Time we truly celebrate the 'Nightingale of Jamaica'

Adella Campbell | Thursday, May, 16 2019    

May 12 is celebrated as International Nurses' Day. Generally, the day is so celebrated because it is Florence Nightingale's birthday. Inasmuch as it is a good gesture, at this time of year I do get a bit perplexed as I reflect on the life of our own Mary Seacole, who was affectionately... Read More

Whither Jamaica's track & field...

Richard Blackford | Wednesday, May, 15 2019    

The curtain came down over the weekend on the 2019 running of the IAAF Word Relay Championships in Yokohama, Japan, and for the first time in more than a dozen years in international competitions Jamaica failed to win a single gold medal. At least two years ago at the 2017 IAAF World... Read More

Bunting's epiphany

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, May, 15 2019    

Peter Bunting, Member of Parliament for Manchester Central, is clearly one of the most articulate, vocal, and cerebral members of the People's National Party (PNP) hierarchy. He is not afraid to say what is on his mind. I do not believe that his seeming feistiness is a result of his wealth... Read More

The future of work in the Caribbean

Tuesday, May, 14 2019    

We are apparently in the second machine age of the fourth Industrial Revolution. Investors want to remain competitive in global trade. The challenges being faced include aging workers in some regions, including the Caribbean; facilitating movement of labour — migration issues; reducing... Read More

Questions that death prompts

Clinton Chisholm | Tuesday, May, 14 2019    

The year was in the early 1980s, in my hometown, Montego Bay. The event? A funeral at Calvary Baptist Church — the old location on Market Street near Sam Sharpe Square. It was a packed church and yard. Most of us who were just passing by had to stand outside the fences hoping to hear the... Read More

We have a lot going for us in Jamaica

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, May, 13 2019    

We are a health-conscious country too. We know we must have a certificate of vaccination before we can enrol our children in school, and we have heard myriad stories of Jamaicans in the Diaspora returning home for surgery as they find our doctors and... Read More

Is Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition still loyal?

Monday, May, 13 2019    

If Parliament is to be preserved as a living institution His Majesty's Loyal Opposition must fearlessly perform its functions... It must be vigilant against oppression and unjust invasions by the Cabinet of the rights of the people. It should supervise all expenditures and prevent... Read More

The future is wellness

CHRISTOPHER TUFTON | Sunday, May, 12 2019    

THERE is need for a paradigm shift in public health, even with the advances of the last half-a-century that put our life expectancy today at some 78.5 years for females and 73.6 for males. Read More

Integrity, lands, and making a deal

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, May, 12 2019    

You don't need to teach a snake how to lie down. — Kono proverb, Sierra Leone  Read More

Investment incentives plain common sense

Sunday, May, 12 2019    

The World Bank's commitment to Jamaica, as outlined in Mr Axel van Trotsenburg's article on this page, is most encouraging. Read More

Economic boom but danger lurks

Al Miller | Sunday, May, 12 2019    

We've had trickle-down economics in the country for [many years] now, and most of us aren't even damp yet. — Molly Ivins  Read More

The silent revolution

Sunday, May, 12 2019    

Jamaica is well known for its beautiful beaches, Bob Marley, and reggae music. But what is less known is that the Caribbean island started a silent revolution after being one of the most indebted developing countries in the world. Jamaica has shown a macroeconomic turnaround that is... Read More

Belizeans have spoken... politicians should respect them

SIR RONALD SANDERS | Sunday, May, 12 2019    

As territorial claims go, Guatemala's claim to all — every square inch — of Belize is, perhaps, the most outrageous. The only thing that is more outrageous than the scale of the claim is the argument on which it is based. Read More

What of the East?

LORENZO SMITH | Sunday, May, 12 2019    

We are living in some interesting times, which make for exciting yet worrying international relations. We might be on the verge of a second Cold War and at the root of this war is the fight over technology superiority. The USA and China are now flexing their... Read More

Law and disorder

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, May, 10 2019    

What do you make of the convoluted story coming out of St Catherine regarding the hero cop vs rogue cop car chase that ended with three people dead and the demise of the Mobile Reserve branch of the constabulary force? Read More


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