Columns

Patois is not the problem, stupid!

Franklin Johnston | Friday, November, 23 2018    

We are near the end of patois combat season, but the last fruits with maggots are still being hurled; it may end with the “we tree Kings of Orient har, baring gifts we traver safar” fruitcake season. Our problem is English, and experts differ, so we should... Read More

Time to put things right on the roads

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, November, 23 2018    

FOR some time now we have been experiencing endless challenges on the roadways from one end of the island to the next. Constant mix-up and strange occurrences are happening day and night. How often have we had to wrestle with trouble on the roads when going about our business? In every... Read More

Gage does one for the females

Friday, November, 23 2018    

Gage has recorded a slew of new songs including Good Gal Fi Get Things featuring Jugglerz. The single was released on the Jugglerz Records label via online distribution channels last week. Read More

JFK was assassinated 55 years ago

Michael Burke | Thursday, November, 22 2018    

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States of America, was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963, exactly 55 years ago. While Lee Harvey Oswald was blamed, there are still doubts as to who the assassin was. Kennedy — only 46 years old at the time... Read More

Holness's growing maturity an existential threat to the PNP

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, November, 21 2018    

Anyone who has been watching the performance of Prime Minister Andrew Holness since his ascension to the post in 2016 should be impressed by his emerging maturity on the job. There is little doubt that he has now asserted full control over the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) as his confidence at the... Read More

Inequalities in globalisation and liberalisation Ignoring the appeals of developing countries

BY ELIZABETH MORGAN | Wednesday, November, 21 2018    

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and other organisations have defined globalisation as the dynamic and multidimensional integration of global economies through increasing international trade in goods and services and flows in investment and finance. These are... Read More

Consumers must be aware of the many forms of acetaminophen

Jean Williams-Johnson | Tuesday, November, 20 2018    

An 11-year-old boy swallowed 30 acetaminophen tablets. He was sad because he had not been placed in the high school of his first choice after he passed his Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT). He was admitted to hospital and died on the fifth day after... Read More

Hope Gov't not disrespecting the intelligence of the J'can people

Canute Thompson | Tuesday, November, 20 2018    

In a column published on Thursday, November 8, 2018 I highlighted the importance of transparency and inclusion in the handling of the affairs of the State and restated my concerns about the lack of these qualities in the operations of government. There are a number of other specific situations... Read More

Giving Jamaicans the chance they deserve

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, November, 19 2018    

THIS past week took us to places of learning, rescue, enterprise, and drama. Read More

Tertiary education is no panacea

BY J D Wood | Monday, November, 19 2018    

On October 29,2018 it was reported that approximately 800 new students, and an estimated 1,600 returning students of The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus, had been deregistered for failure to meet their tuition fees. In joining the age-old debate, commentators have... Read More

The bauxite industry; within and without

Lance Neita | Sunday, November, 18 2018    

The bauxite levy debate held centre stage in the House on October 30 when Opposition spokesman on mining and energy, Phillip Paulwell, again took the Government to task for what he described as a wrong decision to enter a profit-share agreement with New Day rather than... Read More

'Duppy' stories vs objective reality

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, November, 18 2018    

Hope is the pillar of the world. — Kanuri proverb (Niger)  Read More

Abortion (Part 2) — considerations continued

Al Miller | Sunday, November, 18 2018    

I have noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born. — Ronald Reagan  Read More

Levy talk...

Sunday, November, 18 2018    

Recent discussions in the nation's Parliament have included the decades-old bauxite levy that has been utilised as a tool for negotiations over successive political administrations. The problem, however, says columnist Lance Neita, is that opinions on the management (manipulation) of the... Read More

BPO shows up lack of skills, especially in young girls

Sunday, November, 18 2018    

My attention was drawn to a photo in The Gleaner on Thursday, November 15 of Prime Minister Andrew Holness speaking with the accounting firm, KPMG, on future prospects of the BPO industry in which KPMG is now interested. Read More



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