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Updated daily 7 days a week, 24 hours a day en-us copyright Jamaica Observer, 2011 Portia Simpson Miller: Pushed out ‘legacy-less’ http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/Portia-Simpson-Miller--Pushed-out--legacy-less-_89748 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13539948/250274_w300.jpg Local Opinion Sunday, February 19, 2017 12:00 AM They’re going to do it http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/They-re-going-to-do-it_88994 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13553694/251324_w300.jpg Local Opinion Sunday, February 19, 2017 12:00 AM We reap what we sow http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/We-reap-what-we-sow_89984 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/12630313/183593_14085_repro_w300.jpg Local Opinion Sunday, February 19, 2017 12:00 AM A sit-down with a living legend http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/A-sit-down-with-a-living-legend_89865 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13606311/255261_82121_repro_w300.jpg Local Opinion Sunday, February 19, 2017 12:00 AM Facing the truth — Part 1 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/Facing-the-truth---Part-1_89866 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13652385/259050_w300.jpg Local Opinion Sunday, February 19, 2017 12:00 AM The gig economy can erode youth unemployment http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/The-gig-economy-can-erode-youth-unemployment_89840 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13649694/259023_85458_repro_w300.jpg Local Opinion Friday, February 17, 2017 12:00 AM The crime thing: What’s gone so wrong? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/The-crime-thing--What-s-gone-so-wrong-_89833 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13649688/259014_85441_repro_w300.jpg Local Opinion Friday, February 17, 2017 12:00 AM Take the PNP back to Norman Manley, Peter Phillips http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/Take-the-PNP-back-to-Norman-Manley--Peter-Phillips_89642 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13630295/257268_83936_repro_w300.jpg Local Opinion Thursday, February 16, 2017 12:00 AM Will insurers begin covering medical marijuana? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/Will-insurers-begin-covering-medical-marijuana_89641 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13647020/258670_85275_repro_w300.jpg Local Opinion Thursday, February 16, 2017 12:00 AM Scale up HIV/AIDS programmes behind bars http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/Scale-up-HIV-AIDS-programmes-behind-bars_89640 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13647019/258671_85277_repro_w300.jpg Local Opinion Thursday, February 16, 2017 12:00 AM Let’s put Trelawny to the ‘TEST’ http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/Let-s-put-Trelawny-to-the--TEST--_89657 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13646727/258581_85170_repro_w300.jpg Local Opinion Thursday, February 16, 2017 12:00 AM The Church, pressed on every side, but not crushed http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/The-Church--pressed-on-every-side--but-not-crushed_89595 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13105917/212756_w300.jpg Local Opinion Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:00 AM Marriages a fix for Jamaica's crime problem? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/Marriages-a-fix-for-Jamaica-s-crime-problem-_89499 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/12928684/201096_w300.jpg Local Opinion Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:00 AM The absurd consequences of a ‘right to privacy’ http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/The-absurd-consequences-of-a--right-to-privacy-_89610 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13644159/258452_85096_repro_w300.jpg Local Opinion Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:00 AM Police officers must not act as judges http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/Police-officers-must-not-act-as-judges_89484 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13195232/220468__w300.jpg Local Opinion Tuesday, February 14, 2017 12:00 AM No to preventative detention! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/No-to-preventative-detention-_89460 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/12841063/195927__w300.jpg Local Opinion Tuesday, February 14, 2017 12:00 AM Are we going to allow these posts to propel Jamaica into a crisis? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/Are-we-going-to-allow-these-posts-to-propel-Jamaica-into-a-crisis-_89458 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13386319/236942_63840_repro_w300.jpg Local Opinion Tuesday, February 14, 2017 12:00 AM A case of life and death... literally http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/A-case-of-life-and-death----literally_89346 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13638973/258072_84753_repro_w300.jpg Local Opinion Monday, February 13, 2017 12:00 AM Shoddy arguments about blacks in history http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/Shoddy-arguments-about-blacks-in-history_88866 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/12907130/199683_28619_repro_w300.jpg Local Opinion Monday, February 13, 2017 12:00 AM Might as well call it ‘Black Entertainment Month’ http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/Might-as-well-call-it--Black-Entertainment-Month-_89332 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/10387036/George-Stinney_w300.jpg Local Opinion Monday, February 13, 2017 12:00 AM The people badmouthing the Israel visit are wearing blinders visit are wearing blinders http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/The-people-badmouthing-the-Israel-visit-are-wearing-blinders-visit-are-wearing-blinders_88995 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13567926/252304_78952_repro_w300.jpg Local Opinion Sunday, February 12, 2017 12:00 AM In the court of public opinion: Portia vs the pundits http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/In-the-court-of-public-opinion--Portia-vs-the-pundits_89140 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13620905/256473_83263_repro_w300.jpg Local Opinion Sunday, February 12, 2017 12:00 AM The downward spiral of #vigilante justice http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/The-downward-spiral-of--vigilante-justice_88438 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13635813/257666_84528_repro_w300.jpg Local Opinion Sunday, February 12, 2017 12:00 AM     Punitive, preventative & participatory action http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/Punitive--preventative---participatory-action_89142 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13630337/257303__w300.jpg Local Opinion Sunday, February 12, 2017 12:00 AM The things that are certain — Death and taxes http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/The-things-that-are-certain---Death-and-taxes_89245 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13635865/257861_84541_repro_w300.jpg Local Opinion Sunday, February 12, 2017 12:00 AM