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The value of good news at the worst of times

Friday, December, 25 2020    

Many Jamaicans remember Christmas 1988, as people battled to get their lives back together after the devastating Hurricane Gilbert of September that year. Read More

Like father, like son: Canada keeps faith with Jamaica

Thursday, December, 24 2020    

Forty-six years ago, almost to the day, then Canadian Prime Minister Mr Pierre Trudeau vacationed in Jamaica. With him was his three-year-old son, Justin. The picture of the young boy trying to climb a coconut tree in St Mary warmed the hearts of... Read More

Agro-Invest on the right path

Wednesday, December, 23 2020    

If Agro-Investment Corporation (AIC) is able to meet its stated target of putting at least 10,000 more acres of land into agricultural production over the next two years, the agency would deserve commendations. Read More

America's Christmas gift to the world

Tuesday, December, 22 2020    

But for the pesky distractions of American domestic politics and, of course, other countries' own internal struggles to cope with the novel coronavirus pandemic, mankind would be appropriately celebrating the miracle of the COVID-19 vaccines. Read More

Fingers crossed despite alarming COVID-19 developments

Monday, December, 21 2020    

Hope remains alive and well that the various vaccines being rapidly brought to the fore to combat the novel coronavirus will prove pivotal in ending the pandemic. Read More

Warning lights for planet Earth are flashing red

Sunday, December, 20 2020    

LAST week, the Paris Climate Agreement (PCA) marked its fifth anniversary with a Climate Ambition Summit hosted by the United Kingdom, France, and the United Nations. But with all its lofty ideals, the warning lights for planet Earth are flashing red. Read More

Focused planning for WI cricket can't be put on hold

Saturday, December, 19 2020    

BACK in 2012 after West Indies had cruised past touring New Zealand 2-0 in a two-Test series, many downplayed the triumph, arguing that the visitors were behind the hosts in the ICC Test rankings. Read More

Infrastructure improvement also vital for road safety

Friday, December, 18 2020    

News broke last week that, up to December 8, a total of 402 people had died in motor vehicle crashes on Jamaican roads, since January 1. Read More

Wi-Fi hot spots — one of the few nice things about 2020

Thursday, December, 17 2020    

One of the all-too-few positive developments of this mostly frightful 2020 is the robust effort to establish Wi-Fi hot spots across Jamaica — starting in 12 town centres by the end of this year — spearheaded by the Universal Service Fund... Read More

Should COVID-19 vaccines be exempt from intellectual property rights?

Wednesday, December, 16 2020    

Quite understandably, news of the emergency approval of Pfizer/BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine overshadowed a dispute in the World Trade Organization (WTO) between developing countries and pharmaceutical giants last week. Read More

Winter tourist season starts today: never waste a good crisis

Tuesday, December, 15 2020    

Researchers will have to dig deep into the archives to find when last things have been this thin for the winter tourist season — which officially runs from today to April 30, 2021 — thanks to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Giving back and changing lives

Monday, December, 14 2020    

In these troubled times — which will forever be coloured by the novel coronavirus pandemic — it is easy to get so caught up with personal problems that we lose sight of the larger picture. Read More

It's a brave, new post-COVID-19 world

Sunday, December, 13 2020    

With the much-anticipated arrival of a vaccine to counter the novel coronavirus, it is even more crucial now that every facet of society begins to prepare or accelerate plans to operate in a post-pandemic world. Read More

Administrators should prepare carefully for return of sport

Saturday, December, 12 2020    

The COVID-19 surge continues. Up to yesterday there were more than 70 million cases registered worldwide, including 1.6 million deaths. Read More

Personal ambition trumping policy in the PNP

Friday, December, 11 2020    

Recent developments in the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) have left the country convinced that the 82-year-old movement has not been able to even begin the process of healing that it so badly needs to make it a viable alternative to the... Read More


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