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Let's not waste this chance to generate real growth

Friday, February, 28 2020    

For decades this country had been caught in a low growth-high debt trap and this week the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) delivered the bad news that we are still in the crippling grasp of low growth. Read More

Let's keep on keeping out the coronavirus

Thursday, February, 27 2020    

Thus far, Jamaica and the Caribbean have not confirmed any cases of the fearsome coronavirus (COVID-19). We are keeping our fingers crossed but cognisant that we have to do more than that. Read More

We have a duty to give up the evil monsters among us

Wednesday, February, 26 2020    

The shooting of children by cowards armed with illegal guns is not new in this country. Those of us who are old enough can point to several such brutal acts over many years. Read More

School crisis shows that the Jamaican family is under attack

Tuesday, February, 25 2020    

Mr Karl Samuda, who has day-to-day responsibility for education, has our sympathy for his distress regarding the increasing loss of control over indisciplined students in schools. Read More

Managing the ever-present threat of disaster

Monday, February, 24 2020    

Last week's gas station fire in Mandeville is a timely reminder of the many dangers lurking as people go about their everyday lives. Read More

Sing praise to...

Monday, February, 24 2020    

Dear Editor,  Read More

Coronavirus: So far so good, but…

Sunday, February, 23 2020    

Fortunately , with much credit to the People's Republic of China and the pro-activeness of many other countries, including Jamaica, the coronavirus has not spread to the extent that it could have. Read More

Wish Windies Women all the best

Saturday, February, 22 2020    

It's been four years since West Indies women shocked the cricketing world by winning the ICC Twenty20 World Cup, beating Australia in the final in India.That triumph coincided with the men's team winning the world T20 title.That was also the year in which... Read More

Competition, competition, and more competition!

Friday, February, 21 2020    

Jamaica's economy has at long last transitioned from obedience to the dictates of the colonial master to a focus on benefiting the Jamaican people, the challenge having been how to grow the pie while making sure everyone has a fair share of it. Read More

Caricom meeting: The sky is not falling

Thursday, February, 20 2020    

In an ideal world, all prime ministers of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) would be in Bridgetown for their 31st Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Heads of Government. But we do live in a real world and they are not all there. Read More

Need for safer schools not a novel idea, Minister

Wednesday, February, 19 2020    

Before the minister with responsibility for education becomes further guilty of spouting platitudes, we in this space wish to bring to his attention that somewhere within the confines of his ministry — perhaps a condemned linen closet — are the reports of the National... Read More

What Messrs Fitz Jackson and Andrew Holness have in common

Tuesday, February, 18 2020    

We don't know if Opposition spokesman on national security Mr Fitz Jackson is doing what Opposition people do — try to embarrass the Government — but he has accused the Andrew Holness-led Administration of instructing the police to reduce the frequency with... Read More

A cause worth every walk, run, turn

Monday, February, 17 2020    

We in this space will always beam with pride when, as a nation, we turn up for a good cause, and yesterday's staging of the Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run was yet another opportunity for us to walk, run and wheelchair along the same course in support of one cause.We are... Read More

The return of Mr Greg Christie: hope and dread

Sunday, February, 16 2020    

When Mr Greg Christie departed as contractor general in 2012, there were many questions. So it is now with his impending return as executive director of the corruption watchdog, the Integrity Commission on May 18, 2020. Read More

Hoping we don't lose the Olympics to the coronavirus

Saturday, February, 15 2020    

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is correct in assessing that it has a “very big communications job” to calm fears over the coronavirus epidemic ahead of this summer's Games in Tokyo. Read More



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