Opinion

Op-Ed: Taxing Jamaica’s Future

 By Ramesh SujananiOp-Ed Contributor There is no doubt that Jamaica is one of the world’s most taxed countries (in more ways than one). Nominal incomes for low-to-middle income individuals, after taking out the exemption level, (which has been revised over …

Forbes: Women and Facebook in Dominica, Jamaica, Trinidad and the US

 Dr Marcia Forbes’ Streaming: Social Media, Mobile Lifestyles, examines the behaviour of youths online, using research from participants from Jamaica, Dominica, Trinidad and the USA. The following is the latest in a series of excerpts from the book published in …

Forbes: Performing Identity Online

 The following is the fourth in a series of excerpts from Dr Marcia Forbes’ new book, STREAMING: Volume 1; #Social Media, Mobile Lifestyles. By Marcia Forbes, PhD Look at Meeee!! It has been said that we write ourselves into existence …

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 By Carlos CabreraOp-Ed Contributor When asked about Hyatt’s strategy to enhance its distribution during the company’s Q1 earnings call in May, Mark Hoplamazian, President and CEO of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, specified that expanding the Hyatt Resort presence was one of …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor ICT for Women & Girls – Why? World Telecommunication and Information Society Day was May 17. This year’s theme focused on Achieving Equality in ICT for Women and Girls. The State Minister in the Ministry …

 By Ramesh SujananiOp-Ed Contributor About a week ago, my wife went into a store to make a purchase. She explained what she needed to one of the attendants, who had to go back to another attendant, to explain what the …

 By Jake JohnstonOp-Ed Contributor Jamaica is barely emerging from its worst economic downturn in the last 30 years. Even after positive growth returned in 2011, the economy remains 3 percent below its 2007 level, and with anaemic growth projected for …

 STREAMING: Volume 1; #Social Media, Mobile Lifestyles, written by Marcia Forbes, artfully combines relevant and often humorous short stories to explain and support her research findings about what youths do online. Here, online refers to the Internet and cell phones. …

 STREAMING: Volume 1; #Social Media, Mobile Lifestyles, written by Marcia Forbes, artfully combines relevant and often humorous short stories to explain and support her research findings about what youths do online. Here, online refers to the Internet and cell phones. Here, …

 By Mark TurnquestOp-Ed Contributor After analyzing The Bahamas’ economic conditions for the past three years and reviewing international watchdog agencies’ (Moody’s, IFC/World Bank, Standard & Poor’s) reports, it is imperative that the public and private sectors focus on small and …

 By Ramesh SujananiOp-Ed Contributor There was an article in the Jamaica Gleaner last week describing the choice of an Liquefied Natural Gas plant (Fossil Fuel) for handling up to 460 megawatts over the next three years. We have probably flogged …

 By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor Haitian government officials are saying that the country is ready for takeoff, but the destination is unknown, and how the country will take off is still not clear. The time can no longer be about restating …

 By Ramesh SujananiOp-Ed Contributor It is surprising to see the matter of abortions once again rear its ugly implications in Jamaica. Three years ago, the issue of abortions came to the forefront, and there was an open and public discussion …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor Media Freedom in Jamaica can be examined from the point of view of the consumers — that is — the reader, the listener, the viewer, or, from the point of view of the content creator …

 By Jake JohnstonOp-Ed Contributor In the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti, donors pledged billions of dollars for reconstruction efforts. With those dollars was a commitment to “build back better”; this time was supposed to be different from previous big …

 By Ian StrachanOp-Ed Contributor The Bahamas braces itself for the eighth election in its 39-year history. It promises to be just as close as its last, in which less than 4,000 votes separated the two major parties. So far it …

 By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor A country is yearning for development. A people that is so desperate for change. A whole world is watching, and yet, the darkness is filled with clouds. It may not be possible to see the clouds, …

 By Ramesh SujananiOp-Ed Contributor I was somewhat surprised to see no less than three articles in the Jamaica Gleaner in which the Contractor-General’s Office was queried and criticized, in what I believe to be an outstanding job over the auditing …