Fri | Aug 14, 2020

In Focus

Dr Nigel Clarke

In this third column in my multi-part series on the “Rebuild Jamaica” COVID-19 Economic Recovery Task Force Report, I want to highlight the key role of the private sector in supporting Jamaica’s robust recovery from COVID-19 and beyond. The task...
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Prime Minister Andrew Holness addresses Jamaica Labour Party supporters who turned out for the opening of the Clarendon North Central constituency office in Chapelton.

Two Saturday’s ago, I spoke briefly with a senior member of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), someone who is close to the inner circle of the party and someone who would know about the election date. “I am obviously interested in the date, and I know...
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Sherine Virgo speaks with the media as her husband, Dale Virgo, looks on outside of the Supreme Court in Kingston on Friday, July 31, 2020.

This is a comment on the recent decision of the Full Court between the young child and her parents against Kensington Primary School and departments of government, where a policy restricting the wearing of dreadlocks at the school was found not to...

As we approach another anniversary of Emancipation Day, everyone should take this opportunity to honour the men and women, enslaved and free, whose activism forced the colonial British Government to pass the Emancipation Act of 1833 (effected in...

The COVID-19 pandemic is the most serious global public-health threat in a century and is easily the most damaging global economic crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s. It is wreaking health, social, and economic havoc in every country;...

In the 1950s when I was a child growing up, it used to be the norm that during summer holidays, children would contract all sorts of bodily undesirables. Ticks, lice, ‘bruken out’ (a scaly condition of the scalp), worms, foot conditions (most...

On September 12, 2020, there will be an election for the next president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the most important regional development finance institution of the Americas. This election will present a choice between a 21st-...

Here again is another case in which the celebration of the life of a dearly departed brings the family together to reflect upon its existential oneness. The Caribbean family is giving thanks for ten years of Weekes, the life of Sir Everton, who...

On page 196 of the Integrity Commission report, one section goes as follows: “Based on the documentary evidence provided herein, the director of investigation questions whether the strategic placement of certain individuals in key positions at...

The COVID-19 pandemic is the biggest crisis to hit humanity since World War II. Not only has it cost the world more than 500,000 deaths, it has also led to a sharp economic downturn and countless job losses. In March end India imposed a lockdown to...
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