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COVID vaccines prove value of R&D investment

Even the most optimistic scientists would have been hesitant, we believe, to project that in just seven months vaccines to combat the novel coronavirus would be developed and ready for emergency approval. Read More

Relief at last, but has 2020 Atlantic hurricane season ended?
One could almost hear the collective sigh of relief by Jamaicans as the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season officially ended yesterday, and not a day too soon.... Read More

Let's stay realistic while urging people to be careful
The recent Level 4 classification of Jamaica by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States underlines the need for Jamaicans to do their part in keeping a lid on the spread of the novel coronavirus here.... Read More

None but ourselves can free our minds…
Colonisation by European countries has been the experience of the majority of countries in the world, sometimes up to 400 years, a legacy of which has been colonisation of the mind.... Read More

When the JAAA votes today...

Saturday, November, 28 2020    

Dominated by the incomparable Mr Usain Bolt, most of the last 20 years will be remembered as a vein of gold for Jamaica's track and field. Read More

The 'eternal' Maradona

Friday, November, 27 2020    

Such were the limitations of television 50/60 years ago that the great majority of those who idolised Mr Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, never saw him play a complete game. Read More

Congrats, Mr Biden, Mrs Harris; well fought, Mr Trump

Thursday, November, 26 2020    

With Mr Joseph R Biden having been recognised as the apparent winner of the November 3, 2020 United States presidential elections, we can now express our full-throated congratulations to him and the vice-president-elect, Mrs Kamala Harris. Read More

'Silence in the face of evil is itself evil'

Wednesday, November, 25 2020    

Sad to say, but we have been here many times before. Read More

Immigration remains important to Jamaica under the Biden-Harris Administration

Tuesday, November, 24 2020    

Migration , as it always has, will be one of the important issues for Jamaicans, both here and in the United States, when it comes to the incoming Biden-Harris Administration and its immigration policy. Read More

Gov't should act on Mr E G Hunter's suggestion

Monday, November, 23 2020    

Last Tuesday, a few hours before Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced the allocation of $1 billion for emergency road repairs and clean-up activities across the island following the recent period of heavy rain, Mr E G Hunter, CEO of the National Works Agency (NWA), highlighted a point... Read More

Will the PM keep his promise of free COVID-19 vaccines to Jamaicans?

Sunday, November, 22 2020    

In August this year, Prime Minister Andrew Holness promised that once a safe and tested COVID-19 vaccine became available, a government he leads would provide it free of cost to all Jamaicans. Read More

Reggae Boyz show mettle... but JFF must improve

Saturday, November, 21 2020    

In sport, as it is in all aspects of life, the true proof of high quality is the ability to do well in tough, adverse conditions. Read More

PNP should tread carefully in electing new chairman, general secretary

Friday, November, 20 2020    

Fresh from the recent election of Mr Mark Golding as its new president, the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) is preparing to choose a new chairman and new general secretary at its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting later this month. Read More

As news of COVID-19 vaccines get better, let's not jettison the gains

Thursday, November, 19 2020    

We expected that there would soon be a vaccine with which to battle the novel coronavirus pandemic. Instead, we have two vaccines that are almost ready to go to market, with another 10 in early stage development. Read More

Calm, rational discussion needed on Dry Harbour Mountain dispute

Wednesday, November, 18 2020    

Jamaica is now engaged in a fresh round of debate about the benefits of development versus preservation of the environment — a natural process as societies embrace the need for sustainable economic improvement. Read More


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