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Battle against COVID-19 the Third World War?

Thursday, March, 26 2020    

Rarely has a United Nations secretary general sounded a more urgent and chilling alarm than Mr Antonio Guterres as he launched a US$2-billion global humanitarian response plan yesterday to fight the devastating 2019 novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19. Read More

Hope in the Olympic flame now that good sense has prevailed

Wednesday, March, 25 2020    

It was really just a matter of time.The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe yesterday announced that the 2020 Tokyo Games have been postponed to next year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Send a hard message to those defying coronavirus warnings

Tuesday, March, 24 2020    

There are always going to be those self-centred individuals in society who couldn't care less about the well-being of others and insist on doing whatever it is that, as the saying goes, floats their boat. Read More

After COVID-19 passes...

Monday, March, 23 2020    

Inevitably, there will be criticisms at the speed or choice of actions taken by the authorities in response to the COVID-19 crisis.For example, was the decision to block incoming passenger flights delayed for too long? Read More

Unleashing the power of Caribbean integration in COVID-19 fight

Sunday, March, 22 2020    

The world is learning, slowly but surely, that the fight against COVID-19 demands a global response, and we sincerely hope that the Caribbean is well on the way with regional coordination. Read More

Timely lesson from COVID-19

Saturday, March, 21 2020    

In sport, as in every other aspect of life, COVID-19 has everyone desperately asking 'what next?' or 'where do we go from here?'. Read More

We must not roll over and die

Friday, March, 20 2020    

Governments across the world are responding to the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) with economic stimulus packages amounting to billions of dollars, even as they implement measures designed to stem its spread. Read More

…If we learn from the Bubonic plague, Spanish flu, SARS, Ebola, et al

Thursday, March, 19 2020    

Given the propensity among human beings to compete, wage wars, and generally seek power over each other, it is a wonder that we continue to enjoy life as we know it. Read More

Not time for despair or extreme measures

Wednesday, March, 18 2020    

When the World Health Organization (WHO), on March 11, declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was reported as saying they had “rung the alarm bell loud and clear”. Read More

Church faces dilemma of the ages

Tuesday, March, 17 2020    

Jamaican Christians, in common with their counterparts across the globe, are wrestling with the fear that they will have to close church doors for an indefinite period, at least until the dreaded novel coronavirus diseases, or COVID-19, is brought under... Read More

COVID-19 changes may well become the norm

Monday, March, 16 2020    

News yesterday that the number of people diagnosed locally with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has increased by two to 10 will only add to the sense of anxiety among Jamaicans. Read More

Social media: hero or villain in the fight against COVID-19?

Sunday, March, 15 2020    

The awesome explosion of social media, at one and the same time, has brought out the best and worst in human beings, exposing both the darker side and the sheer genius of humanity. Read More

Remember, this crisis will pass

Saturday, March, 14 2020    

Among the more startling aspects of the global novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak is the speed with which everything is happening.So Jamaicans went to bed on Thursday night knowing of two confirmed cases. They woke up Friday to hear the number of confirmed... Read More

On the right path, Dr Clarke

Friday, March, 13 2020    

The new tax-reduction measures announced by Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke are the House of Representatives on Tuesday is further proof that the Government is in tune with the type of stimulus needed to pull Jamaica out of the economic quagmire left by misguided policies of the... Read More

Living with the hard reality of COVID-19

Thursday, March, 12 2020    

Radio personality Miss Khadine Hylton, better known as Miss Kitty, the Fluffy Diva, who has emerged as a bona fide comedienne, joked yesterday that, although she was expecting it, she “blacked out” upon receiving news of the confirmation of Jamaica's first... Read More



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