Rocky road ahead for Prime Minister May

Political analysts in the United Kingdom (UK) are forecasting that Prime Minister Theresa May will win today's no-confidence vote in the British Parliament. However, while that may very well be the case, it is clear that Mrs May and her Government will have to deal with the deep divisions in the... Read More

Venezuela: Once a friend, forever a friend?
The position of the Opposition on Jamaica's vote at the Organization of American States (OAS) against recognition of the Maduro Government in Venezuela is heavily posited on the historical friendship enjoyed by Kingston and Caracas.... Read More

We must build resilience to climate change impact now!
News from scientists last week that the world's oceans are heating up at an accelerating pace is cause for even greater focus on the need for small island developing states to craft and implement resilience-building instruments.... Read More

If the late Mr Carl Rattray turns in his grave…
Mr Rudyard Spencer, the junior minister for national security, last Tuesday announced the reopening of Howard Pre-Release Hostel at Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre, better known as General Penitentiary or GP. It is news that could easily have escaped the...... Read More

Game of Life: A serious conversation in charitable causes

Saturday, January, 12 2019    

The Catholic nun and missionary Mother Teresa, in her eloquent best, summed it up most poignantly when she said: “It's not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.” Read More

What now for beleaguered Venezuela?

Friday, January, 11 2019    

It is painful to watch the current developments in Venezuela, especially given the fact that Kingston and Caracas have enjoyed fruitful and friendly relations for decades. Read More

How full, how frank and how wide-ranging were the crime talks?

Thursday, January, 10 2019    

The inevitable press statement emerging out of Monday night's discussions between the Government and the Opposition on national security and crime management trumpeted that the talks were “full, frank and wide-ranging”, but told us little else of substance. Read More

Fingers crossed that NWC raises its $100m…

Wednesday, January, 9 2019    

News from the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) that the chances of drought and recurrent dry spells have increased in most of the region during the first three months of this year should not surprise anyone who has been keeping abreast of climate change's impact on the... Read More

SOE: If Dr Peter Phillips doesn't get it, who will?

Tuesday, January, 8 2019    

Dr Peter Phillips, the Opposition leader, is unquestionably one of Jamaica's brightest politicians. His formidable intellect and ability to articulate complex issues set him apart among his peers. Read More

A hope for today's national security meeting

Monday, January, 7 2019    

Dare we hope that today's planned meeting between the Government and Opposition on national security issues will adjourn with a consensus on the way forward in this island's perennial fight against crime? Read More

Does national ownership matter?

Sunday, January, 6 2019    

Foreign direct investment (FDI) has been a dominant feature of small developing economies, such as Jamaica's. In the era of plantation slave economy under British colonialism, the plantations and the large businesses, such as commercial banks, were foreign-owned. Read More

Sport coaching project a demonstration of Jamaica/China relations

Saturday, January, 5 2019    

Local sports associations should heed the advice of Ms Olivia “Babsy” Grange to make the best use of the opportunity offered under the Technical Cooperation Project on Sport Coaching between Jamaica and China. Read More

We'll hold the applause, Mr Shirley

Friday, January, 4 2019    

Mr Lyttleton Shirley's announcement on Monday that the Riverton disposal site in Kingston is to become a green space for the benefit of neighbouring communities is welcome news. Read More

Politicians in their ackee on football game with crime

Thursday, January, 3 2019    

Our political leaders find their mindless football game on crime so 'sweet' that they have taken it into the new year with a laser focus more on scoring points, rather than saving lives. The latest salvo is, unbelievably, about when to meet to discuss crime. Read More

Opportunities in the plastics ban

Wednesday, January, 2 2019    

When plastic use first took hold here on a large scale in the 1960s, most Jamaicans alive today weren't born yet. Read More




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