Tue | Jul 23, 2019

Commentary

Lingering environmental concerns notwithstanding, the Government, through the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ), is barrelling ahead with the long-standing plan to build a cruise ship facility on the Port Royal tombolo a few hundred metres east of...

On July 13, the Old Ball and Chain had her nose out of joint. Why? When she put Sunday lunch on the table, the family gathered (sans the Ampersand, who’s away) didn’t notice. Legendary commentator John Arlott once painted a word picture of iconic...

And they said a reggae show needed foreign acts to be successful. They said it needed American headliners to pull a crowd. Goes to show just how much ‘they’ knew. The Reggae Sumfest venue was so full on Saturday night, the fire marshal had to...

The shiprider agreement between Jamaica and the United States has as its principal objective the suppression of illicit maritime drug trafficking. This agreement is a natural consequence of our geographic location, with Jamaica laying as close as...

My plan was to talk about the great news coming out on the economy recently. The idea gestated when I read a tweet by economics professor Damien King (@DamienWKing) that said: “The unemployment rate has now fallen further to 7.8 %. 29,000 more...

Sunday gone, mi go a MoBay fi gi speech fi di PNP woman conference. Same day Peter Bunting im a launch fi im campaign fi turn PNP president. Wa mek im go clash wid di woman dem conference? It look like seh Bunting no want...

He had a wife and couldn’t keep her. It might sound like a nursery rhyme but the PNP’s problems are about how they misused or simply lost the ability or the focus on the Ps. Perhaps because it believed that the P’s hold on power would have...

It could happen here. That’s the warning from businessman Richard Pandohie, who worries that Jamaica may experience a social and economic meltdown like that of Venezuela if something is not done to close the gap between the rich and poor in this...

THE EDITOR, Sir: Taking a taxi in contemporary Jamaica is akin to attempting suicide. A sigh of relief is often audibly excreted by passengers upon arrival at their destinations unscathed. Passengers usually rush to call (or Whats app) their...

For playing the role of Wolverine in the X-Men film series from 2000 to 2018, Hugh Jackman, the Australian actor, holds the Guinness world record for the longest career as a live-action Marvel superhero. So when Jackman said, “I would love to have...
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