Farewell, Mr Douglas Vaz, innovator and patriot

Probably one of the best measures of Mr Douglas Vaz's patriotism and deep commitment to the social and economic development of Jamaica is the fact that he chose to enter representational politics in the turbulent 1970s. Read More

Meeting needs of the police a good move
All too often in everyday life, those of whom we ask much get very little in return.... Read More

Be not weary in well doing, Mr Orville 'Shaggy' Burrell
Just to be clear, we are very supportive of reggae artiste Mr Orville “Shaggy” Burrell and the critical philanthropic work he has been doing at the beleaguered Bustamante Hospital for Children in Kingston.... Read More

When leaders cling to power...
Many years ago, the great American president, Mr Abraham Lincoln, made this most profound statement: “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.”... Read More

Why Mr 'Butch' Stewart is Mr Douglas Orane's business model

Thursday, November, 14 2019    

When Jamaica's Reggae Boyz beat Japan 2-1 in the 1998 World Cup final in France, a most unassuming man was seen handing out free GraceKennedy phone cards to Jamaicans, telling them to call home with the result of the match. Read More

Is the economy growing faster than the official data suggest?

Wednesday, November, 13 2019    

During the last 50 years Jamaica has experienced low or fluctuating economic growth. Indeed, in several years the economy contracted, stubbornly refusing to budge from its malaise, despite a variety of shock treatments. Read More

Hope for windscreen wipers

Tuesday, November, 12 2019    

We have the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) , the information agency of the Jamaican Government, to thank for an interesting and heart-warming story on the graduation of 14 young people from the Windscreen Wiper Intervention... Read More

Water access and distribution need holistic, comprehensive approach

Monday, November, 11 2019    

We recall former prime minister Mr P J Patterson speaking many years ago of his pain at seeing so many Jamaicans still having to carry buckets of water on their heads, decades after the country's declaration of political independence from Britain. Read More

From one icon to another, Orane embraces 'Butch' Stewart

Monday, November, 11 2019    

Dear Editor,We don't often see enough Jamaican businessmen or professionals embracing or expressing open admiration for one another, sometimes because of sheer jealousy. That is why I wish to salute Douglas Orane for being different. Read More

At last, some movement on dangerous dogs issue

Sunday, November, 10 2019    

Finally, there appears to be some movement among legislators on the issue of owners of dangerous dogs not being held to account when their pets attack and either injure or kill people. Read More

Renford Pinnock — a hero of Jamaica cricket

Saturday, November, 9 2019    

Many of a younger generation may not realise that West Indies cricket commanded great respect, long before the great teams of the late 1970s to early 90s. Read More

As the justice system runs its course...

Friday, November, 8 2019    

The witness statements read in court on Wednesday in the case of five men charged with the brutal murders and beheadings of 40-year-old Ms Charmaine Rattray and her 19-year-old daughter Ms Joyette Lynch in July 2011 give a chilling insight into the demented minds of the... Read More

Diamond Mile an encouraging spark

Thursday, November, 7 2019    

Gaming and entertainment are, undoubtedly, big businesses in many countries. Here, in Jamaica, we see the benefits of those industries just by a mere glance at the fees and taxes paid to the State by Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) — more than $6.9 billion last year. That, Supreme... Read More

Citizens must help to stop the spread of deadly dengue

Wednesday, November, 6 2019    

We really can't fault the approach our health authorities have taken over the past few years in Jamaica's efforts to combat mosquito-borne diseases, particularly dengue fever. Read More

Persuade, don't vilify the US on climate change

Tuesday, November, 5 2019    

You won't find us lambasting the United States Administration for deciding to withdraw from the Paris Climate Change Accord in keeping with the announcement yesterday that they would begin the formal process of pulling out of the global pact. Read More


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