Opinion

Jamaican Women and the 2016 Election

 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 …

Jamaica’s Political Families

 Political families in Jamaica By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor Political Families a Global Norm? In the USA they have the Kennedys, the Bushes and the Clintons. Before them, there were the Rockefellers and the Roosevelts.  In Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta …

Women in Jamaica’s Election

 The women in Jamaica’s election battleground By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor Hillary v/s Bernie Politics is seen as a ‘dirty game’, unbecoming for the ‘fairer sex’. But women want in. They want a greater say in decisions that impact their …

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 De-risking: Between Rock and Hard Place in the Caribbean By Andrew EnriquezOp-Ed Contributor The correspondent banking system in Latin America and the Caribbean has recently been facing increasing pressure, so much so that institutions like the World Bank and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) …

 Looking ahead By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor In 1961, when Jamaica voted by referendum to withdraw from the West Indies Federation, Dr Eric Williams, then Premier of Trinidad and Tobago, said “one from ten leaves nought”. This statement can be interpreted …

 The constitution question By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor How should Haiti proceed as the mandate of the current president comes to term on Feb. 7th and with no president-elect to assume power? Is the answer in the Haitian constitution, political consensus, through the …

 The importance of marine reserves in the region By Shenique SmithCJ Contributor Effectively managed marine managed areas in the Caribbean are life-sustaining for both people and wildlife. They protect critical habitats like coral reefs and mangroves. They harbor and nurture sharks, turtles …

 Set-Up for a Showdown By Dr Marcia ForbesCJ Contributor The excited anticipation of the vote-count felt somewhat like national general elections in Jamaica. Would media entities RJR/Gleaner win out in their thrust to merge by securing the 75% shareholder support …

 By Renese JohnsonOp-Ed Contributor It’s been very exciting to see the record-breaking tourism growth that has taken place in Jamaica. According to the Minister of Tourism, Dr Wykeham McNeill, visitation for the first nine months in 2015 has exceeded that of …

 A new approach By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor The World Bank recently released a paper called “Jamaica Economic Update Fall 2015”, in which it gave an update on the Jamaican economy and spoke to the necessity to achieve higher levels of …

Dominica, community

 Caribbean tourism and community tourism By Julio Orozco and Karla PerezOp-Ed Contributors Community based tourism emerges as an alternative to bridge the social and economic gap of rural communities, and is suitable for communities seeking  to generate additional income in …

 The following excerpts are from Marcia Forbes’ presentation at a recent forum hosted by the Press Association of Jamaica in celebration of Journalism Week. The topic was ‘Modern Media: Competition & Customer Choices’ By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor Modern Media Means …

 A recipe for sustainable expansion By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor The Planning Institute of Jamaica has reported good news that the economy is estimated to have grown by 1.5 per cent for the July to September 2015 quarter. Of note is …

 Protecting our shared earth is everyone’s responsibility, but many of the Caribbean islands are at risk due to the threats of climate change and sea level rise. Determined to make a big conservation impact in the Eastern Caribbean, The Nature …

 By Joan Grant CummingsOp-Ed Contributor Dear Baroness Scotland, We are a network of Caribbean feminist and women’s rights activists, policy-makers and scholars, and we are delighted with your recent election as Commonwealth Secretary-General and offer our warm congratulations to you. …

 Exploring the media landscape Dr. Marcia ForbesCJ Contributor National Journalism Week The Press Association of Jamaica recently hosted a week of activities in celebration of Journalism Week. They invited me to make a presentation on ‘Modern Media: Competition and Customer …

 “The law is an ass” By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor This phrase originated in the Charles Dickens novel, Oliver Twist, when Mr Bumble, the unhappy spouse of a domineering wife, is told in court that “…the law supposes that your wife …

 By Kamalesh SharmaOp-Ed Contributor Global warming is emerging as one of the greatest injustices of our time. Small island states in the Pacific, for example, have done little to cause climate change, yet may soon disappear into a rising ocean.  …