Tue | Sep 25, 2018

In Focus

Published:Sunday | July 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Hope is always important for a people, and so is a belief that a country is mature enough and sufficiently disposed to doing the right thing that it can claim economic independence. The idea of economic independence has been mooted by Dr Nigel...

Published:Sunday | July 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica's Ministry of National Security unveiled a project to connect, collect and use the closed-circuit Television (CCTV) content of private entities under an initiative called JamaicaEye. The idea is to tap into and then collect privately owned...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:16 AMDr Orville Taylor

After my articles over the past two weeks, some of my friends took issue with burning of other nations' flags being floated around by Jamaicans who otherwise call themselves patriots. And let me make it clear, I have love for all humanity and thus...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

There are actually fewer migrants crossing the Mediterranean and landing in European Union countries this year than in any other recent year: only 37,000 so far, although the flow will increase with good summer weather. But they are nevertheless the...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica is well advanced in achieving what appears to be a massive erection for use and enjoyment by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade.The location of this erection facilitating foreign affairs is Port Royal Street in the general...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

If the minister doesn't trust the data, what about you and me?When I teach Research 101, I tell students that one definition of 'fact' is what the official data say unless one has a better data set of one's own.So we accept that the population of...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Latisha Bravo is one of the most recent victims of intimate partner violence to reach the front page of Jamaica's national newspapers. Her brutal murder by her boyfriend is a tragic example of the horror of intimate partner violence (IPV) that is...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMLord Ahmad

The 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks in the United Kingdom gives us a fitting opportunity to celebrate UK-Caribbean relations and the invaluable contribution the Windrush Generation has made to British society...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Chinese have had under wraps, for some time, a massive plan for an industrial park in St Elizabeth. This could be a game-changer as far as Jamaica's development goes. What makes this undertaking meaningful is that it is bold, innovative, large-...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Recently I saw where Tina Pinnock, known professionally as HoodCelebrityy, a Jamaican dancehall singer and songwriter from The Bronx, New York, signed to Epic Records. She released two mixtapes in 2017. After having only one hit song, the record...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

"Give me your tired, your poor,Your huddled masses yearning to be free,The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me." Part of Emma Lazarus' 1883 sonnet placed by the US Statue of Liberty.American media are...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 9:03 AMWesley Morris

We have a serious education issue which the country must face for the future welfare of its children. There is such a breach of the duty of care that the headmaster should resign and serious consideration should be given to closing this school as...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:38 AMGordon Robinson

As the Manchester Parish Council (MPC) fraud investigation draws closer to PNP headquarters, the PNP humiliation, of which I warned last Sunday, is looking more and more imminent. Meanwhile, Nero fiddles; PNP burns. Let’s recap: After...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In the online site 'design boom', the following is written about part of a Mexican community and the reversal of negatives. "In the city of Ensenada, in Baja, California, Mexico, police have placed an ally in the sky: a DJI Inspire 1 quadcopter...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Yea, you wear Brazilian and Peruvian hair, drive German motor cars, ride motorcycles from Japan, don Clarks from England, eat cookies from Denmark, chocolate from Switzerland and work in Spanish-owned hotels. But you are Jamaican, and face it, the...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The recent revelation that the British Government deported hundreds of Caribbean nationals, many of whom migrated to the UK under the Nationality Act of 1948 as citizens of the Commonwealth, and were granted indefinite leave to remain, is, in the...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

We may be too absorbed in our domestic issues, small and big, to have really noticed how much the world and our own country have changed in the wake of the summit of G7 nations that was just held in Canada. Or as one observer put it, it was more a...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

"We are getting a new US ambassador.""Finally.""Yes, he's from Arizona and I believe he is Hispanic.""Oh, no! That means we are going to have to let in a lot of Mr Trump's Mexican rapists!""I doubt it, but we should remind him that we are more...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

"Recently thought of deleting my Facebook account and start using Twitter, but realised it's not easy. Facebook has become like the boyfriend I no longer like but scared todump because I've invested so much time in the relationship."- Manasa Rao...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The recent furore over the naming of a section of the North-South Highway after former Prime Minister Edward Seaga has resulted in the well-known malady of selective remembrance. Petty political supporters on both parts of the partisan zinc fence...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Conflicts have had their genesis in religious parochialism, which is primarily linked to Christianity. Hold your bows and arrows before you start taking aim.In English parlance, there is BC (Before Christ) and AD (Anno Domini - in the year of our...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:55 AM

These thoughts are excerpts of the contribution to the ongoing Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives by Ronald Thwaites, member of parliament and opposition spokesman on education. Long ago, the political...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Last Tuesday at the troubled and highly extorted Chancery Street travel hub, the 14-year old youngster boarded a minibus on his way to his home at a valley community in semi-rural Red Hills.A student of Meadowbrook in eighth grade, I have known him...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The best-laid plans of mice (and men) aft gang agley.From media accounts, long-anticipated challenges to fill PNP vice-presidential posts are materialising as aspirants join the scavenger hunt in droves. Incumbent vice-presidents Fenton Ferguson,...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Great Migration to Great Britain of the Jamaican peasantry began in 1948 when 482 men paid their £28 fare and boarded the Empire Windrush vessel bound for London. In the next 10 to 15 years, hundreds of thousands of Jamaican men, their wives and...

Pages

Subscribe to In Focus