Police data up to Wednesday showed 817 murders across Jamaica since January 1, compared to 760 for the similar period in 2020.
Is the health ministry allergic to forward planning for future pandemics?
When the novel coronavirus pandemic overran the Jamaican health system last year and panicked the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW), the one good thing was that it exposed our abject unpreparedness to handle epidemics or pandemics.
Mr Alva Anderson, truly an unsung hero
Each society is blessed with individuals who often give national service without seeking personal glory. Those unsung heroes, as they are termed, make the kind of contribution that lead to the betterment of their nations.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Dr John Golding and his wife probably had visions of their son, Mark, being a future leader when they gave him the surname of the third American President Thomas Jefferson.More
Sunday, July 25, 2021
THE rationale behind one country or group of countries imposing sanctions against another is to force the Government to change its policies or punish it for certain practices. In some cases, the sanctions are aimed at regime change by creating hardship on the...More
Friday, July 23, 2021
For a while all seemed set for cancellation because of the novel coronavirus. But after being postponed for a year and enduring numerous hitches and hiccups, the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics formally and ceremonially opens within hours. Thousands of athletes from more...More
Thursday, July 22, 2021
At best, the Sexual Harassment (Protection and Prevention) Bill, passed by the Lower House, is a work in progress to which the Senate might add refinement, but which Jamaicans will need to keep under review.More
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
It is of little consolation to us, as we are sure it is to the family of young Nashawn Brown, that a man said to be his stepfather has been charged in connection with injuries inflicted upon him, which may have led to his death. But the first block in the construction of justice has been...More
Monday, July 19, 2021
It was only to be expected. Nonetheless, reports of athletes and support staff testing positive for the novel coronavirus at the athletes' village in Tokyo just a few days before the start of the Olympic Games on Friday has jangled nerves.More
Sunday, July 18, 2021
For just over 18 years, from 1989 to 2007, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) languished in the proverbial political wilderness, victim of what was widely believed to be internecine warfare that sucked the oxygen out of the party and scared off voters.More
Friday, July 16, 2021
While formally opening the rebuilt Mount Salem Police Station in St James, Prime Minister Andrew Holness made an observation that should really be obvious, but is often missed as the society agonises over Jamaica's long-running crime problem.More
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
French President Mr Emmanuel Macron yesterday became the latest world leader to impose mandatory vaccination against the COVID-19 disease on a segment of the population, ordering all French health-care workers to get virus shots by September 15, 2021.More
Monday, July 12, 2021
Over recent weeks, televised international football has taken centre stage for lovers of the sport — a welcome distraction as the demoralising novel coronavirus pandemic continues to take a toll.More