Columns

America was never white

By Joe Krulder | Thursday, August, 31 2017    

Events in Charlottesville recently cascaded into domestic terrorism. Three dead and dozens wounded as neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other “alt-right” members descended upon the university that Thomas Jefferson built. Their purpose, it is alleged, was to defend a statue... Read More

Cricket West Indies — The floodgates are open

BY Philip Ayoung-Chee | Thursday, August, 31 2017    

In a mad rush to ensure automatic qualification for Cricket World Cup 2019 an amnesty is granted to allow anyone to be chosen. This includes cricketers who have not played in that format of the game for years. Read More

If not the Chinese, who?

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, August, 30 2017    

Controversy persists regarding Chinese investments in Jamaica. A great deal of the controversy is driven by a misunderstanding of what the Chinese are about and the pragmatic and shrewd approach they bring to their economic thrust in the world. Read More

Killing the nation's future

Henley Morgan | Wednesday, August, 30 2017    

The heartless killing of 17-year-old Mickolle Moulton on August 6, 2017, while she slept in her bed, touched the raw emotion in Jamaicans at home and abroad. We have grown almost immune to the killings, which unfortunately have become a feature of daily life on this... Read More

Christian factionism and nation-building

by Phillip G Washington | Tuesday, August, 29 2017    

The Urban Dictionary defines 'factionism' as a “mindset in which a person thinks only or mostly of the group s/he belongs to, sometimes to the detriment of others”. Regrettably, this mindset characterises much of the Christian community in Jamaica and has... Read More

FLA crisis a national disaster

Tuesday, August, 29 2017    

The fallout at the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) must been seen as a national security disaster for Jamaica. The fact that it is now emerging that almost 300 people who ought not to have been awarded licensed firearms were in fact so licensed it is a frightening reality and... Read More

US$150 per year simply not enough to finance secondary education

With Dr Canute Thompson | Tuesday, August, 29 2017    

I have a great deal of sympathy for politicians who operate under self-imposed and irrational policy choices that are designed to be in sync with political promises rather than the principles of progressive thinking. This problem has affected both political administrations in Jamaica. I... Read More

Journey from Bolt-fest to Barcelona

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, August, 28 2017    

I warmed to the sight of Jamaica's beautiful mountain as our flight from London made its approach to Norman Manley airport recently. I said a special prayer of thanksgiving as we had seen the evil face of terrorism just three days before. Read More

WikiLeaks: Hostile is as hostile does

Thomas Knapp | Monday, August, 28 2017    

“It is the sense of Congress,” according to the annual Intelligence Authorization Act now working its way through the US Senate, “that WikiLeaks and the senior leadership of WikiLeaks... Read More

Boycotted for a knighthood

Ronald Sanders | Monday, August, 28 2017    

Geoffrey Boycott is a BBC cricket commentator. He was an England cricketer for 24 years. Over that period, he scored 8,114 runs in 108 Test matches for England and was the first England cricketer to pass 8,000 Test runs. For this... Read More

Minister Reid, you are not Jesus Christ!

Christopher Burns | Sunday, August, 27 2017    

In his address to the 53rd Annual Conference of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa, Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid issued the clumsiest mea culpa ever for intemperate and equally unnecessary remarks he made at the... Read More

Enough is enough! Or is it?

Al Miller | Sunday, August, 27 2017    

When will enough be enough to move us, as a nation, to take the kind of radical action needed to tackle the perceived number one problem — crime and violence? Perhaps the question should be: How much is enough? It would appear that what is enough varies from group... Read More

JLP piling on the runs, PNP running around

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, August, 27 2017    

Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. — Lao Tzu  Read More

Cauterising the wound: A pressing imperative

Howard Gregory | Sunday, August, 27 2017    

There is a wound that is festering and threatening to become a sore that could overtake the body and its functioning. While the wound of which I speak is not a physical wound, it has the potential to do serious damage to the body corporate of our nation. Here I speak of... Read More

Thou aren't the Christ!

Sunday, August, 27 2017    

Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid continues to be hauled over the coals for his utterances. This time for the very apology given in consolation for another misspeak. Columnist Christopher Burns drags Reid into the centre of the colosseum for a thrashing. Burns screams... Read More



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