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It has to be the police

Linton Gordon | Thursday, January, 11 2018    

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7 reasons Montague should resign (or be reassigned)

Canute Thompson | Thursday, January, 11 2018    

Robert “Bobby” Montague never wanted to be the minister of national security and he has given at least seven reasons for which he should be asked to resign or be reassigned. There are three characteristics that make for an effective, and possibly a great leader. These are... Read More

Time come, Mr PM, time come

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, January, 10 2018    

At the time of writing there have been over 40 murders in Jamaica since the start of the new year, mostly by the gun. The nation ended 2017 with over 1,600 murders — the third-highest to date. The devastating truth is that the country continues to bleed from a... Read More

A case study of lawlessness in Ja

Wednesday, January, 10 2018    

It is difficult to argue against the observation that the breakdown of law and order in Jamaica is essentially a fait accompli. I say this against the background of the debacle on New Year's Day which saw the sole thoroughfare to and from Kingston's Norman Manley... Read More

NIDS... into this new year

Alexander Scott | Tuesday, January, 9 2018    

The debate recently about the National Identification and Registration Act (NIDS) is done and dusted after doing the rounds in both Parliament and the media. It has naturally been met with strong support along with an equal amount of dissent. Supporters say the Bill is of utmost necessity as the... Read More

Jamaica's crisis of leadership

Tuesday, January, 9 2018    

There is a very serious crisis of leadership in Jamaica today at all levels of the society. However, this glaring deficiency continues to be exhibited primarily by whoever runs this country from the hallowed halls of Jamaica House. Since the attainment of political... Read More

Call lethal injection the vile torture it is

Stephen Cooper | Tuesday, January, 9 2018    

In a New Year's Eve display of liberal newspaper death penalty abolition... Read More

No need for blame game in Palisadoes debacle

Mario Christie | Monday, January, 8 2018    

I wish to make a response to a letter to the editor published in the Jamaica Observer on January 4, 2018, titled 'Gov't's inaction the reason for Palisadoes debacle'. Read More

Bauxite legacy projects making waves in Discovery Bay

Lance Neita | Monday, January, 8 2018    

In keeping with the fact that a new year means renewal, Discovery Bay residents are looking forward to the opening of two visitor attractions in early 2018 — a renovated Puerto Seco Beach, and a push cart-based show called 'Show Kart', which is catching the... Read More

Fighting monsters: Incorrigible corruption?

Ashley-Ann Foster | Monday, January, 8 2018    

Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you. — Friedrick Neitzsche  Read More

2018: The same old, same old cannot cut it

Al Miller | Sunday, January, 7 2018    

The new year has rolled in giving us new opportunities and creative possibilities to develop our dreams, both personal and national. The atmosphere from December of the commencement of a season of national repentance that has carried into the new year is the ideal... Read More

The rule of law and a kinder, more gentle society

Sunday, January, 7 2018    

The prime minister's recent Christmas and New Year's messages provide useful platforms for deep and particularised reflection on the prospects for the realisation of his, and the society's, hopes and dreams for the central themes of each message, namely the rule of law... Read More

Peter Phillips wants to play games with fragile wage negotiations

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, January, 7 2018    

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. — Will Rogers  Read More

2018 will test Caricom's collective resolve

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, January, 7 2018    

In 2018, unless Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries eschew their tendency to pursue narrow national interests in the conduct of their international relations, each of them individually and all of them collectively will be buffeted by larger and more powerful... Read More

Early pension, late delivery

Sunday, January, 7 2018    

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