Editorial

Vere Technical founder Mr Ben Francis must be smiling in his grave

Friday, July, 12 2019    

Vere Technical High School in Clarendon has built a reputation over many years for its prowess in sports, particularly football and track athletics. Read More

What or who is behind this plague of taxis?

Thursday, July, 11 2019    

Last August, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) launched the Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement (PSTE) branch, which was a merger of the Motorised Patrol and Traffic divisions. Read More

Did no one tell our women 'parson christen him pickney fus'?

Wednesday, July, 10 2019    

The tabling yesterday of the Sexual Harassment Bill 2019 comes after much anticipation. Read More

PM, don't prove Dr Phillips right on crime-fight

Tuesday, July, 9 2019    

We are completely in agreement with the Government in its decision to declare a state of emergency (SOE) in the St Andrew South police division where residents are said to be cowering under the gun. Read More

Take care of children and break the back of crime

Monday, July, 8 2019    

The authorities say that 94 murders have occurred in the St Andrew South police division so far this year — 33 per cent higher than the 72 in the Clarendon division. Read More

Why we must push tertiary level education

Sunday, July, 7 2019    

In today's globalised world and even more so in the immediate future, the ability of a country to achieve high rates of sustained economic growth depends on the availability of high-quality human resources. Read More

Coach Whitmore's approving words spell confidence

Saturday, July, 6 2019    

We note Mr Theodore Whitmore's contention that “the future of Jamaica's football is bright” following the Reggae Boyz 1-3 loss to the United States in the Concacaf Gold Cup in Tennessee on Wednesday night. Read More

Teachers who brave the long, hot summers

Friday, July, 5 2019    

It's so hot these days, most people think twice, thrice, before leaving the shade.We hear from the local met office that on June 22, temperatures in Kingston reached 39.1 degrees Celsius, the highest ever recorded in the capital city. Read More

Gov't must not fall into JHTA trap on short-term rentals

Thursday, July, 4 2019    

The call by the umbrella Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) for a tax on income from short-term rentals is premature and smacks of trying to use the Government to eliminate what the association sees as unwanted competition. Read More

Mixed signals

Wednesday, July, 3 2019    

There is no doubt that Jamaica has not had any sustained success in the battle against the two-headed monster of crime and violence. And, admittedly, the fight coming from our police corps has not always been valiant. But the series of administrative news coming from... Read More

But will the PNP combatants listen to Mr A J Nicholson?

Tuesday, July, 2 2019    

Political campaigns in Jamaica, whether for internal party positions or for municipal or general elections, are no Sunday evening stroll and definitely not for the faint of heart. Read More

Let's start to really talk about artificial intelligence

Monday, July, 1 2019    

Like all well-thinking Jamaicans, this newspaper is happy for further confirmation of the improving employment environment, reflecting gradual economic growth. Read More

We must save the CMU success story

Sunday, June, 30 2019    

Something is rotten in the State of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), to tweak Shakespeare's play Hamlet. The time is long gone for corrective action. Read More

Cricket West Indies must chart a new path

Saturday, June, 29 2019    

After West Indies used their fast bowlers to demolish Pakistan in their opening game of the ICC Cricket World Cup, Caribbean cricket fans dared to hope.As it has turned out, that early success was a false dawn. Read More

Big day for juvenile care centres, Jamaica

Friday, June, 28 2019    

It may go unnoticed, but today is a day in which all Jamaica should rejoice. Read More



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