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Understanding Lee-Chin's latest jeremiad

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, November, 27 2019    

In his recent presentation on the work of the Economic Growth Council (EGC) Chairman Michael Lee-Chin lamented the stumbling block represented by the civil service in getting economic growth in the country. He spoke against the background of the anaemic growth in the economy and specifically the... Read More

Medical cannabis: A new horizon for small Jamaican cultivators

Ellen Campbell Grizzle | Wednesday, November, 27 2019    

Rules are not made to be broken. The principles that underpin the development and use of therapies from cannabis are not to be “juggled”. Globally, we are now seeing the calamity caused by breaking these rules. The list of examples is long. These include using cheaper, fake... Read More

Who will save the teachers?

BY Alethia Brown | Tuesday, November, 26 2019    

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Schoolboy football: Burned out and then penalised

BY Calvin Gray | Tuesday, November, 26 2019    

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The Bustamante Hospital débâcle

André Vaccianna | Tuesday, November, 26 2019    

In the past few days social media and different news outlets have been awash with stories of the fracas between politician and doctor at our premier paediatric care institution. In the court of public opinion, both parties are alternatively heroes or villains depending... Read More

Common causes, North and South

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, November, 25 2019    

It was quite a week with an energetic Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) Journalism Week, the history-making address by children to Parliament's Lower House, and the celebration of Digicel Foundation's 15th anniversary. Read More

Justice fi patois speakers!

Louis E A Moyston | Monday, November, 25 2019    

During the early days of National Heritage Month (October), and also during the celebration of the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages, there were some discussions on patois. There was a call for a patois translation competition to salute Louise... Read More

End rape — an intolerable cost to society

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka | Monday, November, 25 2019    

If I could have one wish granted, it might well be a total end to rape. That means a significant weapon of war gone from the arsenal of conflict, the absence of a daily risk assessment for girls and women in public and private spaces, the removal of a violent assertion... Read More

When Holness speaks...

GARFIELD higgins | Sunday, November, 24 2019    

The paste can also strangle the owner who ground it. — Kakwa Proverb, South Sudan  Read More

A matter of alliances and allegiances

al Miller | Sunday, November, 24 2019    

Wha sweet nanny goat ah go run him belly — Jamaican proverb  Read More

While the health sector languishes... 'people are a deadin'

Hamlet Nat ion | Sunday, November, 24 2019    

On October 14, 2015 this newspaper published an article I wrote entitled 'More than lip service needed for Ja's health care'. Four years have passed and we are at it again. Read More

Blatant, patent, and flagrant double standards in the OAS

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, November, 24 2019    

Double standards have become the new system in the Organization of American States (OAS). This unwholesome development does not portend well for the future of the organisation which is increasingly becoming a rubber stamp for the will of a few governments. It also creates a huge cloud... Read More

Lots of impeachment evidence but one thing missing

BY JULIE PACE AP Washington Bureau Chief | Sunday, November, 24 2019    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) — After two weeks of riveting public hearings in the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, there is a mountain of evidence that is now beyond dispute. Read More

Leaders who bite the bullet

JASON McKAY | Sunday, November, 24 2019    

Abraham Lincoln, right before he became president of the United States of America, was a successful attorney. Lincoln's run to the presidency was aided by a controversial case wherein he defended a man who had killed someone he knew quite well, in self-defence. Read More

The 'clawt' heard around the country

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, November, 22 2019    

And it came to pass that a youth of exuberant tendency delivered a valedictory oration which culminated in an unexpected release of material. What a preckeh! Read More


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