Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh crowned Miss World

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Toni-Ann Singh, Miss Jamaica World is Miss World 2019.Singh won from a field of 114 contestants at the 69th edition of the pageant. Read more


As we mourn with Bahamians, let's learn from their pain

Sunday, September, 15 2019    

Once again, we express our sincere condolence to the Government and people of The Bahamas on the loss of lives following the devastating category 5 Hurricane Dorian. The total number of dead continues to rise and may never be known. Read More

JAAA decision on Miss Briana Williams correct

Saturday, September, 14 2019    

This newspaper believes the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) did the right thing by selecting Jamaica's Under-20 World double sprint champion Miss Briana Williams for the IAAF World Championships in Doha later this month. Read More

Dorian's lessons for us in the Caribbean

Friday, September, 13 2019    

The Caribbean Partners' Forum, convened jointly by the Government of Jamaica and the United Nations, and which was held here in Kingston on September 11, created a space for regional stakeholders to consider new solutions to the dreadful threat posed by climate change. It could not have... Read More

Hurricane Gilbert and the need for a politically independent class

Thursday, September, 12 2019    

Thirty-one years ago today, Hurricane Gilbert devastated Jamaica, as a category 3 storm, claiming an estimated 56 lives, pulverising the island's amenities and infrastructure and leaving behind damage put at roughly US$8 million or J$40 billion in 1988 dollars. Read More

May he RIP, but there will be no tears for Mugabe

Wednesday, September, 11 2019    

Understandably, some African presidents and a few other world leaders who reacted to the death of Robert Mugabe last week showered him with praise for his determined struggle to free his country from colonial rule. Read More

What did the police promise dance promoters?

Tuesday, September, 10 2019    

We are awaiting word from the Police High Command on the outcome of last Thursday's meeting between party promoters and Assistant Commissioner of Police Kevin Blake, to address a request to extend the closing time for parties and dances. Read More

The task for the PNP now

Monday, September, 9 2019    

Back in April when the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) lost Portland Eastern, a former stronghold, this newspaper was among those urging party leader Dr Peter Phillips to speedily prepare the way for a successor. Read More

How bending the rules can hurt democracy

Sunday, September, 8 2019    

Democracy is not perfect but it is the best system for orderly governance in which the people have opportunities to take part in making decisions about leaders, political parties and policies. Read More

No quick fix for WI cricket...but it can be fixed

Saturday, September, 7 2019    

West Indies cricket captain Mr Jason Holder has been a magnificent example to his team mates in terms of leadership, attitude and in doing the work to improve his own game.As an individual he has reaped rewards for supreme dedication by being classified as the top... Read More

Why we should heed Dr Aiken's recommendations on prostate cancer

Friday, September, 6 2019    

When Dr William Aiken, one of Jamaica's foremost urologists, speaks we tend to listen...keenly. Read More

There are no free lunches, or beaches

Thursday, September, 5 2019    

After a brave attempt at upgrading the popular Fort Clarence Beach, east of Portmore, St Catherine, the state-run Urban Development Corporation (UDC) has decided to partner with a private sector firm, still hoping to realise its original dream. Read More

We feel the pain of The Bahamas

Wednesday, September, 4 2019    

The scenes of death and destruction emerging from The Bahamas in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian’s assault on that sister Caribbean territory are deeply painful.Yesterday, The Nassau Guardian newspaper reported the country’s National Security Minister Marvin Dames as saying... Read More

Mr Sameer Younis engraved his name in history through service

Tuesday, September, 3 2019    

If the concept behind the Jamaican motto — Out of Many, One People — is broken out, the shining stories of the patriot-pioneers will include those of the Lebanese Jamaicans, like... Read More

Dr Ken Baugh — A true patriot and statesman

Monday, September, 2 2019    

Although we all knew that Dr Kenneth Baugh was ailing for quite some time, news of his passing yesterday hit us hard, because he was easily one of the most decent human beings to have walked this earth. Read More

Lower interest rates and higher investment: Not that simple

Sunday, September, 1 2019    

After reducing crime, increasing economic growth is the next most important goal for the Government and for most Jamaicans, hopefully leading to an increased standard of living for the majority. Read More


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