World power: The arms race, security dilemma and polarity trifecta
Jamaica Observer

Colin Grey (1971) describes arms race as when two or more parties (nation states), believed to be in an adversarial relationship, are increasing or improving their armament at a rapid rate, and reconstructing their...

We must not set back the hand of time to bad elections
Jamaica Observer

If your only tool is a hammer, you will see every problem as a nail. — Gambian proverb No one can deny that widespread political violence and murders that almost always accompanied elections in Jamaica are now...

EU brings taste of Ireland to Trench Town
Jamaica Observer

THE European Union (EU) continued its free film festival with a special screening at the Ambassador Theatre in Trench Town recently.Ambassador Malgorzata Wasilewska, head of the EU Delegation to Jamaica, said that with...

I want to change the political culture, says Neita-Robertson
Jamaica Gleaner

On the eve of her official return to representational politics, Valerie Neita-Robertson says one of the things she wants to do is to help change the political culture in Jamaica. Further, Neita-Robertson says she wants to...

Weekly Round-up: PNP Electoral Office u-turn... 5 killed in Hanover crash... Cbar's Taylor shines at JII
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The ongoing public discourse about the Electoral Commission of Jamaica heated up this week as two People's National Party commissioners withdrew their support for a statement it issued earlier...

CCJ: Beware the politicians in (judges’) robes, the wolves in sheep’s clothing
Montserrat Reporter

Jamaica Observer Editorial May 24, 2018 As a country, we have never been as afflicted by intellectual schizophrenia as we are with the decision on whether to accept the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as our final court...

Colombia on the road to peace but burdened by drugs
Jamaica Observer

BOGOTA, Colombia (AFP) — The following is a fact file about Colombia as it goes to the polls tomorrow in its first presidential election since a 2016 peace deal with ex-guerrilla group FARC that ended a decades-long...

Colombia on the road to peace but burdened by drugs
Jamaica Observer

BOGOTA, Colombia (AFP) — The following is a fact file about Colombia as it goes to the polls tomorrow in its first presidential election since a 2016 peace deal with ex-guerrilla group FARC that ended a decades-long...

Holness congratulates Mia Mottley on historic victory
Jamaica Gleaner

Prime Minister Andrew Holness this afternoon expressed congratulations to Mia Mottley on what he said is an impressive landslide victory in the Barbados general elections held on Thursday. Mottley is the first female to...

Barbados Votes 2018: PNP congratulates ‘its friend’ Mia Mottley
Jamaica Gleaner

  The President of the People's National Party (PNP), Dr Peter Phillips, has congratulated newly elected Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley and the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) on a historic election victory...

GraceKennedy CEO receives key to Broward County
Jamaica Gleaner

Don Wehby, Group CEO of GraceKennedy Limited, was last Saturday presented with a key to Broward County by Commissioner Dale V.C. Holness. Broward County is located in Florida, USA.The presentation was made at the...

TV court June 8?
Jamaica Observer

JUSTICE Minister Delroy Chuck says that with, the approval of the chief justice, on June 8 there could be live streaming of the first hearing in the claim brought by People's National Party (PNP) General Secretary Julian...

Holness encourages Jamaicans to choose employment over crime
Jamaica Gleaner

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has encouraged Jamaicans to commit to doing work and seeking employment over crime.   “I want every single able-bodied Jamaican to commit to doing work and to commit to seeking...

CAFFEE deeply disturbed by ECJ impasse; demands clarification
Jamaica Gleaner

Citizens Action for Fair and Free Elections (CAFFE) says it is deeply disturbed by what it describes as the unhealthy and contentious impasse between the former director of elections and the Electoral Commission of...

PM bats for workers with mobility challenges as country marks Labour Day
Jamaica Gleaner

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, in hailing the contribution of those past and present who have fought for the advancement of workers' welfare, said the government would be ensuring that those with mobility...

Phillips urges end to workers being designated 'independent contractors'
Jamaica Gleaner

Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips is urging for an end to the growing practice among employers to designate workers as 'independent contractors'. In his Labour Day message, Phillips points out that "this device denies...

6-month-old boy among three shot, injured n Jamaica
Dominica Vibes

(Jamaica Observer) The Kingston Western Police have theorised that yesterday’s shooting of three people, including a six-month-old boy and his grandmother on Ramsay Road in Kingston, was the result of a gang feud in...

Phillips celebrates the contribution of workers in Labour Day message
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Leader of the Opposition Peter Phillips in his Labour Day message to the nation urged Jamaicans to celebrate the contribution of workers to national development. He also called for an end to the...

Holness salutes nation builders in Labour Day message
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness in his Labour Day message to the nation saluted nation builders who through labour movements “eventually led Jamaica from colonial state to an independent...

Poor playing from PNP
Jamaica Observer

 

The right managing partner
Jamaica Observer

Today's accounting firms are facing unprecedented uncertainty. These organisations have to adapt to increasing political changes as well as embracing the digital revolution, enabling the automation of process-driven...

Vaz hopeful of real economic growth by 2018/19 and less unemployment
Jamaica Observer

Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Daryl Vaz, says that despite setbacks in the economy last year, which could result in growth of less than one percent for 2017/18, he is...

6-month-old boy among three shot, injured
Jamaica Observer

THE Kingston Western Police have theorised that yesterday's shooting of three people, including a six-month-old boy and his grandmother on Ramsay Road in Kingston, was the result of a gang feud in the area.

Former ECJ commissioner says body should be entrenched in Constitution
Jamaica Observer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Peter Bunting, former commissioner of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ), said, over time, politics has crept into a number of organisations but that it should not be allowed to happen...

Bunting urges protection for director of elections
Jamaica Observer

FORMER member of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) and Central Manchester Member of Parliament Peter Bunting says the office of Director of Elections needs to be protected from the whims and fancies of other...

Businesses to explore investment prospects at Jamaica Investment Forum
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Business opportunities will be the main topic when more than 60 Jamaican and international speakers explore investment prospects at the country's premier business event, the Jamaica Investment...

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