Tue | Apr 7, 2020

Commentary

Published:Friday | December 27, 2019 | 12:46 AM

There are times when it makes sense for governments and opposition parties to horse-trade on policy. Indeed, this newspaper has, in the past, recommended the approach to the People’s National Party (PNP) in seeking the Government’s embrace of the...

Published:Friday | December 27, 2019 | 12:43 AM

Once again, tallawah Jamaica has copped the coveted Miss World title, all courtesy of our very own Ms Toni-Ann Singh. I join with my countrymen in offering heartiest congratulations on her achievement, and wish for her all the best in all future...

Published:Friday | December 27, 2019 | 12:42 AM

“Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall; All the king’s horses and all the king’s men Couldn’t put Humpty together again.” There is hardly a more fitting lampoon of the fool’s recalcitrance than is found in that...

Published:Friday | December 27, 2019 | 12:41 AM

As this will be my last column for 2019, I would like to offer some reflections on the year that was. On the environmental front, the high point for me was the implementation of the national ban on single-use plastic bags. The naysayers warned of...

Published:Thursday | December 26, 2019 | 12:20 AM

Dave left his company’s Christmas party at about 5:30 last Sunday morning. As he moved out of the Golden Triangle and made the turn on Eastwood Park Road and ‘shot it like a bullet’ in his very expensive high-end SUV towards the northern end of Red...

Published:Thursday | December 26, 2019 | 12:19 AM

An important fact of the Government’s reported agreement to lease 3,600 acres of land at Long Pond, Trelawny, to the All-Island Jamaica Cane Farmers Association (AIJCA) is that it isn’t for real estate development. Unlike at Bernard Lodge, St...

Published:Thursday | December 26, 2019 | 12:16 AM

This holiday period, amid the merriment of cocktails and cooler fêtes, the temptation to overindulge will undoubtedly present itself. As we knock back beers and let loose to ‘lyme’, reminders to consume alcohol responsible bear repeating – and...

Published:Thursday | December 26, 2019 | 12:14 AM

With Christmas upon us and the year almost ended, I asked myself, what has this Christmas, and so many others past, meant for me? A time to rest, spoil my family and close friends in a season of giving [and getting] and, generally, overindulging...

Published:Wednesday | December 25, 2019 | 12:15 AM

It is not an infrequent temptation to despair about life in Jamaica, bombarded, as we are, by the stratospheric level of homicides and other crimes, social disorder and the absence of a big economic breakthrough that manifests itself in the visible...

Published:Tuesday | December 24, 2019 | 7:18 AM

Individuals, as has been implied by fire chief Stewart Beckford, owe a responsibility to their own safety. So we understand Mr Beckford’s advice to partygoers over the Christmas season about where they fête. “There will be parties...

Published:Tuesday | December 24, 2019 | 12:34 AMAlrick Davis/Guest Columnist

Jamaica is known globally for its reggae music, cultural accolades, sports activities, events, and, sadly, for violence; but never have we been known as a destination to obtain obeah! Is it that we have become so desperate for something to shift...

Published:Tuesday | December 24, 2019 | 12:28 AMChristopher Pryce/Guest Columnist

A few months ago, there were loud calls by the professional media fraternity and others for civil society to remain vigilant to protect access to information. By that, it meant public access via the Access to Information (ATI) Act, which grants the...

Published:Tuesday | December 24, 2019 | 12:26 AM

If you look under the Christmas tree, you’ll find among your gifts the eleventh annual Domino Awards inspired by the Khooky Khast of Kharacters from my domino-playing years, starring that happy-go-lucky idler, the Dunce. These awards are my...

Published:Tuesday | December 24, 2019 | 12:20 AM
Published:Monday | December 23, 2019 | 12:24 AM

Michael Abrahams Online Columnist Growing up, I used to hear the expression “children should be seen and not heard” ad nauseam. The initial meaning of the saying, an old English proverb from the 15th century, was that young women should not speak...

Published:Monday | December 23, 2019 | 12:23 AM

It is an important development that after 56 years, the Government has formalised a J$12.7-million trust fund to compensate/support Rastafarian victims of the Coral Gardens affair, in which the early independent Jamaican state abused its monopoly...

Published:Monday | December 23, 2019 | 12:23 AM

The Yuletide season is upon us once again. Every year it comes around faster than the year before. Some people love the Yuletide season because this is when they earn a living. Others love it because they look forward to the church services and...

Published:Monday | December 23, 2019 | 12:09 AM

There is no doubt that the world system is currently undergoing a sea of change. This affects the institutional foundations of multilateralism and the embrace of the politics of global development, which underpinned the relative stability of the...

Published:Monday | December 23, 2019 | 12:08 AM

What is going on at the Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts should never be allowed to happen, let alone to dribble on in the way it has been. This is another Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) scandal; this time, not about...

Published:Sunday | December 22, 2019 | 1:11 AM

Let’s say I don’t charge National Security Minister Horace Chang for the shirt he caused me to ruin, he still owes me a cup of coffee. Here’s how it happened: I’m sitting down with my coffee in de big bright morning. I open up the newspaper while...

Published:Sunday | December 22, 2019 | 1:10 AM

The impeachment saga in the United States (US) is a fowl fight and this cockroach is only interested in it not being a foul fight. After all, we have enough issues of our own and, certainly, we do not need to appear to be meddling in the internal...

Published:Sunday | December 22, 2019 | 1:10 AM

Tingz bad wid wi fi true. Wi love foreign food too much. Coconut oil an powder did bad enough. From all bout: Trinidad an Tobago, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia an Sri Lanka. Now dem a import coconut water? From Guyana? Wa...

Published:Sunday | December 22, 2019 | 1:10 AM

Although the evidence against Donald Trump is overwhelming and seemingly unimpeachable, it is nigh impossible that he will be convicted, and removed, by the Senate on the two articles of impeachment that have been made out against him by the US...

Published:Sunday | December 22, 2019 | 12:59 AM

As the bustling season begins to crescendo, the multimillion-dollar Christmas roadworks are in full swing. We see curbs being painted. We see slapdash asphalting. We see the overgrown shrubbery being cleared. However, with all the merry workers...

Published:Saturday | December 21, 2019 | 12:20 AM

The world has barely blinked at the news that United Nations (UN) peacekeepers fathered hundreds of children in Haiti then turned their backs on the women they raped and the children they bore. This is Haiti, a country struggling to overcome deep...

Pages

Subscribe to Commentary