C'bean leaders voted with their feet for the environment

The no-show by most Caribbean leaders at last week's regional meeting with the International Monetary Fund in Kingston has been attributed to their preference to attend the 23rd Climate Change Conference of the Parties in Germany. Read More

We give up privacy on social media, why fight NIDS?
The Data Protection Act, as outlined in Parliament on Tuesday, should go a far way to quiet the fears of many Jamaicans who believe the National Identification and Registration Act, or NIDS, will be too intrusive.... Read More

Full throttle in the thrust for growth, as 'graduation' approaches
The message delivered by International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde during her meeting last week with regional policymakers in Kingston was entirely predictable. Once again, she called for fiscal compression to break out of the low growth/high debt trap crippling our...... Read More

From hero to villain — The painful lesson of Mr Robert Gabriel Mugabe
If the late Prime Minister Michael Manley and Mr Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley, the Third World's first mega star, could, they would be turning in their graves over what Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has become in the twilight of his years.... Read More

To answer the call of Calabar, nay, of Jamaica

Monday, November, 20 2017    

The concept that each individual has a role to play, no matter how small, in the building of community and nation is not contentious and is easily understood. Read More

Mr Lester Spaulding did more than his fair share

Sunday, November, 19 2017    

The media landscape in Jamaica has changed profoundly over the last 50 years in tandem with changes in global media driven by new dramatic developments in technology, ownership structures, competition and consumer taste. Read More

Greater care in handling our living legends

Saturday, November, 18 2017    

Mr Theodore Whitmore is among the truly great servants of Jamaica's football.Hence, his recent national honour — the Order of Distinction. Read More

Political opportunism and the NIDS

Friday, November, 17 2017    

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!

Thursday, November, 16 2017    

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

Wednesday, November, 15 2017    

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

Tuesday, November, 14 2017    

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



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