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Stories by Mark Ricketts

Published:Sunday | April 29, 2018 | 12:27 AMMark Ricketts

Excerpts of a very elegant speech given by Dr Nigel Clarke at a labour market forum were carried by The Sunday Gleaner of April 15. The finance minister noted that Jamaica has gained significantly from the steadfast implementation of fiscal,...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:30 AMMark Ricketts

There are economic headwinds confronting us, including the effects of weakening business confidence as reported a few days ago in the latest Don Anderson survey. Government has to realise that it can’t be business as usual. It has to...

Published:Sunday | February 26, 2017 | 12:03 AMMark Ricketts

“In New Zealand, one of the most peaceful countries in the world, only four police officers were killed by criminal acts between 2000 and 2011. This produces a police death rate by criminal acts of three per 100,000, compared to 150 per 100,...

Published:Sunday | December 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Ricketts

I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.- Jimmy Dean Crime and violence happen to be Jamaica's biggest problem. Over the past few weeks, trying to offer solutions, I had a two-part series...

Published:Sunday | September 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Ricketts

"We know what we are but know not what we may be."- William ShakespeareA society might be mired in poverty and austerity, but it does not have to be undermined by hopelessness. But hopelessness will persist in Jamaica unless we secure huge...

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