Generation Lost - I WANT TO GROW UP!
WITH WELL over 2,000 children and young adults murdered in Jamaica over the past five years, at an average of more than 400 per year, Jamaica is undoubtedly on a path to self-destruction, experts agree. "What we are doing to ourselves is self-destructive," comments anthropologist Dr Herbert Gayle. "This is what we call social suicide!"
- Mega ammo probe at JRA
- West Portland hotly contested - A must-win, says PNP We're taking nothing for granted, says JLP
- Generation Lost - GSAT dreams shattered
- Independent schools struggling ... Some teachers sent home, parents pulling children
- Pastor counts blessings
Wanted: young, able men!
JAMAICA has been losing some of its ablest young men in the most productive phase of their life. An average of 667 men between the ages of 25 and 39 are murdered annually, leaving children fatherless, families broken and an economy that needs their input, wanting.
- Government vows to continue funding education
- Spousal abuse a growing concern
- Redundant workers seek counselling - Men devastated
- JCC hails Court of Appeal decision
- Party calls for probe into Tsvangirai crash
Low-income women at worst risk from recession job cuts
Though Jamaican men have borne the brunt of job cuts, further fallout could have disastrous consequences on women from low socio-economic strata, local labour and business officials have said.
- Help needed to survive
- Are you living beyond your means? Reduce expenses to create wealth
- Starting all over - Getting back on your feet after a financial loss
- The new BNS boss
- Smallbiz - 'I need more control'
- All not well for April rollout of E10 gas
- Venture-capital market needed - Jamaica Chamber of Commerce
Jamaica vs USA - Americans call for Sprint Challenge
A sprint challenge between the world's two power-houses, Jamaica and the United States, could take place later this year. The Americans issued a challenge to Jamaica in a letter delivered to Teddy McCook, president of the North America, Central America, and Caribbean Track and Field Association, in Florida yesterday.
- Young netballer living her dream
- The umpire's decision should be final
- Do-or-die match for Jamaica's young Boyz
- World Junior champ fails to make 100m final at Carifta Trials
- Jamaica in control at Alpart
- Easy hat-trick for Regal Selection
- Arnett, Waterhouse in big clash
- Man U, Chelsea in FA Cup semis
- Strong start for WI
- NCB Sporting Clays tourney on at Caymanas
EDITORIAL - Time for hard decisions
If there is any good in last week's downgrade by Moody's, the rating agency, of Jamaica's sovereign bonds, it is the effect it might have in strengthening the resolve to fashion a budget with elements that, otherwise, might have been politically unpalatable.
- An 'F' for education-financing policy
- Corruption in the spotlight
- Insults and red herrings
- The mother of all laws
Letter of the Day - Suggestions for Audley Shaw
The Editor, Sir: The upcoming Budget presentation is likely to be one of the most difficult tasks that any administration has faced in recent memory. I am sure no one will begrudge Audley Shaw the job that he has to do.
Dancehall hurting reggae - Diaspora sounds off on 'daggerin' debate
A hot-button debate in New York on Wednesday, stimulated by the Broadcasting Commission's banning of lewd lyrics from the country's airwaves, ended with the conclusion that dancehall is a troubled genre poised to render Jamaican youths an endangered species.
- Jamaica's got soul
- Performing helps a child's development - Douglas Bennett
- The train's still coming for Ken Boothe
- Lewis makes debut as stage producer
- Shervington finds great 'second wind'
- 'Good Life' and laughter from Chuckleberry
A chat with Peter Abrahams
REAMS OF literature line the spacious living room of Coyaba, Peter Abrahams' home in the hills of Rock Hall, St Andrew. Two items reveal the evolving thinker: A copy of the book Caribbean Reasonings by Trinidadian Pan Africanist George Padmore, and a satellite dish that helps keep Abrahams in tune with world affairs.
- Sunday Sauce - Much do-do about nothing
- Remembering Edna
- Writers Prize winners to be revealed this week
- Literary arts - House for sale
- Did 'Motty' Perkins inspire book praising Manley?
- 'We should be concerned with breaking the silence' (An excerpt from 'Jamaica Journal')
Day of tropical splendour
It was Capital and Credit's time to shine and so they did at their day of tropical splendour at Boon Hall Oasis in Stony Hill, St Andrew, on Saturday, February 28. Here are pictorial highlights.
- MY DOWN TIME WITH ... Nari Williams-Singh
- Good manners at a low
- Food, fun and relaxation Indian-style
- Best places to live ... Upper St Andrew
- Island Outpost parties at Pure Lounge
- DOCTOR'S ADVICE - Never had an orgasm
- Raped by your friend
Jamaica's losing battle with corruption
Jamaica ranks 96 out of 180 countries in Transparency International's 2008 Corruption Perception Index, with only Guyana, Haiti and the Dominican Republic ranking lower in the region. Between 2006 and 2007 alone - just one year - Jamaica fell from 61st to 84th place, and last year we tumbled even a farther.
- Jamaica as an international financial centre
- Broadcasting Commission: Don't change course
- Michael Manley: nation-builder
- Fiscal budgets (Part I) - Prepayment of bauxite and alumina earnings
- Investment schemes - Religion or biology?
- Anansi, Miss Lou and the 'raw chaw' argument
GPS systems available locally
ARE YOU unsure of your destination but need to get there on time? Forget the cumbersome road maps or the need to ask directions: just plug in your coordinates and drive.