Foreign workers displacing Jamaicans: Fact or fear?

Many countries, when experiencing economic difficulties, blame it on migrants taking jobs that belong to local workers, as they are willing to accept less than locals are paid. This is often posited as the cause of unemployment and low wages. Read More

On this one President Trump is correct

Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

Even United States President Donald Trump's harshest critics would agree with his call on Muslim nations to move hard against extremists. For what we are seeing from these people who use Islam as a shield to commit mass murder and unleash mayhem across the... Read More

The future of labour in Jamaica

Tuesday, May, 23 2017    

Everyone knows that education is indispensable to economic development. It is accepted wisdom that achieving sustainable economic development requires substantial investment in human capital, thereby increasing productivity, which can only happen through... Read More

Break the cycle of failure, Prime Minister Holness

Monday, May, 22 2017    

Largely because politicians are constantly seeking to score political points, and perhaps also because much of what passes as socio-economic analysis is superficial at best, the centrality of weather in Jamaica's economic fortunes is often ignored. Read More

High crime rate casts a shadow over Caribbean

Sunday, May, 21 2017    

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has just released its most recent study on the impact of crime on the Caribbean, which is a reminder of the need to keep our eye on the ball in order to reduce crime, especially through improved economic... Read More

Growth, but WI must be more efficient

Saturday, May, 20 2017    

This newspaper agrees with West Indies cricket Captain Mr Jason Holder that, notwithstanding their 1-2 loss to Pakistan in the just-ended Test series in the Caribbean, his team showed “a lot of fight”.And we suspect... Read More

Mr Maduro's duty to Venezuelans

Friday, May, 19 2017    

The sight of elderly Venezuelans joining street protests against the Government last week and being blocked by police in riot gear was a sad indication of the worsening conditions in that country.According to wire service reports, many of the... Read More

Appointment of special counsel to lead Russian investigation a good move

Thursday, May, 18 2017    

Jamaicans who are among the most keen followers of American politics are likely to welcome yesterday's announcement of the appointment of a special counsel to lead the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 United States presidential elections. Read More

Minister Reid needs to explain his vague statement on press freedom

Wednesday, May, 17 2017    

Senator Ruel Reid actually started out fine in his statement on press freedom in Jamaica last week.Jamaicans, he said, “can be justly proud that our long-standing practice of allowing our free press to operate in a manner... Read More

What is good for St Kitts is good for Jamaica

Tuesday, May, 16 2017    

Hearing St Kitts-Nevis Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris and Police Commissioner Ian Queeley warning Kittitians against harbouring criminals, and in particular criminal relatives, last week, sounds uncannily like they were speaking directly to Jamaicans.Both men... Read More

Fighting crime with hope

Monday, May, 15 2017    

Not for the first time National Security Minister Robert Montague has urged more attention to community policing by the Jamaica Constabulary Force.“With all the modern technology, all the pre-owned cars (being bought), the drones, closed... Read More

Firing the FBI director an unforced error

Sunday, May, 14 2017    

The dismissal last week of the director of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is an unforced error by President Donald Trump because the timing makes it difficult to convince Americans and the world that it was justified. Read More




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