Golding's hollow protestations 9:00 pm
Mark Golding, leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition, needs to understand that the lived experience of the electorate cannot be eviscerated by the sharp snap of a finger, illusionary tricks, the façade of piousness, 'Brer' Anancy-type pretensions, or the avoidance of...
Did Floyd Green really breach?
Arguably , the most topical issue since last week has been the resignation of Floyd Green, former minister of agriculture and fisheries, and it has truly ignited a firestorm of commentary and raised several questions in relation to those who are permitted to leave their...
The triggers, blunders, and way forward
This week we are going to do a crash course in analysing murder statistics. So, for today, you are all criminal justice practitioners.
When I became minister with responsibility for youth within the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, I took a keen interest in learning about how our children are treated within schools, State facilities, communities, and at home. Being a father, this...More
The Opposition People's National Party (PNP) continues to be seen as a character in search of an author. Plagued by an antagonistic lunatic fringe, hobbled by ineffective and indecisive leadership at the top, as well as a pervasive disunity that has splintered the 83 year-old party into...More
The development of Guyana's oil and gas sector is its best chance to maintain its territorial integrity and sovereignty against unsubstantiated claims and aggression by Venezuela. The border controversy has plagued Guyana's relations with Venezuela for more than a century, and now a case...More
COVID-19 has cemented firmly in our minds, as never before, the protective benefits of a healthy lifestyle. The novel coronavirus pandemic has confirmed the importance of knowing your numbers by getting screened regularly for heart disease, diabetes, and cancer – the...More
DIGITAL platforms have become central players in the Caribbean digital economy and have been the “main beneficiaries from the COVID-19 crisis” according to Fitch Solutions. In 2020, revenues of Google and Facebook alone reached US$181 billion and US$84 billion,...More
Anyone who takes the reins of leadership of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) or the People's National Party (PNP), our two major political parties, is usually greeted with cheers. Their exit often ends in jeers, sometimes tears. The head of a political party, gets cheers or jeers, within...More
I recently visited the US, and while checking in at the airport to return home, I observed several Jamaicans being denied boarding by the agent because of insufficient documentation. The critical documentations that were absent was either the approved travel authorisation or evidence of...More