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Public sector employment, compensation and transformation

Bruce Golding | Sunday, January, 14 2018    

No one could ever argue that public sector workers are being unreasonable in seeking a better wage offer than the Government has put forward. They had endured five years of wage freeze between 2010 and 2015, mitigated by a one-off payment of $25,000 and fringe benefits improvements as... Read More

Where there is a will, there is another woman

Bev East | Sunday, January, 14 2018    

This is my 29th year in business as a handwriting expert. Over these years I have experienced some heart-wrenching stories. You would be surprised what people try to forge. Read More

We did it!

Sunday, January, 14 2018    

The only thing better than having an excellent team member is having a group of excellent team members. This is something that Sandals South Coast Red Lane Spa manager Donnette Armstrong can definitely attest to. Vowing to start 2018 just right, Armstrong, along with resort general manager... Read More

Hot air!

Saturday, January, 13 2018    

Taking a break in transmission for the Yuletide, the nation's Parliament is yet to reconvene to tackle the country's affairs. Columnists Lance Neita says these days the sessions are not missed. He reminisces of a time when debate in the House was robust and witty — even with... Read More

Waters from the hills...

Barbara Gloudon | Friday, January, 12 2018    

How are the people of Portland coping with the flooding which has come unexpectedly? Most times when the subject of water comes into community conversation it makes a spirited discussion about shortage of the precious fluid. We quarrel no end about “weh di water... Read More

Garvey's birthplace, crime and firearms

Franklin Johnston | Friday, January, 12 2018    

The Government must not use a national heritage site declaration to expropriate poor people's house and land. Cabinet has been disgustingly cruel to the family which owns the house in which National Hero Marcus Garvey was born. The National Housing Trust (NHT) has nothing selling for... Read More

Looking back, looking forward

Michael Burke | Thursday, January, 11 2018    

In December, there was a resolution at the United Nations that deplored United States President Donald Trump for recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Jamaica abstained. Was it because of the threat by Trump to deny aid to any country that voted for the resolution?... Read More

It has to be the police

Linton Gordon | Thursday, January, 11 2018    

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7 reasons Montague should resign (or be reassigned)

Canute Thompson | Thursday, January, 11 2018    

Robert “Bobby” Montague never wanted to be the minister of national security and he has given at least seven reasons for which he should be asked to resign or be reassigned. There are three characteristics that make for an effective, and possibly a great leader. These are... Read More

Time come, Mr PM, time come

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, January, 10 2018    

At the time of writing there have been over 40 murders in Jamaica since the start of the new year, mostly by the gun. The nation ended 2017 with over 1,600 murders — the third-highest to date. The devastating truth is that the country continues to bleed from a... Read More

A case study of lawlessness in Ja

Wednesday, January, 10 2018    

It is difficult to argue against the observation that the breakdown of law and order in Jamaica is essentially a fait accompli. I say this against the background of the debacle on New Year's Day which saw the sole thoroughfare to and from Kingston's Norman Manley... Read More

NIDS... into this new year

Alexander Scott | Tuesday, January, 9 2018    

The debate recently about the National Identification and Registration Act (NIDS) is done and dusted after doing the rounds in both Parliament and the media. It has naturally been met with strong support along with an equal amount of dissent. Supporters say the Bill is of utmost necessity as the... Read More

Jamaica's crisis of leadership

Tuesday, January, 9 2018    

There is a very serious crisis of leadership in Jamaica today at all levels of the society. However, this glaring deficiency continues to be exhibited primarily by whoever runs this country from the hallowed halls of Jamaica House. Since the attainment of political... Read More

Call lethal injection the vile torture it is

Stephen Cooper | Tuesday, January, 9 2018    

In a New Year's Eve display of liberal newspaper death penalty abolition... Read More

No need for blame game in Palisadoes debacle

Mario Christie | Monday, January, 8 2018    

I wish to make a response to a letter to the editor published in the Jamaica Observer on January 4, 2018, titled 'Gov't's inaction the reason for Palisadoes debacle'. Read More



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