Did the legislature err in enacting Section 4(1)(e) of the Bail Act?

BY EVERTON BIRD | Sunday, December, 17 2017    

I have taken the position or legal stance that the legislature erred in enacting subsection 4 (1) (e) of the Bail Act, in providing for judicial refusal of bail to a defendant who is charged with a criminal offence whilst on bail in another criminal matter previously before a court of... Read More

On the horizon: 'Battle for Tivoli'

Lance Neita | Sunday, December, 17 2017    

Dr Alfred Sangster, OJ, president emeritus of the University of Technology, Jamaica, has written a book on what he calls The May 2010 Battle for Tivoli . It focuses on the role of the security forces in that incident, and also includes... Read More

Divine intervention... what's that?

Al Miller | Sunday, December, 17 2017    

Carpe diem! Seize the day! Roman poet Quintus Horatius Flaccus, more popularly known as Horace, is credited with this, one of the oldest and most popular phrases in western history. It has been interpreted by some as a hedonistic call to live for the day without any thought of the future. For... Read More

Cuba and Ja: 45 years of fruitful relations

Ines Fors Fernandez | Sunday, December, 17 2017    

On December 8, 1972, four brave and independent Caribbean nations — Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad & Tobago — ended the isolation of Cuba from the rest of the world by establishing diplomatic relations with the Greater of the Antilles. Thanks to this act of bravery from... Read More

Deliver the Golding Report on Caricom

Sunday, December, 17 2017    

What has become of the report of a Jamaican commission that reviewed the Caribbean Community and Common Market (Caricom)? It has been almost nine months since the commission's chairman, Bruce Golding, submitted the report to Jamaica's prime minister, Andrew Holness, on... Read More

Work, slavery and a right to tertiary education

Franklin Johnston | Friday, December, 15 2017    

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

Robbing the innocents of Christmas

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, December, 15 2017    

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?

Sis Jo Anna Belmonte | Thursday, December, 14 2017    

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

PJ Patterson | Thursday, December, 14 2017    

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


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