Reggae's role in Ja's economic development

Clyde Mckenzie | Sunday, August, 13 2017    

I was more than happy to hear that, according to Dr David Panton, a Jamaican diasporic bond issue is soon to be a reality. Some cynics will say they have heard this song before, but I have no choice but to be hopeful. Read More

Lessons in reasonableness

Canute Thompson, PhD | Sunday, August, 13 2017    

Two recent judgements by the United Kingdom-based Privy Council, which were first heard by the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT), provide important insights into the Labour Relations and Industrial Disputes Act (LRIDA) and the meaning and importance of reasonableness. Read More

The legend has won

Lance Neita | Sunday, August, 13 2017    

Win, lose or draw, our athletes deserve the full support of Jamaicans for their participation in the IAAF World Championships in London. They were competitive, if not always in front, and represented Jamaica well. Hopefully we will go out in glory with the running of the relays; but whether or... Read More

Flashback: Flag time

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, August, 11 2017    

Holiday time over now. It's get-back-to-work season. We have just survived another national outburst of “time to enjoy wi-self”. Read More

Bible, bishops, buggers, and a hidden agenda

Franklin Johnston | Friday, August, 11 2017    

Some people have a pathological preoccupation with buggery, so few knew of other issues raised by Dr Howard Gregory, Anglican lord bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, in his paper to Parliament. The English Buggery Act of 1533 did not define it, and the Act of 1864 was a colonial set-hand. Read More

Bustamante became PM at 78

Michael Burke | Thursday, August, 10 2017    

There are some people who are very selective with facts. For example, there is much talk about age in leadership these days, especially because Prime Minister Andrew Holness turned 45 years old last month, while in December, Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips will be 67. But in all... Read More

Tobacco endgame is critical 'cog in the wheel' for sustainable development

Bobby Ramakant | Thursday, August, 10 2017    

Although governments have promised sustainable development by 2030 by adopting UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), tobacco-triggered pandemics threaten to stall or even reverse the progress made. Read More

Prof Bain's vindication: A vital lesson for the religious, especially

Clinton Chisholm | Thursday, August, 10 2017    

Right after news broke of Professor Brendan Bain's dismissal from his post at The University of the West Indies (UWI) years ago I lashed the committee in an intended newspaper column thus, “When a UWI group behaves the way Professor Nigel Harris's committee has... Read More

The spirit of JAMAICA

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, August, 9 2017    

We have just celebrated 55 years as an independent nation. The Government seems to have spared no effort in putting on a show, fireworks and all. Despite the inevitable voices from the Opposition decrying the money spent on the celebrations, a nation needs this breather... Read More

Jamaica: 55 and learning how to walk

Henley Morgan | Wednesday, August, 9 2017    

Who as a child would not have entertained the thought of one day being the master of his/her destiny; deciding when to come and when to go, what to do and what not to do, not being pushed around or dictated to by anyone. That thought was frequently my childhood mental... Read More

West Indies cricket — in the second tier

BY PHILIP AYOUNG-CHEE | Tuesday, August, 8 2017    

West Indies cricket is heading to a world rating second-tier level in Test and One-Day cricket. And it cannot be presently saved unless the present administrators vacate office and allow alternative management, which may or may not change the status. But it is worth a try. Read More

Mueller vs Trump: Ain't life grand?

Thomas L Knapp | Tuesday, August, 8 2017    

The Wall Street Journal reports that, “Special Counsel Robert Mueller has impanelled a grand jury to investigate Russia's interference in the 2016 elections.” That report diverges from reality when it comes to purpose. Mueller's aim —... Read More

Let's not misrepresent what the Bible says about gays

Glenn Tucker | Monday, August, 7 2017    

Lord Bishop Howard Gregory of the Anglican Church is being criticised by many — even in his own Church. One point of contention seems to be that, having been elevated to the position of leader in his church, he had absolutely no right to continue thinking and having thoughts of his... Read More

Much to be proud of this Ja55

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, August, 6 2017    

Proverb: Tek weh yuh get till yuh get weh yuh want.Translation: Take what you can get until you can get what you want. Read More

Leave buggery behind!

Sunday, August, 6 2017    

I sincerely hope we can quickly get this buggery law issue and the LGBTQ agenda behind us and move on to focus our energies on the transformation of our nation, the building of the new Jamaica. It's likely an empty hope, as that community has proven that it does not easily give up. Their... Read More


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