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The Caribbean Has an Air Tax Problem

 By George NicholsonOp-Ed Contributor The regional airline industry has been characterised by a high degree of commercial difficulties. The last three decades has seen the Caribbean airspace littered with the remains of more than thirty carriers – some of these …

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 Has Growth Been So Elusive for Jamaica?

 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, …

LATEST NEWS

 What’s next for seaweed problem? By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The seasonal spike of Sargassum seaweed on Caribbean beaches has captured the attention of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and tourism policymakers across the region. In a statement released today, the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The invasive lionfish is an increasing problem in the Caribbean, and more and more people continue to devise ways of tackling the problem. But nature may be working on its own fight against the invasive species. …

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor The murder of 19-year-old Franciena Johnson and her cousin Nadia Fearon) on Christmas Eve was a terrible development for Jamaican tourism and the perception of Jamaican stability held by the Jamaican Diaspora. Franciena was a US …

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor Too many passports. It’s a problem almost unique to the Caribbean. The best and brightest of the region head abroad to study — maybe to Canada, maybe to the United Kingdom, maybe the United States. They …

 By Michael W EdghillCJ Contributor Every now and again, a report or statistic comes along that presents something genuinely surprising. A few weeks ago, that statistic came by way of a graphic shared through social media. The graphic showed the nations …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor JAMAICA IS REALLY an amazing place. Over the last week, while we have all recognized the need to get economic and social development going, and in a week when we are expecting the Finance Minister to …

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor A NATIONAL SECURITY PROBLEM in Jamaica has become a public relations problem in the United States. The so-called “lotto scam” is a multinational fraud scheme directed at elderly US citizens by organized criminals in Jamaica. The …