Irma-Maria: A reparations requiem for Caribbean poverty

Monday, October, 9 2017    

Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, issues the following statement on the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria:  Read More

A large chair does not make a king

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, October, 8 2017    

I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head. — Theodore Roosevelt Read More

New Elections = New Opportunities!

Al Miller | Sunday, October, 8 2017    

Ahhhh …do you feel it? The sights, the sounds, the feeling! No, no, no, not Christmas! Election is in the air! Prime Minister Andrew Holness finally called it. Monday, October 9 is Nomination Day, and Monday, October 30 is the Grand Day — particularly for our... Read More

Leading at a higher level: Lessons in accountability

Canute Thompson, PhD | Sunday, October, 8 2017    

In October 2016 a dispute arose over whether The University of the West Indies was answerable to the parliaments of countries of the Caribbean, and specifically whether officials from the Mona campus were duty-bound to appear before Jamaica's Public Administration and... Read More

Why ZOSO will succeed

Jason Mckay | Sunday, October, 8 2017    

Since the passing of measures relating to extended detention by then Prime Minister Bruce Golding on July 2008 — which were introduced amidst screams of protest and legally challenged and dismissed with quiet efficiency — little legislation has been introduced to assist the... Read More

Globalisation vs nationalism

Stephen Vasciannie | Sunday, October, 8 2017    

The following is an edited version of the keynote presentation givento the 2017 business conference of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica on October 6, 2017. The theme of the conference was #MegaTrends 2.0.  Read More

Insuring the Caribbean's future

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, October, 8 2017    

Insurers and re-insurers are facing major losses in the wake of the damage done in the Caribbean and the United States by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. These losses will have a direct and immediate impact on insurance premiums across the entire Caribbean and the... Read More

What's so wrong with…if?

Clinton Chisholm | Sunday, October, 8 2017    

Weeks ago when I read the allegation that some police officers were being overlooked for promotion because they refused the sexual advances of superior colleagues, I smiled mischievously, saying to myself philosophically, “So what's so wrong with requesting or... Read More

New Elections = New Opportunities!

Sunday, October, 8 2017    

Rev Al Miller is still on his mission towards a new Jamaica and this week brings to The Agenda the possibilities wrapped up in the upcoming by-elections. He suggests that the wind in the air is not Christmas breeze, it's the opportunity to make the turn for a better way of existing as a nation. Read More

Why is Puerto Rico still feeling the storm?

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, October, 6 2017    

THE current events which have been taking place in Puerto Rico, in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, are almost pathetic. How can a country survive without electricity; without drinking water; without easy access to health care, food, medicine, and other necessities? Other citizens... Read More

Day 30 of ZOSO Mount Salem — a winner or loser?

Franklin Johnston | Friday, October, 6 2017    

The frisson that may have run through decent citizens of Mt Salem when they won the dubious accolade of most crime-ridden place in this world capital of crime must have been chilling. First zone of special operations (ZOSO) is a dread title, but if vilifying 3,500 citizens will cramp our... Read More

Social re-engineering rather than incarceration

Damion Crawford | Thursday, October, 5 2017    

To get a full understanding of this beating video being circulated, I went to St Thomas to investigate. I went to the Morant Bay Police Station where the mother is being held. I went to The Bath Police Station, The Bath community,and the home of the child that was in... Read More

Mary, our lady of the Blue Mountains

Michael Burke | Thursday, October, 5 2017    

The annual income from tourism could be heavily boosted if the Roman Catholic Church in Jamaica expanded its pilgrimages to include visitors from overseas. The pilgrimages could also include members of the Orthodox churches, including the Ethiopian Orthodox who have some of the same... Read More

We must observe mandatory reporting requirements

Richard Longmore | Thursday, October, 5 2017    

History would show that slavery was abolished in 1838. Are we still shackled by the chains of slavery? To keep slaves in order and well-behaved flogging was used as a tool by slave masters and rich plantation owners. Depending on the seriousness of the offence, slaves would get a certain... Read More

It's about time we sort out garbage collection

Wednesday, October, 4 2017    

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children. - Native American Proverb  Read More


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