The monsters who prey on poor, helpless old ladies

Thursday, June, 1 2017    

Five years ago a study by the Mona Ageing and Wellness Centre found that, in Jamaica, the elderly constituted 11.3 per cent of the population… and that number was projected to rise to 25 per cent by 2050.This therefore is an extremely... Read More

Prepare for the hurricane season, please!

Wednesday, May, 31 2017    

The extensive damage done to a number of communities from recent heavy rains does not give us much comfort going into the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, which starts tomorrow and runs through to the end of November.According to forecasters at the National... Read More

Airbnb will test our preparedness for community tourism

Tuesday, May, 30 2017    

We have talked a good talk about promoting community tourism as a means of increasing our share of the travel industry pie. Now there is a powerful ally in Airbnb, a modern online marketing company which is bringing visitors to stay in hitherto unconventional... Read More

That attack on Food For the Poor

Monday, May, 29 2017    

Amidst the poverty and need for better infrastructure and improved services there are still many needy Jamaicans who benefit from the generosity of agencies, charity organisations and churches.Indeed, we hold that social conditions would be much worse were it... Read More

Foreign workers displacing Jamaicans: Fact or fear?

Sunday, May, 28 2017    

Many countries, when experiencing economic difficulties, blame it on migrants taking jobs that belong to local workers, as they are willing to accept less than locals are paid. This is often posited as the cause of unemployment and low wages. Read More

Three cheers for Wray & Nephew Contender

Saturday, May, 27 2017    

Make no mistake about it, the Wray & Nephew Contender Series has returned energy and interest to boxing in Jamaica.Congrats once again to rum company J Wray & Nephew and the Jamaica Boxing Board for partnering in the... Read More

Cash Plus case — a troubling reality and painful reminder

Friday, May, 26 2017    

You can't help but feel the frustration of Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Miss Paula Llewellyn and her staff.One would have thought that, in a society such as ours, more people would understand that court cases rely heavily on witness testimony to secure... Read More

That Usain's pain may not be in vain

Thursday, May, 25 2017    

The obvious sincerity displayed by Mr Usain Bolt and his fellow athletes in mourning the loss of their friend and colleague, Mr Germaine Mason, might be put to good use by those of us who remain behind.Some might argue this may... Read More

On this one President Trump is correct

Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

Even United States President Donald Trump's harshest critics would agree with his call on Muslim nations to move hard against extremists. For what we are seeing from these people who use Islam as a shield to commit mass murder and unleash mayhem across the... Read More

The future of labour in Jamaica

Tuesday, May, 23 2017    

Everyone knows that education is indispensable to economic development. It is accepted wisdom that achieving sustainable economic development requires substantial investment in human capital, thereby increasing productivity, which can only happen through... Read More

Break the cycle of failure, Prime Minister Holness

Monday, May, 22 2017    

Largely because politicians are constantly seeking to score political points, and perhaps also because much of what passes as socio-economic analysis is superficial at best, the centrality of weather in Jamaica's economic fortunes is often ignored. Read More

High crime rate casts a shadow over Caribbean

Sunday, May, 21 2017    

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has just released its most recent study on the impact of crime on the Caribbean, which is a reminder of the need to keep our eye on the ball in order to reduce crime, especially through improved economic... Read More

Growth, but WI must be more efficient

Saturday, May, 20 2017    

This newspaper agrees with West Indies cricket Captain Mr Jason Holder that, notwithstanding their 1-2 loss to Pakistan in the just-ended Test series in the Caribbean, his team showed “a lot of fight”.And we suspect... Read More

Mr Maduro's duty to Venezuelans

Friday, May, 19 2017    

The sight of elderly Venezuelans joining street protests against the Government last week and being blocked by police in riot gear was a sad indication of the worsening conditions in that country.According to wire service reports, many of the... Read More

Appointment of special counsel to lead Russian investigation a good move

Thursday, May, 18 2017    

Jamaicans who are among the most keen followers of American politics are likely to welcome yesterday's announcement of the appointment of a special counsel to lead the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 United States presidential elections. Read More


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