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Zones of special operations

Canute Thompson | Sunday, July, 23 2017    

There is no doubt that Jamaica faces a serious crime problem, but in my view the problem is a chronic rather than an acute one. A chronic problem requires interventions that deal with root causes, not just manifestations. The zones of special operation Act (ZOSO) is a... Read More

The relevance and state of US-Caribbean relations — Part 2

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, July, 23 2017    

This commentary continues the discussion on the relevance and state of US-Caribbean relations against the backdrop of a publication by the Washington-based Centre for Strategic and International Studies, entitled 'The relevance of US-Caribbean relations — Three views'. Read More

What a Festival!

Lance Neita | Sunday, July, 23 2017    

They call it the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), but we of the older generation still refer to it as simply, Festival. Read More

Should acid assault be a capital crime?

Franklin Johnston | Friday, July, 21 2017    

Acid is a terrorising substance more so than a knife or a gun. A blade or bullet wound will heal with little trace, but acid disfigures. Read More

The big word — Diaspora

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, July, 21 2017    

In a matter of days members of our family in 'Farrin land' will be on spot, ready to tek charge in the name of Diaspora. Few, if any, of our seniors, when they left here long time ago, reckoned that one day they would return, like other people, hoping they will be welcomed... Read More

Special zones Bill probably won't work, but...

Sashakay Fairclough | Friday, July, 21 2017    

After decades of accusations of being soft on crime, the Jamaican Government has finally decided to try something different. They realised that the age-old ideas and strategies, which were downright failures for P J Patterson's People's National Party and Bruce... Read More

Moon landing and Jamaica 48 years ago

Michael Burke | Thursday, July, 20 2017    

Exactly 48 years ago, today, three American astronauts landed on the moon. At the time, Richard Millhouse Nixon (later of Watergate infamy) was president of the USA. It is likely that the USA is planning a big celebration in 2019 for the 50th anniversary of the event. It was a historic... Read More

Audley's $8-million headache

Raulston Nembhard | Thursday, July, 20 2017    

To a man who has $1 billion in a bank account, $8 million may not seem like much. So will it not to a person who has amassed a fortune and can literally buy whatever he or she wants. But to a poor person who can never dream of having $8 million in his lifetime, this amount is a heck of a... Read More

The possible effects of medical cannabis on public health — a pharmacist's perspective, Part 2

Rohan McNellie | Wednesday, July, 19 2017    

We started this conversation on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, we now focus on cannabis use in adolescents: Read More

Nurses under stress as violence near-cripples the public health system

Adella Campbell | Wednesday, July, 19 2017    

' Health system buckles under pressure' was the Jamaica Observer news headline on July 7, 2017. Read More

The girl who sullied the bandana ... or is that what really happened?

Tuesday, July, 18 2017    

What a firestorm we have to deal with only weeks away from Independence Day. Read More

The JDF as a military university

Tuesday, July, 18 2017    

The National Poppy Appeal Committee seminar was held on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at the Jamiaca Defence Force's (JDF's) Moneague Training Camp. The main aim of the seminar was to strengthen communications between the national committee and the respective parishes in... Read More

Two sides of the coin

BY REV AL MILLER | Monday, July, 17 2017    

 Tackling the Right Problems!The growth and development of a nation can only effectively take place in an atmosphere of peace and stability. Conflict simply produces fear and destruction. Read More

The relevance and state of US-Caribbean relations

Ronald Sanders | Monday, July, 17 2017    

The Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC has produced a publication entitled, “The Relevance of US — Caribbean Relations – Three Views”. The title is misleading. Read More

Not surprised at PNP's response to Shaw's telephone bill dilemma

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, July, 16 2017    

Proverb: Quatti buy chubble, hunjed poun' cyaan pay farri Read More



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