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Talk about being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Our cheery office attendant, Miss M, is on two weeks' sick leave as a result of being injured in the melee following that horrible stabbing incident at the Coronation Market two Saturdays ago. For those who may not have heard, a... Read More

Have Jamaica, St Lucia and Guyana become the 'three blind mice' of Caricom?
The United States Department of State and the US's millionaire secretary of state, Rex Tillerson (former CEO of American multinational oil corporation Exxon Mobil) are celebrating what they pulled off after engineering the so-called “Lima Group of States” (inclusive of the...... Read More

PNP back on the land issue, but we can't forget Operation 'SHAME'
Naked truth needs no shift. — William Penn... Read More

The chief justice affair: Who's really the boss?
Judges don't often make the headlines. More frequently their decisions are the subject of news stories — usually when there is disagreement with a decision. Some would say that it ought to be so — that the judiciary should remain a relatively silent group...... Read More

Anancyism and the elusive progress or prosperity

Danny Roberts | Sunday, February, 18 2018    

Recently, Contractor General Dirk Harrison, in an address to a Rotary Club meeting, spoke about the culture of Anancyism and its effects in undermining Jamaica's progress towards sustainable economic growth. This was not the first time, and certainly won't be the last,... Read More

Firing up a furnace in an igloo — The OAS

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, February, 18 2018    

A new report has been produced on the Organization of American States (OAS), a body that began with ideals appropriate to the geo-politics of the 1940s. Those old ideals were enshrined in a charter that now traps the organisation and immobilises it. Read More

The time when Backra meant 'Back Row'

BY SHALMAN SCOTT | Sunday, February, 18 2018    

THE activistic role of the Anglican Church, also referred to as the Church of England, as a socio-religious and political institution within the Jamaican society during the period of colonialism and slavery, in particular, has been well documented and hotly debated by scholars for... Read More

Spiralling murder rate must be number one priority in 2018

Hugh Graham | Sunday, February, 18 2018    

It is quite troubling that more than 1,600 Jamaicans lost their lives in 2017 due to crime. Read More

Tourism: A strong pillar for economic growth

Edmund Bartlett | Sunday, February, 18 2018    

The resilient tourism sector continues to be the leading catalyst of economic development in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean Basin, bringing valuable investments to our shores, generating one in every four jobs, and forging many critical sectorial linkages that produce positive spillover... Read More

Holness did not write the constitution

Lance Neita | Sunday, February, 18 2018    

A constitution is a set of principles, laws, practices, and code of behaviours that govern an organisation and, in this case, a State or national government. It is the common thread that holds a country together and binds its citizens to be guided by standards and rules that establish... Read More

A probationary chief justice and Holness's pattern of judgement

Canute Thompson | Sunday, February, 18 2018    

A good indication of what a person believes is hardly found in what the person says in prepared statements, but rather what the person says “off the cuff”, and more so in the person's pattern of conduct. Read More

Stay in your lane, Holness!

Christopher Burns | Sunday, February, 18 2018    

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is an ambitious man. He is not a snollygoster. He wants to change Jamaica. Sometimes he appears unable to lift a simple hammer. At other times, he seeks out and chooses the wrong weaponry, even as he impatiently and stubbornly races toward... Read More

Prime Minister Holness vs the judiciary

Franklin Jonhston | Friday, February, 16 2018    

This is a fight we do not need, but our prime minister seems to have a penchant for self-harm. His heart is in the right place, but to talk loudly is not strength, nor is to make headlines: “I meant it!” Read More

More change: Lickle money, big money

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, February, 16 2018    

THURSDAY morning: I'm ready to rush into the office to get started on the day's agenda. The column...calls... these are the sacrifices I undergo in order that you and I will be updated with people business — the good kind, not labrish! So, on to the business of the day; the... Read More

When the dark ashes meet red roses

BY Kwame Barrett and Wayne Campbell | Thursday, February, 15 2018    

 Lent comes providentially to reawaken us, to shake us from our lethargy. — Pope Francis  Read More



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