Sun | Jun 24, 2018

Commentary

Even after Parliament has debated the Golding Report, this newspaper, as is probably the case with most Jamaicans, is none the wiser about what Jamaica expects from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), or wants it to be.For while the report is,...

Watching that movie about Wakanda, I would have never guessed it would manifest right away in likkle Jamaica. But we are a very stoshuss set ah people, so it shouldn't have been a complete surprise when Hollywood dreams became Kingston reality in...

It's supposed to be 'Puerto'. Spanish for port. But the foreign word has been Jamaicanised, like Ocho Rios. Our pet name for the town is Ochi. It's only foreigners who say 'Ocho' for short. Their abbreviation is logical. But language is a...

Recently, there have been several bits of good economic news which, like the finance minister, Nigel Clarke, this newspaper believes are worthy celebrating.There was, for instance, Dr Clarke's revelation, based on the Survey of Living Conditions,...

The majority of Jamaicans who are black and not financially wealthy have an excruciatingly hard row to hoe.It appears that they have absolutely no needs or rights which our leaders and successive generations of public servants take any account of....

The present awkward vice-grip from which the Holness administration now struggles to extricate itself, clamped on tightly by various extremely adhesive alleged corrupt practices, would not have come as a surprise to those who are adherents of karma...

Over the last 30 years, in seeking to stem the free flow of murders and gang activity across the island, successive national security ministers have shuffled the deck of familiar strategies to try to find the winning formula.Every year during the...

The allegations of cronyism and other governance failures at Petrojam have caused public attention to be focused on what is a perennial matter of concern for Jamaicans - corruption, or the perception thereof. Eight of 10 Jamaicans believe that their...

'Breathes there the man with soul so dead,' is the first line in the poem by 19th-century poet Sir Walter Scott, and it is quite fitting as a descriptor of President Trump, his obvious personality abnormalities, and the rogues gallery of a cabinet...

Last week, during an on-radio discussion related to plastics and their harmful effects on the environment, one of the participants lamented on the seeming futility of clean-up efforts within Kingston Harbour vis-a-vis the continuous accumulation of...
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