Sun | Jan 20, 2019

In Focus

Everybody knows Jamaica recently voted to approve an OAS resolution "to not recognise the legitimacy of Nicol┬Ěs Maduro's new term as of the 10th of January 2019".The resolution tabled against Maduro was proposed by the USA and seconded by Argentina...

Cecil doesn't remember it, but when he was about 10 years old in 1972, his aunt, who raised him, told him that his mother carried him to her five years before and told her that she had to leave the island in a hurry and she would soon be back.That...

Since declaring the dengue outbreak on January 3, I have interacted with hundreds of Jamaicans, all of whom are anxious over the disease while being bombarded with news of an increasing number of cases, including the deaths of some of our children....

The Gleaner's editorial of Friday, January 11, 2019, would perhaps have done readers a better public service if the writer had attempted, ahead of the analysis presented, to get a fuller understanding of the funding policy for students up to age 18...

For more than 10 years, I have strived mightily in these columns to convince you that in this world, nothing is as it appears.My mission has been to show you, proclamations by political, social, religious, and business leaders require careful...

Through the 450 systems operated by the National Water Commission (NWC), on average, 180 million gallons of water are produced each day. It costs the NWC $120 per gallon to produce water, which is then sold at $220 per gallon.Only 30 per cent of the...

Rape is a crime that is often not reported. According to police data, reported rape cases declined from 863 in 2013 to 442 in 2017. However, rape survivor silence raises questions about the data, especially where in an estimated seven out of ten...

"No delay! No backing down!" The voice of Vaz, minister in charge of the environment. And very much, too, the voice of vendors. The ban on single-use plastic products rode in with the New Year, but as the minister clearly understands, it's going to...

Jamaica is currently thrashing about in the throes of political excitement, shouting "Lock them up!" in a knee-jerk reaction to the auditor general's Petrojam report that's as short-sighted as it's wishful.The good news is that Jamaica already owns...

Even the most well-seasoned politician who has seen the underbelly of governmental corruption and knows of its, seemingly, systemic permanence will readily agree that corruption and failed state are partners in the same long waltz.I am not among...
Subscribe to In Focus