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Frightening projection of COVID-19's effect on HIV treatment

In March this year we reported Dr Jennifer Brown Tomlinson, medical director at Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL), urging people living with HIV to ensure that they take their medication daily. Read More

Don't allow political egotism to sink new anti-gang task force
No one can be blamed for responding, 'Here we go again,' following the announcement that yet another special force has been established to dismantle and disrupt Jamaica's roughly 400 murderous criminal gangs.... Read More

Acting together for the good of all
Jamaicans, their Caribbean neighbours, and indeed people everywhere, know that damage to tourism caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is devastating local economies.... Read More

Until Caribbean people can visit and mingle easily…
The Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME) is supposed to be an evolving arrangement intended to promote the economic development of the region, based on the impeccable logic of free movement of goods, services and factors of production, namely capital and labour.... Read More

Can we have a true marker for Sir Everton?

Saturday, July, 4 2020    

For Caribbean descendants of African slaves yearning for a better life for their children, Mr George Headley — the great Jamaican batsman of the 1930s — was a standard-bearer, representing achievement and possibilities in a hostile world. Read More

Jamaica and the US: Two reasons to celebrate July 4

Friday, July, 3 2020    

Tomorrow, July 4, Jamaica and America will mark two anniversaries that, while not similarly expansive in how they are celebrated, represent significant occurrences in our histories. Read More

Mr 'Dunstan' Whittingham, man of the street, man of the people

Thursday, July, 2 2020    

One could easily be forgiven for thinking that Mr Lionel “Dunstan” Whittingham has always been president of the Jamaica Vendors, Higglers, and Markets Association (JVHMA) because of his lifelong association with that organisation and his fearsome defence of... Read More

IDB leadership change an opportunity for us

Wednesday, July, 1 2020    

Since 2010, Jamaica has held the record for receiving the highest level of support ever provided — as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) and on a per capita basis — by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the largest multilateral financial... Read More

If Mr Chuck is really sorry…

Tuesday, June, 30 2020    

Perceptive readers would have noticed that we in this space tend to be favourable to Justice Minister Delroy Chuck who, we believe, is an effective portfolio minister and Member of Parliament for his St Andrew North Eastern constituency. Read More

We must shed this institutionalised culture of neglect

Monday, June, 29 2020    

The absence of swift, meaningful response to so many tragedies and abuses down the years has encouraged the view that most Jamaicans will soon forget, and their leaders only give lip service. Read More

Pacing the reopening of the economy

Sunday, June, 28 2020    

There are a number of factors which must be taken into account in reviewing the pace of reopening the Jamaican economy. Read More

Safety first — for children and everyone

Saturday, June, 27 2020    

For sports fans everywhere the gradual return of professional televised sport, even without live audiences at stadiums, has been a great relief. Read More

Dangerous Saharan dust amid COVID-19

Friday, June, 26 2020    

Just about a year ago Environmental Health News reported that scientists have been trying to determine whether climate change will impact the annual Saharan dust flow across the globe. Read More

Why is The UWI sugar-coating Cecil Rhodes?

Thursday, June, 25 2020    

The regional University of the West Indies (UWI) has justifiably enjoyed the adulation of its graduates and the islands of the Caribbean, which it serves as an oasis of light in the western hemisphere. Read More

Now is the time for all to support a good, professional JCF

Wednesday, June, 24 2020    

This newspaper has always maintained that the country should not allow a few miscreants to dictate how we live. Nor should we cower in the face of the scum who prefer to unleash murder and mayhem, instead of contributing to the well-being of our people and country. Read More



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