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Do Jamaican consumers really have any rights?

BY TREVOR SAMUELS | Wednesday, March, 11 2020    

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Pandemic emergency kit?

Wayne Campbell | Tuesday, March, 10 2020    

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to make the news with the number of people infected having surpassed 100,000 worldwide. Consequently, governments everywhere have been telling their population to prepare for the worst without panicking. Read More

Christian case for legalising prostitution

BY Lipton Matthews | Tuesday, March, 10 2020    

Prostitution is still condemned by Jamaican law to the chagrin of liberals.These detractors assert that the law should refrain from legislating morality. Read More

Community disorder and violence in the schools

Louis E A Moyston | Tuesday, March, 10 2020    

Several years ago I visited a high school in south-west St Andrew. I waited until I out of patience to the see the principal, who later explained that earlier he had to send home a misbehaving student. He advised that her aggressive mother later gained access to the school and both... Read More

The power and plight of Jamaican women

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, March, 9 2020    

After women leaders shared their thoughts at an event kindly hosted by French Ambassador to Jamaica Denys Wibaux, Nigerian High Commissioner to Jamaica Janet Olisa extended a challenge. She noted that Jamaican women, having made bold strides, should seize the power they have to make the... Read More

Protecting data in the age of COVID-19

By Christopher Reckord and Chukwuemeka Cameron | Monday, March, 9 2020    

Microsoft and Google offer free access to advanced video-conferencing capabilities to facilities working from home. How prepared is our private sector? Read More

The JLP will do well to avoid the Fenton CHIKV playbook with COVID-19

GARFIELD HIGGINS | Sunday, March, 8 2020    

The cry of the dove is a speech that only the discerning can understand. — Hausa proverb, Nigeria  Read More

Warning: Violent content

Lance Neita | Sunday, March, 8 2020    

The major evening newscast on one of our television stations is preceded by a warning that children under a certain age should be cautioned about viewing the programme. I don't recall the exact wording, but it's similar to caution statements issued when adults-only films are about to be... Read More

The discipline dilemma

Al Miller | Sunday, March, 8 2020    

Recent media stories about the behaviour of our children are clear signals to us that the social fabric of our nation needs immediate repair. We cannot go on like this! We have a discipline dilemma! Read More

Masquerade by Venezuelan academics disregards rule of law

SIR RONALD Sanders | Sunday, March, 8 2020    

My commentary on the case before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) between Guyana and Venezuela provoked a lengthy response from two academics of Universidad Central de Venezuela. The response merits reply if only because the authors, Kenneth Ramirez and Mirna... Read More

My crime plan 2021-2025

Jason McKay | Sunday, March, 8 2020    

I have heard the People's National Party (PNP) complain that the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has never furnished a crime plan to the country since being elected. I have also heard the JLP say that it does not want the criminals to know what is coming. Read More

Women step into the arena: Confronting the challenges of education

Imani Duncan-Price | Sunday, March, 8 2020    

First in a three-part series based on excerpts from the presentation delivered at the annual Rose Leon Memorial Lecture on March 2, 2020.  Read More

No coincidence!

Ryan Strachan | Friday, March, 6 2020    

I was pleased to learn that Sir Alexander Bustamante generated significant wealth as a stock market investor prior to the Great Depression of 1929. It was particularly pleasing because facts support my belief that the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has been unrivalled in creating prosperity... Read More

As we celebrate the modern woman...

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, March, 6 2020    

International Women's Day will be celebrated this Sunday, March 8. All around the world there will be activities to recognise that species of the population and celebrate their achievements and offer support for the challenges they face. Read More

Reggae Month truly comes of age

Donna P Hope | Thursday, March, 5 2020    

The 13th staging of Reggae Month, under the theme 'Come Ketch di Riddim', ended on Sunday, March 1, with the final instalment of the Jamaica Music Museum's Grounation Series held at the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) and the Prime Minister's Reggae Month Reception on the lawns of Jamaica House. Read More


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