Sun | Feb 28, 2021

Commentary

One of the best-kept recent secrets about The University of the West Indies (UWI), despite its open availability on the Internet, is a report delivered more than six months ago on how the university manages its affairs, and of the dire state of its...
COVID-19 vaccines purchased

That a COVID-19 vaccine is the light at the end of the pandemic’s tunnel is a truth universally acknowledged, from the very outset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Wealthy countries’ governments supported and subsidised the accelerated development of a...

A lot of people are sick and tired of virtual entertainment. They want to party in the flesh. And that’s precisely what they’re doing. They don’t give a damn about the consequences of their actions. They’re living in the moment and to hell with...

Kenneth Leopold Allen has been characterised as an icon of journalism, but to those of us who knew him personally, he was that and much more. However, if his parents had had their way, a career in journalism might not have happened. Ken liked...

The claims of a second data breach of JamCOVID is not only worrisome about the safeguards of personal data of travellers; it also highlights a significant issue of data security, governance and trust that need to seriously be in place, no matter...

Every day, I record the latest COVID-19 statistics of positive cases, deaths and number of samples tested, and analyse the data. The first case was detected on March 10, 2020, and so it was about this time last year that the first Jamaicans were...

THIS NEWSPAPER’S report on Sunday of the worsened finances of Jamaica’s universities highlighted again the need for a robust debate on how, and who, should pay for higher education – a question around which the country has tiptoed for too long....

I am a postgraduate alumnus of The University of the West Indies (UWI). At the UWI, I learned how to think in interdisciplinary ways, grappling with questions through critical thinking. The basic scaffolding of a university education: posing...

For a long time, Jamaica faced significant fiscal challenges, with high levels of unsustainable debt. These challenges saw us running fiscal deficits over many years, with Jamaica’s debt levels soaring to as high as 147 per cent of Jamaica’s gross...

There is a maxim that we often reach for in the face of obduracy by governments. It is that what’s worse than formulating bad policy, is implementing them. We would add, for the specific circumstances, persisting with the obvious mistake. In the...
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