Data protection, privacy and the State

Chukwuemeka Cameron | Tuesday, November, 5 2019    

The delay in passing the Data Protection Act is stymieing the development of our national cybersecurity policy and leaving question marks around the privacy rights and sovereignty of Jamaican citizens. In the absence of the Data Protection Act, the Opposition is pushing... Read More

Make education a national priority

Canute Thompson | Tuesday, November, 5 2019    

I have repeatedly heard Jamaicans from all walks of life say that governments in this country do not want to have a good education system for the political system requires a mass of uneducated people (lumpen who are willing to jump on a bus at a moment's notice) to function effectively. Read More

Truth about our housing and food security

Al Miller | Monday, November, 4 2019    

Stand up for what is right regardless of who's committing the wrong. — Suzy Kassem Read More

A peaceful life for every Jamaican

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, November, 4 2019    

Despite the states of emergency which have been declared for some areas of Jamaica many decent, law-abiding citizens remain vulnerable. I agree that the measure is necessary, but must appeal for more 'joined-up Government' to ensure greater safety of us... Read More

The writing is on the wall

GARFIELD HIGGINS | Sunday, November, 3 2019    

When the shepherd comes home in peace, the milk is sweet. — Ovambo proverb, Ethiopia Read More

Jamaica will not prosper

CANUTE THOMPSON | Sunday, November, 3 2019    

The academic staff at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) has been on strike for over a week to back demands that the Government fulfils its legal obligation and pay them retroactive sums owed. According to a report carried in the Jamaica... Read More


FRANK PHIPPS, QC | Sunday, November, 3 2019    

We were right, but Dudus was expelled just as if we were wrong. Read More

Our heritage of criminal violence

EVERTON PRYCE | Sunday, November, 3 2019    

It has been more than two weeks since the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) concluded their bipartisan crime-fighting summit on finding practical and lasting solutions to what the editorial of the Jamaica Observer of Tuesday, October 22, 2019... Read More

Defending diplomacy

Stephen Vasciannie | Sunday, November, 3 2019    

On October 7, 2019, the Jamaica Observer published a wide-ranging and thought-provoking presentation under the hand of Mr James Moss-Solomon headlined 'Diplomacy highly overrated'. Read More

Junk science and judiciary

JASON McKAY | Sunday, November, 3 2019    

I trained as a forensic investigator about two decades ago at the Metropolitan Police Institute in Miami, United States. This is the training college for the Miami Dade Police Department. Read More

Loss and living

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, November, 1 2019    

We have shed so many tears already this year. The latest case to stir emotions is the terrifying incident which occurred on Monday afternoon at Clan Carthy Primary School in Kingston, when an unattended garbage truck got out of control injured an adult and crushed a seven-year old... Read More

Leave patois alone, focus on English

Franklin Johnston | Friday, November, 1 2019    

Patois is the Jamaican soul, born by the will of the people. It needs no input from Government, academics or busybodies. Miss Lou's patois needs no aid from English etymology, phonetics or syntax, and parents, kids will not abide by new grammar, spelling of made-up... Read More

Communication or sheer fearmongering?

Donna Hope | Thursday, October, 31 2019    

Communication specialists will tell you that gossip, rumour, and outright lies will always spread faster than wildfire. People get a pervasive thrill out of spreading unkind messages. This is especially so when communication from official and formal structures is either... Read More

Diaspora united around the Global Jamaica Diaspora Council

Kamina JOHNSON SMITH | Thursday, October, 31 2019    

I read the Jamaica Observer article entitled 'Discontent in the Diaspora over new Foreign Ministry proposals' by Harold G Bailey published on Monday, October 28, 2019. In responding, it is important that I start by affirming that the Diaspora is an essential component of the Government's foreign... Read More

Why are Christians so angry with those who disagree with them?

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, October, 30 2019    

I am not na´ve or foolish enough to believe that there would not have been the kind of pushback that has emanated from the “bloggerati” concerning my article on Mayor Homer Davis and the MoBay Pride event. In a largely homophobic society as Jamaica still is, it is par for the course... Read More


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