When sport officials bend the rules

The bungling by officials at the Digicel Grand Prix/G C Foster Classics at the National Stadium last weekend has understandably attracted much criticism. Read More

JamaicaEye — A critical tool in the fight for the country's future
The Government, and National Security Minister Robert Montague in particular, deserve commendation for the roll-out of JamaicaEye, the national closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance programme which was officially launched on Wednesday.... Read More

Way to go, GraceKennedy
There is little doubt, if any at all, that the 96-year-old GraceKennedy Group, one of the country's largest conglomerates, is safely ensconced in the hearts of Jamaicans, both here and abroad.... Read More

The politics of education
To the people fitted with either orange or green blinkers there's nothing like a good political squabble.... Read More

Mr Robert Montague 2.0

Tuesday, March, 13 2018    

National Security Minister Robert Montague caught our attention last Friday when he appeared to have taken an about- turn in how he seeks to engage the Opposition in the fight against crime. Read More

Trees for peace — There's much more to the story

Monday, March, 12 2018    

It's long been accepted that green areas, inclusive of trees and grass, have a calming influence on human beings. Read More

Perils of that Trump-Kim Jong-un tÍte-a-tÍte

Sunday, March, 11 2018    

The proposed May meeting between United States President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-un holds out the promise of peace on the Korean Peninsula and, at the same time, fears of the consequences if it all goes wrong. Read More

Sponsorship and sportsmanship

Saturday, March, 10 2018    

Food processing, distribution and financial services giant GraceKennedy is overjoyed to be linked to Champs, the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) GraceKennedy Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championships. Read More

Throwing in the towel before the polls

Friday, March, 9 2018    

Traditionally, voter turnout at by-elections is low, and the number dwindles even more when either of the island's two major political parties accepts defeat long before constituents cast their votes. Read More

'Butch' Stewart's recommitment to the Jamaica Observer

Thursday, March, 8 2018    

For newspapers globally, it is the best of times, it is the worst of times. Read More

General Antony Anderson a good choice for police commissioner

Wednesday, March, 7 2018    

We welcome the Police Service Commission's announcement yesterday that Major General Antony Anderson has been appointed Jamaica's new commissioner of police. Read More

Trade wars are not good or easy to win, Mr Trump

Tuesday, March, 6 2018    

United States President Donald Trump campaigned on a political platform that the economic malaise and unemployment among the traditional white working class was due to “bad” trade deals. Read More

Technology's unremitting forward march

Monday, March, 5 2018    

Dating all the way back to prehistory, evolving technologies have altered human beings and their relationship one to another. Read More

All Jamaicans are equal, but some are 'more equal'

Sunday, March, 4 2018    

Last month in this space we wrote: “Too many good ideas go to government to die.” Read More

JOA/JFF partnership an important step for football

Saturday, March, 3 2018    

We note with pleasure the recent announcement by the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) and the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) of a partnership aimed at qualifying Jamaica's Under-23 football team for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Read More


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