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Caricom meeting: The sky is not falling

In an ideal world, all prime ministers of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) would be in Bridgetown for their 31st Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Heads of Government. But we do live in a real world and they are not all there. Read More

Need for safer schools not a novel idea, Minister
Before the minister with responsibility for education becomes further guilty of spouting platitudes, we in this space wish to bring to his attention that somewhere within the confines of his ministry — perhaps a condemned linen closet — are the reports of the National...... Read More

What Messrs Fitz Jackson and Andrew Holness have in common
We don't know if Opposition spokesman on national security Mr Fitz Jackson is doing what Opposition people do — try to embarrass the Government — but he has accused the Andrew Holness-led Administration of instructing the police to reduce the frequency with...... Read More

A cause worth every walk, run, turn
We in this space will always beam with pride when, as a nation, we turn up for a good cause, and yesterday's staging of the Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run was yet another opportunity for us to walk, run and wheelchair along the same course in support of one cause.We are...... Read More

The return of Mr Greg Christie: hope and dread

Sunday, February, 16 2020    

When Mr Greg Christie departed as contractor general in 2012, there were many questions. So it is now with his impending return as executive director of the corruption watchdog, the Integrity Commission on May 18, 2020. Read More

Hoping we don't lose the Olympics to the coronavirus

Saturday, February, 15 2020    

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is correct in assessing that it has a “very big communications job” to calm fears over the coronavirus epidemic ahead of this summer's Games in Tokyo. Read More

JFF has wounds that need healing

Friday, February, 14 2020    

It is clear from the latest upheaval in the national football programme that the local governing body needs to engage in repair work that cannot be short term. Read More

Ms Grange, unwisely, put the horse before the statue cart

Thursday, February, 13 2020    

We don't suppose that Sport Minister Olivia Grange will lose any points for the selection of the last four athletes to be immortalised in statues — Olympians Usain Bolt, Veronica Campbell Brown, Shelley-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Asafa Powell. Read More

In addition to the new Domestic Violence Bill...

Wednesday, February, 12 2020    

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is to be commended for speaking pointedly about the issue of domestic violence on a political stage on Sunday this week. Read More

Dr Longmore's short-term memory

Tuesday, February, 11 2020    

We don't hear too often from Government Senator Dr Sapphire Longmore. But in the Senate last Thursday, she spoke of something we need to be hearing a lot more of as a nation — the troubling issue of mental illness, which is still largely shrouded in secrecy and... Read More

Kudos to Supreme Ventures Foundation

Monday, February, 10 2020    

Sadly, down the years Jamaicans have become used to hearing of fires at State-run children's homes — facilities which are all too often dilapidated and overcrowded.The most tragic occurred close to 11 years ago, on May 22, 2009, at Armadale Juvenile... Read More

Perpetuating Mr Michael Manley's diplomatic error

Sunday, February, 9 2020    

This newspaper has always recognised and saluted service to Jamaica, especially when this has been over a long period. But we adhere to the principle that service should be its own reward. Read More

A challenge the JFF must confront head on

Saturday, February, 8 2020    

Jamaicans are so accustomed to their sportsmen and women punching above their weight that they are often guilty of expecting too much. Read More

An opportunity for reform in this by-election squabble

Friday, February, 7 2020    

People who keep abreast of current affairs are no longer surprised by politicians' declarations of concern about the cost of national events to taxpayers. That's simply because those expressions of anxiety are selective and driven by self-interest. Read More

We knew the Senate would not have impeached Mr Trump

Thursday, February, 6 2020    

We did not need a crystal ball or knowledge of rocket science to predict that US President Donald Trump would not have been impeached yesterday in the trial in the Senate. Read More



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