How about a board of past police commissioners?

Thursday, September, 7 2017    

Let's face it, we have certain wasteful cultural practices that frequently result in some of our best human resources being lost to the country. Read More

Violence tearing away at the innocence of our youth

Wednesday, September, 6 2017    

The emotional toll that violence is taking on our children is most heart-rending. There's no doubt that their experiences will leave them with deep scars. Read More

PNP should use ZOSO hotline wisely

Tuesday, September, 5 2017    

The decision by the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) to establish a hotline for people to report problems with the implementation of the zones of special operations (ZOSO) is not a bad idea in and of itself. Read More

As the new school year opens...

Monday, September, 4 2017    

In popular Jamaican parlance, 'free paper bun' today, with children returning to school in their tens of thousands following the long summer holiday. Read More

Hoping the ZOSO works

Sunday, September, 3 2017    

As we had expected, the Government's new anti-crime initiative, the zones of special operations (ZOSO), has attracted support and opposition. Read More

Amateurish approach to domestic football unsustainable

Saturday, September, 2 2017    

The election to decide who replaces the late Captain Horace Burrell as president of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) is now just over two weeks away. Read More

Will there really be a rural school bus service?

Friday, September, 1 2017    

We will hold the applause until we finally see the rural school bus system in operation as announced by Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid this week. Read More

National Icon proposal worthy of discussion

Thursday, August, 31 2017    

It's a bit disappointing that up to last night the petition to make late folklorist Mrs Louise Bennett-Coverley an “official national icon” had secured just over 1,000 of the 15,000 signatures required for the Government to give the suggestion serious... Read More

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey...

Wednesday, August, 30 2017    

You can't avoid being moved by the devastation unleashed on Texas by Hurricane Harvey over the past few days. Read More

There's great value in big thinking

Tuesday, August, 29 2017    

Last week, in this space, we discussed the need for big thinking in relation to the island's tourism product. Our comments were focused on the Hip Strip in Montego Bay, the lively business, commercial and leisure district on Gloucester Avenue. Read More

United stand needed to combat crime

Monday, August, 28 2017    

Even as Jamaicans anxiously await the implementation of the anti-crime zones of special operations, they shouldn't fool themselves into thinking it will be a panacea. Read More

We must learn from the FLA scandal

Sunday, August, 27 2017    

The daily stream of revelations in the scandal engulfing the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) is extremely frightening. Read More

Jamaican football owes huge debt to schoolboy competitions

Saturday, August, 26 2017    

Following close on the heels of Jamaica's highly successful campaign at the CONCACAF Gold Cup using mainly local-bred players who are active in the North American professional leagues comes the morale-boosting 2-1 away friendly win against Trinidad and... Read More

We can no longer afford evil robbing us of our future

Friday, August, 25 2017    

The lead story in yesterday's edition of the Jamaica Observer is testament to the possibilities of human achievement once individuals are afforded an opportunity. Read More

It is indeed time for big thinking and bold action

Thursday, August, 24 2017    

A few weeks go Mr Adam Stewart, the deputy chairman and chief executive officer of the Appliance Traders Group, which includes this newspaper, made a compelling argument for improvement to one aspect of Jamaica's tourism product. Read More


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