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Opinion

Op-Ed: Toward a Green Jamaica

April 23, 2014 | 5:15 pm | 0 Comment

Op-Ed: Toward a Green Jamaica

By Wayne Campbell Op-Ed Contributor THERE ARE more than seven billion people living on planet Earth. Our planet is at a critical juncture. As the global population increases, so, too do the environmental challenges associated with so many people living in a finite area. Each year, the world pauses on April 22 to commemorate Earth Day. The global theme for Earth more...

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Op-Ed: Why Companies Should Invest in the Caribbean Workforce

April 21, 2014 | 6:03 am | 0 Comment

Op-Ed: Why Companies Should Invest in the Caribbean Workforce

By Kimberly Frank Op-Ed Contributor Governments need to take an active role in inviting industry to invest in their countries. In this article, I argue that Caribbean countries should work together to promote their pre-existing dual education system and create an environment where companies, especially in the manufacturing industry, would want to invest and train new more...

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Ilio Durandis: Haitian Politics and the Art of Denial

April 12, 2014 | 5:36 pm | 0 Comment

Ilio Durandis: Haitian Politics and the Art of Denial

By Ilio Durandis CJ Contributor FOR THE third time in less than two years, Prime Minister Lamothe has found it necessary to shake things up within his government. Unlike previous occasions, the decision to replace some ministers and nominate new ones came about through a “so-called” national dialogue, mediated by Haiti’s new Cardinal Chibly Langlois. The more...

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Op-Ed: Green Energy Solutions Could Save the Caribbean $200 Million

April 11, 2014 | 10:51 am | 0 Comment

Op-Ed: Green Energy Solutions Could Save the Caribbean $200 Million

By Jun Zhang Op-Ed Contributor HIGH ENERGY costs are the Achilles heel of the Caribbean. More than 97 percent of this region’s electricity is generated from fossil fuels and many islands devote a hefty portion of their GDP to fuel imports. On some Caribbean islands, electricity bills can soar up to six times higher than in the United States, which creates a more...

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Op-Ed: Why Do Legal Cases in Jamaica Take So Long?

April 9, 2014 | 5:04 pm | 0 Comment

Op-Ed: Why Do Legal Cases in Jamaica Take So Long?

By David Rowe Op-Ed Contributor THERE ARE a number of big legal cases which have attracted the attention of Jamaicans both locally and overseas in recent months, most notably the recently-concluded Vybz Kartel case. What's noteworthy about almost all of them is just how long they seem to take. But why do criminal cases in Jamaica take so long? Some civil cases more...

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Jamaica’s Path to Prosperity

March 28, 2014 | 11:20 am | 0 Comment

Jamaica’s Path to Prosperity

By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor Jamaica's January fiscal numbers reveal a concern that many of us expressed at the start of the International Monetary Fund agreement: that achieving the primary surplus target is going to be very challenging. The numbers show that up to January 2014, we were some $2 billion behind the primary surplus target of $69 billion, with the more more...

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Michael Edghill: Challenging the Caribbean Crime Narrative

March 28, 2014 | 6:00 am | 0 Comment

Michael Edghill: Challenging the Caribbean Crime Narrative

By Michael W Edghill CJ Contributor OFTEN, once the narrative has been established, people simply view all events through the lens of that narrative. Anything to the contrary is then viewed simply an aberration because actually contradicting the established narrative creates too much complexity. Such narratives are often created for different classes of people more...

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Transforming Jamaica’s Public Sector

March 21, 2014 | 3:53 pm | 0 Comment

Transforming Jamaica’s Public Sector

By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor ANYONE WHO has been reading my articles will be aware that I have always been caught up with the need to transform the public sector into a more efficient and facilitative support for private sector development. When I talk about public sector, I don't just mean the persons employed in the sector, but very importantly the rules and more...

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Caribbean Design: Steve Fox on Outdoor Living in the Caribbean

March 17, 2014 | 12:33 pm | 0 Comment

Caribbean Design: Steve Fox on Outdoor Living in the Caribbean

By Steve Fox CJ Contributor ONE OF the first questions we ask a new client when embarking on the design process is: do you want to use air conditioning in your new home? For some, there’s no debate; the house will be a sealed box, and the temperature must be controlled at all times. However, more typically, the answer is not so straightforward, and it’s necessary more...

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What’s Holding Back Jamaica’s Reforms

February 28, 2014 | 12:57 pm | 0 Comment

What’s Holding Back Jamaica’s Reforms

By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor ANYONE who has been reading or listening to my recent commentaries would realize that I am fully in support of the reform agenda otherwise known as the IMF programme in Jamaica. Similarly, anyone who has been listening to my commentaries in the past will also realize that I was not in favour of the prior IMF programmes, because I more...

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