Tue | Jun 18, 2019

Commentary

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I believe that most of what is written on these pages reflects the opinion of the writer. However, there is room for facts. Last Friday, I read the following in an article by Peter Espeut: "Every year more girls are sent to high schools than boys

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THIS NEWSPAPER understands the emotional connection of Jamaicans to the national airline, Air Jamaica, and their concern over the likelihood of it being absorbed into Caribbean Airlines, the carrier owned by the Trinidad and Tobago government....

Published:Monday | February 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I'm not going to blame the Government's bonds debacle on any one political party. I'm blaming it on entrenched, poor financial management, lack of foresight, autonomous decisions by empowered so-called 'experts'...

Published:Monday | February 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Revisit extradition treaty - Jamaica may need to take another look at the extradition treaty it has with the United States and other countries as it seems more of an edict from a colonial power that an agreement between equal partners against criminal...

Published:Monday | February 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Education Minister Andrew Holness demonstrated commendable political skills at the University of the West Indies' (UWI) Mona campus last week when he over-rode the instincts of security officials and insisted that protesting students be invited close...

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

No better pork; no better barrel.

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

What do Bishop Herro Blair, Earl Witter, Greg Christie and Mary Clarke have in common?

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In his triumphant declarations of the success of the Government's rescheduling of over $700 billion of domestic debt, the finance minister, Audley Shaw, has been highlighting, correctly, the potentially...

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

When the Americans defeated the British and declared national independence, it was done by way of advancing the emerging spirit of democracy. - Sir Hilary Beckles

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Last January anxieties ran high about impending economic doom as world financial and commodity markets plunged.

Published:Saturday | January 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: I, too, would like to suggest that all scrap-metal shipments using the current method cease immediately. But I believe that the industry should become the business of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) which should now extend its scope to include an aspect of public health that has been neglected for too long, and I explain.

Published:Saturday | January 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I spent the last three Sundays horsing around and though it was not exactly horseplay, I did not start entirely from scratch. I was actually helping a crew to videotape the horse races at Beaumont Park, St Kitts, the newest and most beautiful horse-racing venue in the Caribbean.

Published:Saturday | January 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

We laud the out-of-the-box initiative of the Baptist Church in starting a farming programme in the tough Jones Town neighbourhood of Kingston. The initiative involves leasing 20 abandoned housing lots and putting in short-term crops. It is a new idea which reflects visionary thinking...

Published:Saturday | January 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: In the crevasse of hopelessness there is still hope to be found. When all hope fades, the last twine of it, like dying roots with one single thread and the aid of Mother Nature, hope again springs forth. I agree absolutely that CARICOM states must formulate an answer to Haiti's medium- and long-term needs.

Published:Friday | January 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

When the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) was introduced, it was felt that the General Certification Examination (GCE) was not catering to all the students in the system. At that time, only about 30 per cent of the students ...

Published:Friday | January 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I want to thank Ruel Reid for last Sunday responding to my column of January 14 entitled 'Change the system'. He is not just chairman of the National Council on Education, but currently is one of the education minister's top advisors.

Published:Friday | January 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Make your own job - I am always bemused by people like your letter writer 'The dilemma of an SLB delinquent', who were fortunate enough to attend a tertiary institution at taxpayers' expense, and when they graduate complain about not being able...

Published:Friday | January 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Karl Samuda, the industry and investment minister, will forgive our surprise at his announcement in Parliament this week of the intention of the state-owned Factories Corporation of Jamaica (FCJ) for a $1.6-billion bond issue to finance the construction...

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Haiti, our first republic in the Western Hemisphere and a proud symbol of 'Afro-defiance' in the so-called 'New World', continues to dominate the media nationally, regionally and internationally.

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

All Jamaicans should wish the latest Government of Jamaica (GOJ) reissued bonds all the best. Notwithstanding, the question needs to be asked: is this a credible programme? If it is voluntary, why were there veiled threats? Is it a default or is it an exchange?

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Not unexpectedly, Mr Owen Ellington, who has been acting as Jamaica's commissioner of police since towards the end of last year, has been officially offered the job, although the appointment has not yet been officially announced...

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper finds himself in a bit of a spot. He stands accused by his foes of having what Bill Clinton would have called 'an inappropriate relationship' with democracy. As in, remember what Bill did to Monica?

Published:Wednesday | January 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I SUPPOSE I oughtn't to be surprised at the 'poppy show' the hemisphere has made of the recent Haitian tragedy. Tears and fears are not what Haiti needs now nor has it ever. Earthquakes happen as do many other natural events (called disasters by those unfamiliar ...

Published:Wednesday | January 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I FEEL a bit guilty commenting on United States politics when we have so much to comment on here at home. However, I can't help my fascination with what has been taking place between the Obama administration and the electorate in America, as it reminds me...

Published:Wednesday | January 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Late last year, the National Water Commission (NWC) made some dramatic announcements about the reduced levels of water supply to the nation's capital. Graphic news photos of the minister of water walking on parched concrete inside a depleted Mona Reservoir...

Pages

Subscribe to Commentary