Contradictions of our education system

Many years ago the Government of India was concerned about the number of venomous cobra snakes in New Delhi. It offered a bounty for every dead cobra. Initially this was a successful strategy as large numbers of snakes were killed for the reward. Eventually, though,... Read More

Is Jamaica serious about curbing crime?
The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has killed Duppy Film. Let us break out in song and dance and let us breathe easy.... Read More

ANDREW HOLNESSPrime MinisterGreetings my fellow Jamaicans:... Read More

Withdrawal of 'red monies' a sign of the wrecked economy
 The plan to withdraw the 10¢ and 25¢ coins, the so-called “red monies”, from circulation, is happily welcomed by most people because of today's near-zero purchasing power of the coins.... Read More

Citizenship status and that eligibility issue …yet again

BY BRUCE GOLDING | Sunday, October, 15 2017    

Despite the ruling handed down in 2008 by the learned Chief Justice in the election petition that unseated Mr Daryl Vaz, the issue of the eligibility for election to Parliament of persons with other nationalities appears not to have been settled. Read More

Shane Alexis wanted to just slide into home base

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, October, 15 2017    

When a great truth once gets abroad in the world, no power on Earth can imprison it, or prescribe its limits, or suppress it. — F Douglass  Read More

The frustrated DPP and her band of lazy prosecutors — Part 1

Tanya Burke | Sunday, October, 15 2017    

I am sure the title of this post will grab the attention of many. Some people will read further because they are seeking confirmation of their belief that Jamaican prosecutors are all simply lazy and are the sole or main reason for the backlog of cases in our courts. Others will read because... Read More

Season of honours and awards

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, October, 13 2017    

COME Monday morning, all roads lead to King's House in upper St Andrew, where Governor General Sir Patrick Linton Allen will preside over the annual ceremony of investiture and presentation of national honours and awards. From town and from country many will flock to the location to... Read More

Hurricanes, Caribbean racism, and why we need a foreign aid agency

Franklin Johnston | Friday, October, 13 2017    

Jamaicans are strange, wonderful people. We are innovative in areas, backward in many; generous to a fault, yet niggardly. We love peace and war and organise everybody, but not our own country. We were spared this hurricane season, but it will get worse. And, while we have local giving under... Read More

In the race against hunger, we must reach the goal

By Julio Berdegué and Pablo Aguirre | Thursday, October, 12 2017    

On September 15, we announced the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report, published in collaboration with five United Nations organisations, including Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The 144-page study shows numerous results and analyses of various dimensions... Read More

Elections are like musical chairs

Michael Burke | Thursday, October, 12 2017    

So the real focus on the triple by-election scheduled for Monday, October 30, 2017 is on St Mary South Eastern, where it is a neck-and-neck battle between Dr Norman Dunn, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate, and Dr Shane Alexis, the People's National Party (PNP)... Read More

No justice, no peace

Paul Ward | Wednesday, October, 11 2017    

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'Five in four': Full STEAM ahead

Wednesday, October, 11 2017    

Generations of Jamaicans have been held at economic siege as a consequence of our wholesale engagement in an exotic education system and philosophy. I speak of a post-colonial system of education designed to stratify rather than empower. Most Jamaicans would agree that increasing access to the... Read More

Our society must awaken to the reality of child abuse

Wayne Campbell | Tuesday, October, 10 2017    

Jamaica is often referred to as a Christian society. The society's strong Judeo-Christian upbringing and socialisation contribute to many of us being familiar with the Bible verse, Proverbs 13:24: “He who spares his rod hates his son, but he who loves him disciplines him... Read More

It's the JLP's battle to lose now

Alexander Scott | Tuesday, October, 10 2017    

Political soldiers are on the move. All over St Mary one will be greeted with bunting, placards, billboards and, of course, flags representing the opposing parties and their respective candidates. But this was to be expected. With the slim margins of victory, coupled with the unfortunate and... Read More


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