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We knew the Senate would not have impeached Mr Trump

Thursday, February, 6 2020    

We did not need a crystal ball or knowledge of rocket science to predict that US President Donald Trump would not have been impeached yesterday in the trial in the Senate. Read More

Mr Attenborough is correct: We can no longer prevaricate on climate change

Wednesday, February, 5 2020    

The United Nations (UN) climate summits have been hobbled by talk and little action, a common view recently articulated by Ms Claire O'Neill — who was removed as COP 26 president last week — and renowned British naturalist and broadcaster Mr David... Read More

Congratulations to our scalding hot Koffee!

Tuesday, February, 4 2020    

One could almost forgive Jamaicans for the lukewarm reaction to the winning... Read More

This stagnant problem of corruption and inefficiency

Monday, February, 3 2020    

Let's consider the residents in and around Ocean Lake in Bull Bay, east rural St Andrew who, we are told, are in a state of desperation over flooding caused by a pond.Water settles in people's yards, on the roadway, overflows sewers and drains, backs up into... Read More

Brexit won't harm long-established ties with Jamaica

Sunday, February, 2 2020    

Jamaica's Foreign Minister Senator Kamina Johnson Smith seems pretty sanguine that relations between London and Kingston will remain intact even as the United Kingdom (UK) enters what some are calling uncharted waters after Brexit. Read More

Education and awareness key to keeping sport doping free

Saturday, February, 1 2020    

We note with interest the recent annual symposium hosted by the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) at Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston. Read More

Health infrastructure and equipment upgrade long overdue

Friday, January, 31 2020    

A most important development in the health sector got lost in the panic triggered by social media postings of a suspected case of the coronavirus at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) on Tuesday. Read More

Same old story – Mr Big versus Ms Small

Thursday, January, 30 2020    

The big real estate players, most of whom seek shelter under the umbrella of the Realtors Association of Jamaica (RAJ), continue their quest to squeeze ordinary Jamaicans out of the real estate business by attacking short-term rentals. Read More

A timely reminder from Mother Nature

Wednesday, January, 29 2020    

The magnitude 7.7 earthquake that rocked Jamaica and some other Caribbean islands, as well as Florida, yesterday serves as a timely reminder from Mother Nature that we need to keep strengthening our ability to respond to natural disasters. Read More

Eerie feeling about that Learner's licence rush

Tuesday, January, 28 2020    

Last week, large numbers of Jamaicans, most of them young people, descended on the tax collection offices trying to beat the deadline after which they would have to take a road code test to get a provisional or learner's driver's licence. Read More

This coronavirus is a serious thing!

Monday, January, 27 2020    

The Caribbean has reason to be concerned about the outbreak of the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China as that Asian country sees the region as a source of tourist and business traffic. Read More

Caricom better off leveraging its multiple votes in international organisations

Sunday, January, 26 2020    

Instead of worrying about each member state pursuing bilateral relations with external countries, the Caribbean Community (Caricom) should concentrate on operating as a bloc within international organisations, to increase benefits to the region. Read More

Weeping and wailing over departing nurses won't solve the problem

Friday, January, 24 2020    

There is much weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth every time it emerges that Jamaican nurses are being lured away by superior pay and conditions of service in foreign countries. But that is to no avail. Read More

Now let's build on those successful talks with the US

Thursday, January, 23 2020    

From all reports, the two-day visit to Jamaica by United States Secretary of State Michael Pompeo was successful.Not that we expected anything less; for, as we have repeatedly stated in this space, Kingston and Washington have, for decades, enjoyed an excellent... Read More

Ship ahoy! Port Royal game-changer

Wednesday, January, 22 2020    

On Monday morning, January 20, 2020, the British people sailing into Port Royal were not the buccaneers of the 17th century and they did not come in on brigantines, frigates or galleons, some with their masts frightfully displaying skulls and bones. Read More



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