Editorial

The new police commissioner

Mr George Quallo took over leadership of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) last April on a wave of optimism and goodwill. Read More

Farewell, Dr Donna McFarlane, warrior in the battle to preserve Garvey's legacy
Jamaica's first national hero, The Rt Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey, is one of the most important men in the history of the world who will always be remembered for leading the largest and most influential international movement of people of African origin.... Read More

Three cheers for Infantino
Those with an interest in football should treat the January 21 Sunday Observer article titled 'Infantino remains focused on bringing football back to FIFA' as compulsory reading.... Read More

Gloves over Guns programme has real potential
Predictably, news that the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry is supporting a programme that uses boxing to get youngsters off the streets and provide them with skills has attracted some amount of criticism.... Read More

Missing the old Prices Commission, Mr Samuda? We know the feeling

Thursday, January, 25 2018    

The Prices Commission was one of those agencies which were discredited in the heady atmosphere of the 1970s ideological warfare. Read More

Stop singing, just get the rail service going

Wednesday, January, 24 2018    

Anyone who understands and appreciates the value of large investment to the country will most likely share the anxiety and disappointment of J Wray & Nephew that the much-promised rail service is still in talk phase. Read More

Why Caribbean economies struggled in 2017

Tuesday, January, 23 2018    

Research from the Inter-American Development Bank has shown that the small developing economies of the Caribbean were the most adversely affected by the global financial crisis of 2008 and its immediate aftermath. Read More

Caring for children central to anti-crime campaign

Monday, January, 22 2018    

It is testament to the extent of the problem that, even with the state of emergency having taken hold in St James, gunmen still shot up a funeral service in Glendevon killing one person and injuring four others. Read More

The real potential of the state of emergency

Sunday, January, 21 2018    

We can already feel the sense of optimism — even if cautious at this early stage — that the state of public emergency in St James will put the brakes on the runaway murder situation throughout the country. The question can fairly be asked what was the... Read More

The Spirit of Cricket versus law

Saturday, January, 20 2018    

Perhaps because of its centuries-old history as a leading pastime of the British Empire's rich and idle gentry, the game of cricket is brimful of peculiar ambiguities and glaring contradictions. Read More

The urgency of meeting the Paris climate agreement goals

Friday, January, 19 2018    

There is cause for great concern in a recent draft United Nations report that the Paris agreement cap on global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius by the end of the 21st century is unlikely to be realised, unless the world acts now to cut carbon pollution and energy... Read More

Why can PM Holness, Dr Phillips co-operate on a fire, but not on crime?

Thursday, January, 18 2018    

We mourn deeply for the two children who perished Tuesday in that accursed fire at Walker's Place of Safety on Lyndhurst Crescent in Kingston. Alas, it seems the more things change the more they remain the same. Read More

Don't erode the gains made in our electoral system

Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

Jamaica has come a far way in being able to execute parliamentary and municipal elections that are free and fair. Of this we are proud because our history is dotted by many stories of voter intimidation and downright fraud. Read More

Should Jamaica prepare for an accidental nuclear war?

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

Asked the question above, every sane Jamaican would say an unhesitating 'yes'. So the bigger question is: How should we prepare for the eventuality of an accidental nuclear war? Read More

An appeal for Haiti

Monday, January, 15 2018    

It was quite painful to read the appeal by the Haitian Government last week for US$252 million in aid to respond to natural disasters this year. Read More



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