Editorial

Let's unite to fight the obesity plague

The Government has taken the sensible approach in giving at least six months' notice that it will, starting in January 2019, enforce restrictions on the use of sugary drinks in the diets of students and public health patients as part of efforts to combat growing obesity... Read More

Agony over naming North-South highway worsens
When we, along with many other right-thinking Jamaicans, suggested that the North-South Highway not be named after former Prime Minister Edward Seaga, it was not because of 'bad mind', as Gender, Culture and Sport Minister Olivia 'Babsy' Grange claimed.... Read More

Reject single-use plastics now!
Anyone who read the United Nations (UN) report released yesterday in observance of World Environment Day and was not stunned by the data must either be extremely callous or not human at all.... Read More

World on course to trade war
Mexico yesterday said it would be filing a complaint with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against US tariffs on its steel and aluminium, joining the European Union and Canada which have already opened legal challenges to the US at the Geneva-based arbitrator of international trade...... Read More

Give thanks for improved roads, but let's also deal with workers' complaints

Monday, June, 4 2018    

We are at one with Prime Minister Andrew Holness that improved roadways, such as the completed Barbican Square and the promise offered by other road projects now in progress, redound to the socio-economic benefit of the country. Read More

Appliance Traders at 50 – 'Butch' Stewart's gift to Jamaica

Sunday, June, 3 2018    

We have, in this space, delighted in loudly trumpeting the achievements of a multitude of organisations and individuals over the years, while choosing sobriety and even shyness in recognising our own, as befitting the respect we enjoy as a national... Read More

Nesta Carter's pain is warning for all

Saturday, June, 2 2018    

This newspaper can't argue with the point that “rules are rules”, as was repeated by Mr Usain Bolt this week following revelation that Mr Nesta Carter's anti-doping appeal case had been dismissed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Read More

Don't take your hands off the wheel, Minister Montague

Friday, June, 1 2018    

Transport Minister Robert Montague is correct in saying that the public passenger vehicle system needs overhauling. However, we wonder if some of the proposals he outlined in his contribution to the annual sectoral debate in Parliament on Wednesday will achieve that... Read More

Now for it: Busy hurricane season officially starts tomorrow

Thursday, May, 31 2018    

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasters predict a 35 per cent chance of an above-normal hurricane season, which starts tomorrow and runs until November 30. Read More

Caricom should make use of that IDB report on sport spending

Wednesday, May, 30 2018    

A new report by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) showing that Latin America and the Caribbean are lagging in spending on sports makes very interesting reading. Read More

Noble ideals must be timely and practical

Tuesday, May, 29 2018    

Having already voted overwhelmingly against accepting the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as their appeal court of last resort, the Grenadian people, we see, are likely to go through that exercise again some time this year. At least that's the intention of Prime... Read More

Jamaicans should listen to DCP Grant

Monday, May, 28 2018    

This newspaper feels a sense of gratitude to Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Novelette Grant, currently on pre-retirement leave, for her recent and very thoughtful contribution to the debate about crime in this country. Read More

Barbados without Her Majesty's loyal Opposition

Sunday, May, 27 2018    

The outcome of the Barbados general election on Thursday was unprecedented in two respects for that country: The Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) won all 30 seats in the House of Assembly, and the island will have its first ever woman prime minister in Ms Mia... Read More

Beleaguered West Indies to face grieving Sri Lanka

Saturday, May, 26 2018    

The world of sport is increasingly focused on football's FIFA World Cup in Russia which begins in mid-June. Read More

A chance for peace lost for now

Friday, May, 25 2018    

Anyone who was keenly observing the high-stakes brinkmanship between US President Donald Trump and North Korean President Kim Jong-un over recent months should not have been surprised by Mr Trump's cancellation of what would have been a historic summit between both... Read More



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