Extreme measures to control ZIKV - Jamaica part of pilot project to use genetically modified mosquitoes
The extreme difficulty in controlling the disease-carrying Aedes aegypti mosquito population has forced countries around the world to employ creative means in the ongoing fight against the vector. One such method is the sterile insect technique:...

Small ganja farmers overjoyed at approval of regulations
Potential small ganja investors are overwhelmed that regulations to guide Jamaica's legal cannabis industry have now been approved. Yesterday, a week after being appointed by Cabinet to lead the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), the new board of...

A Bajan crucifixion story
At a church service two Sundays ago, to celebrate the 61st anniversary of the founding of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP), there were some rather interesting sights with key party people giving each other high fives, for example, and also some equally interesting statements too, most notably the Prime Minister’s reference to a Barbadian crucifixion […]

Reggae and our tourism
The FAS Entertainment Reggae Festival got off to an amazing start for 2016. I had never gone to the beach aspect of the festival before, and decided I would try it this year. I happen to appreciate the music of Alkaline, even if his style is somewhat edgy. Come to think of it, Alkaline is […]

Red Thread condemns eviction of Stabroek vendors
Dear Editor, RED Thread condemns the treatment meted out to the Stabroek Market vendors by the Mayor and Town Clerk of the Georgetown City Council. The vendors are poor women and men, the majority of them single parents, scrambling honestly to earn a living to ensure the survival of themselves and families. They are citizens ...

Salman Khan’s acquittal: justice and the poor
Dear Editor ON December 10, 2015, the High Court of India acquitted Salman Khan [one of Bollywood’s biggest superstars] of all charges in the September 28, 2002 hit-and-run case when his Toyota Land Cruiser crashed into five men sleeping rough outside a bakery in the Bandra area of Mumbai. Noor Ullah Khan, 38, was killed, ...

New Insurance Bill welcomed by Raj Singh Insurance Brokers
Dear Editor, I NOTE with great interest and alacrity the Attorney General’s intention to table new legislation to repeal and replace the current Insurance Act of 1998. This is a welcome piece of legislation for which initial consultations commenced during the last administration and is now being introduced by the current Attorney General. This Bill ...