Church: Funhouse or schoolhouse?

After 34 years in the ordained Christian ministry, plus a prior 13 years of leadership in Youth For Christ, and 40 years as a trained/lettered Christian musician, I have discovered that most Christians (of whatever age) are more excited about entertainment in church than about being... Read More

Let's continue that Cuba-Jamaica friendship

BY BERNARDO GUANCHE HERNANDEZ | Sunday, May, 28 2017    

(This is a lightly edited address given by Cuba's Ambassador to Jamaica Bernardo Guanche Hernandez on the occasion of Cuba awarding Jamaica medical scholarships for the 2017 academic year for nine Jamaicans to do medical-related studies in the Spanish-speaking country. The event was... Read More

What life has taught me — Part 2

Clyde McKenzie | Sunday, May, 28 2017    

My father was a marvel of nature. Although he had very little by way of formal education, he was one of the most charismatic figures one could ever hope to encounter. He was a seemingly inexhaustible reservoir of humour. He loved music. In fact, he taught many who would later become... Read More

Sex worker's lament: 'It no really downgrading'

Friday, May, 26 2017    

Emily Voss is a devoted mother of five, grandmother to five, daughter of an ailing father, and the sole provider for the household. She has been a sex worker for over 16 years after regaining her independence from a previously abusive relationship with the father of her children. Read More

Has Labour Day been disappearing?

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, May, 26 2017    

I am not aware of any process of evaluation which has been done to evaluate what price we have not paid why interest in Labour Day has been lessened so. All is not over, as far as we know, but we still have the right to ask, “Why is the spirit of Labour Day so very different... Read More

Export to our backyard and the pursuit of growth

Franklin Johnston | Friday, May, 26 2017    

We are seasoned in poverty and, as old clients of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) the shock effect of debtor's bank is lost on us. To produce and export is gospel for 55 years, but to most it's for somebody else to do.The... Read More

The OAS must be allowed to play its part in matters affecting Venezuela

Kamina Johnson | Thursday, May, 25 2017    

Having just returned from the meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations in Barbados, May 18-19, 2017, I thought that it would be useful to publicly share the position adopted by Jamaica during that meeting, having regard to discussions on relations within the... Read More

Service is priority in credit unions

Michael Burke | Thursday, May, 25 2017    

“Not for profit, not for charity but for service.” This was the first motto of credit unions when they started in Jamaica in 1941. At that time, service in the context that it was being used meant voluntary service.The yearly... Read More

Manchester attack exposes vulnerability of public events

BY JAMES PHEBY | Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

 LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — The suicide attack on a Manchester pop concert has sparked criticism about security, but experts said it highlighted the daunting task authorities face in neutralising those bent on... Read More

Credit card fraud: Will a chip fortify consumer security?

Andrea Martin-Swaby | Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

Using credit cards arguably has numerous benefits. The most attractive may simply be this; your cash remains sheltered from the surreptitious pickpocket. For this and other reasons, credit cards are fast becoming, and in many territories have become the primary... Read More

My jury duty chronicles

Garth 'Sub-Zero' Allen | Tuesday, May, 23 2017    

PURPOSE FOR SERVINGAfter receiving and reading the summons sent to me via postal mail by the Supreme Court informing me that I have been selected to serve as a juror at the May Pen Court from April 19, 2017 to May 12, 2017, I decided that this... Read More

Bill O'Reilly's fall from grace

Raulston Nembhard | Monday, May, 22 2017    

If on January 1, 2017 someone had told Bill O'Reilly, the purveyor of The O'Reilly Factor on the Fox News Network , that by April 2017 he would no longer be working with the network, he... Read More



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