Columns

Abortion: No neat Society, the law and compassion

Howard Gregory | Sunday, November, 4 2018    

WITH the proposed review of legislation governing abortion in Jamaica the issue has been defined by some as a moral issue, and so it is to a large extent. Read More

'Potato pioneer'

Gilfred K Morris | Sunday, November, 4 2018    

“Di sinting nyam so bad!” (This thing tastes so bad). This was the response of many old-timers to the eating of the newly introduced Irish potato in the late 1890s. How could they ever have dreamt that this new crop would become such a staple of our Jamaican diet, and that it would... Read More

Ja Chamber of Commerce charts new path

By Josimer Scott Observer writer | Sunday, November, 4 2018    

The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC), over the next few months, will explore new frontiers in Africa and Latin America in order to “improve export-led growth” among its membership. Read More

No one answer

Sunday, November, 4 2018    

As the debate continues in Parliament on the issue of abortion, clergyman Howard Gregory offers a sober review of the subject matter. He suggests that any consideration of abortion carries a human and experiential element that must be considered as we formulate our positions. Gregory posits that... Read More

Are the Maroons mentioned

Shalman Scott | Sunday, November, 4 2018    

OCCASIONALLY when I make reference to the Jamaican Maroons in my writings, there are a few respondents, some of whom parade as being of direct descendants to the Maroons and often, in an opaque manner, seem to suggest that I am against the Maroons. Read More

The significance of the US midterm elections

Bruce Golding | Sunday, November, 4 2018    

No midterm elections in the United States have attracted as much attention as those to be held on Tuesday. They have already smashed all previous records in terms of fund-raising, voter registration, early voting turnout, and the proportion of women running for... Read More

Time for a Caribbean OAS secretary general ...But who?

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, November, 4 2018    

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Road to October 30, 1980

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, November, 4 2018    

A child who does not listen to the rules of his parents will listen to the rules of the vultures. — Setswana proverb, Botswana  Read More

PEP and critical thinking is not a quick fix!

Franklin Johnston | Friday, November, 2 2018    

The acronym PEP (Primary Exit Profile) entered our lexicon with controversy, yet it speaks to an ancient rite of passage from child to adult. Today we do not approve genital mutilation or combat, as we believe mind is more than body. We mastered rote and recite Genesis to Revelation from... Read More

Replenish and repair

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, November, 2 2018    

After feeling the drought earlier in the year, it is expected that Mona dam will be providing a generous supply of water. We can hear some saying, “What a glory that will be!” Read More

Stalin saved Europe and the world

By Michael A Dingwall | Friday, November, 2 2018    

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Use social media to combat climate change awareness

BY Vanesa M Williams | Thursday, November, 1 2018    

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Heroes, saints on Earth vs the 'Church Militant'

Michael Burke | Thursday, November, 1 2018    

Today is the Feast of All Saints in the Roman Catholic Church and also in many of the mainline Protestant churches. Read More

America at a decisive crossroads

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, October, 31 2018    

As it stumbles toward the midterm elections like an elephant with a stake in its foot, America and its democratic ideals have reached critical mass. The canons of decency, and so far gentlemanly behaviour, which once defined the presidency and which were once assumed or taken for granted, are... Read More

Setting structure and priorities

BY Elizabeth Morgan | Wednesday, October, 31 2018    

The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU) met in Brussels on October 18 for the first round of technical negotiations for the post-Cotonou agreement. Read More



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