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Vaccine politics and tourism

Edmund Bartlett | Sunday, December, 20 2020    

Tourism before the pandemicOVER the past several decades, tourism has experienced continuous growth and diversification to become one of the fastest-growing economic sectors in the world (United Nations World Trade Organization, UNWTO 2019). Read More

Yes, we have an emergency, but why another raid on the NHT?

Sunday, December, 20 2020    

The Government has again raided the National Housing Trust (NHT) for support, this time in the aftermath of the blow delivered to the economy by the fallout from the novel coronavirus. There have been precedents, so while I do accept that emergencies require urgent attention, I do not... Read More

The 'gospel' according to Mark

Friday, December, 18 2020    

I am offering myself for the leadership of the party at this time because I think the party is at a very low ebb and it needs to be brought together by somebody who can be a unifying force, somebody who has the experience and the capacity to lead the party through this difficult time.... Read More

Make 'room in the inn' for all seniors

E Anthony Allen | Friday, December, 18 2020    

Christmas is a time of celebration of goodwill amidst human struggle. We remember the birth of Christ, the saviour, as God himself coming to be among us to bring love and healing empowerment in the middle of all the suffering and inhumanity that we all experience. This brings joy and... Read More

Safeguard our land, don't trade it

Elizabeth Thomas-Hope | Thursday, December, 17 2020    

The issue of justice is not solely one of distributing environmental benefits and risks in the present, but doing justice to nature to allow the sustainability of natural capital and the protection of irreplaceable resources. The knowledge that the Earth is finite and... Read More

COVID-19 vaccine: To take or not to take?

Oneil Madden | Thursday, December, 17 2020    

The advent of a vaccine against the novel coronavirus has been met with mixed feelings. On the one hand, it is like light at the end of the tunnel. After more than a year since the first case was recorded in Wuhan, China, which then spread like wildfire across the... Read More

Champion leadership

David S Evangelista | Thursday, December, 17 2020    

As she approached the pool in Budapest, many across the world could feel the pride Alia Atkinson carried proudly for her home country of Jamaica. The London Roars Team continues to work hard to position Alia to achieve her best, with Jamaicans loudly cheering from near... Read More

Centring human rights in an age of COVID-19

Amanda Quest | Wednesday, December, 16 2020    

On Thursday, December 10, the international community celebrated Human Rights Day under the theme 'Recover Better: Stand Up for Human Rights'. Given the exceptional times in which we live in today's world, courtesy of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the importance of prioritising the... Read More

COVID-19 vaccines are hopeful signs

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, December, 16 2020    

The development and roll-out of the PfizerBioNTech vaccine against the coronavirus is certainly one of the most spectacular feats in medical history. In under a year, humankind was able to develop a vaccine against a virus that had proven to be a formidable enemy. Read More

The sins of Donald Trump — Part 3

Tuesday, December, 15 2020    

In parts one and two, published December 1 and 8, 2020 respectively, we looked at the object lesson of the popularity of US President Donald Trump and then analysed his personal and presidential sins, we conclude the series with an acknowledgement of what has gone right in the Trump... Read More

Not on my table!

Tuesday, December, 15 2020    

Our bodies are not meant to deal with fake food. — Tim Ryan  Read More

If we fix crime, we will fix Jamaica

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, December, 14 2020    

You would think that with this pandemic Jamaica would get a break from crime and violence, but every week we are shocked by reports, the latest of which is the murder of four family members, including a pregnant woman, in St Catherine last week. Read More

Portmore for parish status — A smart move

Markland C Edwards | Monday, December, 14 2020    

THE world is in transition. Governments across the globe continue to navigate the difficulties, particularly the social and economic fallout, because of the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Residents of Portmore now stand at an extremely critical juncture in our history as we are being... Read More

PNP playing a sad game with its business, nation's business

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, December, 13 2020    

There are no short cuts to the top of the palm tree. — Bamileke proverb, Cameroon Read More

Reckless and careless

Sunday, December, 13 2020    

As the days pass by it is becoming more and more evident that there are a number of rifts in the People's National Party (PNP) and that they are getting wider and wider. Read More


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