Editorial

Reggae Girlz need our long-term support

We note the pledge by Miss Khadija Shaw that the Reggae Girlz will make Jamaica proud at the FIFA Women's World Cup next month.We take her at her word, for in truth Jamaica's national women's team has been an inspiration. Read More

No more speaking with 'water in the mouth', NWC
Finally , we are starting to see signs that some amount of thought is being engaged in dealing with the water crisis that has been plaguing Jamaicans for decades.... Read More

The coming dementia: We better 'tek sleep mark death'
In a new and alarming report, the United Nation's World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the number of people living with dementia is expected to explode from approximately 50 million today to 152 million by 2050.... Read More

The curious case of Mr Darien Henry and Cumberland High School
There's something awfully amiss in the developments at Cumberland High School, St Catherine, regarding the behaviour of the school board as it concerns Acting Principal Mr Darien Henry.... Read More

Ganja industry could go up in smoke

Tuesday, May, 14 2019    

We are acutely aware in this space that Jamaica's fledgling marijuana industry is overshadowed by much deference among a significant section of our population, who are still to be convinced that it is good for our country. Read More

Towards a better Jamaica

Monday, May, 13 2019    

This newspaper feels compelled to return to a column highlighted in yesterday's Sunday Observer headlined 'The Silent Revolution' written by Mr Axel van Trotsenburg, the World Bank's vice-president for Latin America and the Caribbean. Read More

A 'big up' for SDC T20 cricket

Saturday, May, 11 2019    

This newspaper welcomes recent news that the Social Development Commission (SDC) has attracted sponsorship support worth $40 million from rum company J Wray & Nephew Ltd for its popular, annual Twenty20 cricket competition. Read More

Great value in a National Health Insurance Plan

Friday, May, 10 2019    

While data showing that only 20 per cent of the population has health insurance is not new, it certainly should jolt us all to consider the value that a National Health Insurance Plan (NHIP) will offer to Jamaicans. Read More

HEART-felt gestures to a not-so-stupid girl after all

Thursday, May, 9 2019    

Jamaicans get excited every time they read a feel-good story of extraordinary honesty, as happened in the case of the inner-city mom who returned what could be millions of dollars she found recently in a banking machine booth. Read More

'Save nature to save ourselves'

Wednesday, May, 8 2019    

The headline on the Agence France Presse (AFP) report on a landmark UN assessment of the state of nature probably best summed up the gravity of the environmental threat facing mankind: 'Save nature to save ourselves, UN report pleads', it read. Read More

Rooms on the Beach: What Mr Vaz and Mr Paulwell have in common

Tuesday, May, 7 2019    

The sordid history of political corruption in this country has made it extremely difficult to give politicians the benefit of the doubt when it comes to even the most remote appearance of official graft. Read More

The CPL another potential boon for Jamaica's tourism

Monday, May, 6 2019    

Much as we are pleased with the return of Mr Chris Gayle to the Jamaica Tallawahs, this newspaper is even happier that the Twenty20 cricket franchise and the Jamaican Government have apparently settled their differences. Read More

End the nonsense about China taking over Jamaica

Sunday, May, 5 2019    

Jamaica recently signed the US$1-trillion Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) of the People's Republic of China, and in so doing joined more than 100 other countries including our sister Caricom nations of Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago. Read More

We cannot become lax with security measures at sporting events

Saturday, May, 4 2019    

There was a time, decades ago, when hooliganism of the type which marred the Red Stripe Premier League football final on Monday night was fairly commonplace in Jamaican football. Read More

World Press Freedom Day: Take nothing for granted

Friday, May, 3 2019    

Today's observation of World Press Freedom Day will no doubt serve to remind us in Jamaica never to take for granted the healthy press freedom we currently enjoy because many countries elsewhere are not as fortunate. Read More



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