Is Ralston Hyman an economist?
THE EDITOR, Sir:
I seek clarification relating to Power 106 radio personality Ralston Hyman on whether he is an economist or financial analyst. I heard Observer columnist Garfield Higgins also stating on his radio show on NewsTalk 93FM that Hyman is known as a financial analyst and not an economist.
Hyman has, over the years, presented himself as a financial analyst in all discussion programmes on radio, so it is now surprising that he is now calling himself an economist. Very strange, indeed! He also stated that very few Jamaicans understand economic and IMF issues and that the media have no informed understanding of economic issues.
I find his daily rantings arrogantly criticising Minister Audley Shaw and the Government unfortunate. I urge him to desist from stating that the Government will fail. I await his clarification on whether he is a financial analyst or an economist by training.
Montego Bay, St James