So much hope pinned on our Diaspora

The 8th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference will be launched this evening by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, and will take place from June 16 to 20 at Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston. Read More

Despite losses, great possibilities for Girlz going forward
The 0-5 defeat of the Reggae Girlz by Italy yesterday has effectively dashed their hopes of reaching the knockout stage of the Fifa 2019 Women's World Cup in France, barring a mathematical miracle of virtually unprecedented proportions.... Read More

Kingston looking good by the numbers
To its eternal credit, the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has never neglected to promote Kingston as heavily as it does the island's major resort areas. Even in times when sections of the capital city were experiencing turbulence, the JTB made sure to send the word throughout the travel...... Read More

The 'Steele Doctrine' could well apply to proposed sugary drinks tax
Mr Marcus Steele, Carreras Limited managing director, is no doubt looking out for his company's well-being, but his warning about the likely consequences of an additional tax on cigarettes could apply to the proposed tax on sugary drinks.... Read More

The death dealers have no interest in gun amnesty

Wednesday, June, 12 2019    

As has been happening since the first gun amnesty was declared in 1967, there is yet again growing optimism that the voluntary surrender of firearms to the security forces, in exchange for crime forgiveness, could help to curb murders and other gun-related crimes in... Read More

Senator Morris should tell what he knows

Tuesday, June, 11 2019    

We have never known Opposition Senator Floyd Morris to be evasive, especially on matters having to do with the welfare of people with disabilities. In fact, Senator Morris, who was the first blind president of the Senate, can easily be regarded as a champion of the... Read More

Avoid the poisonous rancour of previous leadership battles

Monday, June, 10 2019    

People's National Party (PNP) president and Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips knows all about leadership contests. Read More

The new USA (United States of Africa) now in sight?

Sunday, June, 9 2019    

Africa as a continent has never known unity, being divided by different, often hostile, ethnic groups, cultures, languages and geography, although some level of trade existed among countries. Read More

We know the Reggae Girlz will give of their very best

Saturday, June, 8 2019    

As Jamaica's Reggae Girlz get set to face Brazil in their historic Fifa World Cup opening game in France tomorrow they are no doubt encouraged by news of their male counterparts beating the United States in Washington, DC, earlier this week. Read More

NASA to open International Space Station to tourists from 2020

Saturday, June, 8 2019    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) NASA said yesterday it will open up the International Space Station (ISS) to business ventures including space tourism -- with stays priced at US$35,000 a night -- as it seeks to financially disengage from the orbiting research... Read More

Good news on water from Geophysx

Friday, June, 7 2019    

If Geophysx Jamaica's discovery of what appears to be large areas of possible potable water turns out to be accurate, it will be quite interesting to see how it will be handled by the Government and, in particular, the National Water Commission... Read More

Is this the best the National Security Council can do?

Thursday, June, 6 2019    

Last Thursday, the National Security Council (NSC) announced that it had tasked the attorney general to lead discussions with the Opposition on legislative initiative to support crime fighting. Read More

Keeping alive the significance of D-Day

Wednesday, June, 5 2019    

Starting today, two days of memorials will be held in Britain and France, in particular, to mark the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the Allied forces' push to open a western front against Adolf Hitler's Nazi forces during World War II. Read More

Rev C Evans Bailey, chaplain of the poor, devoted his life to the 'church without walls'

Tuesday, June, 4 2019    

In a time of enlightenment and renaissance in the Jamaican church, a group of courageous ministers of religion emerged from different denominations with a common message: what Christianity could best contribute to our fledging nation was the building of a church without walls. Read More

A hurricane is no joke

Monday, June, 3 2019    

No one who experienced Hurricane Gilbert's assault on Jamaica in September 1988 will ever want to deal with such a thing again.When it came ashore, Gilbert wasn't as powerful as a few other storms which have brushed Jamaica since. Read More


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