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The deepening culture of resignation

Howard Gregory | Sunday, June, 18 2017    

In the early 1960s my family moved to the Washington Gardens area of Kingston. It was a time when Pembroke Hall was under construction and Hughenden was a large orange grove with a great house, while Duhaney Park was one large callaloo garden and bush. Read More

Save the last dance for me

Lance Neita | Sunday, June, 18 2017    

The art of dancing cheek to cheek went out with the advent of dancehall music in the mid-1980s. It's truly a generation thing, because while the older ones among us will still do a ballroom twirl, the young and the middle-aged of today's generation have confined... Read More

More on Bob Marley and some of those who made him great

Paul Buchanan | Sunday, June, 18 2017    

(In continuing our series of serialising sections of the book Jones Town Trench Town The Journey Back written by former Jamaica cricketer, economist and politician Paul Buchanan, today we continue with a look at the life and work of the legendary Jamaican reggae great Robert Nesta... Read More

A mind to work – Part 2

Al Miller | Sunday, June, 18 2017    

The urgent need for national transformation cannot be overstated. All our national energy should be focused in that direction. It will not happen by chance. It has to be intentional. Read More

Should China build our Parliament at Heroes' Park?

Franklyn Johnston | Friday, June, 16 2017    

Our new uber-democratic Parliament building may be designed and built by communist China — wow! But then, we could not eat, have health care, education or security, were it not for foreigners, and China is the new kid. Oh, to be sovereign, self-reliant and build... Read More

Serious answers to serious questions

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, June, 16 2017    

SICK to the stomach… Fed up… Can't believe it, can't escape it. The odour of destruction of life, especially women's, is making us gag everywhere… What have our women done to deserve this? What are the mad men trying to prove as they rob women of the precious gift of... Read More

Let's trim the thorns

BY YOHAN LEE | Thursday, June, 15 2017    

One Bible story that may be applied to today's world is the Parable of the Sower. The parable details what takes place as a farmer goes about sowing seeds. As he walked across his land, some of the seeds fell by the wayside and birds ate them. Others... Read More

From piracy to scamming

Michael Burke | Thursday, June, 15 2017    

Last Friday, I overheard a mother telling her teenaged daughter not to follow the bad example of one of her friends at school. She told her daughter that when she gets the PATH money, she should spend it on the skills training that she requested. Apparently another... Read More

Jamaica cannot accept or condone the abominable crime of buggery

Wednesday, June, 14 2017    

An edited version of the Marcus Garvey Peoples' Political Party's submission last week to the joint select committee of Parliament reviewing the Sexual Offences Act. The submission was made by the party's president, Heru Ishakamusa... Read More

Protests a chilling reminder Venezuela running out of options

BY GLENN TUCKER | Wednesday, June, 14 2017    

“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.” — Sir Winston Churchill.  Read More

Jamaica, land we love… and hate

Lloyd B Smith | Tuesday, June, 13 2017    

The euphoria at the National Stadium last Saturday night, as the curtains came down on track icon Usain Bolt's glitzy career as a national and international legend in his beloved homeland, was only experienced twice before in Jamaica. Firstly, when we attained political... Read More

China's policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean enhances cooperation with Jamaica

Niu Qingbao | Tuesday, June, 13 2017    

China's new policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean is best elaborated in its Second Policy Paper on Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), issued in November 2016 after President Xi Jinping's third visit to LAC in four years. This new policy, if implemented, is... Read More

Yes, we need a new Parliament building, but let's do it right

Christopher Whyms-Stone | Monday, June, 12 2017    

The question was recently posed to me: w hy were the professionals [in the construction industry] so focused on the Parliament building as a concern? There are four major things that architects and other local professionals would like... Read More

Bitter-sweet visit to Jamaica

BY RICHARD BLACKFORD | Monday, June, 12 2017    

I am just getting back to the US after a quick trip to Jamaica, the purpose of which was to provide some consultation to a business owner and very close friend of mine. Read More

Bob Marley's legacy and a look at Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh

BY PAUL BUCHANAN | Sunday, June, 11 2017    

(In continuing our series of serialising sections of the book Jones Town Trench Town The Journey Back written by former Jamaica cricketer, economist and politician Paul Buchanan, today we carry a piece on the legendary Jamaican reggae great Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley, as well as... Read More



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