Jamaica must decide on free tertiary education

Monday, April, 10 2017    

We share some of the anxiety being expressed by affected final-year students of The University of the West Indies (UWI) who fear they might not be able to sit final exams because they have not paid fees owed to the university. Read More

Lesson for Jamaica in Colombian tragedy

Friday, April, 7 2017    

The devastation of Mocoa, a small city in the wet subtropical Amazon region of southern Colombia, by extremely heavy rain holds a potent lesson for Jamaica. Read More

Hoping that UNFPA Jamaica will hang on in there

Wednesday, April, 5 2017    

Two days ago the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) issued a rather depressing press statement regretting the decision by the United States to deny any future funding for its life-saving work the world over. Read More

Praise all round for Champs, but...

Tuesday, April, 4 2017    

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The milk of human kindness

Monday, April, 3 2017    

Every now and again when we find ourselves on the brink of losing hope and belief in the goodness of human beings comes a story that reminds us why we dare not. Read More

Caricom’s silence in the face of Venezuelan assault on democracy

Monday, April, 3 2017    

The Venezuelan Supreme Court’s decision on Saturday to back down from its disgraceful decision to strip the Congress of its legislative powers should not be interpreted by anyone as a demonstration of respect for, and commitment to democracy. Read More

Brexit: Long, arduous road ahead

Sunday, April, 2 2017    

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Let’s do that museum at Sabina Park

Saturday, April, 1 2017    

Cricket fans will be celebrating a historic milestone when West Indies host Pakistan at Sabina Park for the first Test of a three-Test Caribbean series, April 21-25. Read More

We must deal with the obesity problem

Thursday, March, 30 2017    

The data on obesity in Jamaica presented by Professor Fitzroy Henry earlier this week should give us all cause for great concern. Read More

NIS contributions, maternity leave for domestic workers go hand in hand

Wednesday, March, 29 2017    

Domestic workers can claim for maternity leave allowance for a maximum period of eight weeks under the National Insurance (NIS) Act, we were reminded this week. Read More

Give thought to High Commissioner Naik’s offer

Tuesday, March, 28 2017    

The offer by Indian High Commissioner Shri Sevala Naik to help develop Jamaica’s film industry through scholarships and internships is indeed one that the Government should give some amount of attention. Read More

If a Jamaican were to design the new parliament building…

Monday, March, 27 2017    

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has already given his commitment to maximise Jamaican involvement in the construction of the proposed parliament building at National Heroes’ Circle. Read More

A time for national unity

Monday, March, 27 2017    

The generation from which new People’s National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips springs remembers well the hopes and dreams of a young nation newly independent from Britain’s colonial grip. Read More

Lessons from the American Heath Care Bill defeat

Saturday, March, 25 2017    

Given the deep and historic economic, social and cultural ties that Jamaica has with the United States, this country has a vested interest in the success of any American president, including the current one, Mr Donald Trump. Read More

Applause is in order

Saturday, March, 25 2017    

Mr Usain Bolt says he wants to say farewell to competitive sprinting on Jamaica soil with a 9.7-second clocking over 100 metres at the Jamaica National Building Society (JN) Racers Grand Prix on June 10. Read More


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