller | Sunday, February, 4 2018    

American stand-up comedienne Amy Poehler said that, “The only thing we can depend on in life is that everything changes... Change is the only constant ...and its painful uncomfortableness directly correlates to your happiness and general well-being.” Amy has evidently not had the... Read More

Achieving the Jamaica Logistics Hub Initiative through planning

Anthony Hylton | Sunday, February, 4 2018    

Two events of recent times confirm, for me, the viability of the vision first articulated in the Jamaica Logistics Hub Initiative (JLHI), ie Jamaica being transformed into the gateway connecting the Americas to the world. Read More

ALIVE! Logistics hub plan

Anthony Hylton | Sunday, February, 4 2018    

While it may seem to many that the thrust championed by the previous Administration had gone the way of a nine-day wonder, former Industry and Commerce Minister Anthony Hylton shouts amid the din that the idea is not dead. He posits that the infrastructure to support the country's ascendancy to... Read More

Ending 50 years of Venezuela and Guyana contention

Sunday, February, 4 2018    

The decision by the United Nations Secretary General António Guterres to refer the 51-year old contention between Guyana and Venezuela to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) should be welcomed by all nations, particularly those in Latin America and the... Read More

The Rosa Palmer/Annie Palmer connection and major lies in Jamaican history

BY SHALMAN SCOTT | Sunday, February, 4 2018    

The story of the legendary Rose Hall property, with its Great House as its epicentre of intrigue, witchcraft, jealousy and murder … is intriguing, to say the least. Read More

Of Peter Phillips, Higgins and signs of sunrise

BY PAUL BUCHANAN | Sunday, February, 4 2018    

Having been allowed a preferred space in one of the island's major newspapers — the Sunday Observer — Garfield Higgins, who was separated as Principal from Tarrant High School in Peter Phillips's constituency, has used his column in The Agenda, to pursue a... Read More

The US immigration quagmire (Part 2)

BY BRUCE GOLDING | Sunday, February, 4 2018    

Last Thursday, United States President Donald Trump submitted to Congress a framework proposal for changes to the that country's immigration system that would provide for: Read More

Our constitution: Beacon or barrier

Jason McKay | Sunday, February, 4 2018    

Jamaica's Constitution was written in 1961-1962 by a bipartisan joint committee of the Jamaican legislature. The creators of this document had the experience of recent and not so recent history as a guide, as to what to guard against. Read More

Exposing Jamaica's world renowned intangible cultural brands

BY Edward Seaga | Sunday, February, 4 2018    

In my last article I focused on super-brands that have substantial local and international significance which fixed Jamaica, small as it is, on the map of the world. That article signified the amazingly powerful Jamaican brands which the world recognises, respects and... Read More

e-Health in the J'can public health system: Where are we?

Adella Campbell | Sunday, February, 4 2018    

In a recent visit to Estonia I had the opportunity to interface with aspects of their information and communication technologies (ICT) in health and was very impressed with their e-Health initiatives. I was compelled to contemplate Jamaica's progress in this area. Not only did I envision similar... Read More

Bolt in a bobsled?

Lance Neita | Sunday, February, 4 2018    

Three cheers and more for our Jamaican female bobsled team about to roar into the Winter Olympics for the first time. We will be on show February 9-25 when the world's winter wonderland will see history repeating itself. Read More

A travesty to compare the ghastly Gaston Browne with 'Butch' Stewart

By Sally Nethersole | Sunday, February, 4 2018    

Some time ago, one Anthony deSouza — writing in the Jamaica Observer — sought to compare Jamaica's Gordon 'Butch' Stewart, the Sandals chairman, with Gaston Browne, prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda. Read More

Someone needs to hand Peter Phillips a newspaper or sit him down to watch the news

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, February, 4 2018    

After order and liberty, economy is one of the highest essentials of a free government. — Calvin Coolidge  Read More



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