Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh crowned Miss World

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Toni-Ann Singh, Miss Jamaica World is Miss World 2019.Singh won from a field of 114 contestants at the 69th edition of the pageant in London today. Read more


Fingers crossed for stability in West Indies cricket

The West Indies tour of India across three cricket formats — firstly against Afghanistan and now against India — is entering its final phase with three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) starting tomorrow.Cricket followers will be aware that the first half of... Read More

Adult education too vital to be marred by uncertainty, MOE
A report by the Jamaica Observer regarding the failure of the Ministry of Education-promoted Occupational Associate Degree programme, through its Centre of Occupational Studies, to confer credentials to hundreds of eager graduates has left yet another pall over this very important...... Read More

Dr Haughton, dissenting political thought and a fresh breeze in the Senate
The spirit, if not the objective, of a Senate or Upper House, was to have an additional layer of independent, democratic thought, unencumbered by blind or sycophantic political party loyalty.... Read More

Cold hard facts of the dengue fight
There has been a lot of prattle, particularly from politicos, about the Health Ministry's response to the dengue fever outbreak.... Read More

When all seems lost, act! – the late Mr Michael Manley

Tuesday, December, 10 2019    

The late Prime Minister Michael Manley — who, incidentally, would have been 95 years old today — once described his Opposition years in the early 1980s as “boring”. Read More

Good parents key to nation-building

Monday, December, 9 2019    

In this life, there are no guarantees.We all know, for example, that a child can have the most thoughtful, caring parents imaginable, the best home and community setting, first-class schooling, and still come to adulthood as a negative force in society. Read More

It's been a good schoolboy football season

Saturday, December, 7 2019    

Back in September, after severe lightning storms threatened life and limb and forced the rescheduling of a few games, there was real concern about the sustainability of the 2019 schoolboy football season. Read More

Commercialisation brings value to sports, but let's be careful

Friday, December, 6 2019    

The uproar triggered by the decision of World Athletics (previously the International Association of Athletics Federations) to cut eight disciplines from the Diamond League season next year is understandable. Read More

Sexual Harassment Bill — still some ways to go

Thursday, December, 5 2019    

We in this space are among those who impatiently await the passage into law of the Act to Make Provision for the Prevention of Sexual Harassment and for Connected Matters, or more popularly the Sexual Harassment Bill, which has been too long in... Read More

Disappointment on targets, but Jamaica AIDS Support gives hope

Wednesday, December, 4 2019    

We share the disappointment of all the stakeholders and the country as a whole in hearing from local experts that Jamaica will not meet the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) 2020 target. Read More

Has the PNP's Mr Fitz Jackson gone rogue?

Tuesday, December, 3 2019    

We are in no position to say whether Mr Fitz Jackson, the People's National Party (PNP) chairman and spokesman on national security, has gone rogue in seeming to depart from the party's policy on the joint approach to crime-fighting in Jamaica. Read More

A good plan, Prime Minister, but we need details

Monday, December, 2 2019    

Today's world cries out for an education system that caters for science, technology, and critical thinking in a focused and dedicated way. Read More

Ms Pat Durrant represents the best of our awesome women ambassadors

Sunday, December, 1 2019    

Women represent fewer than 10 per cent of diplomats in the top position of ambassador to Washington, DC out of the 189 diplomatic missions there. Overall, the number of women ambassadors at the United Nations has only just reached 37 out of 193-member... Read More

Tackling our water woes on all fronts

Pearnel Charles Jr | Sunday, December, 1 2019    

In the November 10 edition of the Jamaica Observer, I outlined my vision for the transformation of the water sector as one that will make use of affordable, sustainable and renewable technology. Read More

Contemplating the regional Super50

Saturday, November, 30 2019    

For decades, annual regional tournaments such as the Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 — now in its final stages in Trinidad and Tobago — have been crucial for cricket development and... Read More


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