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Holness's words must match actions

We are optimistic for Andrew Holness. His seeks to be a bridge generation, one which saw the putrid politics of the past and can do things differently. We applaud his many announcements, but are distressed by his penchant for old politics and scorched-earth... Read More

Why change the rules, PNP?

BY Eroll Walters | Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

The People's National Party, yet again, finds itself in the position of becoming the news — as opposed to dealing with the issues in the news.Background Read More

Trump: Six months and counting

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States, has miraculously been able to survive six months as president. I say miraculously because he has escaped so far self-inflicted political wounds that would have led to the demise of one holding the presidency. Many... Read More

US slaps sanctions on 13 current, former top Venezuela officials

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on 13 current or former senior Venezuelan officials, piling the pressure on embattled President Nicolas Maduro to abandon plans for a weekend vote to elect a body to rewrite the constitution. Read More

About 'face': Violence and power in today's Jamaica

Velma Pollard | Tuesday, July, 25 2017    

“Face” is a significant topic in the study of human social interaction. The notion of “dissing and being dissed” is the local counterpart of the negative aspect of that concept. Face is very highly developed in the Jamaican psyche. The only offence more serious than... Read More

When traditional jobs don't work

Tuesday, July, 25 2017    

If you've ever job-hunted then you know it is not one of the easiest tasks and rejection from potential employers can be extremely discouraging. Read More

We may not know what the future will look like, but it doesn't have to be bleak — Part 2

David Gespass | Tuesday, July, 25 2017    

There are economic rights — to repeat, universally acknowledged — that are essential to the genuine exercise of those political and civil rights. These include the rights to a decent job, housing, food, education, social security if one cannot work, and... Read More

We may not know what the future will look like, but it doesn't have to be bleak — Part 1

David Gespass | Monday, July, 24 2017    

Grace Lee Boggs and Immanuel Wallerstein held a 'conversation' at the US Social Forum in Detroit in 2010. One of the things they agreed upon was that, while we could not predict what political and economic system we would have in 2050, we could be sure it would not be capitalism. Years later, I... Read More

13 years and $165 billion later...

BY PAULTON FRANKSON | Monday, July, 24 2017    

The Education System Transformation Programme (ESTP) has, over a period of seven years, received an investment of some US$44 million, and has expended over $165 billion to date. The programme, which grew out of the National Task Force on Education, established in 2004,... Read More

Make Miss Lou an official National Icon

Kevin O'Brien Chang | Sunday, July, 23 2017    

In April 2003, after prompting from my good friends Tony Rebel and Yasus Afari, I wrote an article that Tony poetically titled 'Give Miss Lou the vibes while she's alive' (http://kevinobrienchang.com/articles/give-miss-lou-the-vibes-while-she%E2%80%99s-alive.html): Read More

The PM cannot be tiptoeing

Al Miller | Sunday, July, 23 2017    

What is the vision of our current prime minister? What significant impact does he want to make on Jamaica? What legacy does he desire to leave? Does anyone know? Read More

The PNP is all convenient rhetoric and fantastical chatter

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, July, 23 2017    

Proverb: Yuh shake man han, but yuh no shake him heartTranslation: You can shake a man's hand, but you cannot shake his heart. Read More



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