Columns

The declining value of traditional education: Is it really worth it?

Tuesday, October, 24 2017    

Recall this gem: “Labour for learning before you grow old, because learning is better than silver and gold. Silver and gold will vanish away, but a good education will never decay.” Read More

Is the JLP Gov't about to back-pedal on UK prison deal stance

Canute Thompson | Monday, October, 23 2017    

It appears that the Government is either being disingenuous about its reasons for rejecting the offer from the United Kingdom to partially fund the construction of a new maximum security facility, or the Government is evolving its position and wants to prepare the... Read More

No winners in secession — in Europe or the Caribbean

Ronald Sanders | Monday, October, 23 2017    

Should areas of countries break away and govern themselves as they see fit? That's a question that has been debated in several parts of the world, and is in focus now between Catalonia and Spain; Scotland and the United Kingdom; and to a lesser extent Barbuda and... Read More

St Mary SE by-election bringing out the best... and worst

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, October, 22 2017    

The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights, makes the most reliable soldier on Earth. — Thomas J Jackson  Read More

Worl' nuh level — Let's fix that!

Sunday, October, 22 2017    

Donkey seh di worl' nuh lebel, hill an' gully yah suh, hill an' gully deh suh.— Jamaican Proverb  Read More

The frustrated DPP and her band of lazy prosecutors — Part 2

Tanya Burke | Sunday, October, 22 2017    

In Part 1, published Sunday, October 15, 2017, the conversation began to expose an average day in the life of a prosecutor. We continue with the challenges faced by them, contrary to the publicly held opinon that prosecutors enjoy lofty conditions:  Read More

'Born ya' business

Sunday, October, 22 2017    

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Food and fashion 'town style

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, October, 20 2017    

It has been far too long since I went to downtown Kingston to see “whatta gwaan” on Orange Street, Princess Street, and Spanish Town Road, where Coronation Market, alias “Corrie”, ruled over everything when it came to buying and selling fresh produce. From out of... Read More

Shane Alexis is more sinned against than sinning

Franklin Johnston | Friday, October, 20 2017    

The service cost of attaining a Jamaican passport is “next day $11,500”, “three-day $9,500”, or “regular $6,500” — no big thing. Read More

Support the HPV vaccine programme and stop useless misinformation

Horace Fletcher | Thursday, October, 19 2017    

The introduction of the Humanpapilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine into our school system has generated so much controversy that I feel compelled to present some facts which I hope will help parents and students as well as those in the general public understand some more about cervical cancer and HPV to... Read More

Don't blame the PNP, Vaz

Michael Burke | Thursday, October, 19 2017    

Today is International Credit Union Day. Here in Jamaica it has added significance because 2017 also marks the 75th anniversary of the Jamaica Co-operative Credit Union League. Read More

Make a stand for integrity, Dr Alexis

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, October, 18 2017    

I do not know Dr Shane Alexis in person. What I know of him is what many Jamaicans do through his public profile as a medical doctor. From his public presentation he comes across as a man who is deeply committed to his work as a doctor. He does not only serve a private office, but has... Read More

UCC and CMU beacons of hope for Jamaica's education system

Henley Morgan | Wednesday, October, 18 2017    

No other period in history has experienced the degree of change that the world has seen in the last 75 years. Since the invention of the transistor in the 1940s, and ushering in of the age of computers, change has been relentless and rapid. In bygone eras, change of this magnitude... Read More

Contradictions of our education system

Tuesday, October, 17 2017    

Many years ago the Government of India was concerned about the number of venomous cobra snakes in New Delhi. It offered a bounty for every dead cobra. Initially this was a successful strategy as large numbers of snakes were killed for the reward. Eventually, though,... Read More

Is Jamaica serious about curbing crime?

Tuesday, October, 17 2017    

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has killed Duppy Film. Let us break out in song and dance and let us breathe easy. Read More



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