Opinion & Analysis – The Chronicle https://www.chronicle.co.zw Bulawayo's most popular daily newspaper Mon, 22 Oct 2018 09:31:04 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://www.chronicle.co.zw/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/08/cropped-chronicle_site_icon-32x32.png Opinion & Analysis – The Chronicle https://www.chronicle.co.zw 32 32 EDITORIAL COMMENT: Deal ruthlessly with currency manipulators, speculators https://www.chronicle.co.zw/editorial-comment-deal-ruthlessly-with-currency-manipulators-speculators/ https://www.chronicle.co.zw/editorial-comment-deal-ruthlessly-with-currency-manipulators-speculators/#respond Sun, 21 Oct 2018 22:05:29 +0000 https://www.chronicle.co.zw/?p=421167 ACTIVITIES of speculators and currency manipulators have pushed the country’s economy to the brink, evoking painful memories of the dark days in 2008 when Zimbabwe recorded astronomically high levels of inflation with attendant price hikes, shortages of basic commodities and fuel among others. The black market is back with a vengeance and hoarders of cash […]]]> https://www.chronicle.co.zw/editorial-comment-deal-ruthlessly-with-currency-manipulators-speculators/feed/ 0 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Consider cholera vaccination for all https://www.chronicle.co.zw/letters-to-the-editor-consider-cholera-vaccination-for-all/ https://www.chronicle.co.zw/letters-to-the-editor-consider-cholera-vaccination-for-all/#respond Sun, 21 Oct 2018 22:02:37 +0000 https://www.chronicle.co.zw/?p=421172 EDITOR: For a start, vaccinating 1,4 million people in cholera prone hotspots mainly in the capital City of Harare, Epworth and Chitungwiza sounds very necessary. While our Ministers led by His Excellency President Mnangagwa were also vaccinated and led the way in the fight against this deadly water-borne disease, it’s necessary that Government and the […]]]> https://www.chronicle.co.zw/letters-to-the-editor-consider-cholera-vaccination-for-all/feed/ 0 Zimbabwe economy in typical labour pains https://www.chronicle.co.zw/zimbabwe-economy-in-typical-labour-pains/ https://www.chronicle.co.zw/zimbabwe-economy-in-typical-labour-pains/#respond Sun, 21 Oct 2018 22:02:08 +0000 https://www.chronicle.co.zw/?p=421174 Caitlin Kamba, Harare Bureau SOME pains are just but a necessary evil and ought to be lived through than avoided if the benefits are to be harnessed in totality. Joys of motherhood come with excruciating pain, sweating and energy draining pregnancy, but at the end of it all is the feeling of fulfilment and self-actualisation. […]]]> https://www.chronicle.co.zw/zimbabwe-economy-in-typical-labour-pains/feed/ 0 EDITORIAL COMMENT:Unscrupulous fuel dealers should be punished https://www.chronicle.co.zw/editorial-commentunscrupulous-fuel-dealers-should-be-punished/ https://www.chronicle.co.zw/editorial-commentunscrupulous-fuel-dealers-should-be-punished/#respond Fri, 19 Oct 2018 22:05:06 +0000 https://www.chronicle.co.zw/?p=421057 Government has assured motorists that there is adequate fuel in the country and that measures have been put in place to ensure the country does not run out of the precious liquid. Energy and Power Development Minister, Dr Joram Gumbo, has said there is enough fuel to meet the country’s daily consumption at Msasa and […]]]> https://www.chronicle.co.zw/editorial-commentunscrupulous-fuel-dealers-should-be-punished/feed/ 0 Perspective:No to Fake News https://www.chronicle.co.zw/perspectiveno-to-fake-news/ https://www.chronicle.co.zw/perspectiveno-to-fake-news/#respond Fri, 19 Oct 2018 22:03:03 +0000 https://www.chronicle.co.zw/?p=421055 Stephen Mpofu It is probably time that proud Zimbabwean journalists close ranks against some local correspondents of foreign media who have demonstrated a penchant for fake news by putting money upfront against this country’s interests and with that their noble profession. A typical example of disinformation raising its ugly head was a few days ago […]]]> https://www.chronicle.co.zw/perspectiveno-to-fake-news/feed/ 0 Health:Mental health in adolescents, suicidal trends a call for help https://www.chronicle.co.zw/healthmental-health-in-adolescents-suicidal-trends-a-call-for-help/ https://www.chronicle.co.zw/healthmental-health-in-adolescents-suicidal-trends-a-call-for-help/#respond Fri, 19 Oct 2018 22:02:30 +0000 https://www.chronicle.co.zw/?p=421060 Andile Tshuma Suicides are becoming a worrying trend and it seems as though society is short of answers and solutions to the problem. Suicide is often a desperation measure after failed pleas for help. Well, it is a staggering fact that most Africans do not believe in therapy or seeking professional help when going through […]]]> https://www.chronicle.co.zw/healthmental-health-in-adolescents-suicidal-trends-a-call-for-help/feed/ 0 Main breast cancer risk factors https://www.chronicle.co.zw/main-breast-cancer-risk-factors/ https://www.chronicle.co.zw/main-breast-cancer-risk-factors/#respond Fri, 19 Oct 2018 22:02:08 +0000 https://www.chronicle.co.zw/?p=421061 We have talked about pretty heavy topics over the past weeks and I think we should keep it a little light or positive sometimes. However, that will happen next week. Today, we have to talk about another serious issue that is affecting hundreds of thousands of women globally. October is breast cancer awareness month which […]]]> https://www.chronicle.co.zw/main-breast-cancer-risk-factors/feed/ 0 Why businesses just have to be truthful when in a crisis https://www.chronicle.co.zw/why-businesses-just-have-to-be-truthful-when-in-a-crisis/ https://www.chronicle.co.zw/why-businesses-just-have-to-be-truthful-when-in-a-crisis/#respond Fri, 19 Oct 2018 22:02:03 +0000 https://www.chronicle.co.zw/?p=421041 Lenox Mhlanga How many times have we said that where a crisis can occur, it most certainly will? And who would have imagined that the cholera outbreak in Harare would catch some hallowed brands with their pants down? As the nation mourns the loss of life to the dreaded disease, our attention has turned to […]]]> https://www.chronicle.co.zw/why-businesses-just-have-to-be-truthful-when-in-a-crisis/feed/ 0 The importance of bride and groom details https://www.chronicle.co.zw/the-importance-of-bride-and-groom-details/ https://www.chronicle.co.zw/the-importance-of-bride-and-groom-details/#respond Fri, 19 Oct 2018 22:01:02 +0000 https://www.chronicle.co.zw/?p=421046 To say we love details is an understatement. We are in fact obsessed about your wedding details (lol). Quite often, we see brides and grooms forgetting about these little things (details). Mostly, it is because of the chaos that comes with the wedding day as there are so many things that need to be done […]]]> https://www.chronicle.co.zw/the-importance-of-bride-and-groom-details/feed/ 0 EDITORIAL COMMENT:Investment in new power plants vital https://www.chronicle.co.zw/editorial-commentinvestment-in-new-power-plants-vital/ https://www.chronicle.co.zw/editorial-commentinvestment-in-new-power-plants-vital/#respond Thu, 18 Oct 2018 22:05:47 +0000 https://www.chronicle.co.zw/?p=420999 It was refreshing to learn yesterday that the country ran for seven days last week on locally generated electricity. This had not happened in many years as domestic power-generation capacity is low. The reasons behind this below-par output are many but major ones are that most of the infrastructure is aged thus cannot operate efficiently, […]]]> https://www.chronicle.co.zw/editorial-commentinvestment-in-new-power-plants-vital/feed/ 0