End political interference in the police force

Wednesday, January, 10 2018    

The strained relationship between Police Commissioner George Quallo and National Security Minister Robert Montague cannot be good for the country, especially given the high rate of crime, particularly murders, being experienced at this time. Read More

Political solution needed to solve crime problem

Tuesday, January, 9 2018    

We in this space have never been more convinced of the need for a political solution to our crime problem than now, after a year when murders topped an abominable 1,600. Read More

Fattening the children a clear and present danger

Monday, January, 8 2018    

The findings of the 2017 National Council on Drug Abuse Jamaica School Health Survey are indeed cause for concern which, thankfully, the education and health ministries seem determined to address. Read More

Climate Resilience Zone a smart move

Sunday, January, 7 2018    

The Caribbean's economic development over the last 20 years has been seriously hampered by adverse external economic events such as oil price spikes and the perennial damage from natural disasters, notably hurricanes. Read More

Good reason to support Sigma Corporate Run

Saturday, January, 6 2018    

Sagicor Jamaica's announcement that one of the beneficiaries of this year's Sigma Corporate Run is the Spanish Town Hospital Special Care Unit is most pleasing. Read More

Palisadoes debacle: Lawlessness at the core of our rampant criminality

Friday, January, 5 2018    

Television footage of the shameful debacle on the Palisadoes road Monday night that led to the huge traffic pile-up has further confirmed the point we made in this space yesterday that indiscipline and lawlessness are this nation's Achilles heel. Read More

We better learn from the farce at Palisadoes

Thursday, January, 4 2018    

The ill-fated Sandz party on the Palisadoes strip leading to the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) on Monday, has brutally exposed the depth of the indiscipline and lawlessness that are this nation's Achilles heel. Read More

Crime is indeed a national emergency

Wednesday, January, 3 2018    

The arrival of a new year has always been greeted with some amount of optimism that there will be general improvement in our lives. Read More

'Sick' police, sickly economy — forget sanctions

Tuesday, January, 2 2018    

Suggestions that rank and file cops who went on sick-out in the days before Christmas could face unspecified sanctions from the police high command do not make sense to us at this time when the big picture is about reducing runaway murders. Read More

Make children priority in 2018

Monday, January, 1 2018    

Deputy dean in the Faculty of Medical Sciences at The University of the West Indies Professor Trevor McCartney wants Type B trauma units in public hospitals to deal with the overwhelming flow of trauma cases predominantly caused by violence, road accidents, etc. Read More

National agenda for 2018

Sunday, December, 31 2017    

New Year's Eve is an ideal time to reflect on the year that is ending and to focus on formulating an agenda of priorities for 2018. Read More

Despite below-par 2017, more glory ahead for Jamaica in track and field athletics

Saturday, December, 30 2017    

In the context of the extraordinary successes since the turn of the 21st century, 2017 was disappointing for Jamaica's track and field athletics programme. Read More

Spare a thought for children and the less fortunate

Friday, December, 29 2017    

In the weeks leading up to Christmas Day, this newspaper made a deliberate attempt to tell the stories of organisations that are helping the less fortunate. Read More

'The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice'

Thursday, December, 28 2017    

If we can be forgiven for tweaking Rev Theodore Parker's words somewhat, Jamaica's judicial system is searching for justice, finally, that can bring peace to the tortured soul of this troubled nation. Read More

Caribbean must act on this great first step

Wednesday, December, 27 2017    

We are heartened by news coming out of the One Planet Summit in Paris earlier this month regarding the launch of a public-private coalition to create the world's first “climate-smart zone” in the Caribbean. Read More


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