Columns

Bypassing the WTO or killing it softly?

Delroy S Beckford | Sunday, March, 25 2018    

US President Donald Trump's march against multilateralism took an expected turn when his Administration announced the imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminium under a dusted off and infrequently used section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. The suggested... Read More

Are we on a march to dictatorship?

Canute Thompson | Sunday, March, 25 2018    

Actions speak louder than words. This is a basic truth we learnt at Sunday school. Given this basic truth, the focus of any analysis of a person's commitment, competence, character, or trustworthiness should not be on what the person says, but what the person... Read More

PNP evidently short on message, money and momentum

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, March, 25 2018    

He that beats the drum for the madman to dance is no better than the madman himself. — Senegalese proverb  Read More

National Housing Trust — What it was supposed to be and what it has become

Bruce Golding | Sunday, March, 25 2018    

I was a first-term member of parliament still in my 20s when Michael Manley established the National Housing Trust (NHT) in 1976. Initially, it was tucked into the National Insurance Act but was given its own statute in 1979. Read More

The British monarchy's involvement in slavery

SHALMAN SCOTT | Sunday, March, 25 2018    

It is bad enough for the Church of England (Anglicans) to have played an abominable role in the African slave trade including bishops who owned slaves, but worst when Queen Elizabeth I turned out to be one that sponsored pirate John Hawkins. Read More

PHOTO: Full exposure

Sunday, March, 25 2018    

Professional photographer Leo Hudson shows members of the St Andrew High School Photography Club (from second left) Aliyah Addington, Esther-Gail Fraser, Neah Aris and Lori Nelson some features of the Cannon T5i camera during the school's Full Exposure Photography Forum held on the school's... Read More

Who Am I – My Life and Leadership: Jamaicanising Jamaica

Edward Seaga | Sunday, March, 25 2018    

Jamaicans had experienced four divisive elections over the four years prior to Independence: the federal elections (1958), the general election (1959), the federal referendum (1961), and the independence general election (1962). It was now necessary to put all these political differences... Read More

External interference in Caribbean elections is real

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, March, 25 2018    

Before getting into the thrust of the serious and threatening matter that lies at the heart of this commentary, I declare that I was an integral part of the management of the campaign of the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) for the March 21 General Election, and... Read More

What's Ruel Reid's beef with church schools?

Franklin Johnston | Friday, March, 23 2018    

In the past months we had a putsch to intimidate and diminish church schools. This is not the first time, but now Minister of Education Senator Ruel Reid is on the trail himself. A modest principal before his elevation, he should know he needs the Church as its schools do better on every... Read More

Not an easy road to safety

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, March, 23 2018    

I was talking the other day to two young men to get an idea of how things have been going in the Spanish Town area, which can all too often be a war zone. I hear members of the police and military are on patrol to bring order into the community. These are serious times. Order must be... Read More

Champs and GSAT — Pressure and slide

Lloyd B Smith | Thursday, March, 22 2018    

It is that time of year when much focus is placed on the nation's youth as the Inter-secondary Schools' Sports Association (ISSA) Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championships 2018 (popularly known as Champs) and the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) take centre stage. There... Read More

Carrying propaganda too far

Michael Burke | Thursday, March, 22 2018    

Around the time of political independence in 1962, the Jamaica Information Service published a booklet on six great men in Jamaica. Included in that book were George William Gordon, Paul Bogle, Edward Jordan, Marcus Garvey, Sir... Read More

Missed opportunity to have a crime czar

Henley Morgan | Wednesday, March, 21 2018    

Appointing Major General Antony Anderson commissioner of police, and burdening him with the expectation that he will transform the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and reduce the homicide rate, is a classic example of the wasted action Albert Einstein must have had in... Read More

How has the Trump ride been so far?

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, March, 21 2018    

When Donald Trump was inaugurated as president of the United States I said in this space that the American people should strap themselves down for a rough ride. As some readers would recall, based on a set of assumptions, I had predicted that he would have lost the elections. This was not to be. Read More

Is INDECOM a rogue commission of Parliament?

Tuesday, March, 20 2018    

Head of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) Terrence Williams has purportedly outmanoeuvred the police federation from a legal point of view by maintaining that he has always conducted private prosecutions and not sought to use any powers ascribed to... Read More



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