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No stomach for another national hero

Wednesday, September, 30 2020    

The sporadic calls for Mr Michael Manley to be made a national hero since his death in March 1997 have become more serious with the launch of a petition seeking to give effect to that mission by the New York-based Jamaica Progressive League (JPL). Read More

How does the FLA explain refusing a cop a gun licence?

Tuesday, September, 29 2020    

It is painful to hear the travail of chairman of the Jamaica Police Federation (JPF) Detective Sergeant Patrae Rowe calling for the death penalty to be imposed on criminals who attack members of the security forces. Read More

If you can take credit, you should take the criticism as well, Dr Tufton

Monday, September, 28 2020    

This newspaper believes that, locally, the devastation caused by COVID-19 is comparable to that wrought by natural disasters such as Hurricane Charlie in 1951 and Hurricane Gilbert in 1988. Read More

The real centres of money laundering

Sunday, September, 27 2020    

The ability of developing countries in general — but especially the small, developing economies such as those in the Caribbean — to survive and thrive depends on finding a niche in the modern globalised world economy. Read More

Safety must be paramount in premier league restart

Saturday, September, 26 2020    

Word yesterday was that three more people had succumbed to COVID-19 in Jamaica pushing the tally since the first recorded death earlier this year to 80. Further, there were 135 more confirmed cases pushing the recorded number to 5,723. Read More

Ms Lisa Hanna — beauty and the affair with the political beast

Friday, September, 25 2020    

When Ms Lisa Hanna came home from South Africa with the coveted Miss World 1993 crown she found a Jamaica mad with 'Lisamania', and in the immediate years following she was the most beloved Jamaican woman. Read More

As the PNP contemplates a comeback…

Thursday, September, 24 2020    

History has often shown that defeat can actually help a political party to rebuild, renew itself, and bounce back stronger. Read More

A Jamaica farewell to the IDB's Mr Luis Alberto Moreno

Wednesday, September, 23 2020    

Mr Luis Alberto Moreno demits office as president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on September 30, 2020 after 15 years at the helm of that critical western hemisphere institution. Read More

Dr Peter Phillips – the man who would (not) be prime minister

Tuesday, September, 22 2020    

Jamaicans have a rather pithy saying: “Man who nuh dead nuh call him duppy,” loosely meaning it's not over until it's over, or be careful how you write off someone. Read More

PNP on the horns of a dilemma

Monday, September, 21 2020    

News that Mr Norman Horne is among those eyeing the presidency of the People's National Party (PNP) has added another twist to the unfolding drama. Read More

Dr DK Duncan, the icon who was both revered and reviled

Sunday, September, 20 2020    

Dr Donald Keith Duncan — “DK” to the many who either revered or reviled him — died at the age of 80, leaving a legacy as a radical and controversial politician. Read More

Cricket's richest festival and an evolving 'new normal'

Saturday, September, 19 2020    

Back in May, a headline in this newspaper trumpeted: 'IPL cancellation could cost Indian cricket half-a-billion dollars'. Read More

Has Mr Damion Crawford's time come?

Friday, September, 18 2020    

Mr Damion Crawford appeared severely subdued – some might suggest chastised – in the immediate aftermath of the political drubbing taken by the People's National Party (PNP) on election night, September 3, 2020. Read More

Behind that unprecedented 37 per cent voter turnout

Thursday, September, 17 2020    

This newspaper agrees with those who believe the problem of voter apathy is intricately linked to public perception of political representatives and how they showcase themselves. Read More

Taxpayers should not have to pay for frivolous judicial recounts

Wednesday, September, 16 2020    

We will not begrudge Mr Rohan Chung his 15 minutes in the sun, but we refuse to find humour in his running up the election bill that taxpayers have to foot, by requesting a frivolous, wasteful recount of Manchester Central votes. Read More



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