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Op-Ed: Kent Gammon on Reversing Jamaica’s Economic Decline

 By Kent GammonOp-Ed Contributor   THE JAMAICAN ECONOMY continues to lag behind the rest of the world with a dismal 1.3 percent growth forecast for 2013. The Jamaican dollar is being sold officially for 92 dollars to one US dollar …

Kent Gammon: What Are the Priorities of the New Jamaican Government?

 By Kent GammonOp-Ed Contributor The Peoples’ National Party led by the Hon. Portia Simpson-Miller, was handsomely rewarded by the Jamaican people in the country’s 16th general election, taking 42 of the 63 seats in the House of Parliament. The Jamaican …

Kent Gammon: How Plea Bargaining Could Help Control Jamaican Crime

 By Kent GammonOp-Ed Contributor Jamaica’s murder rate is one of the highest in the world with a prosecution success rate of a highly unimpressive 30 percent.  The effects of these statistics on the Jamaican economy are manifested in lack of …

Jamaica’s Kent Gammon on Politics, the Economy and Solving the Crime Problem

 Jamaican’s Kent Gammon, formerly a caretaker candidate for the St Andrew South-East seat, is an attorney, lecturer at UWI and author, most recently of Two Steps Forward, Two Steps Backward — the Jamaican Story: 1972-2007. Gammon, who now has his …

Saving Jamaica’s Athletic Reputation

 By Kent GammonOp-Ed Contributor THE REVELATIONS of eight positive steroid tests by Jamaican athletes this year sent shockwaves through the sporting world. As an island renowned for its track and field prowess this sounded alarm bells for WADA and perhaps …

Op-Ed: How to Contain Jamaican Crime

 By Kent GammonOp-Ed Contributor THE MURDER RATE per 100,000 is 41 in Jamaica, making it one of the most murderous countries in the world. With its economy heavily dependent on tourism, crime is not a variable it can afford. No …

Op-Ed: What’s Wrong With Jamaica’s International Monetary Fund Deal

 By Kent GammonOp-Ed Contributor JAMAICA JOINED the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 1963. At that time, Jamaica had positive international net reserves of US$115.8 million falling by 1976 to negative net international reserves of $435.5 million. In 1976, Jamaica sought …

Op-Ed: Trade Unions in Modern Jamaica

 Above: Kingston   By Kent GammonOp-Ed Contributor The trade union movement’s early days in Jamaica The trade unions of Jamaica came into prominence in the workers’ riots of 1938. At that time the workers were protesting the level of their …

Op-Ed: Jamaica’s Golden Performance

 By Kent GammonOp-Ed Contributor The four gold medals earned by the Jamaican track and field team in the London Olympics 2012 shine as unequivocal testimony of the country’s prowess in track and field. Sporting activities are an area in which …

Op-Ed: Jamaica’s Debt Trap

 By Kent GammonOp-Ed Contributor The state of the Jamaican economy over successive administrations tells the story of Jamaica’s evolving debt trap. The distinction that should be appreciated amongst successive administrations is how well each managed (or perhaps more appropriately mismanaged) …

Op-Ed: Jamaica’s Local Election: The “Shine on the Ball” Illusion

 By Kent GammonOp-Ed Contributor The Jamaican people have answered the call of the People’s National Party (PNP) that they should elect their local councillor candidates to, as Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller termed, “join up the power of government.” The …

Op-Ed: Saving Jamaica’s Youth

 By Kent GammonOp-Ed Contributor There is far too much of a large proportion of youth in Jamaica that is being reared destructively. At midday on any day of the working week one only need to go to Portia Simpson Miller …

Op-Ed: Jamaica at a Crossroads

 By Kent GammonOp-Ed Contributor The Jamaican people will decide their fate on the Dec. 29 in the country’s 16th general election. They face a major crossroads: go with the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) which will mean austerity measures due to …

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