Revise the gag clause in the Integrity Commission Act now

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, May, 22 2019    

It was refreshing that the commissioners of the Integrity Commission considered it appropriate to end their silence and address the public on aspects of the work the commission has been doing. We might not have heard from them had they not been compelled to speak as a... Read More

State of emergency needed for drought-ridden rural communities

Valenton Wint | Wednesday, May, 22 2019    

Jamaica is the land of wood and water, it is said, and the irony is that for years we have remained a drought-ridden country with a very inefficient water distribution system. The only problem that impacts the nation more negatively than water shortage is crime. However, it is of note that the... Read More

Are they among us?

Linton P Gordon | Tuesday, May, 21 2019    

We have all by now forgotten the tragedy that occurred last Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka, a country which, like Jamaica, is a member of the Commonwealth. We should not, however, fail to make an effort to understand how it came that wealthy, comfortable, educated, young... Read More

Mental illness requires adequate management

Glenn Tucker | Tuesday, May, 21 2019    

Last Sunday, it was reported that a woman and her grandson had been chopped to death by her mentally ill son in Trelawny. This is yet another warning that we fail to take the problem of mental illness in our country seriously to our peril. Read More

The refreshing honesty of Ackaisha Green

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, May, 20 2019    

Who says good news doesn't sell? We just can't get enough of the praise being heaped on the humble Ackaisha Green for her honesty. It was the Jamaica Observer, which broke the story on May 6, recounting Ackaisha's actions when she found a bag stacked with $5,000 and $1,000... Read More

The Integrity Commission's obscure mission

Canute Thompson | Monday, May, 20 2019    

I listened with deep shock and disappointment on Monday, May 13, 2019 as the Integrity Commission presented itself at its first press conference since its establishment in February 2018. (Thanks to Nationwide which covered the entire event.) The... Read More

When are we going to get serious about water?

GARFIELD HIGGINS | Sunday, May, 19 2019    

When the nose is hit, it's the eye that cries. — Tigrayan proverb, Ethiopia  Read More

The hand that rocks the cradle

Al Miller | Sunday, May, 19 2019    

For the hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world. — William Ross Wallace  Read More

Caricom must unify to resist imposition of OAS boss

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, May, 19 2019    

Readers of this commentary, particularly those in small countries, might wonder why they should be concerned about who is the chief executive officer of any multilateral or international organisation. It could be claimed that the disposition of the person holding such... Read More

Whither the future for Britain and the Caribbean

Sunday, May, 19 2019    

The deep historical bonds and long tradition of cooperation on a range of... Read More

Republic of Korea and Jamaica: From economic weakness to strength

Sunday, May, 19 2019    

South Korea and Jamaica established diplomatic ties 57 years ago and have since been great bilateral partners, collaborating on many developmental cooperation projects of mutual benefit. Read More

The fiction they feed us

JASON MCKAY | Sunday, May, 19 2019    

In 1993, a very honest, motivated and brave man, Colonel Trevor MacMillan, took control of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). This was an effort by the Government, which was at that time formed by the People's National Party (PNP), to bring about change in the... Read More

If politicians agree on major priorities, we can overcome

Franklin Johnston | Friday, May, 17 2019    

If the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and People's National Party (PNP) agree five national priorities and pursue them relentlessly across administrations, we gone clear! Read More

Nuh water nuh deh, but...

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, May, 17 2019    

IN the past few months Jamaicans, Kingstonians in particular, have been struggling with a serious, serious problem. In many households we turn on our pipes expecting to see water, but to paraphrase an old folk song: nuh water nuh deh! Read More

Forced ripe

BY Romane Elliston | Thursday, May, 16 2019    

 When the norms of a society dictate strict behaviours of gender that ignore individuality then the result is toxic; not toxic masculinity as we often believe, but toxic sexuality, as none is exempted. Read More


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