Opinion

Grenada Succeeds in Protecting Cash in US and Vacating Restraining Notices

 By L Andrew S RiccioCJ Legal Contributor Grenada is an island nation better known for its beaches and diving than for petroleum production. But in 2004, RSM Production Corp., a US company, applied for a petroleum exploration license from Grenada. …

Durandis: Why Haiti Must Address Its Policies on Private Land Ownership

 By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor What was a crisis before the earthquake in Haiti is shaping up to be an omnipotent disaster for the reconstruction effort. Establishing legal land ownership anywhere in the world can be a difficult task, but in …

Op-Ed: FATCA’s Impact on Jamaica

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor Jamaican green card holders and US citizens resident in Jamaica should be aware of the FATCA statute. The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act has been passed and will affect these two categories of individuals when it …

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 By Guerda NicolasCJ Contributor The 2010 earthquake in Haiti has led to the development of several organizations created by Haitians for the purpose of addressing the mental health needs of Haitians in Haiti and abroad.  This report provides a summary …

 By Hon. Sen. Don MeredithOp-Ed Contributor As the people of the twin-island republic of Trinidad and Tobago reach a historic milestone, it is both a time to celebrate the successes of the past and the opportunities that lie ahead. It …

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor Jamaican-American citizens were positively surprised by US President Barack Obama’s bold move to permit young illegal immigrants to work and study in the United States. One of the major problems fueling crime in Jamaica is the …

 By Ramesh SujananiOp-Ed Contributor It is now being touted that, with Jamaica’s expenditure exceeding its income, constant depreciation of the Jamaican Dollar is imminent. It has been said that this is no different to what has occurred in the past …

 By Hasan TuluyOp-Ed Contributor Economic and social development has emerged as the twin pillars of Latin America and the Caribbean’s strategy to create a more equitable, modern society. After decades of struggling to find the right balance between growth and …

 By Dmitri DawkinsOp-Ed Contributor In every election, political parties make promises, seldom kept, to garner votes. Jamaica is no different. As a developing nation, Jamaica is highly indebted to foreign lenders, and in the last budget debate we were told …

 By Ramesh SujananiOp-Ed Contributor It was somewhat disconcerting to read that Christopher “Dudus” Coke’s dollars are wanted.  My first reaction was, very well; we have to confiscate this money, and to my surprise, it is the US authorities that will …

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor Christopher Coke received a 23-year sentence Friday for racketeering conspiracy and conspiracy to commit assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering from Judge Robert Patterson Of the Southern District of New York. According to …

 By Ramesh SujananiOp-Ed Contributor Professor Michael Witter, writing in the Jamaica Gleaner, recently outlined a conflict of interest in the management of recession by governments’ policies in the United States and Europe. It seems that there are two approaches to …

 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) …

 STREAMING: Volume 1; #Social Media, Mobile Lifestyles, written by Dr Marcia Forbes, analyses the responses from research participants in four countries – Jamaica, Dominica, USA and Trinidad – to give deep insights into youth culture, the concept of mobility and …

 By Ramesh SujananiOp-Ed Contributor I refer to April 23, Observer, in which a prominent educator speaks out against Jamaica’s GSAT examinations. I am always concerned when persons with knowledge of a subject turn to the government for a solution. This …

 By Philippe GirardOp-Ed Contributor Caribbean history is a fascinating field of study, particularly in the 18th century, when sugar was king and Caribbean islands were some of the most strategically important territories in the world, akin to oil emirates today. …

 STREAMING: Volume 1; #Social Media, Mobile Lifestyles, written by Dr Marcia Forbes, analyses the responses from research participants in four countries – Jamaica, Dominica, USA and Trinidad – to give deep insights into youth culture, the concept of mobility and …

 The following is the latest in a series of excerpts from Dr Marcia Forbes’ new book, “Streaming: Social Media, Mobile Lifestyles,” published in Caribbean Journal. By Marcia Forbes, PhD Naturally curious and adventuresome, some adolescents will use Facebook to seek …