In the race against hunger, we must reach the goal

On September 15, we announced the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report, published in collaboration with five United Nations organisations, including Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The 144-page study shows numerous results and analyses of various dimensions... Read More

Elections are like musical chairs
So the real focus on the triple by-election scheduled for Monday, October 30, 2017 is on St Mary South Eastern, where it is a neck-and-neck battle between Dr Norman Dunn, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate, and Dr Shane Alexis, the People's National Party (PNP)...... Read More

No justice, no peace
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'Five in four': Full STEAM ahead
Generations of Jamaicans have been held at economic siege as a consequence of our wholesale engagement in an exotic education system and philosophy. I speak of a post-colonial system of education designed to stratify rather than empower. Most Jamaicans would agree that increasing access to the...... Read More

Our society must awaken to the reality of child abuse

Wayne Campbell | Tuesday, October, 10 2017    

Jamaica is often referred to as a Christian society. The society's strong Judeo-Christian upbringing and socialisation contribute to many of us being familiar with the Bible verse, Proverbs 13:24: “He who spares his rod hates his son, but he who loves him disciplines him... Read More

It's the JLP's battle to lose now

Alexander Scott | Tuesday, October, 10 2017    

Political soldiers are on the move. All over St Mary one will be greeted with bunting, placards, billboards and, of course, flags representing the opposing parties and their respective candidates. But this was to be expected. With the slim margins of victory, coupled with the unfortunate and... Read More

Jamaica's household workers in the spotlight

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, October, 9 2017    

Jamaica's estimated 60,000 household workers now have the opportunity to join a union which promotes standards beneficial to both workers and employers. “The Jamaica Household Workers Union (JHWU) is now an official registered union with over 5,700 members in 13 branches,”... Read More

Sexting: Not a playground for teens

Andrea Martin-Swaby | Monday, October, 9 2017    

When you send a sexually explicit image of yourself via the Internet, do you really have any control over its further dispatch? With the click of a button the image is introduced to the World Wide Web. Could this pose significant risks for all who engage in sexting? The simple answer may... Read More

Irma-Maria: A reparations requiem for Caribbean poverty

Monday, October, 9 2017    

Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, issues the following statement on the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria:  Read More

A large chair does not make a king

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, October, 8 2017    

I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head. — Theodore Roosevelt Read More

New Elections = New Opportunities!

Al Miller | Sunday, October, 8 2017    

Ahhhh …do you feel it? The sights, the sounds, the feeling! No, no, no, not Christmas! Election is in the air! Prime Minister Andrew Holness finally called it. Monday, October 9 is Nomination Day, and Monday, October 30 is the Grand Day — particularly for our... Read More

Leading at a higher level: Lessons in accountability

Canute Thompson, PhD | Sunday, October, 8 2017    

In October 2016 a dispute arose over whether The University of the West Indies was answerable to the parliaments of countries of the Caribbean, and specifically whether officials from the Mona campus were duty-bound to appear before Jamaica's Public Administration and... Read More

Why ZOSO will succeed

Jason Mckay | Sunday, October, 8 2017    

Since the passing of measures relating to extended detention by then Prime Minister Bruce Golding on July 2008 — which were introduced amidst screams of protest and legally challenged and dismissed with quiet efficiency — little legislation has been introduced to assist the... Read More

Globalisation vs nationalism

Stephen Vasciannie | Sunday, October, 8 2017    

The following is an edited version of the keynote presentation givento the 2017 business conference of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica on October 6, 2017. The theme of the conference was #MegaTrends 2.0.  Read More

Insuring the Caribbean's future

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, October, 8 2017    

Insurers and re-insurers are facing major losses in the wake of the damage done in the Caribbean and the United States by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. These losses will have a direct and immediate impact on insurance premiums across the entire Caribbean and the... Read More


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