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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

When last you hear cock crow?

Lance Neita | Sunday, December, 13 2020    

Where I live in rural Jamaica we used to be awakened in the morning by the roosters crowing all around the village. It was a symphony that ensured you didn't stay in bed. It got so that we could even identify whose roosters — Carlton's from Top Bay, Jackie's from Farm Town, and Mr... Read More

A Caribbean AI ecosystem?

Paul Golding | Sunday, December, 13 2020    

On December 10 United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in partnership with the Broadcasting Commission, hosted the first in a series of online webinars titled Caribbean Artificial Intelligence (AI) Forum. The purpose is to contribute... Read More

Upholding human rights against arbitrary arrest

Sunday, December, 13 2020    

The Government of Canada has taken an initiative to promote a declaration by like-minded countries against the use of arbitrary detention in State-to-State relations. The objective of the declaration is to achieve an end to the practice by some states of arbitrarily arresting, detaining,... Read More

Crime control and the homicide statistic

Jason McKay | Sunday, December, 13 2020    

There is a practice worldwide of judging the level of control that law enforcement exercises over its jurisdiction by the number of murders committed in a given period. This is usually an annual calculation, but has been known to extend to even further time... Read More

Avoid that retrograde step and violation of our ancestry

PJ Patterson | Sunday, December, 13 2020    

I have read with great consternation and utter dismay that the Government is giving serious consideration to the abolition of August 1 as Emancipation Day and August 6 as our Independence Day. Read More

Maradona, cocaine and heart disease

Ernest Madu & Paul Edwards | Sunday, December, 13 2020    

ON November 25 the sporting world was jolted by news of the sudden death of football legend Diego Maradona of Argentina. Read More


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