Sun | Apr 18, 2021

Commentary

When, after the last election, Prime Minister Andrew Holness decoupled the agriculture portfolio from those for investment and trade and named Floyd Green to head the former, we hoped for energetic and transformative leadership from the young...

CHAKA-CHAKA SPELLING Long-long time before Babylon system start talk-talk bout ‘medical marijuana,’ Rasta done know seh di holy herb a fi di healing a di nation. Rasta study Bible an dem overstand ital livity. Inna Genesis 1:29, Jah seh, “...
Edmund Bartlett

As a minister of tourism for one of the world’s most tourism-dependent countries in the world’s most tourism-dependent region, I am in a safe position to say that the current pandemic has presented the greatest challenge to the sector that I have...

Jamaica is a violent society. Parents inflict violence on their children in the name of discipline, and order is enforced in political garrisons by the barrel – of a gun, or the fear of being stuffed in a barrel. Relations between the genders...

One day in early 1998, while I was working as the general manager of Le Meridien Jamaica Pegasus Hotel,the British high commissioner in Jamaica gave me the heads up about a forthcoming visit by Prince Philip. Having read and heard about Prince...

Last week’s disclosure of the findings of a survey showing that the bulk of trainees in early-childhood education do not want to teach mathematics has been heralded as a revelation of an imminent crisis. Rather, it is a reconfirmation of our...

The Caribbean is beautiful, but it is fraught with danger. Here in the northern Caribbean, natural disasters are hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, droughts, bush fires and a rare cold spell. In the islands of the eastern and south Caribbean,...

The government’s refusal to enact a less restrictive abortion law is clear evidence that it has very little interest in the reproductive rights of women. The Government is dominated by men who think they know what is best for women, and the time...

Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ declaration of solidarity with the people of St Vincent and his offer, if required, to deploy Jamaica’s Disaster Assistance Relief Team (DART), was not more than was expected in the face of the eruptions of the La...

A Gleaner editorial this past week stated: “Thus far, Jamaica has received 139,400 doses of vaccine – the 75,000 bought through the African Union’s Africa Medical Supplies Platform (AMSP); the gift of 50,000 doses from India; and 14,400 via the...
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