'It is not titles that honour men, but men that honour titles'

Tuesday, May, 2 2017    

The above words of Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli, the 15th century Italian political philosopher, musician, poet, and romantic comedic playwright are proving to be immortal.Last Thursday the upper echelons of western hemisphere tourism chose Jamaica's... Read More

Serious appeal from a heart attack survivor

Monday, May, 1 2017    

 Mr Carl Hamilton's testimony about a heart attack he survived in 2015 should be compulsory reading for all adult Jamaicans.Mr Hamilton kindly shared his frightening experience last Tuesday at the inaugural Your Health, Your Wealth... Read More

The country, UWI owe Professor McDonald a debt of gratitude

Sunday, April, 30 2017    

Established in 1948 out of the wooden buildings and facilities of the Gibraltar Camp which was used during World War II as a detention centre for Germans, Italians and British subjects, the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved into today's... Read More

Hoping for the best as 'David' faces 'Goliath'

Saturday, April, 29 2017    

Jamaica's Young Reggae Boyz are scheduled to take on Mexico today in a quest to secure a spot in the next phase of the CONCACAF Under-17 Championship.It will, no doubt, be a tough contest for the Jamaicans, as Mexico has a long and proud footballing history. Read More

World tourism conference good for Jamaica

Friday, April, 28 2017    

We welcome the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) conference scheduled to be held in Jamaica later this year as we support its intended mission to format strategies for sustainable development in an industry that contributes heavily to the island's... Read More

Navigating the economy harder than preaching a sermon, Bishop Gregory

Thursday, April, 27 2017    

One of the concessions made to the churches in Jamaica is that they are able to receive offering, tithes and other gifts without having to pay taxes, even though that is something their individual members do not escape.As such,... Read More

End the medical marijuana slow march

Wednesday, April, 26 2017    

Prime Minister Andrew Holness would do well to give serious attention to Ms Wanda James's appeal to ensure that Jamaica is not left behind in the medical marijuana industry that is steadily mushrooming globally.According to Ms... Read More

Mrs Frankson spoke well until...

Tuesday, April, 25 2017    

On our list of most admired Jamaican women, Mrs Doreen Frankson, the former president of the Jamaica Manufacturers' Association (JMA), takes pride of place. Her contribution to the development of Jamaica, including the provision of jobs, is not inconsiderable. If she has a view about... Read More

Rain shows our infrastructure needs urgent upgrade

Sunday, April, 23 2017    

The extensive damage done to sections of eastern and southern parishes by rain over the past few days has not given us confidence that Jamaica is properly prepared for the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season which begins in just over five weeks’ time. Read More

Will UK snap elections give Jamaican PM any ideas?

Saturday, April, 22 2017    

 British Prime Minister Theresa May's declaration of June 8, 2017 as the date for the next general election in the United Kingdom (UK) represents a complete break with her public pledge not to call national elections before May 2020 when they are... Read More

Amidst the sorrow of Mr Mason's passing

Friday, April, 21 2017    

Death is never easy. It is even more difficult to accept when the person who passes is young and not ailing. The suddenness of the individual’s departure from among us mortals can, in some instances, shatter people’s resolve to go on living. In addition, there are... Read More

Kudos to the Gov’t. Now stay the course

Thursday, April, 20 2017    

The 180-degree turn being made by the Jamaican economy is admittedly slow, but it’s a turn in the right direction. Read More

If Commissioner Quallo is to succeed...

Tuesday, April, 18 2017    

A week ago in this space, we heartily welcomed the appointment of Mr George Quallo as the next commissioner of police and wished him well. Read More

Jamaican policymakers must ignore the ‘againsters’

Monday, April, 17 2017    

Jamaica has a group of people who can be regarded as the ‘againsters’— a perpetually pessimistic bunch who can never see any good in any plans for the future. Read More

The task ahead for Commissioner Quallo

Tuesday, April, 11 2017    

After waiting for more than three months, the country now has its 29th commissioner of police in veteran career cop Mr George Quallo. Read More


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