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What Jamaica Needs to Succeed

 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 …

Jamaica’s Fundamental Challenges

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor ONE of the things I pointed out early in my second book is that before we can solve a problem we need to understand what the fundamental issues are. I say that because over the years …

The Mechanics of Growth in Jamaica

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor A FEW days ago I was on a radio interview where the question was: Who was responsible for growth, government or the private sector? This question, I think, is of fundamental importance if we are to …

LATEST NEWS

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor AS we move towards 2014, it is natural for us to not only reflect on 2013 but also think about what we must do in 2014 to improve our lives. This should not only be on …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor “EVERYBODY want to go to heaven, but nobody want to die”. These words were sung by Peter Tosh in “Equal Rights.” In other words, how can we expect to go to heaven if we are still …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor FINALLY WE CAN celebrate that we have an IMF agreement again in Jamaica. The real importance of the agreement is that it will bring with it a certain amount of confidence and multilateral support for the …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor OVER THE LAST WEEK there have been two issues dominating the media in Jamaica, which illustrates to me that Jamaica’s foreign exchange crisis is driven primarily by the way we approach challenges. The first is the …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor THERE IS SOMETHING the Honourable Dennis Lalor always says to me that has a lot of relevance for the country, and individuals. That is: “Bird seed don’t make John Crow sing.” For any reader who is …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor OVER RECENT WEEKS there have been utterances from several quarters in Jamaica  — including economists, analysts, and technocrats — about the benefits of devaluation for the country. The argument being made, is based on the theory …