Jamaica in seabed mining: It's been a long time coming

Tuesday, March, 5 2019    

Wherever in the cosmos Mr Arvid Pardo, the late Maltese diplomat who piloted the concept of the Earth's seas and oceans as being the common heritage of mankind, is, he would be extremely pleased with Jamaica, once again. Read More

Portland Eastern by-election another opportunity to show political maturity

Monday, March, 4 2019    

Anecdotal evidence from elections in the recent past give support to Prime Minister Andrew Holness's prediction last Friday night that the upcoming by-election for the Portland Eastern seat will be peaceful. Read More

Caricom playing a constructive role in Venezuela

Sunday, March, 3 2019    

Small states, as Jamaica has proven over the years, can have an impact well beyond their economic and population size on much more powerful countries, including superpowers. This is even more so when the small states act collectively. Read More

A superb innings by Mr Tony Becca

Saturday, March, 2 2019    

Anyone who knew Mr Tony Becca would not be surprised at the glowing tributes being paid to him since news of his passing Thursday morning. Indeed, Jamaica, the Caribbean, and the wider world in general have lost one of this region's best sports scribes ever. Read More

Minister Ruel Reid's thin-skinned approach

Friday, March, 1 2019    

Obviously, Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid is seeking to reduce the damage he inflicted on himself and, to some extent, the Government, by now referring his proposed code of conduct for educators and school boards to the National Council on Education (NCE) for its... Read More

Port Royal development: Cementing the legacy of Mr Andrew Michael Holness

Thursday, February, 28 2019    

Of the several major projects being undertaken by his Administration, Mr Andrew Holness, if he completes them, is most likely to be remembered for Mandela Highway, Constant Spring Road, Portia Simpson Miller Square, and the new parliament building construction. Read More

Cricket needs sound, vibrant leadership

Wednesday, February, 27 2019    

Like it or not, the West Indies cricket team's good performances against England — regaining the hollowed Wisden Trophy and, up to now, doing well in a limited overs' tournament — is being shadowed by political campaigns. Read More

Crime as political football: here we go again!

Tuesday, February, 26 2019    

Whenever they realise that we are noticing, our politicians make haste to utter grand statements and high philosophy on a range of subjects, including crime, knowing that they never mean what they say and never say what they truly mean. Read More

Sabre-rattling over Venezuela won't help

Monday, February, 25 2019    

Mr Juan Guaidó, the self-declared interim president of Venezuela, and the United States have in recent days increased their sabre-rattling in the political crisis gripping that Latin American country. Read More

Which must come first, development or environmental protection?

Sunday, February, 24 2019    

Many in the construction industry, both private and public, feel strongly that environmental activists, supported by the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), are bent on stifling Jamaica's economic development. Read More

A worthy suggestion from Dr Paul Wright

Saturday, February, 23 2019    

Respected physician and sports medicine specialist Dr Paul Wright has raised a very serious issue in his column published in the latest edition of the online discussion forum Public Opinion. Read More

IDT fears require dispassionate debate

Friday, February, 22 2019    

Events associated with the ongoing Petrojam scandal have placed the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) at the centre of a raging debate that is not only thought-provoking, but laced with the potential to inflame passions. Read More

Airbnb: Fee on short-term rentals could boost community security, health

Thursday, February, 21 2019    

Individuals like Ms Sandra Watson-Garrick, the CEO of the Real Estate Board (REB), are wasting their time resisting the phenomenal growth of short-term rentals fuelled by companies like Airbnb, Booking.com, Trip Advisor, and Expedia, among others. Read More

Better to be safe than sorry

Wednesday, February, 20 2019    

This newspaper must confess to being shocked by the revelations during our interaction with Jamaica Fire Brigade Commissioner Stewart Beckford on Monday. Read More

The dilemma of having five sets of twins

Tuesday, February, 19 2019    

There are Jamaicans in whose veins course the milk of human kindness and unconditional generosity, who are likely to respond to the desperate cry for help coming from Ms Kerry-Ann Anderson — a woman who has given birth to five sets of fraternal twins, plus two... Read More


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