Say Goodbye to Alex Jones and Infowars

Can you imagine this guy is the face of hate message and since recently was free to share his ridiculous conspiracies on several streaming...
Dr. Peter Phillips, Opposition leader of the Peoples National Party.

What Is The Crime Reduction Price For The Jamaican Opposition Party?

Jamaica is known worldwide for its beaches, culture, Reggae music and a place where crime is a national embarrassment.  To combat the growing crime...

How To Eat Food You Hate: Seafood Thai Curry

I will not tell anyone how to cook their food but doing it home cook style is actually better for you. Over the...

Five Reasons The 2018 FiFA World Cup Was Successful

The world could be facing several issues and crisis but one thing was certain, France football fans put their concerns aside to watch the...

The Unrecognizable American Politics

Throughout our lifetime we will live through periods that give us leaders that do not reflect the ideals we hold dear, but for the...

How should Jamaicans build a strong football culture?

Television sports commentator and humorist Mr Oral Tracey recently raised an interesting but age-old topic.Since Uruguay with a population of 3.4 million people can be a dominant force in global football, Jamaica with its population of 2.8 million should also be able to do very well in the so-called beautiful game, he argued.

Myopia of politicians and nations

“Inattentional blindness”, also known as perceptual blindness, is a psychological lack of attention that is not associated with any vision defects or physical deficits, but an individual's failure to perceive an unexpected stimulus that is in plain sight.

Jamaicans have a right to know

It is our hope that the Government will heed the advice of the Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) and senior editors regarding post-Cabinet press briefings which, we are told, will resume on Wednesday (July 11) following a protracted break.

Dr Peter David Phillips — the other side

On the night of the People's National Party's (PNP) 1972 devastating 37-16 victory over the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), with the dashing Michael 'Joshua' Manley basking in national adoration, a young reporter with a disrespectful smirk, asked outgoing Prime Minister Hugh Shearer if the JLP could recover as a viable party. The tall Hugh Lawson Shearer looked down, met the reporter's eyes fully and offered an irrefutable truth:“Young man, no Government lasts...

Proven method of long term incarceration

The use of the word 'war' has differed in its application since the days it was viewed as a description of infantry invading with an intention to defeat, occupy and conquer. The use of the word 'war' in the popular term 'the 'crack wars of the 90s' is often represented in films featuring southern Los Angeles. The 80s in Florida experienced 'the cocaine wars', which led to murder rates of 800 per annum from an average of 150.

A new political culture for the new Jamaica

Hope is being able to see that there is light, despite all of the darkness. — Desmond Tutu There is hope of a new Jamaica; the year 2018 being a turning point! There are some potent signs which, to the insightful eye, are indicators of hope. What are they?

The road (names) less taken

The north-south link of Highway 2000 was in my sights again when it took me from St Ann to Kingston last week. I use the name guardedly as it has been officially named the Edward Seaga Highway.

Donald Trump: An emperor or disaster on the world stage?

The Donald Trump presidency in the US harkens to a period when protectionism dominated world politics. He heralds the revival of supremacy that invigorates his base through a hegemonic exhibition of exclusion and admonishment congruently derailing allies and foes.

Justice free of politics

As controversy currently surrounds the appointment of a judge to the Supreme Court of the United States, the ease with which a new chief justice of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) was installed on July 4, 2018, without any political involvement, should be cause for pride in the Caribbean.

So much to gain from Caricom unity

It was really hard on Caricom to be holding its 39th heads of government conference during the World Cup. There they were, discussing and signing off on life-changing issues, and there we were, glued to 'the greatest show on Earth'. Lucky for them, but to the sorrow of many, the great Brazil lost to a powerful Belgium on Friday, and so folks could drown their sorrows in some positive news out of the conference which ended the same day.

Redress of Windrush suffering must not be isolated

The Windrush victims may be separated from their enslaved ancestors by multiple generations, but their treatment and need for redress is not dissimilar. Jamaican poet Claude McKay made the point in 1922 regarding the legacy of intergenerational suffering from slavery to the colonial period when he wrote his poem Enslaved:“Oh when I think of my long-suffering race,For weary centuries despised, oppressed,

The circular economy: A new business model

The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them. — Albert Einstein Two weeks ago I watched a short, animated film called The Story of Solutions by the award-winning film-maker and environmentalist Annie Leonard. She described the current economy as a board game in which players are expected to produce and produce regardless of whether what is produced is beneficial to them or not.

Quashee takes centre stage

The various traits of the personality of the Negro slave fell into a general pattern that has been recognised all over the New World.Stanley Elkins has analysed what he termed the “Sambo Personality”. His description bears a remarkable resemblance to those that existed in Jamaica. The term used in Jamaica to designate this personality pattern was “Quashee”.

The Economy Mia Mottley Inherited in Barbados

BARBADOS - For the first time in the history of the country, the people elected their first female Prime Minister who was sworn into office on May...

Doing good on the Sabbath

It was a lovely morning, last Saturday, when scores gathered at the entrance of the Police Officers' Club on Hope Road for the Law Enforcement Torch Run. This event is held worldwide by members of the security forces to raise funds for their countries' Special Olympians. We can be proud that Jamaica was the first country outside of the US to start the torch run several decades ago.



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