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When the COVID-19 vaccine is finally found and approved...

As countries across the world continue to implement measures aimed at stemming the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), we are encouraged by news coming out of the World Health Organization (WHO) that scientists in many states are working at a frenetic pace to... Read More

Scattered Hosannas for Palm Sunday as COVID-19 paves way for church without walls
“They took palm branches and went out to meet him. They kept shouting: 'Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord…” – Christian Standard Bible... Read More

Stop the useless talk and act on homelessness
In times such as these, when the immediate priority equates to home, family, and self, it is easy to forget that protecting the vulnerable in the wider community is in fact enlightened self-interest.... Read More

The world after COVID-19
Understandably , the urgency of today's race to control the COVID-19 pandemic is consuming humanity. However, it would be extremely foolhardy to ignore the need to prepare for the post-coronavirus world, because it is going to be very different from the one we...... Read More

No easy way out

Saturday, April, 4 2020    

We have been hearing since it was first identified in Wuhan, China late last year that among the biggest challenges facing the world in relation to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is that the experts don't know enough about it. Read More

Opportunities for agriculture after COVID-19

Friday, April, 3 2020    

Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) President Richard Pandohie makes a valid point in his suggestion that farmers and the wider agricultural sector become more engaged in the use of technology. Read More

Burying a loved one in the era of COVID-19

Thursday, April, 2 2020    

The pain of burying a loved one is becoming even more excruciating as traditional norms of extended ceremony and eulogy are having to be abandoned in this era of COVID-19 or coronavirus. Read More

Bring the full weight of the law down on the mischief merchants

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

The police, we note, have charged a man with creating public mischief in relation to the circulation of a voice note falsely claiming a shutdown of Westmoreland as the island tries to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus disease, or COVID-19. Read More

If ever we needed each other, it is now

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

The entire country of Jamaica, by now, must be seized with the utter seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic, if only from seeing the devastation which the disease is wreaking from one end of the globe to the next. Read More

Don't lose hope, there is light ahead

Monday, March, 30 2020    

As news of doom and gloom related to COVID-19 flood people's space, it is very easy for some to descend into extreme depression and hopelessness. Read More

COVID-19 will severely test our health system

Sunday, March, 29 2020    

The resilience of Jamaicans to the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) will be, among other things, a reflection of their health and the state of the public health system. Read More

COVID-19 apart, this was a good regional 4-day cricket season

Friday, March, 27 2020    

Like players and fans, the West Indies cricket selectors surely feel cheated by the loss of the final two rounds of the regional 4-day championship, due to COVID-19. Read More

Mr Maduro not qualified to lead, but…

Friday, March, 27 2020    

The timing of the United States' action against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro yesterday may very well raise some questions in the international community. After all, the political tension between Washington and Caracas had indeed taken a back seat to the outbreak of the novel... Read More

Battle against COVID-19 the Third World War?

Thursday, March, 26 2020    

Rarely has a United Nations secretary general sounded a more urgent and chilling alarm than Mr Antonio Guterres as he launched a US$2-billion global humanitarian response plan yesterday to fight the devastating 2019 novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19. Read More

Hope in the Olympic flame now that good sense has prevailed

Wednesday, March, 25 2020    

It was really just a matter of time.The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe yesterday announced that the 2020 Tokyo Games have been postponed to next year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Read More


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