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Great need for basic community organisation and leadership training

Monday, December, 30 2019    

It's well known that a great many ills — including a chronic shortage of trucks, underpaid staff, archaic disposal sites, administrative weaknesses, et cetera — contribute significantly to Jamaica's garbage collection and disposal headache. Read More

Looking to the future with hope

Sunday, December, 29 2019    

As 2019 comes to a close it is natural to review what happened during the past 12 months and ponder the future. Read More

Tough task ahead for WI cricket leaders

Saturday, December, 28 2019    

Back in December 2018, the West Indies cricket team were in the dumps.First — without their Captain Mr Jason Holder — West Indies were thoroughly thrashed by Bangladesh in a two-Test series in that country.Defeat to the Bangladeshis in a... Read More

Fire Brigade Act needs amending, but...

Friday, December, 27 2019    

We know, from our interaction with Fire Brigade Commissioner Stewart Beckford, that he means well and takes his responsibilities seriously. Read More

As we celebrate the birth of Christ...

Wednesday, December, 25 2019    

We never cease to be amazed at the kindness and spirit of humanity displayed by many Jamaicans over this holiday season. The efforts of those individuals stand out in a society that, unfortunately, still has people who make merry at this time of year without sparing a thought for the... Read More

Jamaica the most successful Miss World winner per capita

Tuesday, December, 24 2019    

Morant Bay Mayor Michael Hue might have been overcome by 'Toni-Ann-mania' when he proposed last weekend that a street in her native parish of St Thomas be named in honour of Miss World 2019 Toni-Ann Singh. Read More

Challenges abound in prison... but good deeds too

Monday, December, 23 2019    

The Yuletide season is traditionally a time for giving and sharing.In truth there is also no better time to contemplate how best to improve the lives of the less fortunate.  In that respect, this newspaper believes twin features by Miss Kimberley Hibbert... Read More

How to rationalise the higher education system

Sunday, December, 22 2019    

In a knowledge-driven global economy, higher education, ie university education, is the critical determinant of economic development and the primary vehicle for social and economic mobility. Read More

Remembering the legendary Nurse and Butcher

Saturday, December, 21 2019    

Back in the mid-1960s, West Indian cricket followers often spoke of the regional side's glorious batting by pairing together outstanding names.So, it was 'Sobers and Kanhai, Nurse and Butcher', which shouldn't be read as being disrespectful to the great opener, the... Read More

Let's not squander the economic gains made so far

Friday, December, 20 2019    

It's not that we had any doubt, but we welcome Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke's reassurance that the Government remains committed to the fiscal programme that has led to a steady improvement in the economy over the past few years. Read More

You can't have it both ways, Mr Mark Golding

Thursday, December, 19 2019    

Opposition spokesman on finance and the public service Mr Mark Golding will one day make a fine minister of finance, that is if he uses his time in Opposition to hone his political skills and learn to operate in the emerging social paradigm. Read More

Good point, Mr Chang, but interventions require comprehensive analysis

Wednesday, December, 18 2019    

We sense a degree of frustration in National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang's announcement that the Government will be cutting funding for social intervention programmes because they are not working. Read More

Towards a more just, equitable society

Tuesday, December, 17 2019    

We note news that Jamaica is considered in the 'high human development category' having moved up from 97 to 96 of 189 countries in the United Nations 2019 Human Development Index Report. Read More

Congratulations, Toni-Ann, our beautiful queen of hearts!

Monday, December, 16 2019    

For the fourth time in the history of post-independent Jamaica the spotlight from the international beauty pageant stage has been cast squarely on our beloved island. Read More

Will Brexit benefit or damage Jamaica?

Monday, December, 16 2019    

Dear Editor,Britain now has a mandated prime minister in the person of Boris Johnson. He took the electoral bet to the voters and won by a landslide victory. Read More


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