Yesterday, in this space, we expressed cautious hope that the rare guilty verdict against white, former Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin for the murder of Mr George Floyd, a black man, would herald change in the way American cops deal with African Americans.
George Floyd's murder — A verdict grounded in legal logic
Prosecutor Mr Jerry Blackwell, we believe, captured most succinctly the kind of thought process that led former policeman Mr Derek Chauvin to use his knee to press on the neck of Mr George Floyd for more than nine minutes until he was dead.
With no propensity for generosity, who will help the Caribbean?
According to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the economy of Latin America and the Caribbean contracted by seven per cent in 2020, the sharpest in the world, far exceeding the global slowdown of 3.3 per cent.
Sunday, April 18, 2021
THE chief internal auditor at the finance ministry has turned the tables on the Auditor General's Department (AuGD), the body that runs a fine-tooth comb through the appropriation accounts of government ministries, departments and agencies.More
Friday, April 16, 2021
News earlier this week that the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) has approval from Government to host international games came as a fillip for sports lovers.More
Thursday, April 15, 2021
It is not difficult to see that the estimated 100,000 Jamaicans who have taken the COVID-19 vaccine so far are largely the more educated and better-off among us, which means there is still a lot of work to be done.More
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
The devastation of St Vincent and the Grenadines since last Friday by the eruption of La Soufriere volcano is frightening as much as it is heartbreaking.Each day it becomes clearer that our sister Caribbean country is on a very long road to recovery.More
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Jamaicans who regard themselves as pro-royalty would likely be mourning the passing, last Friday, of 99-year-old Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, devoted husband and companion of Queen Elizabeth II for 73 years.More
Saturday, April 10, 2021
A shipment of 75,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine which arrived Thursday as a gift from the Africa Medical Supplies Platform and the Republic of South Africa provides yet more evidence of South-South cooperation at work.More
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Today , National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has a critical speech to make to Jamaicans in the Diaspora as part of our Washington envoy's nascent series of dialogue titled 'Let's connect with Ambassador Marks'.More
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
The wanton acts committed against our women and children in recent weeks could have, understandably, enshrouded an issue of vital importance to human survival, which was raised by an official of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).More
Saturday, April 3, 2021
We note a hint of optimism from Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie as reported by the Jamaica Information Service on April 1.More
Thursday, April 1, 2021
This Easter season will, once again, mark the commemoration of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, the Christ, and there is hardly a better time to reflect on the state of nation and the quality of our individual and collective humanity.More