Opinion

A Jamaican Saltfish Fritters Recipe

 The right way to make Jamaican sailfish fritters By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor Jamaicans have a saying: “Yu haffi tek bad tings mek joke…” but I never fully realized the concept until more recently in life when I found myself quoting …

Addis Ababa and the Caribbean

 Global financing and the Caribbean By George Nicholson and Rachael RobinsonOp-Ed Contributors The issue of global financing for development is a critical theme in the international development agenda with the most recent United Nations (UN) meeting being the Third International …

What the Caribbean Needs for Good Governance

 A new approach By Ryan PetersonCJ Contributor ‎”Sitting on a beach, suddenly I feel a breeze, staring at the horizon far across the seas. Storming ahead across the ocean, swiftly I bare my sails, steering clear from commotion” -LK It …

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 A new look at regional logistics By George NicholsonOp-Ed Contributor Regional trade policy, whether internally or externally guided, has traditionally focussed on removing tariff and non-tariff barriers. This has long been espoused as the catalyst that would enhance regional trade …

  To the Motherland By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor I am not sure where to begin, but I have this impulse inside of me that will not go away. My thoughts have been holding me hostage every time I think about …

 What kind of regional air transport system does the Caribbean want? By Kareem YardeOp-Ed Contributor It was proclaimed that the 2015 restructuring plan of regional carrier LIAT — announced by the major shareholding governments (Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua …

 Innovation and the Caribbean future By Ryan PetersonCJ Contributor With the search and surge of silicon beaches and start-ups across small island states of the Caribbean, the imperative for innovation is prominently featured in regional and national visions for economic …

 Jamaica’s diplomatic future By David P RoweOp-Ed Contributor Now that Jamaica has benefitted from a Presidential visit by the United States’ Barack Obama, what is next for the country? And what should be next for Jamaica’s relationship with the rest …

 By Dave EwertCJ Contributor The Kirtland’s warbler, one of North America’s rarest songbirds, is very picky about where it calls home. It migrates a long distance to winter in The Bahamas every year after breeding each summer in young jack …

 Local and Global Trends By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor As promised, here is another look at the proposed RJR/Gleaner merger. This announcement comes against the backdrop of a media landscape that is constantly evolving globally, regionally and locally. Media changes …

 Big challenges for small islands By George Nicholson and Anastasia RamjagOp-Ed Contributors The United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States defines small island developing states, or SIDS, …

  A new kind of independence? By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor ON August 6, 1962, Jamaica gained political independence, and many people watched the Jamaican flag raised while the Union Jack was lowered for the last time. This symbolised Jamaica’s new-found …

 Two media giants come together By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor #RJRGleaner Media Merger Here we were on the day before Jamaica’s August 6th celebration of it 53rd Independence Day, learning about the proposed merger of two of Jamaica’s oldest and …

 By Ryan PetersonCJ Contributor Consider going on an adventure towards a new destination in which you don’t trust the pilot, the flight attendant does not understand that you are thirsty, and she keeps telling you to put on your seatbelt …

 What’s the right target? By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor THE primary surplus on the fiscal accounts can be defined as what is left to service debt after the government considers its revenues and expenditure on running the country. So wages, …

 By David P RoweOp-Ed Contributor During the recent Greek debt crisis, commentators have been referring to Jamaica as an example of another country with a huge debt burden. This is true — Jamaica’s gross public debt hovers higher than 120% …

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor Bwoy, I hear seh Jamaica slowly a fret again! No sooner than dem get hit with the mosquito-borne disease Chik-V, which according to the song, “mek a bag a young people walk ole” is as quick …

 By Sherry ConstantineCJ Contributor This May, after a full day of interviews with local entrepreneurs, I relaxed with a spiced sea moss smoothie at a café located in the Pointe Sable Environmental Protection Area, Saint Lucia. We’ve been drinking sea …