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Ready. Set. GROW!

Published:Monday | August 18, 2014 | 8:00 AM

Today, your Gleaner begins a new series which focuses on the growth agenda. The aim is to examine the obstacles that have kept Jamaica from moving forward in a real and systematic way, even as we celebrate and encourage small and medium-size triumphs that push the engine of production forward for a better tomorrow for all Jamaicans.

Information technology and communication, education and training, small and medium-size enterprises and availability of capital, the role of government and the need for critical systemic adjustments, subduing the energy monster, exploring replacement possibilities for critical imports, as well as showcasing the innovative energies of ordinary Jamaicans in their small communities: these will form the basis of our new series.

We will showcase the best practices even as we highlight the weakness and demand fixes for the way forward.