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PNP presidential race a credit to democracy

Tuesday, November, 10 2020    

Saturday's election of a new president of the Opposition People's National Party (PNP), from most reports, was handled efficiently with transparency, civility, and, most importantly, avoided the bitter acrimony of the September 2019 leadership race. Read More

Wishing Mr Golding well

Monday, November, 9 2020    

Saturday was much like most days in recent times.It was depressingly wet across Jamaica, with persistent drizzles, intermittent showers, and gloomy, overcast skies. Read More

What's next for Queen Hanna?

Monday, November, 9 2020    

Dear Editor,My congratulations to Mark Golding on getting a big mandate from the People's National Party's (PNP) delegates.The delegates chose a pure Comrade, and substance over hype. Read More

Watching American democracy on display

Sunday, November, 8 2020    

A more full-throated congratulation of United States President-elect Joseph Biden must of necessity await his inauguration on January 20, 2021, but, in the meantime, we are simply fascinated by the awesomeness of American democracy on display. Read More

PNP delegates should place Jamaica first

Saturday, November, 7 2020    

All indications late yesterday were that Mr Joe Biden was on his way to victory over incumbent Mr Donald Trump for presidency of the United States for the next four years. Read More

Let's avoid a repeat of the return to school cock-up

Friday, November, 6 2020    

As has been marvelled about repeatedly in less than a year, the novel coronavirus pandemic has changed much of what had been previously accepted as normal. Read More

What an American election!

Thursday, November, 5 2020    

At the time of writing, we were as spellbound and intrigued as the United States and the rest of the world, watching to see who would emerge as the 46th American president coming out of the November 3, 2020 presidential elections. Read More

Poor road construction and the NWA's hogwash

Wednesday, November, 4 2020    

Jamaicans who mean this country well must, we believe, feel drained by the repeated nonchalance that greets their cries for strict monitoring of the work done by people who benefit from the public purse, and that such individuals be held to account for shoddy... Read More

US elections, democracy on the ballot and a Caribbean wish list

Tuesday, November, 3 2020    

The remaining one-third of United States citizens who have not voted early, whether by mail or in person, will cast their ballots today — the official presidential election day — with US democracy, strangely enough, in the spotlight. Read More

Dreaming of a more equitable education system

Monday, November, 2 2020    

Only recently Prime Minister Andrew Holness touched on inequalities in Jamaica's education system and the effect of the novel coronavirus pandemic in widening those inequalities. Read More

BE FAST: Jamaica ranks 100 in the world for strokes

Sunday, November, 1 2020    

On Thursday, while Jamaicans were hardly noticing — in a year completely dominated by news of the novel coronavirus pandemic — a small but passionate group of people launched the Jamaica Stroke Alliance (JSA), hoping to save lives by quick... Read More

As the West Indies take on New Zealand...

Saturday, October, 31 2020    

Understandably, assistant coach of the West Indies cricket team, Mr Roddy Estwick, is weary of losing. He wants the Test match squad to step up and beat New Zealand in the upcoming series Down Under. Read More

May we never relive the shame of 1980

Friday, October, 30 2020    

Forty years ago today, Jamaicans went to the polls to elect a new Government after almost a year of bitter campaigning that resulted in at least 800 deaths, injury to hundreds, dislocation of many families, and the creation of deep political divisions that took us decades to... Read More

What community effort can achieve

Thursday, October, 29 2020    

Word that the Government has no new resources to deal with the multi-billion-dollar damage caused by recent flood rains shouldn't come as a surprise. Read More

Fight against COVID-19 just got a game-changing shot in the arm

Wednesday, October, 28 2020    

Jamaica's receipt of 80,000 antigen rapid diagnostic testing kits this week will prove, we have no doubt, to be the gift which keeps on giving, and a sure game-changer in the fight to contain the novel coronavirus pandemic. Read More



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