Mon | Sep 16, 2019

Commentary

Audley Shaw seems to have rediscovered his voice and with it, a remembrance that agriculture is part of his ministerial portfolio. Many people will be happy – if it lasts and he sustains his advocacy. Last week, Mr Shaw, who is also the minister of...

At the resumption after the summer break, the members of the House of Representatives stood for the customary minute of silence in memory of three deceased former members, Dr Kenneth Baugh, Lawrence Broderick and Glenville Shaw. After about 30...

The letter in your September 7, 2019 edition, under the headline ‘PEP textbook errors embarrassing’, had a number of misleading and erroneous information based, unfortunately, on wrong assumptions, which may confuse your readers. Please see the...

 Pon Thursday, September 5, four day after her birthday, Queen Mother Mariamne Samad draw her last breath. She was 97, not 99, as some people a seh. She did born eena 1922, eena di belly a di Marcus Garvey movement. Fi her...

We are due some serious conversations in Jamaica, what with these traffic pile-ups, the ever-high road deaths, and the ongoing struggle to have some order on the roads. Road mortality has once again coursed past 300, so it is plain that we still...

It is a fact that many law-abiding citizens are bothered by the scale of recklessness displayed by motorists, especially those who operate public passenger vehicles. Indeed, more than 250,000 traffic tickets have been issued already this year for...

Like many Jamaicans, I watched keenly to see the outcome of the People’s National Party (PNP) internal election on Saturday, September 7, 2019. Admittedly not a huge Peter Bunting fan prior to the start of his campaign, I must admit to having...

David Lloyd George was not very much liked by Dame Margot Asquith, the wittiest woman in England at the time and wife of the man he succeeded as prime minister of England in 1916, Herbert Humphrey Asquith. Renowned for her wit, Dame Margot said of...

This newspaper desperately wants to take at face value Robert Montague’s assurance of a positive medium-term outlook for the Alpart alumina refinery and that its Chinese owners, Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company (JISCO), have been up front with the...

Now that he has defeated his rival, Dr Peter Phillips has a huge task on his hands. It is not just to unify the party. It is to rebuild the party’s democratic socialism. To my mind, this is the deeper and more critical need. Like many other...
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