If the PNP and Mr Shields want to help...

Tuesday, February, 6 2018    

If the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) and former Deputy Police Commissioner Mark Shields have not already done so, they should review and improve their respective 10-point plans and submit them to the private sector groups working on a stakeholder coalition to... Read More

Another labour of love for Mr Jason Henzell

Monday, February, 5 2018    

Perhaps the strangest aspect of Lovers' Leap in the quiet farming community of Yardley Chase in south-east St Elizabeth is that several attempts at its establishment as a sustainable and profitable visitor attraction have failed. Read More

Tillerson-Jamaica meeting could test foreign policy strengths

Sunday, February, 4 2018    

It's not something that the Government of Jamaica will readily admit; being caught completely by surprise when the United States Government informed it that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will touchdown in Jamaica for a one-hour meeting, en route from stops in Mexico,... Read More

We applaud Whitmore and the Boyz

Saturday, February, 3 2018    

The Reggae Boyz's recent 2-2 draw with South Korea in Turkey was an extremely satisfying result for Jamaica's football. Read More

Why dither in appointing Justice Sykes?

Friday, February, 2 2018    

We are not quite sure why the Government would name Mr Justice Bryan Sykes as acting chief justice rather than announcing his full appointment. However, what we do know about Justice Sykes is that he is an eminent jurist who commands the respect of the legal profession and that his... Read More

Now, that's what we're talking about!

Thursday, February, 1 2018    

We in this space can hardly contain our excitement over two news items that we believe augur well for the fight against crime and signal that the Jamaican populace seems ready, at last, to rise from its long and costly slumber. Read More

A police force in need of major surgery

Wednesday, January, 31 2018    

It was palpably clear to us that the appointment of Mr George Quallo by the Police Service Commission (PSC) as Jamaica's 29th chief constable was calculated to boost morale in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). Read More

The old wage negotiating habits must die

Tuesday, January, 30 2018    

The radical, firebrand trade union movement of yesteryear has morphed into little more than a wage negotiating machinery that brings little or no value to the workplace of today. Read More

The new police commissioner

Monday, January, 29 2018    

Mr George Quallo took over leadership of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) last April on a wave of optimism and goodwill. Read More

Farewell, Dr Donna McFarlane, warrior in the battle to preserve Garvey's legacy

Sunday, January, 28 2018    

Jamaica's first national hero, The Rt Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey, is one of the most important men in the history of the world who will always be remembered for leading the largest and most influential international movement of people of African origin. Read More

Three cheers for Infantino

Saturday, January, 27 2018    

Those with an interest in football should treat the January 21 Sunday Observer article titled 'Infantino remains focused on bringing football back to FIFA' as compulsory reading. Read More

Gloves over Guns programme has real potential

Friday, January, 26 2018    

Predictably, news that the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry is supporting a programme that uses boxing to get youngsters off the streets and provide them with skills has attracted some amount of criticism. Read More

Missing the old Prices Commission, Mr Samuda? We know the feeling

Thursday, January, 25 2018    

The Prices Commission was one of those agencies which were discredited in the heady atmosphere of the 1970s ideological warfare. Read More

Stop singing, just get the rail service going

Wednesday, January, 24 2018    

Anyone who understands and appreciates the value of large investment to the country will most likely share the anxiety and disappointment of J Wray & Nephew that the much-promised rail service is still in talk phase. Read More

Why Caribbean economies struggled in 2017

Tuesday, January, 23 2018    

Research from the Inter-American Development Bank has shown that the small developing economies of the Caribbean were the most adversely affected by the global financial crisis of 2008 and its immediate aftermath. Read More


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