Editorial

A place we have been before and can be again

Thursday, October, 4 2018    

A story on coastal clean-up in Rocky Point, Clarendon, in yesterday's Jamaica Observer, reminds us not only of the need for people to keep their environment clean but also of the great value of volunteerism and community service. Read More

Bamboo project is indeed sexy news

Wednesday, October, 3 2018    

Bamboo might not ordinarily sound like sexy news, but it is about to become so, given plans for the imminent launch of what is hoped to be a vibrant bamboo industry producing, among other consumer items, kitchen and facial towels, bed sheets, and diapers. Read More

The importance of protecting the Senate process

Tuesday, October, 2 2018    

Today we return to the issue of sexual abuse allegations which have been raging in the United States around the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh — President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court. Read More

Correct the Mandela Highway faults

Monday, October, 1 2018    

It's not for nothing that people at the lower rung of the socio-economic ladder often feel hard done by in every respect. Read More

Americans doing the right thing: FBI investigation should help to heal nation

Sunday, September, 30 2018    

Watchers of American politics would easily agree that few issues in recent times have so viscerally divided the United States as the allegations surrounding the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for a seat on the Supreme Court. Read More

Untimely blow to Windies cricket

Saturday, September, 29 2018    

This newspaper believes Mr Stuart Law, the outgoing all-format coach of the West Indies cricket men's team, made a positive impact. Read More

Harnessing tourism's power

Friday, September, 28 2018    

We didn't hear much about it locally, but yesterday was observed as World Tourism Day. Read More

If Dr Nigel Clarke keeps no other promise…

Thursday, September, 27 2018    

Minister of Finance and the Public Service Dr Nigel Clarke has made a solemn pledge to government employees that they will begin to get their pension payments within one month of their retirement. Read More

Commendable pledges from the G7 environment meeting

Wednesday, September, 26 2018    

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), we see, has established a hotline to receive comments and queries on the recently announced ban on single-use plastic bags, styrofoam and plastic straws, which the Government has said will take effect on January 1, 2019. Read More

The road not yet travelled

Tuesday, September, 25 2018    

The proposed thoroughfare from Spanish Town Road, via Seaview Gardens onto Marcus Garvey Drive, thus bypassing the Portia Simpson Miller Square, or Three Miles, St Andrew, reinforces the old adage: “A stitch in time saves nine”. Read More

Controlling crime beyond states of emergency

Monday, September, 24 2018    

This newspaper is on record as supporting the states of public emergency in sections of the country, as well as the various recent time extensions, even as we agree that this approach cannot be a long-term solution. Read More

World's poor looking to US, UK for economic wisdom

Sunday, September, 23 2018    

A decade after the global financial crisis of 2008 some lessons have been learnt and many of those seem to be forgotten already. One of the perennial economic policy mistakes is to let national political pride dictate economic policy. Read More

Peter Gould's initiative could transform Jamaica's football

Saturday, September, 22 2018    

Religion runs deep in the Jamaican psyche. Hence the celebrated comment from former head of the Jamaica Football Federation, Mr Tony James, at the official groundbreaking ceremony for the Mount Pleasant Football Academy in St Ann back in May of this year: Read More

Mr William McConnell's passing a big loss to Jamaica

Friday, September, 21 2018    

The passing of Mr William 'Billy' McConnell has left a void in the business community that will not be easily filled. Read More

Jamaican mango time in the US

Thursday, September, 20 2018    

Whether by coincidence or design, Agriculture and Commerce Minister Audley Shaw on Monday announced to importers in the United States that Jamaica would soon begin to export mangoes to that country, exactly four years to the day of the enabling agreement. Read More



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