Will JUTC go the way of JOS?

So the taxi drivers will now get a break. The taxi routes are going to be opened up to more taxi drivers. The good of this is that the public will have more access to get to and from work. For the wealthy who live in affluent areas where Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) buses are... Read More

Body rights: Forgotten/unknown basics?
At the risk of losing gynaecologist Dr Michael Abrahams as a friend, and further irritating my wife's former gynaecologist and esteemed fellow Cornwallian Dr Errol Daley, I wish to point out a few things about which I have been reliably informed by scientists (including...... Read More

Neglect the west, neglect our history
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Church in Jamaica lacks influence
On a scale of one to five — with one being very little and five being very much — I rate the influence the Church in Jamaican has on the affairs of State at two (below average). Before my fellow clergymen with whom I enjoy a congenial and close working...... Read More

No evangelical outrage for the agony of the Palestinian people

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, June, 6 2018    

The opening of the United States Embassy in Jerusalem has exposed the widening divide between the Palestinians and the Israelis. It has demonstrated once again how intractable it is to achieve peace between these warring neighbours, and by extension the wider Middle... Read More

The 'messy middle' of democracy and the need

Henry J Lewis | Tuesday, June, 5 2018    

A critical, independent and investigative press is the lifeblood of any democracy. The press must be free from State interference. It must have the economic strength to stand up to the blandishments of government officials. It must have sufficient independence from vested interests to be... Read More

Barbados telephoned the IMF, is St Lucia next?

Melanius Alphonse | Tuesday, June, 5 2018    

One week after her Barbados Labour Party's (BLP) historic victory at the polls and getting to work on the economic reality in Barbados — meeting with social partners, trade unions and the business community — Mia Mottley telephoned managing director of the... Read More

Let's hope the G7 Summit does not descend into chaos

By Elizabeth Morgan | Tuesday, June, 5 2018    

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This Jamaica train is rolling

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, June, 4 2018    

“The traffic!” is a common complaint here in Kingston. My theory is that, with our efficient ports and infrastructure, Kingston became a hub after the passing of hurricanes Irma and Maria. Within a week after the storms I noticed busy hotel lobbies and a deluge of traffic. It... Read More

Trump not sole person to be blamed

BY TONY MILES | Monday, June, 4 2018    

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Counter punch of climate change and political 'permission'

Sunday, June, 3 2018    

The hurricane season started officially on June 1. Already, however, heavy rains and flash flooding have started. Last Sunday, flash flooding in Maryland, USA, resulted in one river rising 17 feet in two hours. Some eight inches of rain was recorded in six hours. Read More

Ramshackle PNP — Allan Isaacs said it from in the 70s

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, June, 3 2018    

Ears that do not listen to advice accompany the head when it is chopped off. — Kenyan proverb  Read More

The place of women in the Church

Raulston Nembhard | Sunday, June, 3 2018    

The clearly misogynistic and intemperate comments of American evangelist Gino Jennings on how women in the Church should dress and adorn themselves is a matter that has incensed a lot of Jamaicans. It has brought into public gaze, once again, the issue of the place of... Read More

Let Mia Mottley's seed sprout across the Caribbean

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, June, 3 2018    

In the wake of the clean sweep by the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) of all the seats in the general election on May 24 for the Barbados House of Representatives, the problem of no parliamentary Opposition has rightly become a matter for wider discussion in the Caribbean... Read More

Leading from the front in combating corruption — Part II

Canute Thompson | Sunday, June, 3 2018    

One of the most important items of news that was reported in the last week concerned allegations of corruption at Petrojam. The auditor general has commenced an investigation and the Integrity Commission has also been asked to investigate. The allegations include the... Read More


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