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Published:Wednesday | July 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaican political economy is in shambles. The events over the last nine months have sullied 'Brand Jamaica' in the international marketplace. It has also weakened local confidence in the brand.

Published:Wednesday | July 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The commercial cleaning industry gets no recognition because it is taken as given that facilities should be kept clean. The recently concluded JMA/JEA Expo where cleanliness of the National Arena...

Published:Wednesday | July 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Regional leaders and high-profile guests from major political and financial organisations are currently meeting in Montego Bay for the annual CARICOM summit, under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Bruce Golding...

Published:Tuesday | July 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

JUST SHY of his 38th birthday, Roosevelt Skerrit, the prime minister of the Common-wealth of Dominica, is perhaps too young to have intimate knowledge of, or first-hand involvement in, the crafting of the regional integration movement and the conceptual...

Published:Tuesday | July 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The following are excerpts of responses via Go-Jamaica (www.go-jamaica.com) to National Security Minister Dwight Nelson's declaration that Government would be perusing the Official Secrets Act...

Published:Tuesday | July 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Recently, atonement has become a public issue. Driva acknowledged that atonement comes before forgiveness but failed to atone. Portia doesn't even see the need for atonement.

Published:Monday | July 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

IN THE aftermath of the Tivoli Gardens incursion, many persons have rightly highlighted the need for significant social intervention to help return that community to a semblance of normality after being so long...

Published:Monday | July 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It is a great pleasure for me to attend the 31st Regular Meeting of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), in Montego Bay.As I look at the situation in the Caribbean today, I see a region hit hard by the global economic crisis.

Published:Monday | July 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica's human rights groups, lobbyists and activists are terribly misunderstood, maligned and badly unappreciated.

Published:Monday | July 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WE ARE surprised that it took a public outcry for the Rev Al Miller to take a "leave of absence" as head of the National Transformation Programme (NTP), which is operated from the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM).

Published:Monday | July 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Below are excerpts from online readers reacting to Sunday's lead story of Security Minister Dwight Nelson seeking to invoke the Official Secrets Act in relation to Rear Admiral Hardley Lewin....

Published:Sunday | July 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

When Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders convene in Montego Bay today, they should perhaps be honest with themselves to declare, as one of their numbers has concluded, their inability to provide "serious...

Published:Sunday | July 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Caribbean tourist destinations which have benefited from the decades-long ban on United States citizens travelling to Cuba, should take as a serious warning, the vote, last Wednesday, by a committee of the United States House...

Published:Sunday | July 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

"To be poor is a crime, and only money can get you justice!" is a sentiment often voiced by ordinary Jamaicans.

Published:Sunday | July 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The prime minister has skilfully (and so far, it appears, successfully) segued from being faithful protector of a don to becoming a passionate persecutor of dons.

Published:Sunday | July 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

This article represents the thoughts of the Jamaica Association of Principals of Secondary Schools (JAPSS), an organisation comprising principals of high schools across Jamaica that has been in operation for decades.

Published:Saturday | July 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Like many others, I eagerly await the courts' decision regarding the charges laid against the Rev Al Miller.

Published:Saturday | July 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I am one of the three million citizens of Jamaica who would join with Rear Admiral Hardley Lewin in calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Bruce Golding because of a total lack of confidence in him arising from the manner in which...

Published:Saturday | July 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

History generally repeats itself, but sometimes it dons the garbs of fate and speaks ironically.

Published:Saturday | July 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Graduation season is upon us.

Published:Friday | July 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In December 1991 my wife and I took part in a peace walk through western Kingston led by the church, the New Beginning Movement, of which I was a convenor, and we began at the St John's United Church in Hannah Town, walked through the Matthews Lane...

Published:Friday | July 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I recently met two young men at the University of the West Indies (UWI) who are the kind who remind me that there is hope for Jamaica.

Published:Friday | July 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

If the allegation was from a lesser individual, it might have been overlooked as a rash piece of mischief, which the national security minister, Mr Dwight Nelson, deems it to be.But Rear Admiral Hardley Lewin served for five years as head of the Jamaica...

Published:Friday | July 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Below are excerpts from comments posted by online readers reacting to yesterday's lead story about Karl Samuda being robbed.a touch of realityThe chickens are coming home to roost.

Published:Thursday | July 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

LAST WEEK, the Jamaica Observer encouraged Christopher 'Dudus' Coke to 'spill the beans' on co-conspirators in order that, "If he does, perhaps then, his nation can forgive him".

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