ATL'S golden gifts to Jamaica

We were part of the happy buzz, last Tuesday, when hundreds converged on Hope Gardens to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Appliance Traders Group. The Gordon “Butch” Stewart organisation's ascent from a fledging supplier of air conditioning units in 1968 to the creation of... Read More

Public speaking: Problems & solutions
Media houses and denominations are to blame for the gaffes — grammatical and especially pronunciation — their employees make because they do not provide the badly needed basic training in speech conventions and mastering pronunciation for them. Preachers and electronic media...... Read More

Tight squeeze for Hong Kong's young professionals
HONG KONG, China (AFP) — As housing prices spiral in Hong Kong, young professionals are living in ever-shrinking spaces, with box-like “nano-flats” and co-shares touted as fashionable solutions.... Read More

Magnanimity or self-glory?
I was travelling through the hills of Westmoreland on Tuesday, June 12, during coverage of the naming ceremony for the north-south link of Highway 2000. The radio signal was unclear at points. I heard parts of Prime Minister Andrew Holness's comments and the word “magnanimity” stood...... Read More

A sequence of events: Sham, silence and socialism

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, June, 17 2018    

Do not forget what is it to be a sailor because of being a captain yourself. — Tanzanian proverb  Read More

Preparing a people-centric generation — Part 1

Al Miller | Sunday, June, 17 2018    

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. — Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the USA  Read More

Conform or reform? That is the question

WALTER SCOTT | Sunday, June, 17 2018    

An address to the Realtors Association of Jamaica's Annual General Meeting last Wednesday.  Read More

Quashee takes centre stage

Sunday, June, 17 2018    

The various traits of the personality of the Negro slave fell into a general pattern that has been recognised all over the New World. Read More

Do your best in Cuba to build Jamaica — Ambassador

BY INES FORS FERNANDEZ | Sunday, June, 17 2018    

This is an edited version of a presentation made by Cuba's Ambassador to Jamaica Inés Fors Fernández, at the ceremony for the official presentation of medical scholarships to seven successful candidates in Kingston on May 31, 2018.  Read More

Crime is out of control, sacrifice required!

Franklin Johnston | Friday, June, 15 2018    

We take no joy in this, but Cabinet's tactics did not abate crime and murder. New minister, new police chief; alert army; zone of special operations (ZOSO) and state of emergency reprised; British, American personnel, arms, vehicles, boats. What's next, Prime Minister Andrew... Read More

The 'game of the world' is on!

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, June, 15 2018    

Everything is already on the move as the dedicated fans and players are unleashing their power on each other from nearly every corner of the world. Read More

Would Ja be better off as a police state?

Lloyd B Smith | Thursday, June, 14 2018    

For many decades the success story of Singapore has been juxtaposed against Jamaica's failure to achieve economic independence and social stability, given the fact that both states emerged as self-governing in the 1960s. According to Carla Ibanzo, in an Istthirdworld blog entitled... Read More

History of internal political party disunity

Michael Burke | Thursday, June, 14 2018    

Ever since Peter Phillips became president of the People's National Party (PNP) and leader of the Opposition there have been conflicting criticisms about him. One is that he is ineffective, and the other is that under his leadership all the PNP has done is to criticise... Read More

Listen for the first whistle

Lance Neita | Wednesday, June, 13 2018    

World Cup excitement has gripped Jamaica and we are getting ready for those four weeks of world-class competition June 14 to July 15 in Russia. Read More

The politics of naming public monuments and appointing consultants

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, June, 13 2018    

The St Catherine Municipal Corporation has passed a resolution asking for part of the north-south highway to be named in the honour of former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller. The Government had earlier announced it would name the entire highway in honour of former... Read More


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