Editorial

Statues must resemble the subject they depict

Tuesday, June, 20 2017    

Jamaicans who are clamouring for statues of their heroes or favourite personalities to resemble the subjects they depict, are not being unsophisticated, as some people would have us think. Read More

A strong, united stand against crime is vital

Monday, June, 19 2017    

Justice Minister Mr Delroy Chuck made an interesting point during a visit to St Elizabeth last week. Read More

Don't look to man for help, turn to God

Monday, June, 19 2017    

Dear Editor,Hear Jamaica, the Lord thy God is one. We must love the Lord our God with all our heart, with all our soul and with all our strength, and our neighbour as ourselves. This is the command of the Lord to this nation. Read More

US-Cuba contraction, China-Panama expansion

Sunday, June, 18 2017    

In a real sense, all politics is local and President Donald Trump's announcement of changes in US policy towards Cuba has to be understood in terms of domestic politics. Read More

Time will tell the value of the Peru test

Saturday, June, 17 2017    

Reggae Boyz coach Mr Theodore Whitmore has spoken out forcefully about what he considered a disappointing performance by his team in a friendly international against Peru in that country's southern city of Arequipa earlier this week. Read More

Ambassador Moreno, a true friend of Jamaica

Friday, June, 16 2017    

Except for the 1970s when the then Michael Manley-led Government embraced democratic socialism and grew close to communist regimes in this region and in Europe, Jamaica and the United States have generally enjoyed good relations. Read More

It would take political guts to reduce murders

Thursday, June, 15 2017    

We have for some time in this space advocated the removal of crime from the partisan political arena to allow for a truly national assault on this scourge as the only way to get on top of our brutally high murder toll — 632 year-to-date. Read More

JADCO credibility at stake

Wednesday, June, 14 2017    

The acquittal of athlete Miss Kaliese Spencer yesterday by the Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel has left the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) with egg on its face for the second time in a month. Read More

Messrs Paul Bogle and William Gordon would say thanks from their graves if…

Tuesday, June, 13 2017    

The latest promise to develop Morant Bay, the St Thomas capital, has come from no less than Prime Minister Andrew Holness who has laid out ideas for a new town centre rising from the ashes of the old Goodyear Tyre factory. Read More

Good news in education, but...

Monday, June, 12 2017    

News that, with the exception of one subject, Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) scores for 2017 showed “notable improvement” over last year is very pleasing. Read More

Mrs May's gamble has made UK situation worse

Sunday, June, 11 2017    

British Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to call a snap general election shattered her credibility because less than a year ago she made a solemn public commitment not to do so. Read More

The world of track inspired by Mr Usain Bolt

Saturday, June, 10 2017    

Those who watched the Olympic 400m final in Rio de Janeiro last year – whether live or on TV – aren't likely to forget it. Read More

Mr Bolt and Racers deserve high praise

Friday, June, 9 2017    

The eyes of the athletics world will be focussed on little Jamaica tomorrow for the second staging of the JN Racers Grand Prix which has been appropriately dubbed a salute to the legendary Mr Usain Bolt, the greatest sprinter yet to grace planet... Read More

Captain Horace Burrell – the signature event that gave back Jamaica its soul

Thursday, June, 8 2017    

Across history, there is a relatively small band of people who attain heights beyond the limits of their individuality. Driven, they then relentlessly follow a course that, at an appointed time, fires the imagination of entire nations and men call them great. Read More

Can we designate nature a legal entity?

Wednesday, June, 7 2017    

A recent court ruling in India has given legs to environment protection advocates and should, we believe, stimulate debate that could prove useful to mankind.Essentially, the court ruled that the Ganges river is a legal “person” in... Read More



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