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Bauxite legacy projects making waves in Discovery Bay

Lance Neita | Monday, January, 8 2018    

In keeping with the fact that a new year means renewal, Discovery Bay residents are looking forward to the opening of two visitor attractions in early 2018 — a renovated Puerto Seco Beach, and a push cart-based show called 'Show Kart', which is catching the... Read More

Fighting monsters: Incorrigible corruption?

Ashley-Ann Foster | Monday, January, 8 2018    

Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you. — Friedrick Neitzsche  Read More

2018: The same old, same old cannot cut it

Al Miller | Sunday, January, 7 2018    

The new year has rolled in giving us new opportunities and creative possibilities to develop our dreams, both personal and national. The atmosphere from December of the commencement of a season of national repentance that has carried into the new year is the ideal... Read More

The rule of law and a kinder, more gentle society

Sunday, January, 7 2018    

The prime minister's recent Christmas and New Year's messages provide useful platforms for deep and particularised reflection on the prospects for the realisation of his, and the society's, hopes and dreams for the central themes of each message, namely the rule of law... Read More

Peter Phillips wants to play games with fragile wage negotiations

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, January, 7 2018    

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. — Will Rogers  Read More

2018 will test Caricom's collective resolve

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, January, 7 2018    

In 2018, unless Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries eschew their tendency to pursue narrow national interests in the conduct of their international relations, each of them individually and all of them collectively will be buffeted by larger and more powerful... Read More

Early pension, late delivery

Sunday, January, 7 2018    

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The failing penal system

Jason McKay | Sunday, January, 7 2018    

The purpose and intention of sentences in a penal institution is to achieve the following:• Retribution• Protection of the public• Justice to the victim• Rehabilitation Read More

Ward Theatre and city Kingston — A personal memoir

Franklin Johnston | Friday, January, 5 2018    

The future of Kingston is linked to the Ward Theatre, and if we succeed with this effort at restoration it will give oxygen to Kingston's rebuilding. Read More

New year: Life and challenges

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, January, 5 2018    

WE are on the road with the new-born year 2018 from which we should be expecting changes and challenges — some of which have been in action already, at home and abroad. Even before the new year made its landing, a Jamaican-born family in the Bronx, New York, was affected by a... Read More

Weird case of the Antiguan 'Worl Boss'

BY ANTHONY DA SILVA | Friday, January, 5 2018    

Some Jamaicans living in Antigua are wondering if Prime Minister Gaston Browne will publicly distance himself from the name “Worl' Boss” which many of his supporters and political colleagues affectionately call him. Read More

Campaign finance reform: A level playing field

Ashley-Ann Foster | Thursday, January, 4 2018    

The political directorship has given a lot of lip service to campaign finance reform. However, we must always remember to give credence not to what people say but to what they do. Read More

Steady and cool heads must shape Ja's foreign policy

BY Fabian Lewis | Thursday, January, 4 2018    

 We are living in a brave new world. Well, that can't be said too much these days. Read More

Milestones in 2018

Michael Burke | Thursday, January, 4 2018    

A Happy New Year to everyone! This year 2018 has quite a few milestones, though not as much as last year.Slavery in Jamaica was fully abolished 180 years ago in 1838.Emancipation Day this year should therefore be more significant than others. Read More

A new year dawns but old problems persist

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, January, 3 2018    

Whatever foul mood one ends an old year in, there tends to be a sense of optimism and relief when the new one dawns. There is that irresistible feeling that the new cannot be like the old; that somehow the demons that followed one into the new year will be vanquished and one's future will be set... Read More



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