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Op-Ed: The IMF and Jamaica

 By David P RoweOp-Ed Contributor It is obvious that the IMF and the JLP government were either in continuous disagreement or that they were unable to enter a mediated agreement over the last year. According to the IMF’s website, Jamaica …

Op-Ed: Jamaica’s Election Paradoxes

 By Patrick A GallimoreOp-Ed Contributor The recently concluded general election in Jamaica was filled with a few glaring paradoxes. There was low voter turnout on election day, yet, the incumbent Jamaica Labour Party government administration was vigorously voted out, which …

Marcia Forbes: Jamaica Votes 2011 and the Women Who Ran

 Above: MPs Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams, Shahine Robinson and Denise Daley By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor In the recently-concluded December2011 national elections the two major political parties in Jamaica, the People’s National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), fielded a …

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 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 …

 By Hasan TuluyOp-Ed Contributor Latin America and the Caribbean began 2011 on an economic high. After swiftly bouncing back from the 2008/2009 global crisis, the region grew at a record level in 2010 with some countries reaching East Asian rates …

 By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor Reading Milton Friedman’s book, Free to Choose, the concept of a “climate of opinion” as a tool to help shape policies could be just what the doctor ordered for the upcoming year for Haiti. Friedman argued …

 Above: A woman sits in front of her home at a camp for persons displaced by the January 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) By Jake JohnstonOp-Ed Contributor 
 “Donors and aid organizations prefer to be the boss of …

 By David P RoweOp-Ed Contributor If matters go wrong in a free society, it is in the public interest that a free media exist to provide the public with information that the public has a right to know. This is …

 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 …

 By Hon. Dr Don Meredith, SenatorOp-Ed Contributor Canada and CARICOM are on the verge of forging new economic ties through a timely and well-needed free trade agreement. As a Jamaican who immigrated to Canada and is now serving in the …

 Above: a home in Leogane By Ilio Durandis Even before the disastrous earthquake that rocked Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, the country suffered immensely from the symptoms of its Aid Industrial Complex (AIC). The term Republic of NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) …

 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 …

 By David P RoweOp-Ed Contributor Sir William Blackstone, (1723-1780) was an exhibitioner of Pembroke College Oxford. He wrote his immortal commentaries on the laws of England, and thought that all law students must first have a University degree to lay …

 Ethics, Integrity and Accountability in Public Life By Hon. Samuel Bulgin, QC, JP Caribbean island nations are no longer solely laid back retreats for those seeking sun, sand and sea. We are world-ranked financial centres, and our tourism industries demand …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhD It’s important to make the deadline for my book but I’m constantly being distracted.  This time it’s by the very subject on which I’m writing, social media.  Very early in the morning of Nov. 30, I …

 Above: downtown Nassau (CJ Photo) By Mark A TurnquestOp-Ed Contributor MISSION OF THE MINISTRY OF COMMERCE My advice to the Bahamas’ Free National Movement government is to create a Ministry of Commerce without incurring any costs or expenses. Simply transfer …

 Above: Dr Leith Dunn (UWI Gender Studies), Mrs. Judith Wedderburn (Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, FES), Her Excellency Mathu Joyini, High Commissioner, South África, Mrs. Lorna Green, founding member, Women Business Owners, Jamaica. By Marcia Forbes, PhD “The 51 Percent Coalition – …

 By David P RoweOp-Ed Contributor Trinidad has once again discovered a major conspiracy aimed at the overthrow of the constitutionally-elected Government. The twin island nation seems engulfed with the suppression of a major anti-government conspiracy. This stunning announcement was made …

 

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