Columns

Great moments in World Cup recalled

Lance Neita | Sunday, March, 11 2018    

For football fans all over the world 2018 officially starts on June 14 when the referee blows the whistle in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow for the kick-off of the opening World Cup match between Russia and Saudi Arabia. That's the magic moment when the world's best... Read More

The new MP and the new commissioner

Al Miller | Sunday, March, 11 2018    

The head learns new things, but the heart forever practices old experiences. — Henry Ward Beecher  Read More

Let's end the practice of idle promises

Canute Thompson | Sunday, March, 11 2018    

It is said that Jamaica's national character is Brer Anancy, who is known for his ginnalship. The defining quality of Brer Anancy is in being able to mislead the same set of people every time he wishes. The people of Jamaica need to stop allowing ourselves to be mocked,... Read More

Bunting, Roper have 'dissed' the ambition of an entire nation

James Moss-Solomon | Sunday, March, 11 2018    

It is a sad moment in the history of Jamaica when we finally have to realise that the crass politics and their accompanying utterances leave very little hope for natural evolution. Read More

Who am I? My life and leadership

By Edward Seaga | Sunday, March, 11 2018    

Part 1: OverviewMy decision to do a three-part series on my life and leadership of my political career is to clear doubts, ignorance, or provide information of interest to persons who, whether critics or friends, would like to be more informed. Read More

A National Spatial Plan – The urgency of now

BY BRUCE GOLDING | Sunday, March, 11 2018    

Jamaicans living abroad who return to Jamaica, having not done so for decades, are struck by the changes they find: major highways have been built, once sleepy towns have become bustling urban centres, sprawling housing schemes now occupy lands where they used to ride donkeys or hunt... Read More

That slave massacre at Lima, Adelphi, St James in 1832

SHALMAN SCOTT | Sunday, March, 11 2018    

AFTER the Sam Sharpe Rebellion of 1831-32, over 200 black slaves suspects — women and men — were rounded up and shot in cold blood in the square at Lima, near Adelphi in St James. Read More

What if the gangsters stopped killing each other?

BY JASON McKAY | Sunday, March, 11 2018    

THE major crisis in Jamaica is murder, not crime. My statement stems from the fact that although there has been a noticeable decrease in major crimes committed in 2017 when compared to 2016, the world still sees and labels us as being in crisis. This crisis label is reasonably based on... Read More

Jamaican press freedom

Kevin Obrien Chang | Sunday, March, 11 2018    

There are lots of exceptional things about Jamaica: global sprinting power, cultural and musical world force, spectacularly beautiful landscapes and beaches, we could go on. But one of the most remarkable aspects of this country is its press freedom... Read More

Peter Bunting's view from the pantry of the great house

Everton Pryce | Sunday, March, 11 2018    

Peter Bunting, the current Manchester Central Member of Parliament for the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) and successful investment banker tycoon, who has spokesperson responsibility for industry and commerce in the shadow Cabinet, has a promising future in... Read More

A robust response required to the OECD

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, March, 11 2018    

Small states, including those in the Caribbean, are justifiably troubled by the continuous efforts by member states of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to cripple every initiative they take in the financial services... Read More

Weather and women

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, March, 9 2018    

We, out here in the Tropics, are used to sunny days with lovely, warm weather, while our friends 'Over There' would do anything to escape the freeze of winter. Earlier this week word came that, in the UK, people are experiencing “the worst weather in history”. The ice-box... Read More

Eat well, exercise or be publicly fat-shamed!

Franklin Johnston | Friday, March, 9 2018    

The fast-food industry spends billions to convince us we have no time to make a meal, so dine with them! It's business, but our naivety by miseducation means we are obese. We had kwashiorkor and “mirasmi”, bypassed 'fit nation' status, and went straight to “fatty boom,... Read More

Women's Day, milestones and by-elections

Michael Burke | Thursday, March, 8 2018    

It is International Women's Day. Today is the also the birthday of the late Lady [Gladys] Bustamante, wife of Sir Alexander, who would have been 106 years old today had she still lived. Today is also the 17th anniversary of the by-election in St Ann North Eastern in which the Jamaica... Read More

We are at a pivotal moment for women's rights

António Guterres | Thursday, March, 8 2018    

The historical and structural inequalities that have allowed oppression and discrimination to flourish are being exposed like never before. From Latin America to Europe to Asia, on social media, on film sets, on the factory floor, and in the streets, women are calling... Read More



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