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How will we pay for the promises?

Friday, August, 28 2020    

Prior to this election campaign, one issue everyone thought had been put to bed for good was the debate over the key importance of macroeconomic stability. There was finally a true cross-party consensus on the need for fiscal discipline, and our long history of making promises that could... Read More

Again, we must not become hostages to COVID-19

Thursday, August, 27 2020    

News that the Government is about to revert to its initial decision to allow tourists to move freely in the country's coronavirus resilient corridors must surely be welcomed by investors in that sector as they have been telling us that the corridors are working. Read More

Finally, ISSA has accepted the inevitable

Wednesday, August, 26 2020    

Quite frankly, we had watched — with some amount of sympathy — as the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) procrastinated on the issue of sporting competitions for the upcoming academic year amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Prudence in postponing 'back-to-school'

Tuesday, August, 25 2020    

The saying, “Wisdom is the power to see the truth without attempting to fit it into any mould” seems most appropriate in the wake of last week's announcement that the start of the 2020/21 academic year will be postponed. Read More

Irresponsible election campaigning inexcusable

Monday, August, 24 2020    

Prime Minister Andrew Holness blundered badly during his election campaign tour of Manchester Central late Saturday. Read More

Pandemic of indiscipline adds to COVID woes

Sunday, August, 23 2020    

Given the significant spike in COVID-19 cases over the past few days, we're not surprised by the new curfew hours and the protocols governing political campaigning announced by Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Friday. Read More

Improving the quality of Jamaica's football

Saturday, August, 22 2020    

Thanks to television and allied audio-visual modes, football watchers, frustrated and burdened by the novel coronavirus pandemic, have had their fill of high-quality football out of Europe over the last two months. Read More

A commendable initiative by British Airways

Friday, August, 21 2020    

News that British Airways (BA) is exploring the possibility of introducing pre-flight coronavirus tests in collaboration with pharmacy chain Boots is most welcome. Read More

Avoid a repeat of Tuesday's nightmare

Thursday, August, 20 2020    

Given the lunacy that we saw on display Tuesday as political representatives were nominated to contest the September 3 General Election, no one should be surprised if there is a significant spike in COVID-19 cases across the country over the next two weeks. Read More

Using the COVID-19 saliva-based test

Wednesday, August, 19 2020    

We are encouraged by news that scientists at Yale University have developed a saliva-based laboratory diagnostic test to determine whether someone is infected with the novel coronavirus. Read More

An agenda for the next Government

Tuesday, August, 18 2020    

Not for the first time Jamaica finds itself in a very difficult situation. However, this time the circumstances are unprecedented and unpredictable. Whatever the outcome of the September 3 General Election Jamaica is going to require a number of guarantees from its next... Read More

Need for great care during electioneering

Monday, August, 17 2020    

Bar owners in Trinidad and Tobago late last week blamed political parties for careless behaviour during the recent election campaign which, they felt, helped to trigger a large spike in COVID-19 infections there. Read More

We must not erode the gains made against COVID-19

Sunday, August, 16 2020    

We can't say we are surprised by the results of the recent public opinion poll conducted by Mr Bill Johnson which showed Jamaicans giving the Government high marks for its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. After all, the poll reinforced a view we have expressed in this... Read More

Not just players, but WI team officials should be held responsible

Saturday, August, 15 2020    

This newspaper and all supporters of West Indies cricket are pleased at news that the New Zealand Cricket Board and Cricket West Indies are discussing plans for the Caribbean team to tour New Zealand later this year. Read More

The PSOJ is right

Friday, August, 14 2020    

No one should be surprised by news that the novel coronavirus is pushing much of the world into record economic slumps.Anyone who doubts that, or even tries to downplay it, is living in la-la land. Read More


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