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A 42-month wait for an investor is not Usain Bolt speed, PM

Wednesday, November, 27 2019    

Maybe Prime Minister Andrew Holness is the only one in his Administration who appreciates the need for dispatch in the area of approving investment projects. Read More

End the violence against women!

Tuesday, November, 26 2019    

We would not be doing any injustice to our Jamaican women if we said that yesterday's commemoration of United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW) was more of a whimper than a bang. Read More

Easing stress levels among professionals very important

Monday, November, 25 2019    

Jamaicans are understandably bothered by ugly confrontations involving public sector employees and those they are employed to serve. Read More

Social media and the devaluation of public honesty

Sunday, November, 24 2019    

Honesty is the universally accepted principle on which people should voluntarily conduct all their affairs and relations. Without honesty there would be no trust, and relations among people would, in most instances, be ruthless. Read More

Striking the balance key to Reggae Boyz success

Saturday, November, 23 2019    

Those who remember well Jamaica's qualification for the 1998 Fifa World Cup in France won't argue with this newspaper's position that football is very much a young man's game. Read More

A relevant message from the pope

Friday, November, 22 2019    

The message came from more than 5,000 miles across the Atlantic, but it was most relevant to us here in Jamaica as it addressed one of the pressing issues in our society — poverty and how we as individuals, and the country in general, deal with the poor and... Read More

Imagine if the reverend or principal spoke thus: 'Big up unuh b...dc… self'

Thursday, November, 21 2019    

Every well-functioning society has social rules by which the vast majority of the citizens abide. Those who select not to abide by the rules are considered rebels and are oftentimes ostracised. Read More

Use world standards to measure Jamaica's economic performance

Wednesday, November, 20 2019    

 Human beings, wanting to feel good about themselves and their achievements, measure success in a variety of ways, but all too often run the risk of setting easy to attain goals or failing to admit their own fault when things go wrong. Read More

Farewell, Mr Douglas Vaz, innovator and patriot

Tuesday, November, 19 2019    

Probably one of the best measures of Mr Douglas Vaz's patriotism and deep commitment to the social and economic development of Jamaica is the fact that he chose to enter representational politics in the turbulent 1970s. Read More

Meeting needs of the police a good move

Monday, November, 18 2019    

All too often in everyday life, those of whom we ask much get very little in return. Read More

Be not weary in well doing, Mr Orville 'Shaggy' Burrell

Sunday, November, 17 2019    

Just to be clear, we are very supportive of reggae artiste Mr Orville “Shaggy” Burrell and the critical philanthropic work he has been doing at the beleaguered Bustamante Hospital for Children in Kingston. Read More

When leaders cling to power...

Friday, November, 15 2019    

Many years ago, the great American president, Mr Abraham Lincoln, made this most profound statement: “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.” Read More

Why Mr 'Butch' Stewart is Mr Douglas Orane's business model

Thursday, November, 14 2019    

When Jamaica's Reggae Boyz beat Japan 2-1 in the 1998 World Cup final in France, a most unassuming man was seen handing out free GraceKennedy phone cards to Jamaicans, telling them to call home with the result of the match. Read More

Is the economy growing faster than the official data suggest?

Wednesday, November, 13 2019    

During the last 50 years Jamaica has experienced low or fluctuating economic growth. Indeed, in several years the economy contracted, stubbornly refusing to budge from its malaise, despite a variety of shock treatments. Read More

Hope for windscreen wipers

Tuesday, November, 12 2019    

We have the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) , the information agency of the Jamaican Government, to thank for an interesting and heart-warming story on the graduation of 14 young people from the Windscreen Wiper Intervention... Read More


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