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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Gwynne Dyer

Saving the old over the economy

The basic choice all along with COVID-19 has been: do we let the old die, or do we take a big hit...

Current plague will bring some changes

They teach you in journalism school never to use the phrase “...X has changed the world forever.” Or at least they should. Covid-19...

Playing a game of British Roulette

“I must level with the British public: many more families are going to lose their loved ones before their time.” British...

COVID-19 prompts change in China

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has run afoul of the language police. Last week he publicly called the ‘coronavirus’ that has already killed...

Has India had it’s Kristallnacht?

The anti-Muslim pogrom in north-eastern Delhi last week killed only 43 people, and a few of them weren’t even Muslims. But then on Kristallnacht...

Assange hearings hinge on vengeful

The cost of being a whistleblower is going up. When Daniel Ellberg stole and published the ‘Pentagon Papers’ in 1971, revealing the monstrous lies...

On a path to a new Ireland?

Bertie Ahern, who was the taoiseach (prime minister) of the Irish Republic from 1997 to 2008, was a brilliant machine politician, not a nationalist...

Is the ‘devil virus’ a ‘black swan’?

China officially went back to work on Monday, after an extended two-week Lunar New Year holiday, while the authorities struggled to get the spread...

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Bowman, Lucinda

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Delve deep into Observer archives.

Looking for a previous edition of The Observer? Our online archives extend back to 2008.

STRAUS, Larry Jacob

Larry Jacob Straus 1942 - 2020Passed away on Sunday May 24, 2020, at...

Kraemer, Angelica Faith

Passed away peacefully on the day she was born, Friday, May 29, 2020 at Mount Sinai Hospital,...

As spread of COVID-19 slows, health officials continue to urge caution

There have been just a couple of new cases each day, and no additional fatalities this week,...

A little pizzazz for the village

To help people rediscover St. Jacobs and aid in rebranding the village, the Business Improvement Association tasked...