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Chen Daojiang (left), ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Jamaica, looks on as Professor Dale Webber, pro- vice-chancellor and principal, The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus, signs a cooperation agreement for a material testi

The announcement that China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) and The University of the West Indies (UWI) will jointly develop a civil engineering laboratory to service UWI Mona Western Jamaica Campus in Montego Bay reflects that kind of practical...
These Jamaica Hope calves gather around a milk bucket fitted with nipples to accommodate mass feeding at the Manchester cattle farm operated by UC Rusal.

Help me with some big issues we are afraid of confronting. Last week, the finance minister announced what he considers to be a decisive blow against rollover employment contracts in the public service. Sounds good. So will all contract workers be...

I checked out The Gleaner piece, “Jamaica still ranked low on Corruption Perception Index”, published Tuesday, January 31, 2023. It was on Jamaica’s position in Transparency International’s 2022 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) country rankings....

All the countries of ‘the Americas’ i.e., those in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean, are experiencing political, social and economic trials to some extent. In large part, these trials in most countries are the result of several...

Almost all of us who grew up or lived in the Caribbean call their mother by many variations of ‘mother’ – including ‘mummy’, ‘mammy’, ‘ma’, ‘mooma’ and, when the chips are down, out, and needing replenishment, there is ‘mother dearest’. Fathers are...

Jamaica’s willingness to send police and soldiers to be part of a multinational force to help return public order and security to Haiti has the general support of this newspaper. But Jamaica must not merely be an appendage to another Great Power...

It was Edward Seaga who famously said that “Elections don’t set up like rain”, but it is clear to me that it would be political suicide for a prime minister to call any election – local government or general – in the current Jamaican political and...

Pedestrians continue to constitute one of the main categories of road fatalities but there is seemingly little to no attention paid to road safety for these road users. In 2022, 488 people were reportedly killed in road fatalities with 74 per cent...

Between Dr Nigel Clarke’s tactical release of information and leaks by other sources, Jamaicans are facing an olfactory assault from a swampy management culture at Stocks and Securities Limited (SSL) and a spectacular failure of regulation that...

The police beating and subsequent killing of Tyre Nichols in Memphis, Tennessee, on January 7 was shades of George Floyd, 2020. Except this time, it wasn’t a gang of white police officers thrashing an unarmed black man. All five officers involved...
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