Editorial

The season is as much about caring as it is sacrifice

Monday, December, 25 2017    

Celebration of the miraculous gift of Jesus Christ remains for many Jamaicans as the first and foremost element of Christmas. Read More

Was principle sacrificed for expediency at the UN?

Sunday, December, 24 2017    

Jamaica , highly respected in the corridors of the United Nations (UN) for its consistently principled stance on international issues, must have writhed in agony while abstaining in last week's vote against Jerusalem becoming the capital of Israel. Read More

Get the processes right and football will progress

Saturday, December, 23 2017    

We note the plea from left-sided defender Mr Kemar Lawrence for the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) to keep faith with the players who carried Jamaica to the final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup in mid-year. Read More

Wishing Mr Ramaphosa well

Friday, December, 22 2017    

Mr Cyril Ramaphosa's election to the presidency of the African National Congress (ANC) has basically set him on the path to becoming the next president of South Africa. Read More

Good idea, poorly executed

Thursday, December, 21 2017    

We note that the Ministry of National Security, this week, handed over 70 new and pre-owned motor vehicles to the Jamaica Constabulary Force — better late than never, the optimists may say. Read More

A suggestion to the Caribbean Development Bank

Wednesday, December, 20 2017    

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) just announced a grand financing envelope of US$172 million for Jamaica from 2017 to 2021. This follows the 2014-2016 strategy that provided US$38.5 million. Read More

Mr Ian Boyne brought an open mind, not an open mouth, to the debate

Tuesday, December, 19 2017    

The face and voice of journalist extraordinaire Mr Ian Boyne are etched in the minds of every adult Jamaican alive, not because they have seen and heard him for nearly four decades, but for the brand of journalism he practised consistently and with great panache. Read More

Settle this Obeah issue once and for all

Monday, December, 18 2017    

Back in 2012/13, an intriguing discussion arose in Parliament and the wider society surrounding Obeah, which remains illegal although it is widely practised and is indeed embedded in Jamaican culture. Read More

Moore or less: Lessons from Alabama, United States

Sunday, December, 17 2017    

The state of Alabama in the United States, renowned for slavery and confederacy, elected Mr Doug Jones to the Senate — the first time in 25 years that a Democrat was being voted into office in that state. Read More

Tough times continue for West Indies cricket

Saturday, December, 16 2017    

It could be argued that with the West Indies ranked eighth in the ICC Test match rankings, and hosts New Zealand fourth, their recent two-Test series was always going to be a no-contest. Read More

ANC needs to choose Mr Zuma's successor carefully

Friday, December, 15 2017    

If, as expected, Mr Jacob Zuma steps down as president of the African National Congress (ANC) next week, he will hopefully set South Africa on a path to recovering some amount of the dignity that his presidency has eroded over the past few years. Read More

Country needs answers about massive gun find, not politicking

Thursday, December, 14 2017    

It was reported that a month ago the United States Customs and Border Protection and Outbound Enforcement Team at the Miami International Airport intercepted a shipment of 115 guns and more than 200 assorted rounds of ammunition destined for Montego Bay, St James. Since it was not being... Read More

Learn from China's 'Dragonfly Eye' to fight crime

Wednesday, December, 13 2017    

On Monday, this week, we were drawn by reports of China's investment in what it has said is “the world's biggest camera surveillance network”. Read More

Support for low-crime areas might be too late to save Mr Montague

Tuesday, December, 12 2017    

It may not come in time to save National Security Minister Robert Montague's job, but the Government's decision to allocate funds to address problems in communities with very low crime rates is another sensible idea. Read More

Raising children properly for the greater good of all

Monday, December, 11 2017    

True to their pledge to save lives, staff and managers of Kingston Public Hospital in downtown Kingston are justifiably happy after keeping gunshot victims alive during October. Read More



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