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A global sigh of relief!

Thursday, January, 9 2020    

Lovers of peace are breathing a sigh of relief that neither the United States nor Iran has declared war after Iranian ballistic missile strikes, Tuesday, on two Iraqi bases housing US troops, in retaliation for the US killing of top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani last... Read More

We like PAHO's proactive approach on heatwaves

Wednesday, January, 8 2020    

Most Jamaicans, we suspect, may have overlooked the warning from the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) that Caribbean countries need to be prepared to deal with the effects of heatwaves that have so far affected Australia, Canada, the United States, Europe, India, Pakistan, and... Read More

Social media against crime; well done, DSP Haughton aka 'DJ Supt'

Tuesday, January, 7 2020    

Detective Superintendent of Police Throyville Haughton, popularly known as DJ Supt, has provided the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and Jamaica a formidable gift for the new year — a new tool to fight crime. Read More

Start public education now to minimise fire disasters

Monday, January, 6 2020    

Like people everywhere, horrified Jamaicans have been reading, watching, and listening to reports of the disastrous fires in distant Australia. Read More

Let's look at reforming leave entitlement in education system

Sunday, January, 5 2020    

Doctors, nurses, police and pretty much everyone else who is fortunate to be employed work 11 months out of each year, if they take all their vacation and other forms of leave. In contrast, teachers enjoy the luxury of almost three weeks at Christmas, nearly two weeks at Easter, and 10... Read More

JFF needs to think, prepare and execute better

Saturday, January, 4 2020    

In Lyon, France, at the 1998 FIFA World Cup Jamaican football had arguably its greatest result. Read More

Clarity needed on JDF's role in fighting crime

Friday, January, 3 2020    

On Sunday this week we featured two articles with interviews done by... Read More

Crime-fighting: It's so hard to be strong when we've suffered for so long…

Thursday, January, 2 2020    

Both Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips, in their new year's messages to the nation, have signalled they lack the will to jointly summon Jamaicans to unite in a common assault on violent crimes, especially murders. Read More

Let's face our challenges united as one nation

Wednesday, January, 1 2020    

There's no country in the world that is free of imperfections; be they economic, social, cultural, governance, institutional, or infrastructural. Read More

INDECOM, human rights groups can't replace cops like Renato Adams, 'Bigga Ford' et al

Tuesday, December, 31 2019    

If anyone needs further convincing about the urgent necessity to mobilise the nation in an all-out war against criminal gunmen, the chilling police statistics published in yesterday's edition of this newspaper should obliterate all remaining doubt. Read More

Great need for basic community organisation and leadership training

Monday, December, 30 2019    

It's well known that a great many ills — including a chronic shortage of trucks, underpaid staff, archaic disposal sites, administrative weaknesses, et cetera — contribute significantly to Jamaica's garbage collection and disposal headache. Read More

Looking to the future with hope

Sunday, December, 29 2019    

As 2019 comes to a close it is natural to review what happened during the past 12 months and ponder the future. Read More

Tough task ahead for WI cricket leaders

Saturday, December, 28 2019    

Back in December 2018, the West Indies cricket team were in the dumps.First — without their Captain Mr Jason Holder — West Indies were thoroughly thrashed by Bangladesh in a two-Test series in that country.Defeat to the Bangladeshis in a... Read More

Fire Brigade Act needs amending, but...

Friday, December, 27 2019    

We know, from our interaction with Fire Brigade Commissioner Stewart Beckford, that he means well and takes his responsibilities seriously. Read More

As we celebrate the birth of Christ...

Wednesday, December, 25 2019    

We never cease to be amazed at the kindness and spirit of humanity displayed by many Jamaicans over this holiday season. The efforts of those individuals stand out in a society that, unfortunately, still has people who make merry at this time of year without sparing a thought for the... Read More


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