Opinion

What Jamaica Needs for Sustainable Growth

 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 …

How Caribbean Countries Are Getting Creative About Conservation

 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 …

Op-Ed: A Letter to Baroness Scotland

 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. …

LATEST NEWS

 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.  …

 What the merger means By Jason Steele This week hotel giant Marriott announced plans to acquire Starwood hotels, which includes Westin, Sheraton and several other big name hotels. While it had been known that Starwood was entertaining offers, it came …

 What’s in store for small shippers? By George Nicholson and Nnyeka Prescod Op-Ed Contributors The face of global maritime trade has changed considerably over the past few decades. The dawn of containerisation in the mid-20th century, together with the recent …

 Why the health sector saga is important By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor Jamaica’s recent health sector saga has brought to the fore the real need for accountability in the country. The fact is that this is not the first incident to highlight …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor Recently I did a presentation to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ) about whether the success of the economic programme would make Jamaica the place of choice to live. I posed this question: “If …

pork recipe

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor It is said that China is the world’s largest pork consumer, housing about 476 million pigs, according to the Earth Policy Institute.  What I know is if they took stats for Jamaica alone, my Dad, I …

 By Kareem YardeOp-Ed Contributor “Graduates, go change your world!” That was final source of ignition which honorary graduate of the University of the West Indies Cave Hill campus Dr Pamela Coke Hamilton left with this year’s graduating class of the …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor One of the things we often forget is that development of a company or a country is primarily for the purpose of advancing the lives of people, and not just measuring numerical indicators. Although companies are …

 By George Nicholson and Anastasia RamjagOp-Ed Contributors This debate surrounding our climate has polarized the world into two different groups for a long time; some theorists maintain that an intrinsic characteristic of climate is that it changes while a large …

 The growth question By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor In my last article, I asked the question why is growth so elusive to Jamaica and identified some of the challenges that restrict our ability to grow. These are not new and have …

 By Kemit-Amon Lewis CJ Contributor Nesting sea turtles at The Nature Conservancy’s Jack and Isaac Bay Preserve on St. Croix, US Virgin Islands have been monitored since 1994 through beach patrols during nesting season, which occurs primarily in summer and …

 “Let’s raise a new generation of Haitians that is scientifically and technologically literate.” By Eric Rolex JosephOp-Ed Contributor Education is the best way for a country to reduce poverty, become competitive on the international stage and strengthen democracy and good …

 Jamaica’s growth problem By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor SINCE the early 1970s, Jamaica has suffered from an anaemic growth rate of less than one per cent per annum. This despite many prescriptions and attempts by various governments, and promises by politicians, …