If we are to effectively deal with crime...

Wednesday, December, 5 2018    

From this newspaper's perspective, the campaign to reduce crime and violence in this country must be comprehensive, integrated and long term. Read More

'Wi lickle but wi still tallawawah'

Tuesday, December, 4 2018    

The phenomenon that is called Jamaica never ceases to impress. Mr Dalton Harris is only the latest world beater to prove once again that “wi lickle but wi tallawah”, or in other words, we punch well above our actual weight. Read More

Run an audit of lock-ups

Monday, December, 3 2018    

Amid the point/counter-point brouhaha in which the public defender and the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) are now engaged, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has placed on the table a problem that this country has long identified but has done precious little to solve — the conditions... Read More

Scotiabank — withdrawal or downsizing?

Sunday, December, 2 2018    

Scotiabank , formerly Bank of Nova Scotia, is one of the earliest commercial banks to operate in the Caribbean — financing the export of codfish from Nova Scotia and the import of sugar and rum to Canada. Read More

Another big step for Jamaican women in football

Saturday, December, 1 2018    

President of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), Mr Michael Ricketts is understandably exultant. Read More

Sitting on history's gold mine

Friday, November, 30 2018    

No one will disagree with Mr Delroy Chuck's view that the rich history of Spanish Town, St Catherine, needs to be preserved and that the town should be developed into a visitor attraction. Read More

A missed opportunity to show political maturity

Thursday, November, 29 2018    

If anyone thought that tribal politics is over in Jamaica we would refer them to the meeting of the Internal and External Affairs Committee of Parliament on Tuesday. Read More

Mr Holness puts forward a case worth discussing

Wednesday, November, 28 2018    

Two reports issued by scientists last week have drawn more attention to the dangers posed to Earth by climate change. Read More

A 'victory' for taxi operators is a defeat for the long-suffering public

Tuesday, November, 27 2018    

We have taken keen note of the miscalculation by taxi operators who withdrew their services last week that they have won a victory contingent on the decision of the Senate to delay passage of the new Road Traffic Bill last Friday. Read More

Act now, Prime Minister

Monday, November, 26 2018    

It's not by accident that all available evidence shows public support for states of emergency in St James and sections of St Catherine and Kingston. Read More

Jamaica can't make it without more research and development

Sunday, November, 25 2018    

Last week, in recognition of the National Medal for Science and Technology and Innovation Awards event, we spoke in this space about the compelling need for funding for research and development (R&D). It is worth belabouring. Read More

Congrats to the Reggae Warriors and the rugby fraternity

Saturday, November, 24 2018    

Most Jamaicans know next to nothing about rugby, which is traditionally seen in local circles as a poor, distant cousin to football. But available evidence suggests that popular public perception about rugby will change dramatically over the next few years. Read More

Shelter for abused women, a good move

Friday, November, 23 2018    

Ms Olivia “Babsy” Grange's contribution to the Jamaica Labour Party's 75th annual conference last Sunday contained one of the biggest news items of the day. After decades of various administrations posturing about the need for a State-run shelter for... Read More

No bowing to taxi terrorists!

Thursday, November, 22 2018    

The taxi operators who withdrew their service this week, blocked certain public thoroughfares and hindered people from going about their lawful business, are nothing short of terrorists. Read More

Important that scientific research has access to funding

Wednesday, November, 21 2018    

Tonight the country will give due recognition to local scientists at the National Medal for Science and Technology and Innovation Awards. Read More


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