Writing in this newspaper four months ago, Peter Melhado, a relatively young, respected and public-spirited businessman, highlighted what he perceived as an "innovative" approach to public-sector project development and management in which he had become involved.
CARIBBEAN AIDS prevention advocates fear that crucial funding to sustain hard-won gains over the last decade could dry up by year end. Financial support from the Geneva-based Global Fund could cease because Jamaica and other Caribbean states, having been classified as 'middle-income' countries, no longer qualify as recipients of funding.
The unconscionable students at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, who disrupted exams last Monday are clearly suffering from a very bad case of entitlement. This is a common disease that makes victims lose their grip on reality. You become delusional. You begin to believe you deserve certain privileges based purely on your perception of your own importance.
May is Child Month. It's a good time to reflect on the condition of many of our children in Jamaica. Repeated reports in the newspapers, talk shows and other media highlight the pockets of good Samaritans around our nation who are reaching out to assist so many children who have little or no financial or emotional support. I am thankful for these caring individuals in our society.
The Jamaican Bar Association is reported in The Gleaner of April 24, 2012 as advocating for the abolition of the preliminary enquiry. This, it is said, will speed up the trial process and avoid witnesses being exposed to two trials.
Opposition spokesperson on education and human resources, Marisa Dalrymple-Philibert's Child Month message