Like universities everywhere, UWI, Mona is trying to increase its resources and decrease its dependencies. In the past few years the campus has been more welcoming to business and re-inventing itself as a revenue earning institution. Read release
The Goat Islands proposed development by Chinese investors has given environmentalist and other concerned with our natural heritage a cause célèbre. The Government of Jamaica may be considering the diversity rich Portland Bight Protected Area as ideal for building a transshipment hub to give the country a much needed economic boost. On TVJ’s All Angles, host Dionne Jackson Miller talks to the usual suspects and gets a mouthful. Watch video
Tamara Scott-Williams says Audley Shaw should shelve his ambitions to lead the JLP and be prime minister. She would prefer someone not allied with decades of lack lustre economic performance; fresh blood that can move the country forward. Scott-Williams likens our scenario to the current world domination of our track athletes under the expert coaching of Stephen Francis and Glen Mills. We need leaders who will bring out Jamaica’s best.
Once again a Jamaican artiste has been barred from performing on the international stage because of homophobic comments. Queen Ifrica’s sound off during the Independence Day Grand Gala has resulted in Canada withdrawing the work permit for the popular reggae artiste to perform at Rastafest. A Ministry of Youth & Culture statement deemed Queen Ifrica’s comments inappropriate for a national, state-funded event, especially with so many children in attendance.
“There is nothing wrong with Jamaica that cannot be fixed by what is right with Jamaica.” These words from the Governor General’s recent Independence Day message struck a cord with British High Commissioner David Fitton. Our impressive Grand Gala and the infectious energy of Jamaica's people are examples what is right about the country. Despite the challenges, like Sir Patrick Allen, Litton feels there is a good side that can contribute to putting right the bad.