Take the sugar industry off life support

Sunday, August, 26 2018    

Sugar was once the most valuable commodity in the world. It led to, and sustained the slave trade, and the profits financed the Industrial Revolution in England. Read More

Schoolboy football: Good news, promising changes and an old problem

Saturday, August, 25 2018    

When news broke early this month of closure of the title-sponsorship arrangement for schoolboy football between the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) and telecoms giant FLOW, the public expectation was for the announcement of a replacement title sponsor(s) in short... Read More

Preparedness can save lives

Friday, August, 24 2018    

The magnitude 7.3 earthquake experienced by several Caribbean territories and Venezuela on Tuesday serves as a reminder that we need to keep strengthening our ability to respond to natural disasters. Read More

Venezuela needs help

Thursday, August, 23 2018    

President Nicolas Maduro has gone ahead and devalued Venezuela's currency, the bolívar, by 95 per cent. That, in effect, has moved the official exchange from 285,000 bolívars to one US dollar, to the current black market rate of six million bolívars per US dollar. Read More

Making the most of our heritage

Wednesday, August, 22 2018    

Yesterday, in our commentary on efforts by the Government to develop the birthplace of National Hero Marcus Mosiah Garvey as a museum and appropriate memorial, we raised the issue of how Jamaica is honouring all its seven National Heroes and other outstanding citizens who have served the... Read More

Are we doing enough to honour those who served Jamaica well?

Tuesday, August, 21 2018    

Well-thinking Jamaicans are undoubtedly pleased at efforts to develop the birthplace of National Hero Marcus Mosiah Garvey as a museum and appropriate memorial. Read More

Caribbean getting smart about climate change

Monday, August, 20 2018    

The Caribbean is one of the regions of the world most vulnerable to the impact of the growing intensity of climate change. Small island developing states often suffer the ravages of frequent natural disasters. Read More

Mr Kofi Annan's death a great loss to the world

Sunday, August, 19 2018    

The common sentiment in the mountain of tributes paid to Mr Kofi Annan yesterday was that he was a decent human being who used his two terms as United Nations (UN) secretary general to work at making the world a better place. Read More

Always prepare properly, regardless of the opponent

Saturday, August, 18 2018    

The tendency to underestimate others is a human weakness that has led to many a downfall. It is very evident in competitive sport. Read More

Understanding this new era in our economy

Friday, August, 17 2018    

The recent public debate on the depreciation of the Jamaican dollar has been ardent and, in some cases, desperate. Read More

RGD, let's not begrudge the Church its little 'benefits'

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

The Church in Jamaica has not been a mere religious body concerned only with the spiritual element and a life of faith among its members. It is not by any means academic to ask where would Jamaica be without the Church. Read More

Mr Whittington Cole must not die in vain

Wednesday, August, 15 2018    

The horrific story in yesterday's Jamaica Observer about the fatal attack by dogs on a 66-year-old man as he walked in his community of Hampton Green, St Catherine, late at night is an appalling commentary on the state of affairs in this country. Read More

Is the PAAC safe in Dr Wykeham McNeill's hands?

Tuesday, August, 14 2018    

Opposition Member of Parliament Dr Wykeham McNeill is doing a splendid job as chairman of the 54-year-old Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) of Parliament. Read More

NASA's mission to the Sun, important and amazing

Monday, August, 13 2018    

Mr Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of the Science Mission Directorate at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), probably described best the significance of the agency's launch yesterday of an unmanned mission to probe the... Read More

Should people be free to dress as they like in public?

Sunday, August, 12 2018    

How people choose to dress is a matter of personal choice and that choice is governed by preference, taste, fashion, tradition, and pragmatism. What is practical depends on what a person can afford and the weather/climate. Read More




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