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The 'mother of all compromises' for SOE extension

Tuesday, January, 8 2019    

IT is a regrettable development to see the Government and the Opposition at war over the matter of crime in Jamaica today. The only agreement existing between the two sides is that there is a serious crime problem affecting the country and that there is an urgent need to address the... Read More

A bag a scandal

Warrick Lattibeaudiere | Tuesday, January, 8 2019    

The Jamaica Observer of Saturday, December 29, 2018 carried one of several articles in the nation's newspapers that have fuelled a debate which has led to elevating the lowly plastic bag to levels of national importance or non-importance, given the restriction that has taken effect effective... Read More

Clear the path ahead to a new Jamaica

Al Miller | Monday, January, 7 2019    

Build it! Build it! Clear a way! Remove all the obstacles out of the way of my people! — Isaiah 57:14  Read More

'Passion, purpose and laser-like focus' for 2019

Monday, January, 7 2019    

I am sharing this message from my friend Claudia Gordon: “Happy New Year!! I'm stepping into 2019 armed with passion, purpose, and laser-like focus. My promise to myself is to starve distractions and feed focus... to continually ask myself if what I am doing today is getting me... Read More

House wars in the House

Lance Neita | Sunday, January, 6 2019    

The political season started off with some cass-cass on the first day of the year when we saw darts being thrown at each side by Government and Opposition regarding the proposed meeting between Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Leader of the Opposition Dr Peter Phillips over crime and national... Read More

The signs of these changing times

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, January, 6 2019    

For a lizard to bask in the sun it must have a cave in view. — Shona proverb, Zimbabwe  Read More

Andrew Holness and the destruction of trust

Canute Thompson | Sunday, January, 6 2019    

IT is impossible to keep pace with Prime Minister Andrew Holness's breakneck pace of creating news worthy of worry and analysis. Journalists and analysts in the United States of America face the same challenge with President Donald Trump. In any given day there could be five or six different... Read More

Guyana must carefully manage its constitutional crisis

Bruce Golding | Sunday, January, 6 2019    

From a distance, Guyana has seemed poised for an era of unprecedented development and prosperity. Since 2015 it has confirmed 10 offshore oil wells capable of generating over 750,000 barrels per day. New wells are being discovered every few months and the technical data... Read More

Make decisions to save lives

BY JASON McKAY | Sunday, January, 6 2019    

Pretending that a reality does not exist because it should not exist does not mean it ceases to exist.I say this in relation to the country's security dilemma and the recent decision to end the states of emergency. Read More

The culture of violence and the state of emergency

BY BASIL WILSON | Sunday, January, 6 2019    

The Jamaican people begin the year 2019 with some gratification that there was a decline in homicides of approximately 20 per cent in 2018 when compared with 2017. Read More

Top minister of 2018

with HG Helps | Sunday, January, 6 2019    

Many will say that with the tourism sector performing as it is, that the title of best performing minister should go to Ed Bartlett. While Ed has done his job, tourism has been on the upswing for several years, and it is good the minister has managed to hold things tight and build on the... Read More

Ja's economy — comparative advantage and economies of scale

Franklin Johnston | Friday, January, 4 2019    

Happy New Year! So let's refresh our minds of the mission of this generation and allow Cabinet to say what it expects to achieve to this end and what we can do to help. The fathers of Independence set us the task to prosper Jamaica; our serial Cabinets never repudiated it, but never... Read More

Less of one scandal after another

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, January, 4 2019    

Okay, okay, 2018 has come to a close. What a year it was! There were many ups and downs. Some of the changes came so fast we could hardly catch our breath. We started 2019 with rough weather for some parts of the island as our environment warned us that we should not treat it carelessly. Read More

Milestones in 2019

Michael Burke | Thursday, January, 3 2019    

Happy New Year!Jamaica has some very interesting milestones this year. To begin with, it will be 525 years since Christopher Columbus arrived in Jamaica on May 3, 1494 somewhere on the coastline of modern-day St Ann, but the exact spot we still do not know. Read More

Guyana's tumultuous start to 2019

By Elizabeth Morgan | Thursday, January, 3 2019    

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