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Published:Wednesday | February 6, 2019 | 9:22 AM

Dave Cameron is right about the perversity it would represent, should the current England-West Indies cricket series be remembered for Jason Holder’s suspension for the final Test, rather than the reinvigorated play of the regional team. But...

Published:Wednesday | February 6, 2019 | 7:03 AM

The private sector is supposed to be the engine of economic growth in most countries and is supposed to play a key role in the export of goods and services, especially in small, open developing economies such as Jamaica, and partners in the...

Published:Wednesday | February 6, 2019 | 7:01 AM

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) just concluded the staging of its 14th Regional Investment and Capital Markets Conference.

Published:Tuesday | February 5, 2019 | 12:02 PM

Before I came to Jamaica, I had been inspired by Africa. My mentors had included Eduardo Mondlane and Amilcar Cabral, the founders of the liberation movements in Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau. In 1972, I marched with the guerilla forces 30 miles...

Published:Tuesday | February 5, 2019 | 11:26 AM

I am writing in response to the upsurge of violence in Bull Bay, Jamaica, and the security forces’ response to the problem. As a member of the Jamaican diaspora here in the United States, and as president of the Jamaican Association of Rhode Island...

Published:Tuesday | February 5, 2019 | 12:25 AM

The need for the Holness administration to clearly articulate, and submit for public debate, its vision for Jamaica’s foreign policy, and the philosophy upon which it rests, has become even more apparent, and urgent...

Published:Tuesday | February 5, 2019 | 12:21 AM

For a church “abuzz with news of world president’s 11-day visit,” a reality check is in order. As Jamaica hosts Ted Wilson, “the leader of one of the fastest-growing country denominations,” meaning presumably, the...

Published:Monday | February 4, 2019 | 10:54 AM

This newspaper esteems the intellect of Ronnie Thwaites, as well as the empathy and commitment to social justice he has long brought to his private endeavours and his political and legislative work, in and out of government. So, we believe he has...

Published:Monday | February 4, 2019 | 2:36 AM

Tell me which agricultural commodity in Jamaica is not in the doldrums of underproductivity or unprofitability right now. Even ‘the queen’, ganja, as Mr Seaga has called it, cannot get off the ground due to bureaucratic and financial...

Published:Monday | February 4, 2019 | 2:34 AM

I have absolutely no sympathy for anyone who goes out to commit crimes with a lethal weapon. Anyone who has no respect for life deserves anything that he/she gets. But I don’t believe in capital punishment. Even killers can be reformed....

Published:Monday | February 4, 2019 | 1:39 AM

Once again, the abortion debate is raging in the public space and, as usual, persons on either side of this contentious divide are stridently positing their opinions. The topic often stirs up strong emotions, with highly opinionated people on...

Published:Sunday | February 3, 2019 | 12:30 AM

This month, towards its end, will mark a year since the promulgation of the law establishing the new Integrity Commission and the appointment of the five commissioners charged with overseeing its work. In that regard, the group, chaired by retired...

Published:Sunday | February 3, 2019 | 12:29 AM

Jamaica has fallen two places on the index of public corruption that surveys 175 countries worldwide. Jamaica has moved from 68 in the previous rating to 70 in the 2018 survey and the pundits have attributed this to the impact of the ‘...

Published:Sunday | February 3, 2019 | 12:16 AM

It would be so nice if when forecasting the country’s annual growth performance I could draw on the platitudes and unrestrained optimism of government leaders, where every project is a winner and every capital investment is a star. The...

Published:Sunday | February 3, 2019 | 12:16 AM

If you ask him whether or not he was involved in wrongdoing, the horseman former chairman of the Students’ Loan Bureau (SLB) will say ‘neigh’. The entire board, headed by Dr St Aubyn Bartlett, has resigned under another cloud of...

Published:Sunday | February 3, 2019 | 12:15 AM

Nine months ago, fire broke out in Papine Market and destroyed a substantial section of the roof. Up to now, it has not been fixed. Vendors have been forced to use tarpaulin to create a makeshift cover to protect themselves and their produce from...

Published:Saturday | February 2, 2019 | 12:24 AM

‘Once again, the abortion debate is raging in the public space and, as usual, persons on either side of this contentious divide are strid

Published:Saturday | February 2, 2019 | 12:19 AM

It’s getting tougher to manoeuvre about Kingston these days given the enormous amount of roadwork, which has been ongoing since early 2018.Indeed, it is truly a nightmare attempting to traverse roads such as Dunrobin Avenue, Constant Spring Road, and Mandela Highway...

Published:Saturday | February 2, 2019 | 12:12 AM

Those who explore post-traumatic slave syndrome should find their study of Jamaica a most enlightening case. This is a country not yet 200 years out of chattel slavery, but which has, in those years, produced Bogle and Marcus Garvey...

Published:Saturday | February 2, 2019 | 12:12 AM

The abortion debate in Jamaica is as old as time but there has barely been any positive action to provide women with access to safe, legal and affordable services to terminate pregnancies. Instead, we pussyfoot with our obligations...

Published:Saturday | February 2, 2019 | 12:12 AM

Many years ago, in its ‘Comments’ section, Britain's Guardian Weekly newspaper highlighted a name-calling incident between the Norwegian Environment Minister and his British counterpart...

Published:Friday | February 1, 2019 | 12:38 AM

Notwithstanding the certitude with which his permanent secretary, Sancia Bennett Templer, spoke before Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC), we concede to Prime Minister Andrew Holness that it was never his intention that the managers...

Published:Friday | February 1, 2019 | 12:37 AM

As we ruminate on the decision of the court to convict and sentence Police Constable Collis ‘Chucky’ Brown on charges of murder and consp

Published:Friday | February 1, 2019 | 12:36 AM

In its editorial yesterday, the Jamaica Observer reveals that it views abortion as a religious issue – “Once the debate enters the realm

Published:Thursday | January 31, 2019 | 12:26 AM

Every so often, Everald Warmington, the government frontbencher, reminds us that he has a potentially useful mind. As he did on Tuesday at a sitting of Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC), when he joined with opposition members in...

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