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The danger of losing focus on climate change

Concerns about the deadly impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic have so consumed the world it is entirely understandable that some of us have shifted focus from another major issue posing a great threat to mankind — climate change. Read More

Texas and Belize understand why reopening their economies is critical
Texas, Michigan, Louisiana, and Mississippi in the United States might, arguably, be lifting their mask-wearing requirements prematurely, but their quest to allow businesses to reopen at full capacity is quite understandable.... Read More

Basic community organisation can help, PM
The difficulties faced by the authorities in trying to keep the COVID-19 health crisis under some degree of control are extreme. Hence our sympathies for Prime Minister Andrew Holness and his Cabinet in arriving at the latest disaster risk management measures aimed at halting the...... Read More

The blatant timidity of the Gov't and sprinter Mr Yohan Blake
What if the novel coronavirus pandemic lasts for another year or two?... Read More

'Me first' approach to acquiring COVID-19 vaccines is self-defeating

Monday, March, 1 2021    

This newspaper has found reason in recent times to strongly criticise the Jamaican Government for not being sufficiently assertive and efficient in the quest for early acquisition of vaccines as part of the fight against the spread of novel coronavirus here. Read More

GK making history in a pandemic year

Sunday, February, 28 2021    

If GraceKennedy (GK) appears to be bragging in its weekend press statement, it's because the company has all right to, having recorded its best financial performance ever, with 2020 revenues up $12.3 billion, or 12 per cent, and profit before tax up 58 per... Read More

As sport resumes locally, safety protocols must be followed

Saturday, February, 27 2021    

Sport, as we all know, lifts the spirit even in the gloomiest of times. Read More

As we move into phase three of the single-use plastic ban

Friday, February, 26 2021    

Even as people everywhere struggle to deal with the devastating consequences of COVID-19, there is consensus among those who should know that, while it may take longer than was initially projected, this pandemic will pass. Read More

Excuses for not getting COVID-19 vaccine unacceptable

Thursday, February, 25 2021    

The New York Times report that “Jamaica's current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is the second-worst in the world”, surpassed only by strife-torn Iraq, doesn't sit well with us. Read More

Lockdown too devastating; teach Jamaicans to live with the virus

Wednesday, February, 24 2021    

A number of Jamaicans, most notable among them doctors, have re-entered the novel coronavirus fear zone on account of the spike in positive test results and a death toll that, up to yesterday, stood at 405 since the first case was reported here in March last year. Read More

Panic is not the answer to COVID surge

Monday, February, 22 2021    

Jamaicans and their leaders can't afford to panic, but there can be no denying the numbers. Read More

How has The UWI managed to survive?

Sunday, February, 21 2021    

REMARKABLY, The University of the West Indies (UWI) regional educational institution has survived and thrived, ranking today in the prestigious Times Higher Education's top four percentage of the world's 26,000 universities, despite its perennial financial woes. Read More

Getting set for Sri Lanka

Saturday, February, 20 2021    

THEIR pleasing 2-0 Test series s weep of Bangladesh now in the rear-view mirror, the West Indies cricket team is now gearing up for Sri Lanka's visit to the Caribbean, March 3 to April 2. Read More

Mr Les Laing, pioneer and consummate team man

Friday, February, 19 2021    

Sports Minister Ms Olivia Grange hit the nail on the head as she described Mr Les Laing, who died recently in Florida, USA, at age 95, as “one of the pioneers on whose shoulders many of our athletes stand as they take on the world and... Read More


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