Editorial

Heed President Macron's warning: There is no Planet B

Friday, June, 15 2018    

In April this year when French President Emmanuel Macron addressed the United States Congress, he raised the issue of America's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement and, in a most effective use of phrase, brought attention to the danger the world faces from climate... Read More

Making Jamaica a country: Basic schools part of the long road

Thursday, June, 14 2018    

There are any number of Jamaicans, some of them well educated, whose first exposure to anything resembling formal education was a basic school under 'Miss Mirrie's' shade tree or 'Miss Sam's kindergarten' operating out of a back room. Read More

Trump-Kim summit short on details, but we hope

Wednesday, June, 13 2018    

Readers will forgive us for not doing cartwheels over the announcements coming out of the just-ended summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore. Read More

New Barbican can be template for improving old towns

Tuesday, June, 12 2018    

The new Barbican town which has just emerged out of a $564.7 million (US$4.4 million) road upgrading works, is certainly a far cry from the Barbican Estate of 1755 when hundreds of slaves roamed the property and brewed rum. Read More

Let's re-energise that anti-mosquito campaign

Monday, June, 11 2018    

We note understandable alarm following reports that two deaths — a seven-year-old child late last year and a woman in her 30s in April — may have been caused by the mosquito-borne disease dengue fever. Read More

If Dr Clarke can rid public bodies of the pork barrel…

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

The presence of boards of public bodies will, for now and the foreseeable future, remain critical to the governance structure of Jamaica for a number of important, if obvious reasons. Read More

Bated breath as FIFA World Cup 2018 beckons

Saturday, June, 9 2018    

Football lovers the world over live for this magical time which comes every four years: the FIFA World Cup, now less than a week away. Read More

Let's unite to fight the obesity plague

Friday, June, 8 2018    

The Government has taken the sensible approach in giving at least six months' notice that it will, starting in January 2019, enforce restrictions on the use of sugary drinks in the diets of students and public health patients as part of efforts to combat growing obesity... Read More

Agony over naming North-South highway worsens

Thursday, June, 7 2018    

When we, along with many other right-thinking Jamaicans, suggested that the North-South Highway not be named after former Prime Minister Edward Seaga, it was not because of 'bad mind', as Gender, Culture and Sport Minister Olivia 'Babsy' Grange claimed. Read More

Reject single-use plastics now!

Wednesday, June, 6 2018    

Anyone who read the United Nations (UN) report released yesterday in observance of World Environment Day and was not stunned by the data must either be extremely callous or not human at all. Read More

World on course to trade war

Tuesday, June, 5 2018    

Mexico yesterday said it would be filing a complaint with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against US tariffs on its steel and aluminium, joining the European Union and Canada which have already opened legal challenges to the US at the Geneva-based arbitrator of international trade... Read More

Give thanks for improved roads, but let's also deal with workers' complaints

Monday, June, 4 2018    

We are at one with Prime Minister Andrew Holness that improved roadways, such as the completed Barbican Square and the promise offered by other road projects now in progress, redound to the socio-economic benefit of the country. Read More

Appliance Traders at 50 – 'Butch' Stewart's gift to Jamaica

Sunday, June, 3 2018    

We have, in this space, delighted in loudly trumpeting the achievements of a multitude of organisations and individuals over the years, while choosing sobriety and even shyness in recognising our own, as befitting the respect we enjoy as a national... Read More

Nesta Carter's pain is warning for all

Saturday, June, 2 2018    

This newspaper can't argue with the point that “rules are rules”, as was repeated by Mr Usain Bolt this week following revelation that Mr Nesta Carter's anti-doping appeal case had been dismissed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Read More

Don't take your hands off the wheel, Minister Montague

Friday, June, 1 2018    

Transport Minister Robert Montague is correct in saying that the public passenger vehicle system needs overhauling. However, we wonder if some of the proposals he outlined in his contribution to the annual sectoral debate in Parliament on Wednesday will achieve that... Read More



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