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Prime Minister Andrew Holness must be adept at deciphering the short-hand of organisations like the International Monetary Fund (IMF). So, when the IMF talks about matters about public sector governance that are in need of urgent attention and...

If there is one thing that the Donald Trump presidency of the United States is teaching the rest of the world is that effective checks and balances must be in place to guard against despotic political leaders. The Jamaican Constitution has several...

I strongly disagree with The Gleaner’s editorial of April 2, 2019, ‘Genius design, but better on King’s House land’, in which it was suggested that King’s House land would be a better site for the proposed new Parliament building. Let me state my...

In my article on the role of Jamaica’s and the Caribbean’s private sector in international trade published in February, I pointed to the need for the regional private sector to be strengthened and to be more engaged in promoting intra-regional and...

I think I speak for all executives when I say that it would be impossible for us to function without the capabilities of a strong middle management core. They are extremely vital to the success of any organisation and are essential to the proper...

Observing Jamaica’s foreign exchange market and its management by the now “independent” Bank of Jamaica, brings to mind the 1993 Hollywood movie, ‘Groundhog Day’ staring Bill Murray. It featured a cynical TV weatherman who finds himself reliving...

Legal legend and sports administrator supreme, Pat Rousseau, died last Tuesday. This is a very sad time. He was one of two private sector businessmen who were the architects of the 1970s’ bauxite levy, but had to sit and watch successive...

Primary school was where I learned the expression ‘raper man’. I never understood the term rape or the attendant abhorrent profession before then. For my seven-year-old classmates, their fears were greatest, not for rolling calf or duppy or the...

Though we saw the photos confirming the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Jamaica and China in April 2019, Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith is still to furnish the Jamaican public with the actual details of this...

Don’t take at face value Peter Clarke’s declamation about a “moratorium” on new abstraction of water from the aquifers and rivers in the Rio Cobre Basin. It hides more than it reveals. And what is hidden is injurious to Jamaica’s agriculture. Mr...
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