Crime as a source of poverty

Such is the effect of crime that it is easy to get caught up in individual atrocities — reports of which darken the lives of Jamaicans on a daily basis. Read More

Presidents Trump, Kim Jong-un playing with (nuclear) fire
Nuclear scientists tell us that there are enough nuclear weapons in existence to destroy the world and make it uninhabitable for millions of years. ... Read More

Positive signs for new JFF head
New president of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Mr Michael Ricketts knows from long, hard experience that administration of football — or any other sport for that matter — is never easy. Yet he would have been comforted by the positive signs, even as...... Read More

A good first step at the ECJ
Finally, we are seeing a step in the right direction, albeit a journey that Jamaica should have long completed.... Read More

Mr Montague owes PNP, country an apology if…

Thursday, September, 21 2017    

On Tuesday in this space we commended National Security Minister Robert Montague for inviting a member of the Opposition to join his newly formed Security Programme Oversight Committee (SECURIPOC). Read More

Our Caribbean neighbours need help in this their time of need

Wednesday, September, 20 2017    

Words cannot adequately describe the pain and despair we feel for our brothers and sisters in the Caribbean who have been affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria. Read More

Mr Robert Montague has put his job on the line

Tuesday, September, 19 2017    

Last week, Minister of National Security Robert Montague invited his Opposition counterpart, Mr Peter Bunting, to join his freshly launched Security Programme Oversight Committee (SECURIPOC). Read More

Jamaica's political parties should aim for the moral high ground

Monday, September, 18 2017    

Believe it or not, it's already close to 19 months since the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) won the February 2016 parliamentary elections by a single seat. Read More

It's not rocket science; disaster planning is a must

Sunday, September, 17 2017    

Given the vulnerability of the Caribbean to natural disasters it does not take a rocket scientist to figure out that disaster planning must become front and centre in our existence. Read More

Voting delegates should put Jamaica's football first

Saturday, September, 16 2017    

Given the various problems, not least the impasse which has delayed the start of the Red Stripe Premier League, interim Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President Mr Bruce Gaynor will probably be a happy man at the end of today's voting congress. Read More

Lesson from Irma: How easily Americans could become refugees, migrants

Friday, September, 15 2017    

As debate in America about getting rid of immigrants heats up, it behooves those who are in a hurry to expel children who know no other country to contemplate their own future in the face of increasingly devastating natural disasters. Read More

Maturity, wisdom required in current IMF review

Thursday, September, 14 2017    

We note that this week the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is in Jamaica to conduct its quarterly review under the three-year stand-by precautionary arrangement. Read More

Climate change: For the night is dark and full of terrors

Wednesday, September, 13 2017    

After seeing what hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose and, to a lesser extent, Katia have done to countries in this region over the past three weeks you cannot ignore all the signs that mankind is being affected by global warming. Read More

Barbuda 2.0: Rebuild devastated island into a modern tourist city

Tuesday, September, 12 2017    

The devastation by Hurricane Irma of Barbuda, the sister island of Antigua, and the potential to rebuild it into a modern tourist city, proves once again that out of adversity can come opportunity. Read More

Good neighbourliness and self-preservation

Monday, September, 11 2017    

For many Jamaicans the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma on the islands of the eastern and northern Caribbean and continuing on to Florida represents nightmarish reminders of the horrendous Hurricane Gilbert in September 1988. Read More



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