Tue | Feb 19, 2019

Commentary

Yesterday’s defection from Labour of seven members of the British Parliament will, as was the case nearly four decades ago, likely again reveal how difficult it is to up-end the entrenched two-party arrangement of Westminster-style politics...

Fifty-three million dollars worth of people rolled out on Sunday to participate in this year’s staging of the Sigma road race. I find it more impactful referring to the donation figure as opposed to the headcount, because it brings into focus...

Last year’s sitting of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination for English language recorded a 68 per cent pass (JIS News). Albeit satisfactory, passes in CSEC English language have always remained a long-standing...

As customers are by now aware, the current challenges with water supply in the Corporate Area are primarily related to an irreparable break on the 18-inch Ferry Transmission Pipeline, as it is buried under 35 feet of earth and road infrastructure....

In a country that is struggling to achieve higher levels of labour productivity, rewarding incompetence, underperformance, and bringing your business into disrepute is the last thing that is needed by an employer. The prime minister must tread...

It must have been déjà vu for the million or so Jamaicans who live in squatter communities listening to Thursday’s Throne Speech. Attempts to grapple with this problem and all its attendant social ills have eluded...

“My son is under a doctor’s care today and should not take PE today. Please execute him.” Since my father and mother never saw my report card or homework book because I relieved them of the hard labour of signing those useless...

Parliament is not the Church. It is a place where representatives of the people are supposed to represent the people. Parliament is hardly representative of the people, however. It is dominated by men and they are mainly middle class. That men have...

Most of the storylines are driving the international community’s understanding of the Venezuelan crisis centre on the Maduro regime’s gross mismanagement of the economy, and its clean break from democratic laws and tradition. However,...

Nobody could ever claim that Fayval Williams isn’t academically qualified for her new job. She has the benefit of an education from one of Jamaica’s top high schools, Ferncourt in St Ann, and two of the world’s finest universities...
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