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Shaping school culture through change from within

Think for a moment about the school where you work, the school your children attend (or where you attended as a student), or the school within the community in which you live. Have you ever consciously considered the visible elements of this institution, such as the way staff and students dress,... Read More

To know is to know...is to know
In a recent Jamaica Observer column titled 'Let's not misrepresent what the Bible says about gays', Glenn Tucker, an educator and sociologist wrote, “Should we take the Bible literally? Did Moses really point a stick in the...... Read More

Little school days, but big learning
I am grateful to those readers of my columns who have said they enjoy the occasional nostalgic stories. One person actually described me as prehistoric, perhaps he meant hysteric. Another asked me to describe Marcus Garvey's features from personal recollection.... Read More

Those two Tivoli Gardens reports
There are two reports now making the news on Tivoli Gardens. The first is the report of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry, appointed to enquire into certain events which occurred in West Kingston in May 2010. This report, commissioned by the governor general, was...... Read More

Future of work a future that includes everyone

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim & Stefan LÖfven | Monday, August, 21 2017    

It is our belief that work is the foundation for people and societies to grow. With a decent income, work can pave the way for broader social and economic advancement, strengthening individuals, their families and communities. Read More

Ain't no valley low enough in the PNP's quest for Jamaica House

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, August, 20 2017    

Some people die at 25 and aren't buried until 75. — Benjamin Franklin  Read More

Our Own Civilisation'

Sunday, August, 20 2017    

The following is a tribute to Marcus Garvey on the occasion of the 130th anniversary of his birth. It is also in support of reparations and how the reparations can be used to the benefit of the progeny of the enslaved Africans mainly in the Diaspora.   Read More

Preparing for greatness

Al Miller | Sunday, August, 20 2017    

Our experts and analysts had expectations of the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London, England, that did not materialise, and yet there was no lack of ability or potential for greatness. The nation had high hopes for a good medal haul but was left disappointed. Read More

Lessons from India's partition and Charlottesville's strife

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, August, 20 2017    

On August 14 and 15 Pakistan and India, respectively, celebrated the 70th anniversary of their independence from Britain — a foreign colonial occupier whose policies fomented, and then bequeathed to them, the hostile communalism that led to their partition and... Read More

What subjects do YOU need for college admissions and scholarship success?

Nicole McLaren Campbell | Sunday, August, 20 2017    

Every year, the bar for college admissions is set higher and higher, and the cost of tuition increa​ses​. This combination means that scholarships are becoming ever more competitive. If you are serious about getting into college and earning a scholarship,... Read More

Pitfalls to achieving the global logistics hub

BY ANTHONY HYLTON | Sunday, August, 20 2017    

The circumstances leading to the recent withdrawal of service by the Port Trailer Haulage Association (PTHA) from the Kingston Freeport Terminal (KFTL) should serve as a reminder of the several pitfalls that face the Government, port community and the country as a whole... Read More

Tek bad sinting mek laugh

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, August, 18 2017    

IF you are a purist when it comes to Jamaican speech it might disturb you that we seem to be making joke of something which is not funny at all. What does “bad sinting” mean, and why should we find humour in it? I have an idea that what all of this is amounting to is that a... Read More

Is Ruel Reid a good fit as education minister?

Franklin Johnston | Friday, August, 18 2017    

Senator Ruel Reid, minister of education, cannot be oblivious of the disservice he does to education. His action foments conflicts in this sensitive space and undermines cooperation in implementing education transformation. Honest dialogue is absent and via a cowardly “Friends of... Read More

130th anniversary of Marcus Garvey's birth

Michael Burke | Thursday, August, 17 2017    

National Hero Marcus Mosiah Garvey was born in St Ann's Bay on August 17, 1887 — 130 years ago today. Born only 39 years after the full abolition of slavery in Jamaica, Garvey turned his attention to the true liberation of the African race everywhere. He spoke about a future United... Read More

What will we do when the expats leave?

Tariq A Al-Maeena | Thursday, August, 17 2017    

What will happen when all the expats leave? Will we lose all our colourful diversity? Are we Saudis up to the task? Will we ever be? Very demanding questions on an untried national society that has long been accustomed to let foreigners do all the work. Read More



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