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Zuckerberg must be regulated

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?
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
 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
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

Remembering Donald Sangster

Lance Neita | Sunday, April, 15 2018    

April 11 marked the 51st anniversary of the death of Jamaica's second Prime Minister Sir Donald Sangster. It is an anniversary not often recalled by the State, and once again we saw little if any memorial event this year. Read More

If we were to find oil and gas...

BRUCE GOLDING | Sunday, April, 15 2018    

One cannot help being more hopeful, even if not yet excited, about our quest to find oil and gas in Jamaica based on recent developments. The search, which started way back in 1955 off the coast of Negril, has continued sporadically and we have had our fair share of... Read More

Why we can't do like them

BY JASON McKAY | Sunday, April, 15 2018    

I often hear the comparison between Jamaica and the United States of America (USA) regarding successes in crime fighting or prosecution. The comparison is normally a negative depiction of our environment by virtue of apparent lack of success. Read More

Bridging the gap between economic education and expectation

BY SHALMAN SCOTT | Sunday, April, 15 2018    

The gnawing and widening gap between the economic education of the Jamaican people and their economic expectations must be closed poste-haste. Read More

Quality public sector, quality training critical to growth

Winston Adams | Sunday, April, 15 2018    

There has been much debate recently about the need for the Jamaican Government to reduce the public sector wage bill, which often translates into the need to cut the size of the Jamaican public sector. The International Monetary Fund (IMF), which is the main influencer of government policy over... Read More

The Commonwealth: What's in it for small states?

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, April, 15 2018    

Writing in the British newspaper The Guardian on April 10, my colleague, Professor Phillip Murphy, the director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at the University of London, recalled that for those who campaigned for Britain... Read More

Shame on you, Prime Minister!

Frankiln Johnston | Friday, April, 13 2018    

Bernard Lodge is the site of the long-awaited new town. It is bordered by Spanish Town, Portmore, Hellshire to the south and trails west towards McCook's Pen — an easy choice, but a bad one. The headline 'Bernard Lodge lands to boost Red Stripe's cassava production' (Jamaica Observer, May... Read More



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