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Promoting trade and investment within the Commonwealth

By Elizabeth Morgan | Wednesday, May, 30 2018    

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Ethical leadership, governance and fighting corruption

Henry J Lewis | Tuesday, May, 29 2018    

“ Many speak strongly, quietly, but effectively as whistle-blowers. There aren't enough women in powerful positions, and the few in power often don't have enough organisational roots to challenge the men they find in powerful enclaves within the... Read More

To raise or not to raze a village?

Albert Benjamin | Tuesday, May, 29 2018    

As a society, we should realise that evil knocks on the door when we purpose in our hearts to lock others out. Bob Marley, inspired by Haile Selassie, reminds us of the stakes of the purposeful alienation of others: “Until the philosophy [thinking/school... Read More

Unlocking dyslexia in Jamaica

Heather Christian | Monday, May, 28 2018    

In 2007, when Prince Harry — the younger son of Charles, prince of Wales, and the late Diana, princess of Wales, now duke of Sussex and sixth in line to the British throne — revealed that he is dyslexic suddenly the world took notice. Prince Harry, no... Read More

Political hubris and justice

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, May, 27 2018    

On the heels of a massive election loss for outgoing Prime Minister of Barbados Freundel Stuart, columnist Sir Ronald Sanders, ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda to the US, charges that his termination by his country's electorate can be traced to his recent assault on the institution that... Read More

We must not set back the hand of time to bad elections

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, May, 27 2018    

If your only tool is a hammer, you will see every problem as a nail. — Gambian proverb  Read More

1-7 recovery

Lance Neita | Sunday, May, 27 2018    

When the 2018 World Cup opens on Thursday, June 14, at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, all eyes will be on Brazil following their shocking crash-out in the 2014 tournament. Read More

Rethinking and realigning our relationships

Al Miller | Sunday, May, 27 2018    

Bad relationships are like a bad investment. No matter how much you put into it you'll never get anything out of it. Find someone — or something — that's worth investing in. — Sonya Parker  Read More

World power: The arms race, security dilemma and polarity trifecta

Christopher Bryan | Sunday, May, 27 2018    

Colin Grey (1971) describes arms race as when two or more parties (nation states), believed to be in an adversarial relationship, are increasing or improving their armament at a rapid rate, and reconstructing their respective military posture with general attention to... Read More

Leading from the front in combating corruption

Canute Thompson | Sunday, May, 27 2018    

The Integrity Commission has issued its first news release. In a statement dated May 22, 2018, the commission advised, among other things, that as an interim measure it has assigned senior personnel of the legacy agencies to act as heads of the divisions: Read More

Montego Freeport — driver of growth in the second city

By Shalman Scott | Sunday, May, 27 2018    

'Progredimur Ne Pereamus', translated to the English language and meaning 'Progress Lest We Perish', is inscribed at the bottom of Montego Bay city's crest. Read More

Impressive life-saving achievements President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief celebrates 15th anniversary

Eric Khant | Sunday, May, 27 2018    

Nine thousand, seven hundred and ninety-six. This is the number of Jamaicans currently receiving life-saving treatment for HIV/AIDS thanks to the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, better known as PEPFAR, in partnership with the Jamaican Ministry of Health,... Read More

The elusive growth: Agriculture (Part 2)

Edward Seaga | Sunday, May, 27 2018    

“If education is the forgotten child in the Jamaican family, agriculture is the wayward one. It's a matter of choice: one has nowhere going and the other has nowhere to go” — Edward Seaga   Read More

Where has the spirit of Labour Day gone?

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, May, 25 2018    

QUESTION: How many were out in their communities on Wednesday in response to the call to observe annual Labour Day activities? How many, it seems, have forgotten what Labour Day means? It used to be a day when we were expected to come out and get involved in doing something, no matter... Read More

The Queen, Prince Harry and the black princess

Franklin Johnston | Friday, May, 25 2018    

Harry and Meghan's wedding was a happy event. Bright sunlight, no Trump, Syria, Ebola, or six-a-day murders; goodness shone on Windsor Castle, the UK, and our tourist board did not boost Windsor Castle, Portland. Read More



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