Will there really be a rural school bus service?

We will hold the applause until we finally see the rural school bus system in operation as announced by Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid this week. Read More

National Icon proposal worthy of discussion
It's a bit disappointing that up to last night the petition to make late folklorist Mrs Louise Bennett-Coverley an “official national icon” had secured just over 1,000 of the 15,000 signatures required for the Government to give the suggestion serious...... Read More

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey...
You can't avoid being moved by the devastation unleashed on Texas by Hurricane Harvey over the past few days.... Read More

There's great value in big thinking
Last week, in this space, we discussed the need for big thinking in relation to the island's tourism product. Our comments were focused on the Hip Strip in Montego Bay, the lively business, commercial and leisure district on Gloucester Avenue.... Read More

United stand needed to combat crime

Monday, August, 28 2017    

Even as Jamaicans anxiously await the implementation of the anti-crime zones of special operations, they shouldn't fool themselves into thinking it will be a panacea. Read More

We must learn from the FLA scandal

Sunday, August, 27 2017    

The daily stream of revelations in the scandal engulfing the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) is extremely frightening. Read More

Jamaican football owes huge debt to schoolboy competitions

Saturday, August, 26 2017    

Following close on the heels of Jamaica's highly successful campaign at the CONCACAF Gold Cup using mainly local-bred players who are active in the North American professional leagues comes the morale-boosting 2-1 away friendly win against Trinidad and... Read More

We can no longer afford evil robbing us of our future

Friday, August, 25 2017    

The lead story in yesterday's edition of the Jamaica Observer is testament to the possibilities of human achievement once individuals are afforded an opportunity. Read More

It is indeed time for big thinking and bold action

Thursday, August, 24 2017    

A few weeks go Mr Adam Stewart, the deputy chairman and chief executive officer of the Appliance Traders Group, which includes this newspaper, made a compelling argument for improvement to one aspect of Jamaica's tourism product. Read More

We must act now to protect West Indies cricket

Wednesday, August, 23 2017    

The recent defeat of the West Indies by England in the 'pink' Test is yet another example of the long-running travails of the once all-conquering team from the Caribbean. Read More

Sound and useful advice from Mr Vaughn Reid

Tuesday, August, 22 2017    

Those who took a look at the Sunday Observer may have seen an intriguing story headlined 'When I left Bible school I bought a tractor trailer'. Read More

A bold statement of confidence from the CB Group

Monday, August, 21 2017    

We share the view that the just-announced investment by Caribbean Broilers (CB) Group is indeed a big statement of confidence in Jamaica. Read More

Sugar industry is unaffordable social welfare

Sunday, August, 20 2017    

The sugar industry was the backbone of the economy of Jamaica and our largest export and source of foreign exchange from the mid-17th Century, when British colonial rule began, until the emergence of the bauxite and tourism industries in the 1960s. Read More

Big money and the impact on WI cricket

Saturday, August, 19 2017    

Cricket fans can't have missed that the West Indies three-Test tour of England clashes directly with the Caribbean Premier League (CPL regional t wenty20 (T20) franchise tournament) currently ongoing in the... Read More

Watch and prepare, please

Friday, August, 18 2017    

Over the past week the region has been experiencing increased activity associated with the Atlantic Hurricane Season, which experts project will be above normal. Read More



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