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Caster Semenya has human rights?

Franklin Johnston | Friday, May, 10 2019    

Caster Semenya has been treated as less than human because of naturally high testosterone levels. Now things are worse with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) rule which requires her to take hormones if she wants to compete. Can the IAAF decide who is female?... Read More

Protests over the centuries

Michael Burke | Thursday, May, 9 2019    

The recent incident at Calabar High School has been criticised as ugly and undisciplined behaviour. I have not heard the side of the students so I am unable to say whether it was also a protest, although nothing can excuse the form in which the incident took place. If it were indeed a... Read More

Crime through different lens

Henley Morgan | Thursday, May, 9 2019    

There is a common belief that the only solution to the senseless killing taking place in the society is to fight fire with fire. In other words, hire more police and give them more guns and bullets to kill more criminals. While I believe there is a place for hard... Read More

Absence of facts fuels mistrust

Canute Thompson | Wednesday, May, 8 2019    

The sale on Rooms of the Beach in Ocho Rios, by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) — representing the Government of Jamaica — acting under the supervision of Daryl Vaz, minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, has... Read More

Scaling new heights in Belt and Road cooperation

Tian Qi | Tuesday, May, 7 2019    

Hon Robert Montague, Minister of Transport and Mining, led a Jamaican Government delegation to China for the Second Belt and Road Forum (BRF) for International Cooperation held in Beijing between April 25 and 27. While congratulating the minister's successful visit to China, I would like to... Read More

Positive vibrations in challenging times

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, May, 6 2019    

Join me on a journey through the activities of last week to the lawns of Jamaica House, where our Special Olympians were honoured; the celebration of the 55th anniversary of Jamaica's relationship with the World Bank, hosted by Country Manager Galina Sotirova; an environmental forum and... Read More

Discrimination against Semenya must stop!

by Romane Elliston | Monday, May, 6 2019    

Recently, there has been much talk concerning Olympics champion Caster Semenya after the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled against her issuing a verdict that she should lower her testosterone levels in order to compete. What is appalling and most distasteful here is that the court... Read More

The man with the golden pen

Sunday, May, 5 2019    

Jamaica has already earned enormous publicity from the new James Bond film, sections of which are being shot in on the island. And so it should, as James Bond of Dr No and Live and Let Die, among others, is the motion picture hero who simply cannot die. Read More

We've come up on the rough side

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, May, 5 2019    

Earth has only one sun. — Tuareg proverb, Mali “You make progress by implementing ideas,” said Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to the United States Congress. Read More

Jamaica foreign policy and the Monroe Doctrine

Paul Golding | Sunday, May, 5 2019    

RECENTLY there have been questions in the popular media about Jamaica's foreign policy, especially as it relates to Venezuela. Earlier this year, the Government announced that it would forcibly retake Venezuela's 49 per cent stake in the Petrojam oil refinery because both sides couldn't... Read More

Caricom's divide must be bridged

Sir Roland Sanders | Sunday, May, 5 2019    

It's no secret that the countries of the Caribbean Community and Common Market (Caricom) are divided over the response to the situation in Venezuela. Read More

Stalemate in Venezuela becoming staler

Bruce Golding | Sunday, May, 5 2019    

The effort this past week to topple the Nicolas Maduro Government in Venezuela in what Juan Guaido dubbed the final phase of Operation Freedom, spurted and sputtered, leaving him with the appearance of someone push-starting a car whose engine wont rev up. Read More

Facts, judgement, justice, and the facade of history

BY JASON McKAY | Sunday, May, 5 2019    

On December 7, 1940, the Empire of Japan — without even a declaration of war, bombed the US naval base at Pearl Harbour, killing 2,403 persons. This is well known and has been propagated sufficiently in Hollywood. Read More

Wanton killing has to stop

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, May, 3 2019    

I was at my desk 'doing my work', and was awakened to the serious reality that my beloved parish, Hanover, apparently now finds itself fallen from grace and is now included in the recently announced state of public emergency (SOE). Read More

Why do Cabinets hate subsidies?

Franklin Johnston | Friday, May, 3 2019    

We marvel that nations turn to America for food when in distress and why our serial Cabinets never embraced farm subsidy. Yes, we are poor, but we have central bank too; a pre-pubescent military which did not fight wars like USA grown-up military; and an airline, Air Jamaica, like them,... Read More



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