Editorial

Important that scientific research has access to funding

Tonight the country will give due recognition to local scientists at the National Medal for Science and Technology and Innovation Awards. Read More

All's well that ends well at Merl Grove High
The level of joy evident Saturday evening in Merl Grove High School's Karram Speid-Auditorium, Constant Spring Road, St Andrew, spoke volumes about human emotions.... Read More

The prime minister's admirable approach
We dare to suggest that the speech by Jamaica's prime minister, Mr Andrew Holness, at the national conference of his Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) at Independence Park yesterday will be remembered for the right reasons.... Read More

Quality of education vs certification – a debate whose time has come
Jamaican society has become obsessed with certification because this is seen as the best route to securing employment and migration. The political need to increase the number of people at all levels of the education system in response to the public drive for...... Read More

West Indies women on the rise even as men's team struggle

Saturday, November, 17 2018    

Up to the start of their clash with Sri Lanka late yesterday, West Indies Women were atop their group in the ICC World T20 Cricket World Cup with maximum points from two games following victories over Bangladesh and South Africa. Read More

Convince us that it is not another serving of political pork

Friday, November, 16 2018    

The prime minister will pardon our skepticism, but until we see proof otherwise we can't accept his promise that the near $1-billion disaster-mitigation works programme, as he has described it, is not “bolo work”. Read More

Will America choose bipartisanship or gridlock?

Thursday, November, 15 2018    

The midterm elections in the United States have given Americans a clear choice — greater bipartisanship in order to get tangible achievements or gridlock which means nothing of substance is achieved. Read More

Is Jamaica ready to give paternity leave?

Wednesday, November, 14 2018    

Based on the views expressed by some Jamaicans in this newspaper yesterday, the planned consultation on paternity leave, and the expected subsequent debates on this issue, should be robust. Read More

CCJ — an idea whose time has not yet come

Tuesday, November, 13 2018    

KEEN observers of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) would have felt a sense of gratitude to former Prime Minister Bruce Golding for his very studious assessment of the future of the court in his Sunday Observer article headlined 'What now for the CCJ?' Read More

The building of a leader

Monday, November, 12 2018    

People evolve into leaders in curious ways.Take the case of Mr Ricardo Burke, founder and president of the Gregory Park-based Youth for Change Foundation which seeks to help people, especially children. Read More

100 years after World War I we are living in interesting times

Sunday, November, 11 2018    

As the Western world marks Armistice Day today, 100 years after the end of World War I, we are drawn to two very telling quotes. Read More

Chung Fah: a larger than life visionary

Saturday, November, 10 2018    

A gifted coach, Mr Winston Chung Fah, who died Thursday at age 78 in the Miami, Florida, was also one of Jamaica's great football visionaries. Read More

A tale of four sensible mayors

Friday, November, 9 2018    

There is much encouragement in the news carried by the Jamaica Observer West yesterday that mayors across the four western parishes (Westmoreland, Hanover, St James, and Trelawny) have publicly stated their intentions to work with the police and other government... Read More

US midterm elections will force compromise between House and Senate

Thursday, November, 8 2018    

With the highest voter turnout — 47 per cent or 113 million votes — since 1970, the United States midterm elections on Tuesday lived up to expectations for the usual defeat of the party of the sitting president in the House of Representatives, promising to make life harder... Read More

Prevention still better than cure

Wednesday, November, 7 2018    

As Jamaicans are well aware, “Prevention better than cure.” That's the reason health authorities have used vaccination as an immunisation method against diseases for as long as the great majority of us can remember. Read More



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