Editorial

Throwing in the towel before the polls

Friday, March, 9 2018    

Traditionally, voter turnout at by-elections is low, and the number dwindles even more when either of the island's two major political parties accepts defeat long before constituents cast their votes. Read More

'Butch' Stewart's recommitment to the Jamaica Observer

Thursday, March, 8 2018    

For newspapers globally, it is the best of times, it is the worst of times. Read More

General Antony Anderson a good choice for police commissioner

Wednesday, March, 7 2018    

We welcome the Police Service Commission's announcement yesterday that Major General Antony Anderson has been appointed Jamaica's new commissioner of police. Read More

Trade wars are not good or easy to win, Mr Trump

Tuesday, March, 6 2018    

United States President Donald Trump campaigned on a political platform that the economic malaise and unemployment among the traditional white working class was due to “bad” trade deals. Read More

Technology's unremitting forward march

Monday, March, 5 2018    

Dating all the way back to prehistory, evolving technologies have altered human beings and their relationship one to another. Read More

All Jamaicans are equal, but some are 'more equal'

Sunday, March, 4 2018    

Last month in this space we wrote: “Too many good ideas go to government to die.” Read More

JOA/JFF partnership an important step for football

Saturday, March, 3 2018    

We note with pleasure the recent announcement by the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) and the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) of a partnership aimed at qualifying Jamaica's Under-23 football team for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Read More

Don't condemn Jamaica to a dark future of anarchy

Friday, March, 2 2018    

The operators of robot taxis do not start the journey from their terminus with just one passenger. In fact, it is not uncommon for these drivers to squeeze an extra commuter into their cars, essentially operating with an overload. Read More

Is this generation of parents the worst ever?

Thursday, March, 1 2018    

The Rotary Club of St Andrew has long been providing a forum for the exchange of useful ideas and the promotion of critical issues of national development, through its speakers' bureau. Read More

Mr Golding provides food for thought

Wednesday, February, 28 2018    

Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding made some very interesting points and observations in his article looking at judicial independence and accountability published in this week's Sunday Observer. Read More

Why aren't Western countries targeting Boko Haram terrorists?

Tuesday, February, 27 2018    

Overcoming its continued embarrassment, the Government of Nigeria yesterday admitted that 110 girls who have been missing for a week were actually kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram in the north-eastern region of the country. Read More

Justice Sykes is right on target

Monday, February, 26 2018    

The anguished cry from Mrs Leonie Morris published in this newspaper last October still resonates with us. “There is no justice for poor people in Jamaica,” Mrs Morris lamented. Read More

Have the PSOJ, JMA, JCC sold Jamaica a 'hollo' on crime summit?

Sunday, February, 25 2018    

Today is a full 10 days since the Howard Mitchell-led Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) announced the postponement of its planned crime summit, with no indication of a new date or any move towards putting the event back on track. Read More

Melbourne CC showing the way

Saturday, February, 24 2018    

Established in May 1892 for people of “modest means”, Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) in Kingston is said to be the third oldest members' cricket club in Jamaica. Read More

Forget the detractors; global warming is upon us

Friday, February, 23 2018    

A study on global warming and its effect on sea-level rise released by scientists in France this week should be cause for concern here in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean. Read More



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