Let's consider a helping hand for ex-sportsmen and women

Saturday, December, 22 2018    

We note a pledge by president of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Mr Michael Ricketts that a welfare programme is to be established soon for former national footballers who need help. Read More

Tourism an industry worth protecting

Friday, December, 21 2018    

Word from Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett that Jamaica will again experience a good winter tourist season is indeed good news; although, to be totally honest, we are not surprised. Read More

Has Mr Andrew Holness outmanoeuvred

Thursday, December, 20 2018    

Mr P J Patterson's vaunted mastery of the political environment appears to have been passed on to not another member of the Opposition People's National Party (PNP), but the leader of the ruling Jamaica Labour Party, Mr Andrew Holness. Read More

Now not the time to lift the SOE

Wednesday, December, 19 2018    

The political rapiers have been drawn and a bitter duel is now on between the Government and Opposition over the latter's withdrawal of support for the state of public emergency (SOE). Read More

Bernard Lodge City: Too many prefer announcements over implementation

Tuesday, December, 18 2018    

There was a wily politician who used to announce the same major project every three months, using a new angle each time, no doubt encouraged because he managed to get media headlines every time. Read More

Applause for the Tourism Linkages Network

Monday, December, 17 2018    

A concern for Jamaican governments over many years has been to find a way to increase the use of local goods and services in the tourism industry. Read More

Growing nationalism eroding decades of international gains

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

GLOBAL peace, democracy and prosperity are always threatened by internal and international conflicts often arising from economic, political, social, ethnic, religious, racial, and cultural factors. Read More

Kudos to NextPlay Cup and its transformative potential

Saturday, December, 15 2018    

Conventional wisdom teaches that a poorly reinforced foundation will ultimately lead to a fragile upper structure. Read More

Prosecution's right to appeal makes great legal sense

Friday, December, 14 2018    

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes' call on Wednesday for the prosecution to be given the right to appeal shines a perfect spotlight on the slow pace of legislation in Jamaica. Read More

More compelling reason to take crime out of political arena

Thursday, December, 13 2018    

While we in this space were hopeful, we were at the same time fretful that the tenuous agreement between the Government and the Opposition about declaring the limited State of public emergency in three parishes would not last. Read More

An opportunity to regain public trust

Wednesday, December, 12 2018    

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has made a solid opening in his response to the auditor general's report in the abominable happenings at the State-owned Petrojam oil refinery. Read More

Striking a cautious note

Tuesday, December, 11 2018    

Tourism has been a major cornerstone of the Jamaican economy for decades, and every indication is that such will be the case for a long time to come. Read More

Stop using the Bible as excuse for beatings

Monday, December, 10 2018    

There is a troubling regularity of incidents in public and private spaces involving, or relating to, violent altercations between adults and children. Read More

Developing a retirement industry even amidst the crime environment

Sunday, December, 9 2018    

The crime problem in Jamaica has cost the economy dearly, possibly four to five per cent of gross domestic product, based particularly on security expenditure encompassing the hiring of security guards; alarm systems; dogs; burglar bars; security fencing; purchase of... Read More

Brilliant end expected for great 2018 schoolboy football season

Saturday, December, 8 2018    

We are at one with Digicel Schoolboy (Manning Cup) football ambassador Mr Ricardo Fuller that the 2018 schoolboy season, which ends today with Kingston College (KC) and Clarendon College vying for the all-island Olivier Shield, was “great”. Read More



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