Columns

Honour by 'naming' can be provocative

Michael Burke | Thursday, April, 5 2018    

I have long held the view that roads, bridges and buildings should be named in honour of individuals deserving of national honours; not in honour of politicians just because they are politicians. If such people deserving of honours happen to be politicians, then they should get their... Read More

Easter and the relevance of the gospel message

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, April, 4 2018    

Last Friday many Jamaicans gathered in churches to reflect on the passion and death of Jesus Christ. For many, the seven sayings of Jesus from the cross have not lost their significance. Properly evaluated, they present a platform not just for meditation, but for reflection on one's life and the... Read More

Records show Phillips is part of squatting problem

Stephen Edwards | Wednesday, April, 4 2018    

Recently there has been talk about putting an end to squatting in Jamaica. It is a topic that is worthy of discussion given that squatting is the reality of life for too many of our fellow Jamaicans. However, there can be no honest and comprehensive discourse on the matter without including the... Read More

Cabinet reshuffle

Henley Morgan | Wednesday, April, 4 2018    

RESHUFFLE... sounds like the name of a dance; one in which one switches partners but the dancers on the floor remain the same. Like musical chairs they go around in a circle, feet moving quickly (the shuffle), but going nowhere very fast. It is pretence at change, but without real change... Read More

'Next year in Jamaica'

Lance Neita | Tuesday, April, 3 2018    

The 2018 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championships have ended and probably gone into the history books as one of the best ever. Champs has been described as the largest school sports festival in the world — and certainly one of the most... Read More

Unpacking the LAPOP data: Is democracy in recession?

Tuesday, April, 3 2018    

The Blue Mountain Suite, at Knutsford Court Hotel, was abuzz with academics, political representatives, diplomats, journalists, and other special guests for the much-anticipated launched of the United States Agency for International Development-hosted 2017 Latin America... Read More

A time for renewal

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, April, 2 2018    

Last week's Cabinet reshuffle was a signal from Prime Minister Andrew Holness that leadership must respond to the demands of the times. The announcement was followed by the usual kudos and criticism — the right of free speech in our precious democracy. Most of the protests were due... Read More

Old vs New Covenant

BY A James | Monday, April, 2 2018    

The Pilgrim Feast of the Unleavened Bread which follows the sacrifice allowing the covenant people of the Old Testament to relive the theme of the redemption and judgement which the Israelites experienced in the first Passover event was a sign of the covenant renewal... Read More

He is risen!

Lance Neita | Sunday, April, 1 2018    

Happy Easter Sunday and Happy Easter weekend to all. The weekend is so wrapped up in soca carnivals, crazy parties, sports festivals, and beach outings that there is hardly any room left for Good Friday and Easter Sunday holy observances. Side by side with the grand... Read More

'Bad mind' and honour are not companions

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, April, 1 2018    

We desire to bequeath two things to our children; the first one is roots, the other one is wings. — Sudanese proverb  Read More

North-South Highway paternity

BRUCE GOLDING | Sunday, April, 1 2018    

The brouhaha over the paternity of the north-south leg of Highway 2000 and the Government's decision to name it in honour of former Prime Minister Edward Seaga is unnecessary and unfortunate. Read More

The making of a nation, the resurrection

Frank Phipps | Sunday, April, 1 2018    

Jamaica as we know it today was created by the English after their conquest in 1655, rather than settled as a nation by people with indigenous culture and practices. The present institutions and agencies for government in Jamaica were fashioned by the English in their... Read More

HE IS RISEN!

Sunday, April, 1 2018    

Across the globe today Christians celebrate the risen Christ and recall the ultimate selfless sacrifice for us all. Columnist Lance Neita says no matter how the years go by, this is still breaking news, and he chronicles the chain of events as they would be covered in our 21st century era of... Read More

The need for a mortgage system for the poor

Edward Seaga | Sunday, April, 1 2018    

I have travelled all the English-speaking countries of the Caribbean — not very recently but over the years. The striking thing about them is that in none of these countries, except Trinidad, did I see any houses built with old zinc, scraps of cardboard, and leftover pieces of... Read More

History of wealth and poverty in Jamaica and how the Maroons were tricked

BY SHALMAN SCOTT | Sunday, April, 1 2018    

TWO European powers in particular — the Spanish and the English —dominated economic activities in Jamaica during the period of colonisation and slavery, spanning a period of 456 years. Read More



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