Editorial

Political opportunism and the NIDS

There has been a lot of hand-wringing and statements of dismay over the Government's attempt to introduce a national identification system (NIDS). In fact, some people — who really should know better — have resorted to scaremongering in an attempt, it seems, to derail the... Read More

Father and two sons graduate together; father and two sons killed together — only in Jamaica!
On Monday, November 13, this newspaper reported that a 55-year-old father and his two sons were shot dead in Ebony Park, Clarendon, on Sunday night.... Read More

Justice system finally catching up with the 21st century
The digital audio-recording and video-link equipment presented to Jamaica by the European Union (EU) this week for use in our courts is significant for the fact that it is designed to improve efficiency and reduce case backlog.... Read More

NIDS side talk: Much ado about nothing
The seemingly contrived controversy over the National Identification System (NIDS) Bill is really much ado about nothing. If anything, the noise could divert attention away from the real issue that is seriously impatient of debate.... Read More

Too many square pegs in round holes

Monday, November, 13 2017    

Yesterday's Sunday Observer article about rude and crude behaviour towards the public by police personnel provides no surprise for most Jamaicans. Read More

When the IMF boss visits...

Sunday, November, 12 2017    

The managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Ms Christine Lagarde, is scheduled to visit Jamaica next week. This will be her second visit which, we hold, is quite a feat for a small developing economy. Read More

Congrats, Clarendon, but beware indiscipline

Saturday, November, 11 2017    

Now into its final month, the 2017 schoolboy football season has provided much excitement to go with disappointment and joy. Read More

Slow marching to medical marijuana funeral

Friday, November, 10 2017    

The slow march, we see, is continuing on this issue of licensing in the medical marijuana industry. Read More

Resist the politicking and put Jamaica first

Thursday, November, 9 2017    

That Jamaica will soon host the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a regional meeting is not, we believe, accidental. Read More

PM Gaston Browne should know the Jamaica Observer is no Antigua Observer

Wednesday, November, 8 2017    

Clearly having nothing to celebrate since his election in 2014, Antiguan Prime Minister Gaston Browne spent his country's Independence Day complaining on Nationwide Radio that this newspaper has been campaigning against him following... Read More

Why Sir Richard Branson is right on the money

Tuesday, November, 7 2017    

For years Caribbean governments have been calling on international organisations, multilateral development banks, and developed countries to formulate a major economic package of aid and debt relief. Read More

Jason Holder and his men are growing up together

Monday, November, 6 2017    

Even with the travail West Indies cricket has had to endure for much of the past 20 years, Captain Mr Jason Holder and his team were favoured to overcome hosts Zimbabwe in the recent two-Test series. Read More

Dr Floyd Morris – in praise of extraordinary achievements

Sunday, November, 5 2017    

The number of Jamaicans who have pursued a university first degree are relatively few, and the number seeking a second degree even fewer. Imagine, therefore, how small the number of those who have received their third degree — the Doctor of Philosophy... Read More

No praise too high for our netballers

Saturday, November, 4 2017    

Praise is due to Jamaica's national netballers for their silver medal placing at the recent International Netball Federation's Fast5 tournament in Australia.For those who haven't been paying close attention, Fast5 netball is a relatively new innovation. Read More

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Saturday, November, 4 2017    

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