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No better time for job descriptions for ministers, Mr Holness

Tuesday, September, 15 2020    

In his address to the remaining 14 members of his 19-member Cabinet on Sunday, Prime Minister Andrew Holness made a powerful argument, we believe, for the need to craft a job description for elected members of the Government. Read More

Pulling together for the common good essential

Monday, September, 14 2020    

It surely is no surprise that the COVID-19 pandemic is leading to all sorts of emotional and psychological stresses and strains, having changed in ways unimagined – over just seven/eight months — how people live, work, study, and relate to each other. Read More

Not easy for the poor to social distance, study online or work from home

Sunday, September, 13 2020    

As the new Administration steps up its management of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to bear in mind the impact of Jamaica's dire poverty on efforts to curtail the spread of the coronavirus disease. Read More

Well done, TKR and fingers crossed for Olympics

Saturday, September, 12 2020    

Congrats are due to the Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) for their historic unbeaten run to the title in the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 which ended Thursday with a comfortable eight-wicket win over plucky St Lucia Zouks. Read More

Rapid tests hold hope for tourism

Friday, September, 11 2020    

News from the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) that the country's economy declined by 18 per cent for the April to June quarter — four percentage points more than it had previously projected — is cause for grave concern. Read More

Drive-bys remind us, crime has gone nowhere

Thursday, September, 10 2020    

Tuesday's gangland drive-by shootings on Molynes Road and Red Hills Road in the Corporate Area provide harsh reminder — just in case Jamaicans needed it — that violent crime has gone nowhere. Read More

Hoping the PM's caution is well received

Wednesday, September, 9 2020    

Prime Minister Andrew Holness made a good start to his consecutive term in office on Monday when he told the members of his Government that they were not elected as rulers, but rather servants of the people. Read More

Tie-breaking vote law requires review

Tuesday, September, 8 2020    

Were we in the position of Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate for Westmoreland Eastern, Mr Daniel Lawrence, we might have not bothered with a magisterial recount to unseat Mr Luther Buchanan of the People's National Party (PNP). Read More

A sober speech, Mr Holness; we'll be watching and judging

Monday, September, 7 2020    

SURELY, since the very first poll under Universal Adult Suffrage in 1944, there can't have been a more restrained and sober election-night speech than we heard from Mr Andrew Holness last Thursday night. Read More

PNP has no time for sulking, wallowing in self-pity

Sunday, September, 6 2020    

The near obliteration of the People's National Party (PNP) in last Thursday's general election would, understandably, come as a deep and painful shock to leaders and supporters of the party. Read More

Government must be held to account for manifesto promises

Saturday, September, 5 2020    

A regular complaint in the Jamaican sporting, entertainment, heritage and creative arts communities is that while governments and country have benefited down the years from their exploits, very little, in proportionate terms, has gone to facilitate and encourage such endeavours. Read More

Congrats, JLP, now get to work quickly

Friday, September, 4 2020    

With the general election now out of the way, it is vital that the new Government gets settled quickly as the country cannot afford a protracted approach to the measures necessary for an effective response to the novel coronavirus pandemic and its effect on the economy, health,... Read More

Go out and vote; it is your right

Thursday, September, 3 2020    

As Jamaicans go to the polls today in the country's 18th general election since universal adult suffrage in 1944, we urge the just over 1.9 million citizens so entitled to exercise their right to vote. Read More

Tropical Storm Nana's brush a timely reminder

Wednesday, September, 2 2020    

The slight brush on our eastern and southern coasts by the weather system that has now developed into Tropical Storm Nana is a stark reminder that we are still in the midst of what has been forecast to be an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season. Read More

Beyond this vote in a pandemic

Tuesday, September, 1 2020    

From all reports, the system put in place yesterday for election day workers and members of the security forces to cast their ballots in the general election went largely smoothly. Read More


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