A good laugh at ourselves never hurts

Lance Neita | Sunday, September, 16 2018    

Jamaica's indigenous culture remains the saving grace for a country battered by crime, economic woes, indiscipline, natural disasters, and political wranglings. We have been repeatedly savaged by acts of violence and a coarseness that has threatened to uproot our social stability. It must be the... Read More

Nation on the brink: Take off or fall off?

Al Miller | Sunday, September, 16 2018    

Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror...for without victory, there is no survival. — Winston Churchill  Read More

Judging the Caribbean Court of Justice

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, September, 16 2018    

Startlingly , eight of the 10 Commonwealth countries that still cling to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC) as their final court of appeal are Caribbean Community (Caricom) states. Read More

Hard work, parental responsibility and the community in education

Louis E A Moyston, PhD | Sunday, September, 16 2018    

This time of the year I really enjoy reading the newspaper revelation of students and parents whose hard work resulted in academic excellence. These exposés are eye-openers to things that work for educational success. Sometimes students speak about their religious background and the associated... Read More

Don't let crime efforts distract focus of the dollar depreciating

BY HUGH GRAHAM | Sunday, September, 16 2018    

These past few weeks have seen several shocks to our economy, much like I had predicted last year when the dollar first slid to $130. Read More

Where is the Jamaican economy heading?

by Shalman Scott | Sunday, September, 16 2018    

THE above topic is a follow up to my article two Sundays ago entitled: 'Jamaica's last 41 years of economic walk'. Read More

That 'three strikes you're out' law

BY JASON MCKAY | Sunday, September, 16 2018    

The 'three strikes you're out' law comes from the baseball metaphor relating to when a pitcher pitches three straight balls at the player batting, and he is unable to hit any. Read More

A conversation on jamaica with Uma Ramakrishnan

Sunday, September, 16 2018    

Following is an interview of IMF Mission Chief to Jamaica Dr Uma Ramakrishnan conducted by Bruce Edwards and released in a podcast on September 13, 2018. Read More

Is Ruel Reid dumbing down education?

Franklin Johnston | Friday, September, 14 2018    

Education is the last best hope for poor Jamaicans. School is an emotional subject because parents love their kids and want the best for them. Yet, for years Minister of Education Senator Ruel Reid has been undermining parents' trust by cussing the best performing high schools. (He never... Read More

History and legacy

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, September, 14 2018    

This Wednesday afternoon, while trying to get work done, we were reminded that it was the 30th anniversary of Hurricane Gilbert — one of our most serious hurricanes. Remember him? Read More

Time for UWI linkages to meet the demands of our times

Dennis A Minott | Thursday, September, 13 2018    

In an article titled 'UWI focused on output rather than quality output – PSOJ president' The Gleaner newspaper of Saturday, September 8, 2018 reported the following: “President of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) Howard Mitchell has expressed his... Read More

Hurricane Gilbert and its aftermath

Michael Burke | Thursday, September, 13 2018    

Yesterday marked 30 years since the devastating Hurricane Gilbert ravaged Jamaica from east to west. Since that time we have had some other hurricane disasters but none of the magnitude of Gilbert, with its eye passing over the entire island. Read More

The PNP at 80

Lloyd B Smith | Thursday, September, 13 2018    

Having evolved from Fabian socialism (socialists aiming to achieve socialism by non-revolutionary methods) to democratic socialism (a euphemism for socialism that is not communistic) to centre-left with an increasing leaning towards capitalism, the People's National... Read More

A requiem for the sugar industry

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, September, 12 2018    

Ever since the British declared the sugar industry unviable and ended the slave trade in the 18th century the industry has never regained viable status in Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean. There have been times when it appeared viable, but, if the truth be told,... Read More

C'bean should assess US approach to unilateral preferential trade arrangements

BY Elizabeth Morgan | Wednesday, September, 12 2018    

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