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Congrats, Mr Biden, Mrs Harris; well fought, Mr Trump

With Mr Joseph R Biden having been recognised as the apparent winner of the November 3, 2020 United States presidential elections, we can now express our full-throated congratulations to him and the vice-president-elect, Mrs Kamala Harris. Read More

'Silence in the face of evil is itself evil'
Sad to say, but we have been here many times before.... Read More

Immigration remains important to Jamaica under the Biden-Harris Administration
Migration , as it always has, will be one of the important issues for Jamaicans, both here and in the United States, when it comes to the incoming Biden-Harris Administration and its immigration policy. ... Read More

Gov't should act on Mr E G Hunter's suggestion
Last Tuesday, a few hours before Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced the allocation of $1 billion for emergency road repairs and clean-up activities across the island following the recent period of heavy rain, Mr E G Hunter, CEO of the National Works Agency (NWA), highlighted a point...... Read More

Will the PM keep his promise of free COVID-19 vaccines to Jamaicans?

Sunday, November, 22 2020    

In August this year, Prime Minister Andrew Holness promised that once a safe and tested COVID-19 vaccine became available, a government he leads would provide it free of cost to all Jamaicans. Read More

Reggae Boyz show mettle... but JFF must improve

Saturday, November, 21 2020    

In sport, as it is in all aspects of life, the true proof of high quality is the ability to do well in tough, adverse conditions. Read More

PNP should tread carefully in electing new chairman, general secretary

Friday, November, 20 2020    

Fresh from the recent election of Mr Mark Golding as its new president, the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) is preparing to choose a new chairman and new general secretary at its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting later this month. Read More

As news of COVID-19 vaccines get better, let's not jettison the gains

Thursday, November, 19 2020    

We expected that there would soon be a vaccine with which to battle the novel coronavirus pandemic. Instead, we have two vaccines that are almost ready to go to market, with another 10 in early stage development. Read More

Calm, rational discussion needed on Dry Harbour Mountain dispute

Wednesday, November, 18 2020    

Jamaica is now engaged in a fresh round of debate about the benefits of development versus preservation of the environment — a natural process as societies embrace the need for sustainable economic improvement. Read More

With two vaccines, normality beckons, but not time yet to let up

Tuesday, November, 17 2020    

We are extremely encouraged by news that a second vaccine, with over 90 per cent effectiveness against COVID-19, is on the immediate horizon, offering strong hopes for an early return to normality. Read More

Tourism and the Dry Harbour Mountains

Monday, November, 16 2020    

Yesterday's Sunday Observer article focusing on hotel executive Mr David Wright provides valuable food for thought. Read More

Power couple Karl and Faye Rodney — building the Caribbean from abroad

Sunday, November, 15 2020    

Jamaicans Karl and Faye Rodney are the classic example of nationals living and working overseas who actively and continuously engage in nation-building. Read More

Good news from Mount Pleasant in the midst of gloom

Saturday, November, 14 2020    

More troubling news related to the COVID-19 health crisis left Jamaican and Caribbean sports fans on edge over recent days. Read More

We can't remain silent in the face of savagery

Friday, November, 13 2020    

But for the police force and the national security minister, the silence surrounding the savagery unleashed on police Constable Kirkland Plummer last Saturday night is deafening among those who are usually very vocal when civilians are killed in encounters with agents of the... Read More

Vaccine nationalism will hurt the anti-COVID-19 effort

Thursday, November, 12 2020    

Pfizer US Pharmaceuticals Group, which has just announced its COVID-19 vaccine, is the same company which gave the world Viagra — the little blue pill used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction or impotence in men. Read More


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