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The Road to Prosperity in Jamaica

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor The Jamaica Labour Party’s slogan, “Poverty to Prosperity”, was very catchy and seemed to have been embraced by enough people for them to win the elections. Now that the election is over, we certainly as a …

Accountability in Jamaica

 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 …

Why Jamaica Needs a Long-Term View

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor Recently, I said to someone that one of the challenges Jamaica has as a country is that we are too focused on immediate gratification, and not on the long-term effects of our actions. As a consequence, we …

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 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor PERHAPS the question I get asked most frequently is about the economy and the prospects for it. One of the things I hate the most is when people engage you on the economy and ask about …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor MOST times when we speak about economic and social development, many of us think about the cost of infrastructure or costs associated with the government providing stimulus to the economy. Or if we talk about reducing …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor AS we come to the end of 2014, it is traditional for us to think about what will happen in the New Year. Apart from tradition, however, the end of a year is always used as …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor Earlier this week I attended a forum and was asked to answer some questions from the audience. The forum was about entrepreneurship and one person, an entrepreneur himself, addressed the audience and encouraged everyone that they …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor The first issue of the lack of progress with intraregional trade and synergy in the Caribbean is obvious. The fact is that unless we are able to improve the ease of traveling throughout the region, then …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor ALMOST daily I get questions on what will happen to the Jamaican economy and whether or not we are moving in the right direction. Or sometimes, get a comment that my expressed cautious optimism is misguided, …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor ANYONE WHO has been reading my articles will be aware that I have always been caught up with the need to transform the public sector into a more efficient and facilitative support for private sector development. …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor PROBABLY THE best known sporting brand, Nike, has a very simple tagline — “Just do it.” If you think about it, the tagline simply means that the only way to get results is to act. I …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor LAST SATURDAY I was with my cycling group for the ride out to Palisadoes and back. After getting to the airport roundabout we usually turn and go back to Harbour View before heading back to the …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor MY last article looked at how Jamaica can increase competitiveness in the tourism industry, which is critical for Jamaica because tourism is our highest foreign exchange earner, and the area in which we have always had …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor LAST YEAR, when the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) reported that consumer and business confidence were at their highest level for years, many persons were excited about the prospects. I remember speaking with Ralston Hyman on …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor THERE ARE TWO THINGS of importance to Jamaica that occurred over the past two weeks which will have an effect on what happens to our economy going forward. The first is the update on the state …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor ONE QUESTION I get a lot is: what is to be expected of economic performance in Jamaica in 2013? In particular, people want to know about the IMF agreement, the exchange rate, inflation, and GDP growth …