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From one icon to another, Orane embraces 'Butch' Stewart

Monday, November, 11 2019    

Dear Editor,We don't often see enough Jamaican businessmen or professionals embracing or expressing open admiration for one another, sometimes because of sheer jealousy. That is why I wish to salute Douglas Orane for being different. Read More

At last, some movement on dangerous dogs issue

Sunday, November, 10 2019    

Finally, there appears to be some movement among legislators on the issue of owners of dangerous dogs not being held to account when their pets attack and either injure or kill people. Read More

Renford Pinnock — a hero of Jamaica cricket

Saturday, November, 9 2019    

Many of a younger generation may not realise that West Indies cricket commanded great respect, long before the great teams of the late 1970s to early 90s. Read More

As the justice system runs its course...

Friday, November, 8 2019    

The witness statements read in court on Wednesday in the case of five men charged with the brutal murders and beheadings of 40-year-old Ms Charmaine Rattray and her 19-year-old daughter Ms Joyette Lynch in July 2011 give a chilling insight into the demented minds of the... Read More

Diamond Mile an encouraging spark

Thursday, November, 7 2019    

Gaming and entertainment are, undoubtedly, big businesses in many countries. Here, in Jamaica, we see the benefits of those industries just by a mere glance at the fees and taxes paid to the State by Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) — more than $6.9 billion last year. That, Supreme... Read More

Citizens must help to stop the spread of deadly dengue

Wednesday, November, 6 2019    

We really can't fault the approach our health authorities have taken over the past few years in Jamaica's efforts to combat mosquito-borne diseases, particularly dengue fever. Read More

Persuade, don't vilify the US on climate change

Tuesday, November, 5 2019    

You won't find us lambasting the United States Administration for deciding to withdraw from the Paris Climate Change Accord in keeping with the announcement yesterday that they would begin the formal process of pulling out of the global pact. Read More

Those locking out children from school should ask themselves the 'what if' question

Monday, November, 4 2019    

For many, many years there has been the recurring story of students being locked out of school and/or sent back home for all sorts of reasons.In the most recent cases, we are hearing that lateness is the problem. Read More

Let's get serious about tertiary education

Sunday, November, 3 2019    

The quality of human resources — the critical element in a knowledge-driven global economy — determines productivity, international competitiveness, and capacity to transform ideas and creativity into sophisticated goods and services using modern... Read More

A light put out for no good reason

Saturday, November, 2 2019    

Though we all know that death is inevitable, it seems we never get used to it. Read More

Only action will give us a fighting chance against climate change adversary

Friday, November, 1 2019    

We hope that the authorities in Jamaica, and indeed the wider Caribbean, will not overlook the latest report by scientists stating that coastal areas will be vulnerable to flooding by 2050 — made worse by climate change — no matter how aggressively humanity... Read More

Bernard Lodge: What's with this palpable fear of big ideas?

Thursday, October, 31 2019    

Jamaica has more than its fair share of pseudo-intellectuals who, loving to hide behind the freedom of every one to criticise anything under the sun, have never seen a big idea that they didn't want to cut down to (their) size. Read More

Kingston as financial sector innovator

Wednesday, October, 30 2019    

Private equity finance can lead to increased employment, tax revenue, competitiveness, and economic growth. However, despite its prevalence in other parts of the world, until quite recently, it has been a rarity in Jamaica and the rest of the... Read More

How many ways can we thank Dr Dalip 'Diabetes' Ragoobirsingh?

Tuesday, October, 29 2019    

Jamaica woke up yesterday morning to a screaming headline 'Amputation capital of the world!', thanks to a critical alert from the man we like to call “Dr Diabetes”, Professor Dalip Ragoobirsingh. Read More

Hunger, the beast within, will slay us

Monday, October, 28 2019    

Jamaica is no bed of roses, everyone knows that.Nonetheless, stories such as that of students at Jamaican universities who have to be scrounging around and begging for food, literally starving, jar the nerves to no end. Read More


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