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Work, slavery and a right to tertiary education

It's almost Santa time, so lighten up, let's mix and match today. Read More

Robbing the innocents of Christmas
In the words of some of the older folks, the Christmas breeze soon start to blow. In the spirit of tradition, the customs of celebrating the birth of the Christ child will be marked by events recorded in religious history — and some in arguments and dissension on...... Read More

Is abortion the answer to upgrade women's health?
Will legalising abortion really upgrade the quality of health care for women? What happens to the woman who rids herself of that baby, especially the poor, who will be there for her, after the fact? Who will advise her on the physical and psychological consequences? Oh, yes, the wealthy...... Read More

Lowell Hawthorne's hallmark was always giving back
The name of Lowell Hawthorne has been indelibly etched in the hearts and minds of Jamaicans of all walks of life in Jamaica, the United States and the Diaspora, as the young man who climbed an amazing ladder of success and conquered every business challenge he...... Read More

73 years of universal adult suffrage

Michael Burke | Thursday, December, 14 2017    

Today is the 73rd anniversary of the first general election to the House of Representatives in Jamaica. For the first time ever, all Jamaican adults were entitled to vote regardless of whether they owned land or paid taxes. Coming with the 1944 political constitution was a provision for... Read More

A reflection: Life and death

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, December, 13 2017    

The death of Lowell Hawthorne, CEO of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill in the USA, has come as a shock to many in Jamaica and the Diaspora. The shock is not so much that he died — we all die at some point. For many, the shock is in the manner of his... Read More

Finally, evidence of Russian election meddling... Oh, wait

Thomas Knapp | Wednesday, December, 13 2017    

On December 1, former US National Security Advisor Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to two counts of lying to the FBI about conversations he had with Sergey I Kislyak, then Russia's ambassador to the United States. The charges, and Flynn's plea, were part of Special Counsel... Read More

Persistent mental slavery

Tuesday, December, 12 2017    

Slavery in this part of the world has been over for quite some time — 1838 in the British West Indies to be exact — and during that time the former slaves and their children have come a long way. Millionaires, politicians and clergymen came from this... Read More

The Bitcoin illusion — anonymous gambling

BY RANDALL DE FREITAS | Tuesday, December, 12 2017    

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We will forever be inspired by Lowell Hawthorne

Jacinth Allen-Donaldson | Monday, December, 11 2017    

In early 2013 I received a call from Sheryl Dickey, a distinguished South Florida businesswoman who requested my assistance. Among the many boards she represented was the Broward County Library, and she said there would be an upcoming literary feast on March 16 and 17... Read More

Building the new Jamaica

Frank Phipps | Monday, December, 11 2017    

The following is an edited version of a message delivered to St Andrew Scots Kirk United:  Read More

Another Tivoli fumble

Horace Levy | Monday, December, 11 2017    

First, it is just disgusting that the amounts of compensation to named Tivolites were published in the media. Is this the doing of the media only or also of the Compensation Committee? I believe this is an invasion of privacy and it sets up those named for parasites. It... Read More

PNP desperation grows

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, December, 10 2017    

I went down to the river, I set down on the bank. I tried to think, but couldn't. So I jumped in and sank. — Langston Hughes  Read More

Fed by greed, Jamaica continues to bleed

Richard Blackford | Sunday, December, 10 2017    

According to Jamaica's Statistical Institute, the parish of St James has a population of 186,000, and its capital, Montego Bay, has a population of 111,000. As at Monday of last week, St James recorded a year-to-date murder tally of 330 Jamaicans killed... Read More

Alternative facts, half-truths, and honour

Canute Thompson, PhD | Sunday, December, 10 2017    

We live in an age of an exceedingly eerie distortion of human consciousness; an age in which it is commonplace for lies and half-truths to become part of the daily menu of what we consume. The birth of this new age, which may be called the age of the threat of fake news or alternative... Read More



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