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Stories by Lavern Clarke

Published:Friday | March 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMLavern Clarke

By now, Bert van Selm likely would have stocked up on Pepto-Bismol, even while appealing to the gods of economic reform that past won't necessarily be prologue.The Holness administration's...

Published:Friday | February 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMLavern Clarke

It was inevitable. The politicos have strapped on their best political gear and are promising the world - meaning many, many jobs - to score votes in the upcoming polls.Peter Phillips is touting 100,...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMLavern Clarke

Jamaica has never been shy about punching above its weight.That's why we have the world's fastest man and woman, who established their supremacy in the country with the largest...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMLavern Clarke

We are not going to call Marlene Street Forrest a badass because that's not a word typically found in the columns of this newspaper, and her pastor might object.We're not going to say she has...

Published:Friday | December 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMLavern Clarke

Lest we forget, Jamaica has been trying to strike deals to migrate to liquefied natural gas (LNG), and failing at it spectacularly, for well over a decade.It all began four prime ministers...

Published:Friday | November 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMLavern Clarke

It took seven to eight years, but Caribbean Cement Company is once again in near full control of the cement market, and its primary rivals are now its dealers.A decade ago when the commodity...

Published:Friday | November 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMLavern Clarke

Sometime within the next six to seven months, Jamaica's contentious and five-decade-long history with Cable & Wireless (C&W) will come.....

Published:Friday | November 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMLavern Clarke

Jamaica has been slow to domesticate sugar; to effectively reposition as an independent market no longer secure in the preferential bosom of Europe. And it has had a telling effect on the...

Published:Friday | October 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMLavern Clarke

Fifteen years ago, the world's most powerful bankers got together and decided they were goingto formulate guidelinesfor themselves on how to deal with corruption and money laundering.It was meant to...

Published:Friday | October 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMLavern Clarke

LAST WEEK, a wave of optimism washed over the Jamaican stock market.And the tide is yet to turn.In the largest one-day gain ever, the market soared by 8,692 points at midweek. It didn't similarly...

Published:Friday | October 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMLavern Clarke

It seems that foreigners are always chasing Jamaica's alcohol.When J. Wray...

Published:Friday | October 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMLavern Clarke

THE BANK of Jamaica (BOJ) Governor Brian Wynter is an even-toned man with an unflappable smile not given to overt displays of negative emotion.But in May, he blew a gasket. Not literally...

Published:Friday | October 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMLavern Clarke

Cameron's reparative prison gambitLavern ClarkeBusiness EditorThe optics could not have been more stark.Sir Hilary's lengthy essay that posed as a letter begged the governing face of Britain to consider reparations as a way for Jamaica and other...

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