Government's focus on R&D a game-changer

Friday, February, 8 2019    

Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke's announcement that the Government will make funds available in the national budget for the pursuit of research and development (R&D) as of financial year 2019/20 has warmed our hearts. Read More

NHT lookalike not a good idea, Senator Crawford

Thursday, February, 7 2019    

We don't immediately share the enthusiasm of Senator Damion Crawford for his proposal – broadened in scope by child advocate Mrs Betty Ann Blaine – to create a National Housing Trust (NHT) lookalike to help finance tertiary education. Read More

ICC should take another look at over-rate rules

Wednesday, February, 6 2019    

The International Cricket Council (ICC) is taking flak for its decision to impose a one-match ban on triumphant West Indies Captain Mr Jason Holder for slow over-rate in the second Test against England in Antigua last week. Read More

The fortuitous visit of the Adventist world church president

Tuesday, February, 5 2019    

The very enlightened position on abortion taken by the Seventh-day Adventist Church President Dr Ted Wilson comes as a fortuitous contribution to the never-ending abortion debate, which is once again raging in Jamaica. Read More

We all need to stand against crime

Monday, February, 4 2019    

Among the unfortunate elements of the human condition is the certainty of bad news from time to time. Read More

Beware the nuclear weapons, for the night is dark and full of terrors

Sunday, February, 3 2019    

At present, there are more than enough nuclear weapons to destroy all of mankind and make the planet permanently uninhabitable. Read More

Shelly-Ann eyes the big time yet again

Saturday, February, 2 2019    

It's that time of year when Jamaican track and field followers get a pep in their step and a glint in the eye. Read More

The thorny mixing of politics and sport

Friday, February, 1 2019    

History is littered with instances of sport being used to make political statements.In 1908 for instance, Irish athletes boycotted the London Olympic Games because of Britain's refusal to grant independence to Ireland. Read More

Not even a referendum can end the abortion debate

Thursday, January, 31 2019    

The sooner we recognise that the abortion debate is a never-ending one, the better off we will be as a society trying to come to terms with ourselves. Read More

If we go any slower, we'll come to a standstill

Wednesday, January, 30 2019    

One of the most painful realities of life in Jamaica is the snail's pace at which the State moves on matters that are of vital importance. Read More

Dare we begin to hope again?

Tuesday, January, 29 2019    

When prime ministers leave office, especially after prolonged tenures, what do they do with the vast experience they would have gathered during some of the most historic and momentous events in the life of their nation? Read More

The weight on the shoulders of Jason Holder and his men

Monday, January, 28 2019    

Ask those closely associated with the game and without exception they will tell you that cricket is extremely expensive. Read More

Mr Edmund Bartlett, a tireless fighter for tourism

Sunday, January, 27 2019    

Jamaicans generally are hoping that the Economic Growth Council's Senator Aubyn Hill is right and that the country will still achieve the five per cent economic growth target (5 in 4), certainly by the end of this Administration. Read More

Bolt's charge to 'give back' worth its weight in gold

Saturday, January, 26 2019    

Given his superhuman achievements and great experience, people everywhere listen when Mr Usain Bolt speaks about sport. Read More

A plea for Venezuela

Friday, January, 25 2019    

We are more than uneasy with Mr Juan Guaido, the new leader of Venezuela's Opposition-controlled National Assembly, declaring himself interim president of that country on Wednesday this week. Read More


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