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Spending China's money

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, November, 11 2018    

Perseverance is everything. — Yoruba proverb (Nigeria)  Read More

Brazil at critical juncture

Earle Scarlett | Sunday, November, 11 2018    

JAIR Bolsonaro's presidential victory in Brazil has engendered hope for the 55.2 per cent who favoured him over Workers' Party Fernando Haddad. The former military captain's right-wing campaign promises may become concrete policies, with “order” — possibly a social... Read More

Balford 'Bally' Reid: A KC legend

Verona Antoine-Smith | Sunday, November, 11 2018    

KINGSTON College's (KC) 14-year winning streak in the Inte-secondary Schools' Sport Association (ISSA) Boys' Championships (1962-1975) has left an indelible mark on many track and field enthusiasts. But none more so than a former athlete who proudly represented his school during that period. He... Read More

Identity and dignity lost with the CCJ

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, November, 11 2018    

The referenda, held individually in Antigua and Barbuda and Grenada, on replacing the British Judicial Committee of the Privy Council with the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on November 6, were lost for the same reason that Brexit succeeded in the United Kingdom. The... Read More

'No comment' is no good, JFJ

Jason McKay | Sunday, November, 11 2018    

The recent scandal regarding human rights group Jamaicans For Justice's open letter to The Gleaner citing the harassment of Jamaican citizen Andre Smith by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), and then the occurrence of the same man being killed by a private citizen whom he was robbing... Read More

The fatigue of development and jobs:

Edward Seaga | Sunday, November, 11 2018    

There were two principal programmes to deal with the gaps in the domestic and external accounts. These were the imperatives of the period. Read More

What now for the CCJ?

Bruce Golding | Sunday, November, 11 2018    

The prospects of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) expanding its appellate jurisdiction beyond the four countries that have already signed on (Barbados, Guyana, Belize, and Dominica) was dealt a severe blow last week. The voters in Grenada as well as Antigua and Barbuda roundly... Read More

Backra was the corruption by slaves of the words 'back row'

Shalman Scott | Sunday, November, 11 2018    

The activist role of the Anglican Church, also referred to as the Church of England, as a socio-religious and political institution within the Jamaican society, during the period of colonialism and slavery in particular, has been well documented and hotly debated by scholars for... Read More

Is ganja the reason Jamaica in poor shape?

Franklin Johnston | Friday, November, 9 2018    

They've urged us to “move fast”, “get on the ganja train”, but what riches await us? Can we sell ganja to usual partners? America? Caricom? Read More

Graduation: Go forth!

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, November, 9 2018    

The season of graduation is on for some of our tertiary institutions. Annual graduation ceremonies have been taking place and students of all ages and determination set out to “go forth” prepared to provide for themselves and their families — or so it is hoped. The... Read More

Aiming for higher

Canute Thompson | Thursday, November, 8 2018    

Jamaica is at a crossroads in relation to two of the most critical variables that affect the long-term quality of life of our people and which define the foundations of our democracy. The reason I suggest we are at a crossroads is that we are faced with the opportunity to choose between... Read More

The struggle for economic independence

Michael Burke | Thursday, November, 8 2018    

On November 10, 1968 (50 years ago this coming Saturday), Norman Washington Manley gave his valedictory address to the People's National Party (PNP). On that occasion, he proclaimed that the mission of his generation was to bring political independence, but the mission... Read More

The Church has failed in its stewardship of church lands

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, November, 7 2018    

A recent media report revealed the lamentation of a group of Jamaican churches over the loss of land due to squatting. Almost every denomination with large tracts of land has been affected by this phenomenon. It is not anything new, and in a country like Jamaica — where close to a million... Read More

Tourism resilience in the age of ZOSO and SOE

Henley Morgan | Wednesday, November, 7 2018    

There is precedence to leaders of countries making security decisions on the basis of faulty intelligence, usually with costly consequences. The most disastrous in recent times was the decision by President George W Bush to invade Iraq on the presumption that Sadam Hussein had stockpiles of... Read More

The West Indies cricket's dilemma

Herro Blair Jr | Tuesday, November, 6 2018    

Growing up, I remember the days of sitting around the table with my dad to hear the runs being scored by the West Indies cricket team greats and the wickets being taken by our Rolls-Royce of bowlers, Mikey Holding, and the four-pronged pace attack. These teams won match after match... Read More



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