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With two vaccines, normality beckons, but not time yet to let up

Tuesday, November, 17 2020    

We are extremely encouraged by news that a second vaccine, with over 90 per cent effectiveness against COVID-19, is on the immediate horizon, offering strong hopes for an early return to normality. Read More

Tourism and the Dry Harbour Mountains

Monday, November, 16 2020    

Yesterday's Sunday Observer article focusing on hotel executive Mr David Wright provides valuable food for thought. Read More

Power couple Karl and Faye Rodney — building the Caribbean from abroad

Sunday, November, 15 2020    

Jamaicans Karl and Faye Rodney are the classic example of nationals living and working overseas who actively and continuously engage in nation-building. Read More

Good news from Mount Pleasant in the midst of gloom

Saturday, November, 14 2020    

More troubling news related to the COVID-19 health crisis left Jamaican and Caribbean sports fans on edge over recent days. Read More

We can't remain silent in the face of savagery

Friday, November, 13 2020    

But for the police force and the national security minister, the silence surrounding the savagery unleashed on police Constable Kirkland Plummer last Saturday night is deafening among those who are usually very vocal when civilians are killed in encounters with agents of the... Read More

Vaccine nationalism will hurt the anti-COVID-19 effort

Thursday, November, 12 2020    

Pfizer US Pharmaceuticals Group, which has just announced its COVID-19 vaccine, is the same company which gave the world Viagra — the little blue pill used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction or impotence in men. Read More

Is Jamaica meeting its disaster risk reduction obligations?

Wednesday, November, 11 2020    

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction on October 13 is one of those days designated by the United Nations that really doesn't get the attention it deserves. Read More

PNP presidential race a credit to democracy

Tuesday, November, 10 2020    

Saturday's election of a new president of the Opposition People's National Party (PNP), from most reports, was handled efficiently with transparency, civility, and, most importantly, avoided the bitter acrimony of the September 2019 leadership race. Read More

Wishing Mr Golding well

Monday, November, 9 2020    

Saturday was much like most days in recent times.It was depressingly wet across Jamaica, with persistent drizzles, intermittent showers, and gloomy, overcast skies. Read More

What's next for Queen Hanna?

Monday, November, 9 2020    

Dear Editor,My congratulations to Mark Golding on getting a big mandate from the People's National Party's (PNP) delegates.The delegates chose a pure Comrade, and substance over hype. Read More

Watching American democracy on display

Sunday, November, 8 2020    

A more full-throated congratulation of United States President-elect Joseph Biden must of necessity await his inauguration on January 20, 2021, but, in the meantime, we are simply fascinated by the awesomeness of American democracy on display. Read More

PNP delegates should place Jamaica first

Saturday, November, 7 2020    

All indications late yesterday were that Mr Joe Biden was on his way to victory over incumbent Mr Donald Trump for presidency of the United States for the next four years. Read More

Let's avoid a repeat of the return to school cock-up

Friday, November, 6 2020    

As has been marvelled about repeatedly in less than a year, the novel coronavirus pandemic has changed much of what had been previously accepted as normal. Read More

What an American election!

Thursday, November, 5 2020    

At the time of writing, we were as spellbound and intrigued as the United States and the rest of the world, watching to see who would emerge as the 46th American president coming out of the November 3, 2020 presidential elections. Read More

Poor road construction and the NWA's hogwash

Wednesday, November, 4 2020    

Jamaicans who mean this country well must, we believe, feel drained by the repeated nonchalance that greets their cries for strict monitoring of the work done by people who benefit from the public purse, and that such individuals be held to account for shoddy... Read More



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