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Who should apologise for events long past?

Franklin Johnston | Friday, September, 27 2019    

To say sorry swiftly and honestly is convincing, but to do so for something ere you were born is ludicrous and contrived. So, who should apologise for 400 years of transatlantic slavery? Europe, Africa, Jamaica; none? Who for African slavery across the Sahara and Indian Ocean for... Read More

Kingston's creative city and the dancehall ecosystem

Donna Hope | Thursday, September, 26 2019    

In December 2015, Kingston was one of 47 cities added to UNESCO's list of Creative Cities. The specific designation was for music, one of the categories recognised by UNESCO. While Jamaica, and Kingston in particular, can boast creative activities in film, literature,... Read More

What really is at stake, Mayor?

Sean Major-Campbell | Thursday, September, 26 2019    

It is quite understandable that the Mayor of Montego Bay Homer Davis would have concerns about any “promotion of gay marriage” at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre. After all, this would be a promotion of an act that is against the stated law of the land. Of... Read More

Dual citizenship and service

Glenn Tucker | Wednesday, September, 25 2019    

It was the day after that bruising leadership contest for leadership of the People's National Party (PNP) that I was carrying out a post-mortem of sorts with someone very dear to me. She is a bright, young professional who was secretly entertaining ambitions of entering representational... Read More

'Ta Ta', IMF

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, September, 25 2019    

Apart from the financial sector meltdown and the emergence of the Financial Sector Adjustment Company (FINSAC) in the 1990s, one of the most distinguishing features of Dr Omar Davies' tenure as minister of finance was his infamous “run wid it” emasculation of the country's fiscal... Read More

Robert Gabriel Mugabe: The reluctant messiah

Louis E A Moyston | Tuesday, September, 24 2019    

It is so easy for some Western observers and associated media to portray Robert Gabriel Mugabe as a despotic tyrant. This line of thinking does great injustice to the man and his times. Though the perception appears to be the true picture, there is more to Mugabe than despotism. Read More

Cross-border climate change refugees looming large

Sir Ronald Sanders | Tuesday, September, 24 2019    

“Hurricane hell!” and “The Bahamas is at war being attacked by Hurricane Dorian. And yet The Bahamas has no weapon to defend itself” are two memorable expressions that emerged from the wreckage of the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama in the chain... Read More

Mischief and misinformation

Monday, September, 23 2019    

The original quotation from American All-Star and New York Yankees baseball catcher Yogi Berry may well be the timeline for an anxious nation mesmerised by the current bauxite-mining debate. The arguments on either side, or more accurately all of the many sides, became more heated last... Read More

Kudos and challenges for Jamaica

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, September, 23 2019    

Jamaica can be proud that we have been able to step out from under the wing of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on stronger legs after a relationship which restarted in 2013 when the country entered into a four-year US$932-million Extended Fund Facility (EFF), followed by a... Read More

Manley-mania is dead, Dr Phillips!

GARFIELD HIGGINS | Sunday, September, 22 2019    

Someone tolerant drinks the milk of the heifer. — An Oromo proverb, Ethiopia Read More

Dr Kenneth Baugh: A life's mission of servant leadership

ROBERT THOMPSON | Sunday, September, 22 2019    

The following is a lightly edited version of the sermon delivered at the service of thanksgiving for the life of former surgeon, Member of Parliament and Cabinet minister Dr Kenneth Lee O'Neil Baugh:  Read More

Mighty Peter, have mercy!

Al Miller | Sunday, September, 22 2019    

It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can stop him from lynching me; and I think that's pretty important. — Dr Martin Luther King Jr  Read More

St Catherine and the state of emergency

Jason McKay | Sunday, September, 22 2019    

The use of the legal designation known as a state of emergency in the parochial manner that it is now being utilised in Jamaica makes me realise two things. First, it is clear that I do not know everything, because I did not think of it first; and second, that this Government is really... Read More

By the clock... or fingerprint scan

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, September, 20 2019    

Earlier this week news reports on the use of fingerprint scanners to verify the attendance of teachers in some schools came to wide attention. Some educational institutions have had to go for high-technology to ensure that records are properly kept. Read More

Resetting the relationship with Rasta: Doing the right thing!

Olivia Grange | Thursday, September, 19 2019    

As representatives, we have two main obligations: To do what is right, and to do it in the right way. Read More



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