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China-CELAC forum: Time for closer partnership and greater cooperation

On January 22, the Second Ministerial Meeting of the China-CELAC Forum will be held in Santiago, Chile. As an important practice of the major-country diplomacy with Chinese characteristics following the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the meeting... Read More

Trump has thrown down the gauntlet to the Negro
The world is in spasm with President Donald Trump's “s***hole” comment about Africa, Haiti — by inference, all blacks. Black nations are outraged, but we understand him. Nations were aided by America, some for 60 years — Europe rebuilt; war-wrecked Japan, Vietnam,...... Read More

A time of differing views
A member of my family used to visit another country where she got a regular holiday job to do some babysitting. One of the children had a reputation of being a troublemaker. He didn't care if he was reprimanded. He didn't care what others thought of him. He did what he wanted to do.... Read More

5 reasons Chronixx's Chronology should win 2018 Reggae Grammy
The 2018 Grammys will take place in New York, USA, on January 28, 2018 and all eyes are on the Reggae category. Overall, it has been a great year for reggae music, and for many artistes, like Sizzla and Charlie Blacks, who have both been on record-breaking projects. There are also...... Read More

Noise and employment

Michael Burke | Thursday, January, 18 2018    

It was around 1963 a law was enacted that music could not be played above a certain audible level after 9:00 pm. My father, who would be 95 today (January 18) had he lived, was somewhat amused. He said, “Bustamante is getting old so he can no longer take the noise coming from loud... Read More

Substance abusers fuelling violent crimes

Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

To what extent have the relevant authorities in Jamaica made the link with the high spate of violent crimes and the nation's substance abusers? Has the partial decriminalisation of ganja (weed/grass/cannabis sativa) led to a more widespread use of this potentially deleterious drug? And, have... Read More

Rest well, Ian, rest well

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

Last Sunday the nation gave a commendable farewell to one of its most outstanding sons, the veteran journalist and broadcaster, Ian Anthony Boyne. He would have been pleased with the fine style in which the service was held. He would have smiled at the tributes, knowing that they were all... Read More

Gov't should use NIDS speed to close public sector wage deal

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

Public sector union leaders and negotiating teams are growing impatient, frustrated, and anxious with the pace of talks with the Government and its delayed and lethargic wage negotiating machinery. I have been keeping a close watch on how things are developing; however,... Read More

The wedded bliss between illegal guns trade and high murder rate

Paul Golding | Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

Jamaica, the Caribbean and Latin America are experiencing a crisis in murders. Murders in Jamaica for 2017 were the second-highest in recorded history — surpassed only by 2009 when we recorded 1683. Based on available data from the United Nations Office on Drugs... Read More

Let's count blessings, not bodies

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, January, 15 2018    

We stepped into 2018 relatively unscathed by the terrible hurricanes which mercilessly pummelled some of our Caribbean neighbours. A tsunami scare on Tuesday lasted only a few hours. However, instead of counting our blessings, we are now counting bodies, the lives of our fellow Jamaicans... Read More

Haiti's been made poor, but no 's***hole'

Sir Ronald Sanders | Monday, January, 15 2018    

The effect of the inappropriate depiction of Haiti, El Salvador and all African nations as “s***hole” countries is a matter that the people of the United States of America and their Government and Congress should contemplate seriously. Read More

The PNP and its surrogates need to jump off the hamster wheel and just breathe!

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, January, 14 2018    

There are years that ask questions and years that answer. — Zora Neale Hurston  Read More

US Dreamers awaking to a nightmare

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, January, 14 2018    

Following the increase in the number of people being deported to Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries, the region might soon be facing another surge of returned migrants from the United States of America. This time it could be the so-called “Dreamers”... Read More

Blowing in the wind

Lance Neita | Sunday, January, 14 2018    

The Parliament of Jamaica is the legislative branch of the Government of Jamaica. It is composed of an appointed Senate and an elected House of Representatives. The Senate, which is the Upper House, has 21 senators appointed by the Governor-General. The House of Representatives, which is... Read More

Crime cancer: Emergency surgery needed now!

Al Miller | Sunday, January, 14 2018    

The year 2018 has to be when we make a frontal and successful attack on our #1 problem — crime! Read More



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