Commendable rainwater harvesting programmes

The issue of rainwater harvesting is not one that normally gets front page attention. However, readers will agree that this method of providing the precious commodity for various needs is a constant focus of this newspaper. For we regard it as a vital tool in Jamaica's climate change adaptation... Read More

Crime talks: The tortuous road ahead
Scoring political points. It's what politicians do. Imploring them to give up that beloved exercise is almost too much to ask. Yet, they must, if there is to be any chance of arriving at a national consensus on defeating Jamaica's crime beast.... Read More

Be heroes for Jamaica
At a 50th anniversary celebration twinned to heritage week activities at Bellefield High School in Manchester last Wednesday, cultural researcher and change agent Dr Sandra Hamilton said something which we all know to be true.... Read More

More, not less, public information critical to national development
Good public policy requires factual information be made available to the public in full and on a timely basis, the guiding principle being to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.... Read More

Fixing WI cricket won't be quick

Saturday, October, 19 2019    

A major weakness in Caribbean societies is the tendency to expect success in a hurry, and to seek short-term solutions. Read More

What's behind vector control workers being chased away?

Friday, October, 18 2019    

A normal first reaction to our report on Tuesday of this week that vector control workers are being stoned and chased away by some residents in a few communities would, understandably, be to scold the individuals who engaged in those actions. Read More

If they put country before party…

Thursday, October, 17 2019    

In poll after poll, year after year, Jamaicans are won t to name crime as the country's number one problem, which is astounding, given that poverty is such a pernicious element of life here and should easily occupy that dubious... Read More

Big move by the Health and Wellness Ministry

Wednesday, October, 16 2019    

The Health and Wellness Ministry's signing, last month, of framework agreements with 10 radiology providers to facilitate increased access to some diagnostic services for patients in the public health-care system has not grabbed the requisite... Read More

Can't The Bahamas share the milk of human kindness with Haiti?

Tuesday, October, 15 2019    

We suspect that the prime minister and people of The Bahamas must feel conflicted to the core of their souls after deporting 112 Haitians last week to face the political, social and economic upheavals that continue to inflict that tragic Caribbean... Read More

People's attitude the biggest problem in anti-mosquito campaign

Monday, October, 14 2019    

There can be no discounting the danger posed by mosquito-borne dengue.Not only does the disease make people very sick, it kills. Read More

Medical and wellness tourism a low-hanging fruit

Sunday, October, 13 2019    

As Jamaica struggles along at a growth rate which is only good by comparison with 30 years of stagnation, the country continues to miss out on transformative economic opportunities. Read More

Good vibes for national football teams

Saturday, October, 12 2019    

This newspaper can only agree with national men's football coach Mr Theodore Whitmore regarding the Concacaf Nations League which continues today with the Reggae Boyz hosting Aruba at the National Stadium in St Andrew. Read More

Loose lips sink ships 2.0

Friday, October, 11 2019    

We never thought that we would have had reason to be saying this again. But given Wednesday's outburst by Justice Minister Delroy Chuck after the arrest of his former Cabinet colleague Mr Ruel Reid and four other individuals, it appears that we are in the silly... Read More

'Loose lips sink ships...and cock mouth kill cock'

Thursday, October, 10 2019    

So crucial was it that the United States Office of War Information coined the phrase “Loose lips sink ships” and disseminated it on posters to discourage unguarded talk it believed could hurt its war effort during World War II. Read More

Fontana's Miss Lou project is most fitting

Wednesday, October, 9 2019    

Amidst the garrulous political exchanges between the Government and the Opposition over the past few days, this newspaper had the pleasure of bringing to greater public attention a project that, we believe, is of immense importance to the preservation of Jamaica's culture. Read More


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