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Relishing the new post-COVID-19 Jamaica

Tuesday, May, 26 2020    

As a new Jamaica emerges from COVID-19 we cannot stress enough the importance of our various leaders developing a vision of how their different sectors will fit into the new paradigm to ensure their viability. Read More

Putting work into Labour Day in defiance of COVID-19

Monday, May, 25 2020    

It's testimony to the strength of the human spirit that even the worst health emergency of the last 100 years has not drowned out Mr Michael Manley's call of 48 years ago for Jamaicans to “put work into Labour Day”. Read More

Just as the Caribbean was emerging from the debt crisis…

Sunday, May, 24 2020    

BEFORE the COVID-19 pandemic the small, middle-income developing economies of the Caribbean had been slowly but steadily emerging from their prolonged debt crisis. Now, thanks to COVID-19, their existing debt situation will worsen dramatically. Read More

Hygiene standards in sport will be much higher post-COVID-19

Saturday, May, 23 2020    

SPAIN'S football coach, Mr Luis Enrique gave people reason to laugh over recent days. Read More

Jamaica doing well, but not yet out of the woods

Friday, May, 22 2020    

Data provided by the health authorities on Wednesday that Jamaica has recorded the highest number of COVID-19 recoveries in a day since the first case of the virus was reported in March is very encouraging. Read More

Investigation into WHO handling of COVID-19 pandemic critical

Thursday, May, 21 2020    

We are relieved that the United Nation's World Health Organization (WHO) has agreed to launch an independent evaluation of how it managed the international response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Read More

Sound advice from Dr Barbara Carby

Wednesday, May, 20 2020    

Easily, Dr Barbara Carby is one of the most respected Caribbean voices on disaster risk reduction and management. Read More

Bahamas showing how to ride and whistle

Tuesday, May, 19 2020    

There is a popular sentiment in the street that until the coronavirus disappears we reopen the Jamaican economy to our detriment; and that is driving up the fear level. Read More

Indecision! Gov't fiddles while economy burns!

Monday, May, 18 2020    

It seems clear that this Government has never heard of the term there is danger in delay. Read More

Mr Oliver Clarke: A patriot attuned to the social inadequacies of his country

Monday, May, 18 2020    

To the manor born, Mr Oliver Clarke, who died Saturday at age 75, had to cope with more than his fair share of political and labour-related conflicts and tensions at the national level, especially at the height of the global ideological Cold War. Read More

Nobody signed up for this COVID-19, Dr Chang, Mrs Johnson Smith

Sunday, May, 17 2020    

The more perceptive people will begin to detect a gradually rising level of stress and possibly fatigue, if not frustration, among the front line Government leaders in the fight against COVID-19. Read More

Sport in ICU

Saturday, May, 16 2020    

We believe president of Cricket West Indies Mr Ricky Skerritt captured the situation very accurately and precisely when, over recent days, he likened regional cricket to being in an intensive care unit (ICU) as a result of COVID-19 and the resulting financial... Read More

Time to end this shameful circus in Guyana

Friday, May, 15 2020    

It's no secret that the discovery of oil — estimated at more than eight billion barrels — off Guyana's Atlantic coast is the big prize in the general election that is still undecided after two months. Read More

Not a coalition government, just a joint assault on crime

Thursday, May, 14 2020    

Asked by a journalist, the late Prime Minister Edward Seaga once said that a coalition government would not work in Jamaica because the concept was not a part of the culture or psyche of Jamaicans. Read More

Caribbean pride soars on Mr Nicholas Johnson's achievements

Wednesday, May, 13 2020    

Amid all the gloomy COVID-19 stories over the past few months comes a most exhilarating report about young Mr Nicholas Johnson who has been named Princeton University's 2020 valedictorian. Read More


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