Understanding this new era in our economy

Friday, August, 17 2018    

The recent public debate on the depreciation of the Jamaican dollar has been ardent and, in some cases, desperate. Read More

RGD, let's not begrudge the Church its little 'benefits'

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

The Church in Jamaica has not been a mere religious body concerned only with the spiritual element and a life of faith among its members. It is not by any means academic to ask where would Jamaica be without the Church. Read More

Mr Whittington Cole must not die in vain

Wednesday, August, 15 2018    

The horrific story in yesterday's Jamaica Observer about the fatal attack by dogs on a 66-year-old man as he walked in his community of Hampton Green, St Catherine, late at night is an appalling commentary on the state of affairs in this country. Read More

Is the PAAC safe in Dr Wykeham McNeill's hands?

Tuesday, August, 14 2018    

Opposition Member of Parliament Dr Wykeham McNeill is doing a splendid job as chairman of the 54-year-old Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) of Parliament. Read More

NASA's mission to the Sun, important and amazing

Monday, August, 13 2018    

Mr Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of the Science Mission Directorate at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), probably described best the significance of the agency's launch yesterday of an unmanned mission to probe the... Read More

Should people be free to dress as they like in public?

Sunday, August, 12 2018    

How people choose to dress is a matter of personal choice and that choice is governed by preference, taste, fashion, tradition, and pragmatism. What is practical depends on what a person can afford and the weather/climate. Read More

WI with much to do ahead of Cricket World Cup next year

Saturday, August, 11 2018    

That the West Indies are a far way from where they should be in order to compete effectively at next year's International Cricket Council (ICC) 50-over cricket World Cup in England and Wales is well established. Read More

Mr Steele is correct; this is more than a cigarette issue

Friday, August, 10 2018    

It's highly possible that even if the Government slashes the tax on cigarettes, as is being recommended by Carreras Managing Director Mr Marcus Steele, the illegal trade could still thrive. Read More

A tale of two PR releases

Thursday, August, 9 2018    

There is a stark difference in the way the public relations people at the State-run Urban Development Corporation (UDC) and the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) handled two potential scandals facing the two entities. Read More

A bit of encouraging news on the farming front

Wednesday, August, 8 2018    

Amidst all the problems affecting this country — crime, violence, corruption, indiscipline, disorder in public spaces, and the lot — we had the privilege of publishing a bit of encouraging news on Monday this week. Read More

Giving up Independence or death before dishonour?

Tuesday, August, 7 2018    

Around this time every year many Jamaicans become reflective, frequently asking what is the meaning of Independence. The views of some readers, as published in the Jamaica Observer's North and East publication yesterday, are quite instructive. Read More

Let's stop farm thieves, even as we bring science to agriculture

Monday, August, 6 2018    

For the dwindling number of people who can clearly remember the birth of the independent Jamaican nation in 1962, a major disappointment is agriculture. Read More

Money cannot buy integrity and honesty

Sunday, August, 5 2018    

Recent events resulting in the belated resignations of a minister of Government and the chairman of the board of directors of a public entity serve to highlight the importance of how to ensure good governance. Read More

IAAF move against trafficking of athletes very appropriate

Saturday, August, 4 2018    

We note that even as international attention was focused on human trafficking at a major conference in Montego Bay late last month, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) was formalising new rules to eliminate, or at the very least, minimise the... Read More

We weep for Venezuela

Friday, August, 3 2018    

We took no pleasure in publishing the Agence France Presse (AFP) report on Wednesday of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro admitting that his economic model has “failed”. For what that admission has reinforced is the fact that the Venezuelan people are undergoing severe... Read More


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