The politics of education

To the people fitted with either orange or green blinkers there's nothing like a good political squabble. Read More

Mr Robert Montague 2.0
National Security Minister Robert Montague caught our attention last Friday when he appeared to have taken an about- turn in how he seeks to engage the Opposition in the fight against crime.... Read More

Trees for peace — There's much more to the story
It's long been accepted that green areas, inclusive of trees and grass, have a calming influence on human beings.... Read More

Perils of that Trump-Kim Jong-un tÍte-a-tÍte
The proposed May meeting between United States President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-un holds out the promise of peace on the Korean Peninsula and, at the same time, fears of the consequences if it all goes wrong.... Read More

Sponsorship and sportsmanship

Saturday, March, 10 2018    

Food processing, distribution and financial services giant GraceKennedy is overjoyed to be linked to Champs, the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) GraceKennedy Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championships. Read More

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


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