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UTech to host medical cannabis symposium tomorrow

Wednesday, July, 4 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica —  The University of Technology (UTech) will be hosting its third staging of the Jamaican Medical Cannabis Integration Symposium (JAMECANN 2018) tomorrow under the theme “Merging Science, Spirit & Business”. The Ministry of Agriculture, in an... Read More

Americans should be wearing sackcloth and ashes today

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, July, 4 2018    

Today is July 4, a date which resonates with all Americans as it is the national celebration of the country's independence from Britain. No one can deny that since the founding of the nation America has been an interesting, if not fascinating, experiment in freedom, democracy, upholding... Read More

JLP Gov't and PNP Opposition: A match made in heaven?

BY Carlton A Gordon | Tuesday, July, 3 2018    

It has been said that, “The reward for good work is more work.” With this in mind, it appears that the match between the People's National Party, as parliamentary Opposition, and the current Andrew Holness-led Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Government may yet come to be seen as “a... Read More

Critical thinking, philosophy and education

Louis E A Moyston | Tuesday, July, 3 2018    

In recent months there has been a resurgence of discussions in the newspaper and on the television on critical thinking and education. I have observed in recent years presenters at research conferences mention the role of critical thinking in their educational... Read More

Inspiration abounds...as does trepidation

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, July, 2 2018    

When the youthful Dr Jennifer Mamby-Alexander stood up to accept the 2018 Mavis Watts Award from the Business & Professional Women's Club (BPW) of St Andrew a week ago, no one would guess that she had been diagnosed with stage four breast cancer 32 years ago. Dr Mamby-Alexander has... Read More

Don't distort abortion conversation, MP Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn

Monday, July, 2 2018    

Earlier this month, Member of Parliament Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn moved a motion in Parliament for the legalisation of abortion. She cited certain international instruments, giving the impression that they support her call. This is not the case. If one simply reads the named documents it... Read More

'Let the chips fall where they may'

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, July, 1 2018    

If you do not have patience you cannot make beer. — Malawian proverb  Read More

New tourism frontier opening in Discovery Bay

Lance Neita | Sunday, July, 1 2018    

Discovery Bay has been quietly developing over the past two years as a tourism destination that is fulfilling its potential which was discovered by Columbus himself many years ago. The new-look Puerto Seco Beach being developed by Kenny Benjamin and his Guardsman... Read More

Seeing President Trump in a pleasing light

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, July, 1 2018    

US President Donald Trump did not sign 'The Charlevoix G7 Summit Communique' in Canada in early June. In not doing so he demonstrated doubts about the group in which the US participates with Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the presidency of the European Union... Read More

When is the right time?

Lorenzo Smith | Sunday, July, 1 2018    

Football fever is high and we are all concerned with goals and point standings. I think Dr Peter Phillips, leader of the Opposition, might have caught this fever and tried to score some goals on Sunday last at the People's National Party National Executive Council (NEC)... Read More

Five sexism issues at the World Cup

Sunday, July, 1 2018    

MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — Complaints spreading on social media from fans, reporters and officials at the football World Cup have cast a spotlight on sexist behaviour during the competition in Russia this month.Here are five of the issues:  Read More

Can Jamaica fit in the CSME?

Edward Seaga | Sunday, July, 1 2018    

The relationship of Jamaica with its Caribbean neighbours in a regional organisation was first publicly discussed at a conference in Montego Bay in 1947, called by British Secretary of State Arthur Creech Jones, to discuss the question of regional political... Read More

Sydney Lindo Levien — the son who rose from western Jamaica

Shalman Scott | Sunday, July, 1 2018    

NOT written about in history books used in our schools, Sidney Lindo Levien can be best described as a complex and extraordinary person. Read More

The Bunting precedent: Parliament should be better for it

Canute Thompson | Sunday, July, 1 2018    

Some news outlets are regarding as unprecedented the forceful and vocal manner in which Member of Parliament Peter Bunting and his Opposition colleagues demanded fairness and balance from the Speaker in the House of Representatives, Pearnel Charles, on Tuesday June 26,... Read More

Preparing a people-centric generation — Part 2

Al Miller | Sunday, July, 1 2018    

Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't. — Jerry Rice  Read More



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