Editorial

It's crime that threatens our tourism growth prospects

The steady growth of Jamaica's tourism should be a source of satisfaction for everyone, especially in light of its cornerstone role in the national economy. Read More

Build a ganja industry by all means, but let's

Thursday, June, 22 2017    

The old practice of locking up people and making criminals of them for smoking ganja, a plant which grows naturally, was immoral in this newspaper's view. Read More

National GSAT results nothing to celebrate

Wednesday, June, 21 2017    

Minister of Education Senator Ruel Reid was almost smug when on June 8 he announced the national results of the 2017 Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) at a press conference at the ministry's head office in Kingston, but we wonder how much there really is to... Read More

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



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