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COVID-19 Vaccine Commission could be too little, too late

Thursday, December, 10 2020    

We probably should have known better, but we in this space assumed that the Government had already put in place a body akin to what the Ministry of Health and Wellness announced this week as a National COVID-19 Vaccine Commission. Read More

Public need to know the value of vaccines

Wednesday, December, 9 2020    

Earlier this year Dr Christopher Tufton, minister of health and wellness, urged public health agencies such as the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and World Health Organization (WHO) to push back against what he said was a growing anti-vaccination lobby that could prove... Read More

US and COVID-19: Bad luck truly worse than obeah

Tuesday, December, 8 2020    

The anonymous Jamaican adage, “Bad luck worse than obeah,” would appear to apply to the United States and the grim battle it is waging, but not yet winning, against the novel coronavirus pandemic. Read More

The Senate is about Jamaica — not the PNP

Monday, December, 7 2020    

Like most Jamaicans, we at this newspaper are scratching our heads in response to the latest controversy involving the Opposition People's National Party (PNP). Read More

A whiff of good news for Jamaica's ganja

Sunday, December, 6 2020    

Jamaica's fledging ganja industry, naturally, welcomed the decision last week by the Vienna-based United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs to remove cannabis and cannabis resin from a category of the world's most dangerous drugs. Read More

Good leaders make good sense

Saturday, December, 5 2020    

We are struck by a comment from Jamaican national footballer Mr Damion Lowe in a recent interview with this newspaper. Read More

Shadow Cabinet choices good, Mr Golding

Friday, December, 4 2020    

If we are to take Opposition Leader Mr Mark Golding at his word, he holds no grudges nor does he indulge in malice. Read More

A National Housing Trust for the people

Thursday, December, 3 2020    

We don't intend to waste time arguing over whether the Government has any option, other than borrowing, to raiding the coffers of the National Housing Trust (NHT) for the proposed $11.4 billion annually, or $57 billion over five years. Read More

COVID vaccines prove value of R&D investment

Wednesday, December, 2 2020    

Even the most optimistic scientists would have been hesitant, we believe, to project that in just seven months vaccines to combat the novel coronavirus would be developed and ready for emergency approval. Read More

Relief at last, but has 2020 Atlantic hurricane season ended?

Tuesday, December, 1 2020    

One could almost hear the collective sigh of relief by Jamaicans as the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season officially ended yesterday, and not a day too soon. Read More

Let's stay realistic while urging people to be careful

Monday, November, 30 2020    

The recent Level 4 classification of Jamaica by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States underlines the need for Jamaicans to do their part in keeping a lid on the spread of the novel coronavirus here. Read More

None but ourselves can free our minds…

Sunday, November, 29 2020    

Colonisation by European countries has been the experience of the majority of countries in the world, sometimes up to 400 years, a legacy of which has been colonisation of the mind. Read More

When the JAAA votes today...

Saturday, November, 28 2020    

Dominated by the incomparable Mr Usain Bolt, most of the last 20 years will be remembered as a vein of gold for Jamaica's track and field. Read More

The 'eternal' Maradona

Friday, November, 27 2020    

Such were the limitations of television 50/60 years ago that the great majority of those who idolised Mr Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, never saw him play a complete game. Read More

Congrats, Mr Biden, Mrs Harris; well fought, Mr Trump

Thursday, November, 26 2020    

With Mr Joseph R Biden having been recognised as the apparent winner of the November 3, 2020 United States presidential elections, we can now express our full-throated congratulations to him and the vice-president-elect, Mrs Kamala Harris. Read More



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