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Uncomfortable truths: Do we really care?

Hillel is a school for 'white' kids, attended by black kids; it's a good school. A recent ninth grade test question was shocking, fact-based, but provocative: “During the practice of Atlantic Slave Trade, enslaved people had no rights whatsoever; blacks were often... Read More

Past, present and future: Windrush, C'wealth Games, The Ward
Nobody can beat us w hen it comes to spreading news, getting news or fixing news. The hot news this week comes from the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting currently being held in London. The meeting title, abbreviated to CHOGUM, is not to be...... Read More

Defective reasoning even from eminent lawyers?
As a lecturer in philosophy and critical thinking I comb many sources for examples of effective and defective reasoning. I am not a lawyer, but I eagerly awaited the availability of the final ruling in the buggery case in Trinidad and Tobago. Why? To see if the eminent jurists there...... Read More

The priest as father of the church community
In the Roman Catholic Church, as well as the Orthodox churches, the priest is regarded as the father of the church community. This is why the title “Father” is given to him. So why am I on this topic today? I wish to respond to Reverend Devon Dick who wrote...... Read More

Time for Holness Administration to rethink the voting age

BY Yvad Billings | Thursday, April, 19 2018    

In a representative democracy voting is part of the political process and is also the method by which the electorate appoints its representatives in its government. Read More

Take the politics out of public sector reform

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, April, 18 2018    

At a recent forum put on by the Planning Institute of Jamaica in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the new Minister of Finance and the Public Service Dr Nigel Clarke reaffirmed Government's intention to move ahead speedily with the... Read More

For closer partnership and greater cooperation

Tian Qi | Wednesday, April, 18 2018    

Wah gwaan, Jamaica?! Read More

Zuckerberg must be regulated

Glen Tucker | Tuesday, April, 17 2018    

Finally, Mark Zuckerberg, owner of Facebook has been called to testify before Congress. This follows disturbing revelations and persistent questions about data handling and privacy. Read More

Not 'bright' enough for a primary school?

Zoyah Kinkead-Clark | Tuesday, April, 17 2018    

There is a dangerous, yet largely ignored trend taking place in many of Jamaica's primary schools — the discriminatory practice of selecting children for enrolment based on their academic competencies. Admittedly, this is hardly new; private schools have been doing this for years. Read More

Beckles misdiagnosis gets failing grade

BY ERROL W A TOWNSHEND | Monday, April, 16 2018    

 Enough is enough!Before I join the vast multitude who have given up on West Indies cricket, let me give it one last try. Read More

Moves to strengthen our Jamaica

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, April, 16 2018    

St Andrew justices of the peace (JPs) and lay magistrates turned out in numbers to hear Justice Minister Delroy Chuck at our quarterly meeting last week. Custos Dr Patricia Dunwell reminded us of our responsibility to visit prisons, children's homes and infirmaries in our advocacy for... Read More

Skills education and the fourth Industrial Revolution

Everton Pryce | Sunday, April, 15 2018    

Long before Prime Minister Andrew Holness declared that there does not exist sufficiently trained workers in present-day Jamaica to meet the necessity of economic growth and job creation, at a recent appreciation function for retired Spalding High School Principal Alphansus Davis, I had formed... Read More

Peter Phillips's PNP strategy: Say something, anything, about everything

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, April, 15 2018    

You have little power over what's not yours. — Zimbabwean proverb  Read More

The crime statistics speak for themselves

Kevin o'Brien Chang | Sunday, April, 15 2018    

In 2016 Jamaica had the world's highest violent death rate for females, and the sixth highest in total (www.smallarmssurvey.org/fileadmin/docs/U-Reports/SAS-Report-GVD2017.pdf). Our paradise island ranked overall below Syria, Venezuela, El Salvador, Honduras, Afghanistan, and above Iraq, Libya,... Read More

'Man A Yaad' must be a man of action!

Al Miller | Sunday, April, 15 2018    

I continue the dialogue from last week, 'Shaw shuffle: Mistake or masterstroke?' because so much of the nation's future rests on what he does with the portfolio now entrusted to him. He needs all our ideas and support. Read More



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