Tue | Jan 28, 2020

Commentary

While no one, of whatever political persuasion, should find anything to celebrate in Jamaica’s slippage in Transparency International’s 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), the Holness administration oughtn’t to be surprised at the decline. For...

The subject of libraries has been in the news recently. There is a feeling in some quarters that with the onset of social media and Wi-Fi, libraries have become obsolete and should be closed. Things become obsolete when they are no longer used or...

As we embark on a new decade, we come knowing that education is the key to our success. We should all be encouraged by that consensus but deeply concerned that at this stage, we still have not got it right. Last Friday was recognised by countries...

Despite the impressive macroeconomic numbers which Jamaica has been enjoying since 2014, high and sustained economic growth still eludes the country, up to this point. The latest attempt to use moral suasion to increase consciousness around the...

I make no bones about the lack of flesh on this measure called the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), but one purpose it serves is to tell us what the nation feels about the level of corruption in this country. As I’ve consistently indicated,...

Two Fridays ago, Sir Roy Augier was awarded the highest honour that is conferred by The University of the West Indies: the Chancellor’s medal for distinguished service to the Caribbean region. Established in 1998 on the occasion of the 50th...

We are all emotional beings. The problem is that one half of the world’s population is consistently being told they are not emotional but rational. And this is the badge of honour they wear. When the going gets tough, they must muster up all the...

The University of the West Indies welcomes opportunities to participate in this meaningful discourse on higher education funding within the Caribbean context. It is arguably one of the main development challenges facing our regional community...

Recent happenings at two of the country’s tertiary institutions have demonstrated how things can fall apart when boards do not give reasonable attention to their legal and ethical responsibility to provide oversight of the institutions they are...

It just happened in Jamaica, but with a vengeance and some missiles. According to The Gleaner (January 13, 2020), vector-control personnel carrying out fogging exercises are facing hostility from residents across Jamaica, with the latest reported...
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