Fri | Apr 3, 2020

Commentary

PETER BUNTING’S initiative to support elderly people in his Central Manchester constituency who are confined to their homes because of the COVID-19 crisis is an idea worthy of being scaled up nationally, although not necessarily in the form...
Prime Minister Andrew Holness makes a statement to Parliament during a hastily arranged sitting of the House of Representatives on Tuesday. The Opposition said they were informed too late and had counter proposed a Wednesday morning sitting.

A letter was published in The Gleaner on April 2, 2020, titled ‘Wrong move, PNP’. As a concerned citizen myself, I felt moved to respond to some of the conclusions made by the well-intentioned author with respect to what transpired regarding...
Many Jamaicans plan to prepare fish for meals on Good Friday, an act the result of churches historic observance of abstinence from meat during lent as an act of penance.

The weeks-old islandwide closure of bars and other places of nocturnal entertainment, followed by this week’s nightly 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. islandwide curfew, has confined most of us to our homes. Where spouses tend to quarrel, and children tend to...

In my article on January 8, I outlined the Caribbean’s foreign trade policy agenda for 2020, but I certainly did not see COVID-19 on the horizon. With drastic global action to contain and mitigate the impact of this coronavirus, the foreign trade...

Among the most difficult tests of a leader’s commitment to the deeper principles of democracy is his willingness to adhere to constitutional order rather than opt for expedience, or the easy way out, even in times of crises. That is why this...

A few weeks ago, in a maiden keynote presentation titled ‘21st Century Demands: Implications for Education and Educational Leadership’, I focused on what are some 21st-century demands, 21st-century skills, and the paradigm shift needed in education...

The human dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic reach far beyond the critical health response. All aspects of our future will be affected – economic, social, and developmental. Our response must be urgent, coordinated, and on a global scale and...

WHEN I was two years old, Back to the future was the movie of the century. There were flying cars, supercomputers and multiple futuristic apparatus that seem mind-boggling and yet entertaining. The Jetsons cartoon was my all-time favourite, as I...

AS THE world reels from the COVID-19 pandemic, discussions about a vaccine against the virus, or other forms of antiviral treatment, centre primarily on the laboratories of North America and Europe, especially the United States. Except, perhaps,...

WITH A number of communities under lockdown due to the efforts of the Government to limit community transmission of the COVID-19, a number of social issues have arisen. The most pressing right now seems to be the inability of some citizens to...
Subscribe to Commentary