There are Jamaicans today still haunted by memories of having to dive under their beds as gunmen traded bullets in politically tribalised, socio-economically depressed communities during the 1970s and 80s.
The indomitable Ms Mia Mottley
Barbados Prime Minister Ms Mia Mottley does not only deserve our congratulations on her emphatic victory in last Wednesday's general election, in which she led the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) to consecutive 30-0 wins, once again making history.
The Jamaican Government should explain inconsistencies
We suspect new Jamaica Reggae Boyz Head Coach Mr Paul Hall won't have been too perturbed with his team's 0-3 loss in an international friendly against Peru in that country on Thursday night.
Thursday, January 20, 2022
The tremendous difficulties faced by female artistes trying to break through the tough and often-cruel exterior of the entertainment industry are well documented. Hence, those who succeed are quite worthy of our admiration for their tenacity.More
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
We have the propensity in this space to see and look for the best in our people, choosing to believe that the good will always prevail over the bad, and that men and women are intrinsically good at heart.More
Monday, January 17, 2022
A conservative estimate suggests that since the start of 2022 more than 60 people have been murdered across Jamaica. At that rate, the disheartening murder toll of 1,463 in 2021 could be equalled, if not exceeded, by the end of the year.More
Sunday, January 16, 2022
The Report of the Jamaica Education Transformation Commission chaired by Professor Orlando Patterson of Harvard University confirms what we knew before – the deep shortcomings in our education system at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels.More
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Far from home and hamstrung by COVID-19 infections, Ireland may have been expected by some to simply get their restructured white-ball cricket fixtures at Sabina Park against hosts West Indies out of the way, without worrying too much about results.More
Friday, January 14, 2022
Even at the best of times life is not easy. In today's world — made much more difficult by the rampaging novel coronavirus — it's easy for individuals to throw up their hands in despair, convinced that they are in no position to make a difference.More
Thursday, January 13, 2022
Mr Robert Montague's last hurrah as transport minister — the Back on Track School Train Service which rolled out on Monday in St Catherine — was not a spectacular success, with only seven of 400 students meant to take the inaugural ride doing...More
Sunday, January 9, 2022
We are strongly of the view that without the regional The University of the West Indies (The UWI), the Caribbean would have been a pale shadow of its current self, spending an inestimable amount of money to educate its sons and daughters outside the...More
Saturday, January 8, 2022
As has been the case for sport since early 2020, COVID-19 is casting a long shadow as hosts West Indies face Ireland at Sabina Park for the first of three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) today.More