The brutality in the honesty of UN officer Gonzalo Ramos

Friday, July, 7 2017    

If some Jamaicans could have their way, they would declare United Nations safety and security officer, Mr Gonzalo Ramos persona non grata for his very clumsy public comments on crime in Jamaica. Read More

The remarkable Mrs Portia Simpson Miller

Thursday, July, 6 2017    

Mrs Portia Simpson Miller has called a halt to her truly remarkable political career lasting forty-three years — remarkable because of the length of unbroken tenure as a Member of Parliament starting in 1989. Read More

The culture of silence must be broken

Wednesday, July, 5 2017    

In the context of debate on the recently passed Law Reform (Zones of Special Operations) (Special Security and Community Development Measures) Bill and the need to protect human rights, we've made note of the promise by Prime Minister Andrew Holness to provide... Read More

The Bolt farewell: Let's take a leaf out of Ostrava's book

Tuesday, July, 4 2017    

One could easily be forgiven for thinking that the athletics-loving Czech city of Ostrava was trying, last Wednesday, to tempt Jamaica's Mr Usain Bolt into seeking citizenship in much the same way as Slovenia with Merlene Ottey, one of Jamaica and the world's most decorated female... Read More

Hope that tragedy of Clacken death brings awareness

Monday, July, 3 2017    

The tragic death of Mr Haile Clacken 10 days ago in Cheapside, Junction, presents an opportunity for Jamaicans to take a fresh look at mental illness. Read More

Carib on its own with global Sustainable Development Goals

Sunday, July, 2 2017    

The outlook for development assistance is bleak given the Trump Administration's plans to cut the aid budget by 36 per cent, Brexit's likely impact on European aid, and the Venezuelan political turmoil. Read More

New vision needed for Jamaica's football

Saturday, July, 1 2017    

Jamaicans said their final farewell to the legendary football visionary Captain Horace Burrell with a thanksgiving service for his life on Wednesday. Read More

Gov't, Opposition co-operation must be the new template

Friday, June, 30 2017    

The coming together of the Government and the Opposition to pass the Law Reform (Zones of Special Operations) (Special Security and Community Development Measures) Act Wednesday night must provide the template for matters dealing with crime going forward. Read More

National Service Corps shows someone is thinking

Friday, June, 30 2017    

We are indeed very happy that the first batch of 250 recruits in the new National Service Corps (NSC) programme are in house at the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) training facility at Newcastle in St Andrew and have already started their training. Read More

Politicians — the last bastion against solving violent crime

Thursday, June, 29 2017    

If we were conspiracy theorists, we'd want to think that Jamaican politicians have no desire whatsoever to bring crime and the spiralling murder rate under control. Read More

Those ill-fated Alkaline, Vybz Kartel videos

Wednesday, June, 28 2017    

Two controversial music videos featuring gun-toting individuals planning violence and other criminal acts, both exposed within two days of each other by this newspaper, might be coincidence but definitely cause for alarm. Read More

The Denbigh debacle defines us

Tuesday, June, 27 2017    

It is really hard to believe that the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show is 65 years old this year, given the current uncertainties over its readiness to host the crowds which usually follow the annual event. Read More

It's crime that threatens our tourism growth prospects

Monday, June, 26 2017    

The steady growth of Jamaica's tourism should be a source of satisfaction for everyone, especially in light of its cornerstone role in the national economy. Read More

Disagree with Dr Herbert Gayle, but don't ignore him

Sunday, June, 25 2017    

We have had our own disagreements with his conclusions at times, but Dr Herbert Gayle, an anthropologist at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus, has generally been doing critically important and path-breaking... Read More

Let's proactively protect the health of teenage athletes

Saturday, June, 24 2017    

Jamaica has had more than its fair share of sudden death among teenage student athletes in recent years. Read More


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