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Op-Ed: Jamaica’s Golden Performance

 By Kent GammonOp-Ed Contributor The four gold medals earned by the Jamaican track and field team in the London Olympics 2012 shine as unequivocal testimony of the country’s prowess in track and field. Sporting activities are an area in which …

Op-Ed: Jamaica’s Debt Trap

 By Kent GammonOp-Ed Contributor The state of the Jamaican economy over successive administrations tells the story of Jamaica’s evolving debt trap. The distinction that should be appreciated amongst successive administrations is how well each managed (or perhaps more appropriately mismanaged) …

Op-Ed: Jamaica’s Local Election: The “Shine on the Ball” Illusion

 By Kent GammonOp-Ed Contributor The Jamaican people have answered the call of the People’s National Party (PNP) that they should elect their local councillor candidates to, as Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller termed, “join up the power of government.” The …

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 By Kent GammonOp-Ed Contributor There is far too much of a large proportion of youth in Jamaica that is being reared destructively. At midday on any day of the working week one only need to go to Portia Simpson Miller …

 By Kent GammonOp-Ed Contributor The Peoples’ National Party led by the Hon. Portia Simpson-Miller, was handsomely rewarded by the Jamaican people in the country’s 16th general election, taking 42 of the 63 seats in the House of Parliament. The Jamaican …

 By Kent GammonOp-Ed Contributor The Jamaican people will decide their fate on the Dec. 29 in the country’s 16th general election. They face a major crossroads: go with the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) which will mean austerity measures due to …

 By Kent GammonOp-Ed Contributor Jamaica’s murder rate is one of the highest in the world with a prosecution success rate of a highly unimpressive 30 percent.  The effects of these statistics on the Jamaican economy are manifested in lack of …

 Jamaican’s Kent Gammon, formerly a caretaker candidate for the St Andrew South-East seat, is an attorney, lecturer at UWI and author, most recently of Two Steps Forward, Two Steps Backward — the Jamaican Story: 1972-2007. Gammon, who now has his …