The Jamaica Observer

Jamaica Observer Limited is a daily newspaper published in Kingston, Jamaica. The paper is owned by Butch Stewart, who chartered the paper in January 1993 as a competitor to Jamaica's oldest daily paper, The Gleaner. Its founding editor is Desmond Allen who is its executive editor operations.[1] At the time, it became Jamaica's fourth national newspaper.[2] It began as a weekly newspaper in March 1993, and in December 1994 it began daily publication. The paper moved to larger facilities as part of its tenth anniversary celebrations in 2004.[3]


  1. Jamaican Entrepreneurs. Caribbean Update, March 1, 1993. Mirror at HighBeam Research. (subscription access required)
  2. Jamaica: New Weekly Newspaper to Appear March 5. Miami Herald, January 18, 1993. Mirror at Google News.
  3. Ja Observer Opens New Offices. The Gleaner, February 9, 2004.

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