We welcome the United States' decision to support the waiving of intellectual property rights to COVID-19 vaccines, which could expand the global supply of boosters and lower prices to the benefit of poor countries.
There's hope amid the difficulties
Available statistics — up to four or five years ago — appear to suggest that close to 88 per cent of Jamaicans were classified as literate; that is, able to read and write.
Ready to write off America? Don't!
History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.
Thursday, May 6, 2021
It could be out of sheer frustration, or just plain good sense, but the Antigua and Barbuda Government has inked a deal with a local private company to pay its people to take the COVID-19 vaccine.More
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
A few weeks ago, after the announcement of the European Super League (ESL), distinguished attorney Walter Scott, QC, penned an article published by this newspaper and on his online discussion publication Public Opinion looking at the fact that football is much more than sport, it is big...More
Monday, May 3, 2021
SUCH has been the impact of hurricanes that Caribbean people routinely associate natural disasters with that period between early June and late November — the Atlantic Hurricane Season.More
Sunday, May 2, 2021
WHETHER they like it or not, those who serve the people of Jamaica in the Senate and House of Representatives have a sacred responsibility to conduct themselves in and out of Parliament to the very highest standards.More
Friday, April 30, 2021
The Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 tournament is the biggest money spinner in cricket. And, at a time of great crisis in India caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic, cricket — broadcast via television and other audio visual avenues — is providing priceless balm for...More
Thursday, April 29, 2021
The dancehall entertainer popularly known as Popcaan, formally Mr Andre Sutherland, is threatening — an empty threat, if you ask us — to end his aptly named 'Unruly Fest' concert, complaining bitterly that he is being harassed by the St Thomas...More
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
In well-organised societies, central and local governments, supported by their affiliated agencies and departments, combine to provide services that see to the comfort and well-being of citizens.More
Monday, April 26, 2021
Even given the realities in Jamaica, where there is a chronic 'don't care' attitude to law and order, Friday night's horrific motor vehicle crash which left four young people dead, including the reported 16-year-old driver, leaves us in shock.More
Friday, April 23, 2021
Joy at the resumption of high schools' track and field competitions, which will culminate with the Inter-secondary schools' Boys' and Girls' Athletic Championships at the National Stadium next month, despite the ravages of the novel coronavirus pandemic, has been tempered somewhat by...More
Thursday, April 22, 2021
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.More
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
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.More