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Focus on making the reopening safe, not on fear-mongering

As Jamaica wisely moves to reopen the country and stave off the economic disaster which is potentially worse than the COVID-19 virus, we welcome the just-launched, first-ever global safety and hygiene stamp designed to achieve safe travel — the brainchild of the... Read More

Will the PNP circle the wagons, or will Dr Phillips strike?
Internal conflict is nothing new to political parties. However, internecine warfare is always extremely damaging and can hobble political organisations for long periods of time. The ruling Jamaica Labour Party can certainly speak to that, having gone through heavy bouts of conflict over...... Read More

'I can't breathe': Police killing of American Mr George Floyd was hard, painful to watch
Jamaicans did not take to the streets but there is no doubting the anguish they feel in common with the tens of thousands of people who rose up all across the United States and many other countries to protest against the May 25 police murder of Mr George Floyd in Minneapolis,...... Read More

Dr Neville Gallimore, a people's man and nice person
Last week the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), its supporters, and indeed the Government and Cabinet led by Prime Minister Andrew Holness had more than their fair share of grief.... Read More

Passing of MP Shahine Robinson leaves PM on the horns of a dilemma

Sunday, May, 31 2020    

From all indications, Mrs Shahine Robinson, the late minister of labour and social security and Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Member of Parliament for St Ann North Eastern, was a good and faithful servant of the people. Read More

Let's see off COVID-19 before we think of schoolboy football

Saturday, May, 30 2020    

HEARTENED no doubt by good news flowing from the restart of the German football league, the Bundesliga, English Premier League clubs have provisionally agreed to a return to televised competition before empty stadiums on June 17. Read More

WHO and China: The what, when, where, and why of COVID-19 handling

Friday, May, 29 2020    

The World Health Organization (WHO) just doesn't get it. Lavishing praise on China before the pending investigation into the agency's handling of the COVID-19 outbreak can only raise further suspicions about their seemingly cosy relationship. Read More

Let's face Independence 58 on our feet, not on our knees

Thursday, May, 28 2020    

In just a shade over two months' time Jamaica will mark its 58th anniversary of political independence. The million-dollar question is: Will Independence Day find us cowering on our knees to COVID-19 or on our feet and fighting back? Read More

UNDP's warning is cause for more action

Wednesday, May, 27 2020    

As much as we anticipate the changes that will obtain in Jamaica after COVID-19 and the promise of an enticing and exciting future, we cannot ignore the warning from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) that global human development could decline this year... Read More

Relishing the new post-COVID-19 Jamaica

Tuesday, May, 26 2020    

As a new Jamaica emerges from COVID-19 we cannot stress enough the importance of our various leaders developing a vision of how their different sectors will fit into the new paradigm to ensure their viability. Read More

Putting work into Labour Day in defiance of COVID-19

Monday, May, 25 2020    

It's testimony to the strength of the human spirit that even the worst health emergency of the last 100 years has not drowned out Mr Michael Manley's call of 48 years ago for Jamaicans to “put work into Labour Day”. Read More

Just as the Caribbean was emerging from the debt crisis…

Sunday, May, 24 2020    

BEFORE the COVID-19 pandemic the small, middle-income developing economies of the Caribbean had been slowly but steadily emerging from their prolonged debt crisis. Now, thanks to COVID-19, their existing debt situation will worsen dramatically. Read More

Hygiene standards in sport will be much higher post-COVID-19

Saturday, May, 23 2020    

SPAIN'S football coach, Mr Luis Enrique gave people reason to laugh over recent days. Read More

Jamaica doing well, but not yet out of the woods

Friday, May, 22 2020    

Data provided by the health authorities on Wednesday that Jamaica has recorded the highest number of COVID-19 recoveries in a day since the first case of the virus was reported in March is very encouraging. Read More

Investigation into WHO handling of COVID-19 pandemic critical

Thursday, May, 21 2020    

We are relieved that the United Nation's World Health Organization (WHO) has agreed to launch an independent evaluation of how it managed the international response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Read More


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