Editorial

Hoping good sense will prevent a global economic recession

There is nothing inevitable about a global economic recession because the world has learned how to reduce the intensity of a downsizing and to head off the worst. The art of economic policy is not perfect. Economists may not know how to produce economic growth but they certainly know... Read More

Weak global growth likely to mean US slowdown, not recession
WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) — How fragile is the global economy? The US-China trade war is weakening businesses in both countries, Germany's economy shrank in the second quarter, and Britain appears headed for a disruptive exit from the European Union this...... Read More

Happy for Ms Williams, but clarity needed, JAAA
The headline 'Hallelujah!' on Friday's back page of the Jamaica Observer perhaps summed up best the feelings of most Jamaican track and field followers regarding reprieve for celebrated hurdler Miss Danielle Williams.... Read More

Warning in those microplastic particles in the Arctic
One scientist described it as “a punch in the gut”. It may not have felt like that to us here in the Caribbean, but the detection of minute microplastic particles in the Arctic and the Alps, reported this week, should have jolted us enough to keep our eyes focussed on what is...... Read More

More reason to debate sexual harassment Bill

Thursday, August, 15 2019    

T he allegations of sexual harassment made by junior doctors against their seniors and reported in this newspaper on Monday should give the joint select committee appointed to review the sexual harassment Bill a lot of food for thought when it starts... Read More

PNP's election-monitoring committee needs to step in

Wednesday, August, 14 2019    

Early last month when the political joust started in the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) over Mr Peter Bunting's leadership challenge to party President Dr Peter Phillips, we had asked whether the combatants on both sides would have heeded an appeal from Mr A J Nicholson to end nasty... Read More

IDB's road safety concerns legitimate

Tuesday, August, 13 2019    

The points raised by Mrs Therese Turner Jones at the inaugural Caribbean Road Safety Workshop last Thursday are of great importance and should be taken seriously by all law-abiding Jamaicans. Read More

Well done! Now don't drop the ball

Monday, August, 12 2019    

Congratulations are due to the St James police for organising a four-week summer camp for 120 children from Salt Spring and surrounding communities. Read More

Another climate change warning we need to heed

Sunday, August, 11 2019    

Last week's Special Report by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change should serve as another warning to the people who still scoff at the scientific reports of the harmful, irreversible consequences of global warming on the world. Read More

No denying technology

Saturday, August, 10 2019    

There is hardly anything more unpalatable in sport than an officiating error which has influenced, or has the potential to influence, the result of a match. Read More

As America grieves again...

Friday, August, 9 2019    

America is again in the throes of a bitter debate about gun control, sparked by the latest incidents of mass shootings in two states. Read More

Building a better Jamaica

Thursday, August, 8 2019    

Dear Editor,I am proud to be Jamaican and equally as proud to be a part of the transformation period that is taking place in this island of wood and water. Read More

Prof Lalor's Order of Merit well deserved

Thursday, August, 8 2019    

The State's decision to invest Professor Gerald Lalor with Jamaica's third highest national honour — the Order of Merit (OM) — is most profound. Read More

Where are we with the domestic violence shelter?

Wednesday, August, 7 2019    

ON the heels of the publication of Jamaica's Women's Health Survey, which revealed that a quarter of Jamaican women (25.2 per cent) have experienced physical violence by a male partner, it was announced that Jamaica's first State-run women's shelter for victims of domestic violence would be... Read More

Let's celebrate the land of our birth

Tuesday, August, 6 2019    

Today, as we celebrate the decision of our forefathers, 57 years ago, to govern our own affairs, let us remember that sovereignty gave us not only a much greater degree of control over our own destiny, but also confidence, pride and identity as a people. Read More



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