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Is Peter Phillips promising a new heaven and new Earth?

PHILLIPS.. Jamaica’s economy will suffer under the current Jamaica Labour Party Administration (Photo: Observer file)

Now that the major part of the 2017-18 Budget Debate has ended, the country is in a better position to see the Government’s intentions for the fiscal year. Understandably, such intentions will not please everyone, and indeed could not. There are too many disparate interests to satisfy; too man ... Read More

When it comes to education we have the same issues, boys are given the rough treatment and we are seeing the negative results. Men under siege
Our men are under siege and are involved in a daily and oftentimes ignored fight for their lives. Wh ... Read More

Minister of Finance Audley Shaw (left) has a word with Prime Minister Andrew Holness in Parliament yesterday. Photo: Garfield Robinson Holness, Shaw still need to apologise to Jamaicans
The explanation given to the nation by Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Finance Minister Audley Sha ... Read More

The Jamaican education system is a mirror of the pervasive culture which shifts blame by pointing fingers when someone is to be held accountable. Navigating the realities of the teaching profession: Chronicles of a beginner — Part 2
In my last article, published on January 31, 2017, I discussed the realities of the teaching profess ... Read More

Amend criminal laws to allow compensation for victims

Stephen Edwards | Tuesday, February 28, 2017    

In a country where many people “nuh fraid fi go prison”, a quick and severe blow to the wallets of the perpetrators by the justice system will act as an additional deterrent to committing crimes.

The conversations about crime have largely been dominated by the horrendous acts of the criminals and possible crime-fighting strategies. I understand why this is the case, as I too for many years have shared the same anxiety as my fellow Jamaicans about the safety of my own family and friends. While these are important discussions to have, as they play an important role in finding solutions, there is something else that is occupying my thoughts. My mind is preoccupied with thoughts of the victi ... Read More

Belling the silent topic of sexual abuse towards girls In Jamaica

Ava Brown | Tuesday, February 28, 2017    

The history of sexual child abuse in Jamaica is one that has continued to escalate over the years. While this situation exists in other countries, it has been embedded as part of a cultural condition in Jamaica, and to overcome the tragedies it will require awareness, education and actions from everyone in the community. There are ways to address this topic head-on for the safety of the children and it requires taking it out of the closet of silence. This subject is a harsh, cold reality of lif ... Read More



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