Columns

Ackaisha Green and moral imperative

BY N Parkin | Tuesday, June, 4 2019    

 Ackaisha Green, although poor, is a sophisticated young lady who possesses the capacity to teach us all something about honesty, ethics, and responsibility. How so? Read More

Were a little girl in Jamaica I would be wondering if I'm next

Opal Palmer Adisa | Tuesday, June, 4 2019    

Recently, I was returning from my daily walk in Mona when a woman ushered a girl about nine years old out of a car and told her very firmly to move quickly as she was going to be late for school. With that, the woman drove off. Read More

In Edward Seaga's memory: Do something good for Jamaica

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, June, 3 2019    

THE achievements of Jamaica's late Prime Minister Edward Phillip George Seaga are a clarion call to all Jamaicans to focus our energy on nation-building. He certainly did his best establishing institutions to protect our democracy, preserve our culture, develop our financial... Read More

The king is dead, long live the king!

Al Miller | Monday, June, 3 2019    

Many years ago, a politician fiddled while Rome burned and he blamed the Christians. Today, Christians fiddle while the world burns and they blame the politicians. — Anonymous  Read More

The PNP did not 'do well' in Portland Eastern; changes must be made

JENNIFER HOUSEN | Sunday, June, 2 2019    

In March 2019, I was part of the worker team dispatched to assist in the Manchioneal Division in the Portland Eastern by-election. Our assignment was simply to maximise both our efforts and voter turnout in that division. Nothing more or less would be required in any... Read More

Seaga: A man for all seasons

LANCE NEITA Lance Neita is a public relations consultant and writer. Send comments to the Observer or to lanceneita@hotmail.com. | Sunday, June, 2 2019    

“Miss Longbridge, you see anyone here I have appointed to the Legislative Council?” Read More

Advocate, nation-builder, educator... wrongfully accused

GARFIELD HIGGINS Garfield Higgins is an educator and journalist. Send comments to the Observer or higgins160@yahoo.com | Sunday, June, 2 2019    

Do a good deed and throw it into the sea. — Egyptian proverb  Read More

Edward Seaga: A Caribbean enigma

SIR RONALD SANDERS Sir Ronald Sanders is Antigua and Barbuda's ambassador to the US, Organization of American States, and high commissioner to | Sunday, June, 2 2019    

Edward Seaga was a great Jamaican patriot well deserving of the many tributes that have been paid to him concerning his devoted service to his country. But he was not a regionalist, and his tenure as prime minister of Jamaica, from 1980 to 1989, contributed to the... Read More

Edward Seaga — the man who could have been great

EWIN JAMES Ewin James is a freelance writer living in Florida, USA. Send comments to the Observer or eroyjames@aol.com. | Sunday, June, 2 2019    

I had often thought and said that if you woke up Edward Seaga at any hour of the night he would have at least 10 solid plans to improve Jamaica. That's how loyal to the country and so cognisant of its needs was he. Read More

Edward Seaga went out with flair

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, May, 31 2019    

Tuesday afternoon, in an area of west Kingston, a warm gathering of individuals prepared to celebrate the birthday of a friend and mentor whom they held in high respect. They were ready to sing praises and give wishes for another year. Then the news came that their... Read More

The great deception: All J'cans will own a house

Franklin Johnston | Friday, May, 31 2019    

As boys, we raced “board horse” in the gutters. Wet shoes, books under shirt; lean forward, fingers snaps (serving as a jockey's whip) urging mounts in troubled gutter water. In Saturday rain we push a cart, race matchsticks from Champion House via Maxfield Avenue to... Read More

'Castigated' K D and the 9 year wonder

Thursday, May, 30 2019    

Good name in man and woman, dear my lord,Is the immediate jewel of their souls. Who steals my purse steals trash... But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches him Read More

ACP/EU post-Cotonou negotiations — an update

BY Elizabeth Morgan | Thursday, May, 30 2019    

  Read More

Mental health and a productive society

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, May, 29 2019    

The productive capacity of a society is heavily determined by the mental and physical health of its citizens at any given time. This statement seems straightforward and obvious enough, yet the correlation between mental health and the productive capacity of people is not readily seen. We will... Read More

Ja's de facto US dollar economy

BY Norman F Marsh | Wednesday, May, 29 2019    

  Read More



ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT