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Kingston roads are purgatory!

Our transport planning and economics is tame and disrespectful, so road users, vehicles, and the environment are all out of sync. Our serial Cabinets focused on Air Jamaica, but we need cargo and commuter aviation growth. They tackle road traffic on demand, not pro-actively. My friend... Read More

Cold weather in the city
Time -wise it was afternoon when the rain began to pour down from the sky which was clothed in an angry, grey-looking cloak, the colour of cold steel. On the roads of Kingston, schoolchildren began to move as fast as they could to get out of the rain which came down in a...... Read More

One size does not fit all
In the Roman Catholic Church, today is the feast of the ascension, commemorating the day when Jesus Christ ascended into heaven (Acts 1:10). In Jamaica, the church celebrates the feast on the Sunday following Ascension Thursday.... Read More

Are higher global oil prices likely?
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We have no patience with political dithering on crime

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, May, 9 2018    

The Government and the Opposition have approved in Parliament the extension of the state of emergency (SOE) in St James. It is prudent that this should be so as more time is needed to process intelligence information that has been gathered and to implement necessary... Read More

Gender disparity in nursing and midwifery in Jamaica: Time for Action

Adella Campbell | Tuesday, May, 8 2018    

It is long believed that gender stereotyping and marginalisation are barriers to males opting to study nursing and midwifery globally. What is the situation like for Jamaica in the 21st century? This article will focus mainly on nursing, although the concern resides with both... Read More

Moving policing from the 'three Rs' to the 'three Ps'

BY No Brain | Tuesday, May, 8 2018    

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Missed opportunity if Heroes' Circle project not put to competition

Hugh Dunbar | Monday, May, 7 2018    

Comments following the article written by architect Clifton Yap (FJIA) in the Jamaica Observer about National Heroes' Park's design and proposed competition lead me to think that a lot of Jamaicans have great disdain for architects. This disdain does not appear to be limited to the few... Read More

Gender-based violence — A regional problem

Alexis Peart | Monday, May, 7 2018    

Last year the head of United Nations Development Programme's Gender Mission in Latin America and the Caribbean Region, Eugenia Piza-Lopez, reported that, outside of conflict contexts, Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region in the world against women. Read More

Productivity in Jamaica

Dennis Jones | Sunday, May, 6 2018    

Henry J Lewis wrote an interesting piece, 'Jamaica moves…slowly', published in the Jamaica Observer on May 1 2018, on productivity in Jamaica. It set me thinking about his final lament — “Jamaica, let's move 'fasser'!” Read More

Is Peter Bunting publicly sparring with Peter Phillips?

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, May, 6 2018    

You do not teach the paths of the forest to an old gorilla. — Congolese proverb  Read More

Productivity and the need for political action

Everton Pryce | Sunday, May, 6 2018    

As we gear up for yet another observance of Labour Day and the celebration of National Workers Week, it is expected that the spotlight will once again turn on the issue of the virtues of productivity improvement in the country; in particular, the need for improvement in... Read More

Good journalism is like a toothache; it hurts, but it warns

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, May, 6 2018    

Reporters Without Borders (RWB) just released its 2018 press freedom report and, apart from two of them, the lowest mark for rated Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries is “fairly good”. The worst rated, as “problematic”, are Haiti and Guyana. Read More



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