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Democratic socialism: The only hope for Jamaica

The mission of the People's National Party (PNP) is to build a new Jamaica with Christ as our pioneer by building communities of good works; providing equal opportunity for everyone to acquire the means to achieve maximum satisfaction of wants commensurate with talent, enterprise and hard... Read More

Go, Danielle!
At the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) trials in June there was a mishap in the 100-m hurdles final. Danielle Williams was disqualified for a false start and, despite her prolonged protest, the disqualification stood.... Read More

Of unfulfilled promises, plans and programmes
No matter how good a trickster you are, you'll never be able to lick your back. — Zulu/Ndebele proverb, Southern Africa ... Read More

Time for University of Jamaica!
The University of Technology, Jamaica has had several titles through its 60 years of existence. Originally it was the Jamaica Institute of Technology in 1958. In 1959 the name of the institution was changed to the College of Arts, Science and Technology. The institution was formally accorded...... Read More

The gauntlet of good men

Sunday, July, 21 2019    

Throughout the occupation of France by Nazi Germans in World War II, there were four constant factors: brutality, resistance, collaboration, and groups in conflict. Strangely enough, the groups in conflict were not only divided by international nationalities, but conflicts also existed... Read More

What is so hard to understand about millennial voters in Jamaica?

EVERTON PRYCE | Sunday, July, 21 2019    

It is widely accepted in the popular consciousness of the majority of Jamaicans that the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), led by its post-Independence leader in Prime Minister Andrew Holness, holds the advantage over the People's National Party (PNP) in successfully... Read More

Name and blame the polluters

Sunday, July, 21 2019    

Climate Change is no longer a future event. It is here, now, and real!Planet Earth, mankind's common homeland, appears to be already locked into 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming, once hoped to be the top limit of human-caused climate change. Read More

The Integrity Commission report: Evidence of disintegration?

CANUTE THOMPSON | Sunday, July, 21 2019    

Jamaica has had a long history of State corruption, aided and abetted by individuals connected to the State or the party in power. To reduce the scale of corruption the People's National Party (PNP), while in power, drafted the Integrity Commission Bill. This Bill was passed into law by... Read More

Crime fight needs a real plan

Franklin Johnson | Friday, July, 19 2019    

In the past 40 years we have spent more resources trying to control crime, specifically murders, than growing food — and we have failed at the latter, thanks to thieves! Read More

'Icy' days in the US

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, July, 19 2019    

Jamaica has always been a country of travellers. Our forefathers were brought here in the belly of ships as live cargo, taken from their homelands to build a part of the world they had no previous knowledge of. Throughout the 300-plus years of enslavement it was hard to put down roots. Read More

Equity and justice: The elusive crime factor

BY Andrew G Tucker | Thursday, July, 18 2019    

Jamaica has the unenviable record of being one of the most violent countries on the planet. As a relatively young country, we have mastered the art of snuffing out the lives of our denizens. Unfortunately, a large portion of our population has become totally desensitised to the senseless... Read More

The existence of God Nature's evidence — An Introduction

Clinton Chisholm | Thursday, July, 18 2019    

“The heavens declare nothing really, the firmament showeth nothing really, day unto day uttereth nothing really, and night unto night showeth nothing really. There is no speech or language from them, full stop, end of pre-scientific rubbish.” Read More

Crime and corruption the twin threats to a JLP second term

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, July, 17 2019    

The painstaking sacrifices of the Jamaican people have enabled their governors to rebuild an economy of which they can be duly proud. Once a basket case in the Caribbean and the world, Jamaica is now being touted as a poster child for economic recovery. Economic growth still remains anemic, but... Read More

Sargassum — Another 'weed' problem?

Glenn Tucker | Wednesday, July, 17 2019    

There are clear signs that I am in my dotage. Maybe this is why the statements of politicians that give others hope seem to fill me with frustration. Read More

Beware the actions of our leaders!

Al Miller | Tuesday, July, 16 2019    

Shallow men believe in luck or in circumstance. Strong men believe in cause and effect. — Ralph Waldo Emerson  Read More



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