Editorial

A peek at the immediate future for Jamaican athletes

In a real sense, 2018 is a 'down year' for the globe's elite track and field athletes.The tempo will rise next year for the World Championships in Doha, Qatar, and peak for the Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, come 2020. Read More

Cuba's new leader faces a brave new world
Cuba now has a new president in Mr Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, who has succeeded the 86-year-old Mr Raul Castro, in what is a change of potentially historic proportions in that Spanish-speaking country. ... Read More

Coach Whitmore needs to be in charge of team to eastern Caribbean
That Mr Theodore Whitmore, head coach of Jamaica's senior football team, will be left at home twiddling his thumbs while the nation's young players try their very best to impress him in absentia, we find absurd.... Read More

IDB's Retirement Savings Laboratory a good initiative
The Retirement Savings Laboratory launched by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is a worthy initiative that should be embraced by all governments in the jurisdictions to which it applies.... Read More

US giant Starbucks taking right approach to racism

Thursday, April, 19 2018    

A video which went viral on social medial last week showed two black men being handcuffed and arrested by a half dozen cops inside a Starbucks café in Philadelphia, United States. Read More

Poetic justice for the Windrush generation

Wednesday, April, 18 2018    

On matters of immigration this newspaper has never departed from the view that no individual should expect that they can merely walk into a country and establish homes, businesses and families without meeting the legal obligations relevant to their desires. Read More

When former prime ministers write…

Tuesday, April, 17 2018    

People who have the uncanny ability to extricate themselves from their politically partisan views in assessing the work and worth of political opponents are specially blessed and must feel a joyous fulfillment in their souls. Read More

Social management, part of the tough task ahead

Monday, April, 16 2018    

Reporter Miss Falon Folkes had contrasting articles about young people in yesterday's Sunday Observer, with lessons and insights for everyone.There is the story of Miss Ahesha Myers who at 25 has experienced a lifetime of abuse, travail and struggle. Read More

No to the use of killer gas, yes to peace

Sunday, April, 15 2018    

It is good that someone, naturally the most powerful countries, would try to limit the barbarity of war. In this regard we commend the actions by the Americans, British, and French to punish and prevent the use of gas in Syria. Read More

Let's agree on what's affordable for coaches' salaries

Saturday, April, 14 2018    

We are at one with former general secretary of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Mr Horace Reid regarding the best way to resolve the impasse which led to the resignation of national football coach Mr Theodore Whitmore. Read More

National parrotfish forum is timely

Friday, April, 13 2018    

The national forum on parrotfish management set for next Thursday in Ocho Rios could not come at a more opportune time. For, based on the views expressed by fish vendors and fishermen in an article published in this week's Sunday Observer, there remains some amount of misunderstanding about the... Read More

Bernard Lodge City: Ignore the 'againsters', it is not the critic who counts

Thursday, April, 12 2018    

No major development project in Jamaica has ever escaped the wrath or opposition of people who are really nothing more than 'againsters', harbouring little or no ambition for Jamaica. Read More

Debate abortion, but without the emotion

Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

Abortion is one of those issues that surfaces from time to time in this country and on which we have not been able to gain consensus. That's because the debates are usually filled with emotion as there are strong views on both sides, especially from the church which is fiercely opposed... Read More

No, Dr Chang, No!

Tuesday, April, 10 2018    

We have long considered newly appointed National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang as one of those politicians with an inclination to think carefully before opening his mouth to speak. Read More

A responsible approach to CRH's problems

Monday, April, 9 2018    

The Ministry of Health's chronology of the problems plaguing Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) makes for interesting reading and provides the foundation for informed debate on this most unfortunate issue. Read More



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