Opinion

The Voice of Caribbean Cricket

 By David P. RoweCJ Contributor The news this week that Tony Cozier had died was shattering and tragic for many cricket fans internationally and fans of West Indian cricket especially. For those of us who were children and cricket fans …

Why Jamaica Needs a Long-Term Crime Solution

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor According to the World Economic Forum’s 2015-16 Global Competitiveness Report, crime and theft are the second most problematic factors to doing business in Jamaica, accounting for 16 per cent of the challenges. This is only outdone …

The Caribbean Has an Air Tax Problem

 By George NicholsonOp-Ed Contributor The regional airline industry has been characterised by a high degree of commercial difficulties. The last three decades has seen the Caribbean airspace littered with the remains of more than thirty carriers – some of these …

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 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor The recent impasse between Jamaica and Trinidad, arising out of the latest round of Jamaicans being not only denied entry to Trinidad but being detained in less than acceptable circumstances, has once again raised the question …

 By Ingrid I. Rivera RocafortOp-Ed Contributor While we celebrate the ease and accessibility of global travel, it requires some common-sense precaution, no matter where in the world one goes. That’s the nature of enjoying new and different destinations. Education is …

 By George Nicholson and Nnyeka Prescod Op-Ed Contributors In the economic sphere an act, a habit, an institution or a law produces not only one effect, but a series of effects. Of these effects, the first alone is immediate; it …

 By Robert MacLellanOp-Ed Contributor LIAT Airlines has been a vital factor in the commercial and tourism life blood of the Caribbean for decades. However, the company has now had three CEO’s and two Acting CEO’s in the last seven years, evidence …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor Last year I had set a goal to ride 7,500 miles on the bicycle, which I achieved. Discussing it with another cyclist, I was asked if that was my ultimate objective and if I would be …

 By Kareem YardeCJ Contributor Firstly, congratulations to the CHAMPION teams- ‘WI’ under 19s, ‘WI’ women’s and ‘WI’ men’s. Like many West Indians, on Sunday, I too was glued to the television, gripped with suspense and anticipation as ‘WI’ secured our …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor As Jamaica pursues our eternal search for economic development, one focus has been on the need for us to purchase local goods and services in preference to imports. The reasoning behind this seems logical, as it should …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor #StayInLine As the day wore on almost into afternoon, complaints about tardy election workers and polling stations started to be heard across traditional media. CVMTV and Nationwide Radio, national free-to-air TV and radio, respectively, both …

 By Ryan PetersonCJ Contributor Popularized by The Beach Boys during the early 90s, many have wondered whether ‘Kokomo’ is real or simply an imaginary place. Likewise, as the smaller economies of the Caribbean venture deeper into the 21st century and …

 By Ryan PetersonCJ Contributor No, we are not talking about climate change and the disruptive effects of increased temperatures, sea level rise, coastal erosion, ocean pollution and acidification, nor the loss of biodiversity, water scarcity, and the increased frequency of …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor In order to secure power (spillover from the colonial system), both political parties in Jamaica, when they formed government, set about creating institutional loyalties, using the state bodies and security forces to cement their hold on …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor Fresh-faced Senators so Far It’s been a whirlwind of activities in Jamaica over the past two weeks in particular. National Elections came and went and a new 43 year old Prime Minister with his new …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor The Jamaica Labour Party’s slogan, “Poverty to Prosperity”, was very catchy and seemed to have been embraced by enough people for them to win the elections. Now that the election is over, we certainly as a …

 “We are Jamaica’s problem” By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor I was sitting down to write this article on election day (February 25), after watching the lead-up to the election and the commentary from not only politicians but also us the citizens …

 After the vote By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor Not a Loser? On Election Day February 25th when asked by a female reporter what if she lost, Jamaica’s female Prime Minister retorted, “Do I look like a loser?” No, PM Simpson-Miller …