Multilateralism is a key element in promoting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Jamaica Observer

The end of last year and the start of the current one were marked by major changes and enormous uncertainties, although there were also some notable advances and great opportunities, both at the global level and for Latin...

Entrepreneurs of a new order
Jamaica Observer

It was encouraging to read the journey of Yoni Epstein in the Sunday Finance magazine of the Sunday Observer, April 16, 2017. His story is one of inspiration to Jamaican entrepreneurs. Local Opinion Tue, 25 Apr 2017...

Venezuela death toll rises as unrest enters fourth week
Telegraph UK

Venezuela death toll rises as unrest enters fourth week ALL SECTIONS More Venezuela death toll rises as unrest enters fourth week An anti-government protester stands in front of burning barricade on a highway in Caracas...

Preventing the pain of road deaths
Jamaica Observer

The tragic death of Olympian and Jamaica record holder Germaine Mason is a stark reminder that motorcyclists represent a high percentage of Jamaica’s road fatalities. Thirty-four-year-old Mason lost his life early...

Our priorities are all screwed up
Jamaica Observer

The curtains came down recently on the Inter-secondary Schools’ Sports Association’s 107th Boys’ and Girls’ championships at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica, with Calabar High School...

Where has our National Anthem gone?
Jamaica Observer

I haven’t been to the movies for a long time and I wonder if the National Anthem is still being played before the main event. Now, when I refer to ‘a long time ago’ please don’t believe it’s the...

No gender issue in real politics
Jamaica Observer

Appealing to gender alone and the refrain of ‘time for a woman’ does not cut it in the world of real politics. Faint hearts do not make leaders; courage, drive and political astuteness are the criteria by which...

The CCJ and Cabral Douglas v The Commonwealth of Dominica
Jamaica Observer

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in its capacity as an international tribunal with sole authority for interpreting and applying the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas (RTC) recently denied an application by Cabral Douglas...

Women as political leaders — not a gender issue
Jamaica Observer

Modern history is showered with women as political leaders and heads of government. When women first emerged in these roles, it was regarded as ‘breaking a glass ceiling’ — a breakthrough for the female...

Unhappy jolt for those who ‘bun bad lamp’ for Jamaica
Jamaica Observer

If you close your eyes to facts, you will learn through accidents. — Congolese proverb Local Opinion Sun, 23 Apr 2017 02:00:00 GMT Women as political leaders — not a gender issue...

Children evacuated from Venezuela hospital hit by tear gas as death toll in protests rises to nine
Telegraph UK

El Valle was the scene of fierce overnight battles between security forces and anti-government protesters, with streets blocked, barricades set ablaze and business attacked as riot police fired tear gas and helicopters...

The challenges of Harry the Prince
Jamaica Observer

PRINCES are noted nowadays as being the heroes in Disney-produced films which end in “Happy Ever After”. The Prince-star of all stars in real life has been Prince Harry, one of the heirs to the British throne in...

We have outgrown CARIFTA Games
Jamaica Observer

The Carifta Games (the Games) should be transformed, abandoned (not our call) or we exit gracefully. They show the best and worst of the West Indies and divide the Caribbean. Local Opinion Fri, 21 Apr 2017 01:00:00 GMT...

GM latest US company to have assets seized in Venezuela
Antigua Observer

General Motors became the latest U.S. corporation to have a factory or other asset seized by the government of Venezuela, and the Detroit automaker faces an uphill battle to recover any damages. GM said Thursday that its...

Primary Prevention: A strategy for sustainable growth
Jamaica Observer

Primary prevention is stopping an incident from occurring at the first or main level and involves applying interventions before there is any evidence of a possible event. Observer West Thu, 20 Apr 2017 02:00:00 GMT...

'Mother of all Marches' claims two lives in Venezuelan protests, in pictures
Telegraph UK

'Mother of all Marches' claims two lives in Venezuelan protests, in pictures - News ALL SECTIONS More 20 Apr 2017 'Mother of all Marches' claims two lives in Venezuelan protests, in pictures @{image-subtitle}...

Awaiting Jamaica’s emissions policy and its targets
Jamaica Observer

The Jamaica Observer reported on February 8, 2017 that the Cabinet has given instructions to develop a national policy for emissions in Jamaica. On Wednesday, April 12, 2017 the Observer then reported that Jamaica...

Resurrect the tyre-mangrove plan
Jamaica Observer

Easter, the feast of the resurrection, is the greatest feast in Christianity, not Christmas. If Jesus Christ was not resurrected from the dead, then what would be the point of Christmas or Christianity? It is the...

Venezuelan protests against government leave two students dead in 'mother of all marches'
Telegraph UK

Venezuelan protests against government leave two students dead in 'mother of all marches' ALL SECTIONS More Venezuelan protests against government leave two students dead in 'mother of all marches' Demonstrators rally...

Maduro’s last gasp
Jamaica Observer

Nicolas Maduro became president of Venezuela on the death of the redoubtable Hugo Chavez who succumbed to cancer. He inherited an economy that had already started to show all the strains of “Chavismo”, the...

Maduro orders Venezuela army into streets
Jamaica Observer

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ordered the army into the streets as the volatile country braces for what his opponents vow will be the “mother of all protests” tomorrow....

Trump to North Korean leader: ‘Got to behave’
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump took a moment at the White House Easter egg roll yesterday to deliver a terse message to North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un: “Got to behave.”...

St Lucia to conduct tests for schistosomiasis
Jamaica Observer

CASTRIES, St. Lucia (CMC) – The Ministry of Health has announced plans to conduct a medical survey to test for schistosomiasis, in order to determine whether the disease has been eliminated across the island. Local...

Green iguanas spread into suburban scourge in South Florida
Jamaica Observer

FLORIDA, USA (AP) — Perched in trees and scampering down sidewalks, green iguanas have become so common across South Florida that many see them not as exotic invaders, but as reptilian squirrels. Local News Tue, 18...

Canada glacier melt rerouted in rare case of ‘river piracy’
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (AP) — Scientists have witnessed the first modern case of what they call “river piracy” and they blame global warming. Most of the water gushing from a large glacier in northwest Canada...

Can a photo in my Facebook post be replaced?
Jamaica Observer

Q: Sometimes I edit my photos and add filters before posting to Facebook but there have been times when I mistakenly uploaded the unedited image. I usually just delete the post and make a new one but a friend told me...

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