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SOEs — The Brexit of Jamaica?

Warrick Lattibeaudiere | Wednesday, July, 31 2019    

The year 2016 was iconic for the British people in their bold move, via a referendum, to opt out of the European Union of which they have been a part since 1973. The Brexit deal — what many thought, by now, would have opened a new chapter in the lives of a great... Read More

Bunting positions himself as the agent of change

By Yvad Billings | Tuesday, July, 30 2019    

Jamaica's Opposition leader and president of the People's National Party (PNP) Dr Peter Phillips is in a spot of bother. He now faces a challenge for the leadership of the party from Peter Bunting, Member of Parliament as well as former minister of national security and... Read More

How concerned should Jamaica be with the Middle East?

Wayne Campbell | Tuesday, July, 30 2019    

Diplomacy: The art of restraining power. — Henry Kissinger  Read More

Dead-end jobs no cause for applause, Minister

Krystal Tomlinson | Monday, July, 29 2019    

I write in response to a report carried in the Jamaica Observer West publication on Thursday, July 25, 2019 titled 'Mash down that lie!' Read More

Making that magic work for all Jamaicans

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, July, 29 2019    

In this Emancipation Week we give thanks for Jamaica's beauty, bounty, talent, and the work being put in to share that Jamaican magic with our humble folk, especially women and the disabled. Read More

Party politics and leadership dilemma

Louis E A Moyston | Monday, July, 29 2019    

The People's National Party (PNP) is a peculiar political movement. Its origin was grounded in the upheavals of the 1930s. Though its constitution and principles and objectives are informed by progressive thinking characterised by socialism, from time to time those very... Read More

A PNP defeated by itself in the fight against corruption

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, July, 28 2019    

Coal gives birth to ashes. — Sesotho proverb, Lesotho  Read More

Will the real PNP stand up?

GARNETt ROPER | Sunday, July, 28 2019    

The People's National Party (PNP) would serve this country much better if it recovered its self-confidence, courage, and principled commitment. The PNP that was on display in the debate to extend the state of public emergency (SOE) in St James, Hanover, and Westmoreland in the Parliament... Read More

A culture of child abuse

Kerensia Morrison | Sunday, July, 28 2019    

Our society must confront and destroy the noxious reality of negative strongholds in our culture that seem to enable sexual harassment and, in focus, the abuse of children. The message must be sent by the unrelenting pursuit of perpetrators, and the furnishing of policies which safeguard... Read More

The choices before us

BY JASON McKAY | Sunday, July, 28 2019    

Some years ago I was in China wearing a different hat from the one I wear now. I was a martial arts fighter, who had been contracted to fight a specified number of bouts on a tour. Read More

The unwavering stench of possible corruption

CANUTE THOMPSON | Sunday, July, 28 2019    

Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis has issued another damning audit on the operations of yet another ministry and agency; this time the beleaguered and clearly out-of-control Ministry of Education. Some of the findings of this audit concern the apparently law-unto-itself entity the... Read More

Boris Johnson's can of worms

SIR RONALD SANDERS | Sunday, July, 28 2019    

There were echoes of US President Donald Trump's famous campaign slogan, “Make America great again” in the first parliamentary statement of Britain's new prime minister, Boris Johnson: “Our mission,” Johnson declared, is “making this country the greatest... Read More

Cyber duppy know who fi frighten!

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, July, 26 2019    

Wednesday's edition of the Jamaica Observer carried a story under the headline 'American news anchor appeared to Jamaican judge' which shares the harrowing story of a woman who was being harassed and threatened by her ex. Read More

Can C-Suite couples avoid marital conflict and divorce?

Franklin Johnston | Friday, July, 26 2019    

We have flushed centuries of male control to forge a more gender equal society, but it's not perfect. Jamaican women are empowered; hold more top jobs in civil service and the C-Suite as CEO, COO, CFO and chief of audit, but man-woman relations are shaky and the 'powerwoman' is in the... Read More

What does PEP fix in our education system?

BY EJAL | Thursday, July, 25 2019    

The late former prime minister, Edward Phillip George Seaga, who was recently laid to rest, must by now be turning in his grave at the thought that quality and equity in education for all is still deemed as for the elite within the society. Read More



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