Jamaica has been in the vice-like grip of economic crisis, starting with the first oil price escalation in 1973 which caused the import bill for oil to triple in a single year.
Lift the Rodney ban as a symbolic gesture
The Government of Guyana is to be commended for its announcement last week that it will honour the memory of late historian, political activist, and academic Dr Walter Rodney nearly 41 years after he was assassinated.
Sending home household workers in the time of COVID-19
Yesterday, three major anniversaries coincided that could easily have escaped the radar of public attention because they do not meet the standard of being social media sexy and the people involved are rarely more than a footnote in the national story.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
The world has been accustomed to the influence of the United States of America as the dominant superpower for the last 70 years. Some are comfortable with this role, and some even welcome it, but there are many who oppose American hegemony.More
Sunday, June 13, 2021
When the history is written on Jamaica's approach to recovery from the novel coronavirus pandemic, one of the brightest chapters will be on the tourism industry and its development of a disciplined, focused and protocol-based blueprint for reopening the sector...More
Thursday, June 10, 2021
The contrasting scenes last week in Mount Salem, St James, and Central Kingston, both centred on the zones of special operations (ZOSO), have an enormous lesson for our politicians — who simply refuse to get it.More
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Unfortunately, the rampant chaos and total lack of regard for public order that now exists in Mandeville, the Manchester capital, is not unique to that town.More
Monday, June 7, 2021
The planting of 20 mangrove saplings on the Palisadoes strip last Friday reminds us of how important it is to keep environmental protection at the forefront of people's minds.More
Sunday, June 6, 2021
Under a persistent cloud of suspicion over an egregious act, for which he has neither admitted guilt nor protested his innocence, Mr George Wright has resigned from his party, fuelling further speculation that he was the man in a video mercilessly beating a woman.More
Friday, June 4, 2021
Gone are the days — perhaps never to return — when an international cricket tour of the Caribbean lasted months, embracing a leisurely trip along the chain of English-speaking Caribbean islands and also Guyana on the South American...More
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Generally , the country's disaster management agency and officials of the Government gave a credible update to the country during the National Hurricane Preparedness Campaign launch yesterday.More
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
People's National Party (PNP) President Mr Mark Golding has firmly hitched his wagon to that of General Secretary Dr Dayton Campbell, who has been well and truly plunged into a blistering sex scandal allegedly involving under-age girls.More