Unemployment numbers looking good; SMEs need the banks to step up

Friday, July, 19 2019    

We hope that the crime pestilence did not overshadow Wednesday's release of data from the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) showing that the country's unemployment rate has dropped to a new low of 7.8 per cent. Read More

The Peter principle…or lack thereof

Thursday, July, 18 2019    

Mr Peter Bunting might wish to reconsider his mindless position against the extension of the state of public emergency (SOE) in the St Andrew South police division, while there is still yet no obvious working plan to drastically bring down murders in... Read More

Is the end really near?

Wednesday, July, 17 2019    

It is no sweeping generalisation that the numerous road construction and development projects across the island have spared no one inconvenience of some form. Read More

Hotter summers, colder winters! What are we waiting for?

Tuesday, July, 16 2019    

Jamaica might not be as hot as Death Valley, California, in the United States, but every year seems to be getting hotter, with little evidence that Jamaicans are preparing to deal with the extremes of weather. Read More

WI must learn from England

Monday, July, 15 2019    

In all the years since the very first such tournament in 1975, England and New Zealand had never won the ICC Cricket (One Day International) World Cup.Three times previous to yesterday England had reached the final only to lose. Read More

Which political party is more corrupt?

Sunday, July, 14 2019    

It is an incontrovertible truth that previous People's National Party (PNP) administrations were involved in corrupt activities, at least as much as the current Government. Read More

A chance for Jamaica's netballers to shine

Saturday, July, 13 2019    

Jamaica's Reggae Girlz had to be satisfied with scoring a goal, while going down to three defeats in their first-ever Fifa World Cup of football which ended recently with triumph for the United States. Read More

PHOTO: Not a cruise!

Saturday, July, 13 2019    

Ashley Spencer (left), senior manager of Shipboard Talent Acquisition at Carnival Cruise Line, administers a psychometric test to students of Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), as part of the process to recruit the best talent for his company during a recent visit to CMU. Read More

Vere Technical founder Mr Ben Francis must be smiling in his grave

Friday, July, 12 2019    

Vere Technical High School in Clarendon has built a reputation over many years for its prowess in sports, particularly football and track athletics. Read More

What or who is behind this plague of taxis?

Thursday, July, 11 2019    

Last August, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) launched the Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement (PSTE) branch, which was a merger of the Motorised Patrol and Traffic divisions. Read More

Did no one tell our women 'parson christen him pickney fus'?

Wednesday, July, 10 2019    

The tabling yesterday of the Sexual Harassment Bill 2019 comes after much anticipation. Read More

PM, don't prove Dr Phillips right on crime-fight

Tuesday, July, 9 2019    

We are completely in agreement with the Government in its decision to declare a state of emergency (SOE) in the St Andrew South police division where residents are said to be cowering under the gun. Read More

Take care of children and break the back of crime

Monday, July, 8 2019    

The authorities say that 94 murders have occurred in the St Andrew South police division so far this year — 33 per cent higher than the 72 in the Clarendon division. Read More

Why we must push tertiary level education

Sunday, July, 7 2019    

In today's globalised world and even more so in the immediate future, the ability of a country to achieve high rates of sustained economic growth depends on the availability of high-quality human resources. Read More

Coach Whitmore's approving words spell confidence

Saturday, July, 6 2019    

We note Mr Theodore Whitmore's contention that “the future of Jamaica's football is bright” following the Reggae Boyz 1-3 loss to the United States in the Concacaf Gold Cup in Tennessee on Wednesday night. Read More


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