General Colin Powell would have caught our attention even if he had not ascended to the dizzying heights of United States secretary of state, national security adviser, or chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff — the first black to do so in all three cases.
What if Jamaicans start pulling together as one?
Much about the events in Bath, St Thomas, over recent days remained murky at the time of writing.We know that a nine-year-old girl who had been kidnapped from her home on Thursday was found alive and taken to hospital on Saturday after an intense, collaborative...
Is space exploration just a pie-in-the-sky adventure?
Mankind's long fascination and obsession with the sun, moon, and stars — partly driven by fear of their influence on the Earth — gave rise to existential explanations based on superstition, religion, and science developed over time.
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Many who had all but given up hope after the poor start to Jamaica's Concacaf qualifying campaign for the Fifa World Cup in Qatar next year are naturally euphoric following Wednesday's 2-0 win in Honduras.More
Thursday, October 14, 2021
If Victoria Mutual (VM) Group — the conglomerate which grew out of the 143-year-old Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS) — had been an athlete the news of its recent achievements might have made for bigger headlines, perhaps on the front...More
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
It was a long time coming, eight years to be exact, but finally the scale of justice has been balanced further with passage, last Friday, in the Senate of two Bills that grant limited right of appeal to the prosecution in criminal proceedings.More
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
In the proverbial chicken or egg situation, we don't know which came first — the passage of the Sexual Harassment (Protection and Prevention) Act, 2021 or the decision of some of our top female artistes to speak out against...More
Sunday, October 10, 2021
The global rivalry between the two superpowers, the United States and China, is so fierce that many countries think that the wise course for their foreign policy is to choose to align with one or the other. We think it might be better to have good diplomatic relations with both, as they...More
Saturday, October 9, 2021
AFTER four games, Jamaica's Reggae Boyz are at the bottom of the Concacaf final-round 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers with just one point. It looks bad.More
Thursday, October 7, 2021
For a very long time, Jamaicans have been 'wearing' The Emperor's New Clothes, if we can borrow from the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen's 1837 folk tale, in welcoming the proposed review of the national honours and awards process.More
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Mr Mark Myrie, better known in the music world as the much-l iked Buju Banton, served nearly a decade in an American prison on a drug rap, but for what he, in his own words, admitted was just “running my mouth”.More
Sunday, October 3, 2021
The biggest vaccination campaign in the history of humanity is underway, and Jamaica has the dubious distinction of being among countries at the bottom of the global pile of fully vaccinated people.More
Saturday, October 2, 2021
JAMAICAN women had every reason to hold their heads high just over a week ago when news broke that Commodore Antonette Wemyss Gorman had become the first female to head the Jamaican army, replacing Lieutenant General Rocky Meade, who has retired.More