Editorial

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

We ignore DCP Clifford Blake at our certain peril

Friday, June, 23 2017    

We certainly hope that the call by Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Clifford Blake for the social agencies of the state to “sustain peace” through development in communities, especially after operations by the police, is reverberating throughout the... Read More

Build a ganja industry by all means, but let's

Thursday, June, 22 2017    

The old practice of locking up people and making criminals of them for smoking ganja, a plant which grows naturally, was immoral in this newspaper's view. Read More

National GSAT results nothing to celebrate

Wednesday, June, 21 2017    

Minister of Education Senator Ruel Reid was almost smug when on June 8 he announced the national results of the 2017 Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) at a press conference at the ministry's head office in Kingston, but we wonder how much there really is to... Read More

Statues must resemble the subject they depict

Tuesday, June, 20 2017    

Jamaicans who are clamouring for statues of their heroes or favourite personalities to resemble the subjects they depict, are not being unsophisticated, as some people would have us think. Read More

A strong, united stand against crime is vital

Monday, June, 19 2017    

Justice Minister Mr Delroy Chuck made an interesting point during a visit to St Elizabeth last week. Read More

Don't look to man for help, turn to God

Monday, June, 19 2017    

Dear Editor,Hear Jamaica, the Lord thy God is one. We must love the Lord our God with all our heart, with all our soul and with all our strength, and our neighbour as ourselves. This is the command of the Lord to this nation. Read More

US-Cuba contraction, China-Panama expansion

Sunday, June, 18 2017    

In a real sense, all politics is local and President Donald Trump's announcement of changes in US policy towards Cuba has to be understood in terms of domestic politics. Read More

Time will tell the value of the Peru test

Saturday, June, 17 2017    

Reggae Boyz coach Mr Theodore Whitmore has spoken out forcefully about what he considered a disappointing performance by his team in a friendly international against Peru in that country's southern city of Arequipa earlier this week. Read More



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