Lunacy and the US pro-gun lobby

Wednesday, October, 4 2017    

Anyone who expects the pro-gun lobby in the United States to bat an eyelid over the massacre in Las Vegas on Sunday night is basically wasting their time. Read More

Make these by-elections a template for the future

Tuesday, October, 3 2017    

So far, so good.The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Government has scored full marks for two big decisions regarding the by-elections set for October 30, 2017. Read More

Get the Appleton to Montego Bay rail service up and running, please

Monday, October, 2 2017    

This newspaper notes with interest word from chairman of the Jamaica Railway Corporation (JRC) Mr Ferris Ziadie regarding plans for the long-contemplated revival of passenger rail services in Jamaica. Read More

Mr Andrew Holness versus Dr Peter Phillips

Sunday, October, 1 2017    

It is clear that Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who has signalled his imminent intention to shuffle his Cabinet, and Dr Peter Phillips, the Opposition leader who has just named a 27-member shadow Cabinet, are preoccupied with what quality of leadership they wish to... Read More

WI must radically change ODI approach

Saturday, September, 30 2017    

The 0-4 thrashing of the West Indies by England in the just concluded One-Day International (ODI) cricket series in England underlined the extent to which limited overs cricket has changed over recent years. Read More

Financiers of guns as guilty as the bloodthirsty scum pulling the trigger

Friday, September, 29 2017    

Earlier this week the police reported that they had seized five firearms — a pistol and four M16 assault rifles — in the troubled community of Flanker, St James. Read More

Don't watch the messenger, watch the message

Thursday, September, 28 2017    

It did not receive anywhere near the level of media attention that it should, but the recent call by the National Democratic Movement (NDM) for a united, non-partisan front on crime is no less trenchant. Read More

When 1.2 billion tourists become 1.8 billion, will we be ready?

Wednesday, September, 27 2017    

Mr Taleb Rifai, the secretary general of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, has placed a very important question on the table as the globe observes World Tourism Day today. Read More

One 'Duppy Film' is worth a hundred ZOSOs

Tuesday, September, 26 2017    

As in the oft-quoted phrase “One picture is worth a thousand words”, so, it seems, one 'Duppy Film' is worth a hundred zones of special operations (ZOSOs). Read More

Crime as a source of poverty

Monday, September, 25 2017    

Such is the effect of crime that it is easy to get caught up in individual atrocities — reports of which darken the lives of Jamaicans on a daily basis. Read More

Presidents Trump, Kim Jong-un playing with (nuclear) fire

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

Nuclear scientists tell us that there are enough nuclear weapons in existence to destroy the world and make it uninhabitable for millions of years. Read More

Positive signs for new JFF head

Saturday, September, 23 2017    

New president of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Mr Michael Ricketts knows from long, hard experience that administration of football — or any other sport for that matter — is never easy. Yet he would have been comforted by the positive signs, even as... Read More

A good first step at the ECJ

Friday, September, 22 2017    

Finally, we are seeing a step in the right direction, albeit a journey that Jamaica should have long completed. Read More

Mr Montague owes PNP, country an apology if…

Thursday, September, 21 2017    

On Tuesday in this space we commended National Security Minister Robert Montague for inviting a member of the Opposition to join his newly formed Security Programme Oversight Committee (SECURIPOC). Read More

Our Caribbean neighbours need help in this their time of need

Wednesday, September, 20 2017    

Words cannot adequately describe the pain and despair we feel for our brothers and sisters in the Caribbean who have been affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria. Read More


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