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The Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) growth proposals are flawed because they would cost the Treasury some $32 billion in revenues, leading to a widening of the fiscal deficit, increased debt burden, higher interest rates, a run on the dollar, and a...

By 2007, Jamaicans were sick and tired of Omar Davies as minister of finance.His extended tenure as Jamaica's CFO was littered with missteps, mistakes and policy flaws. His introduction of high interest rates as a disincentive to foreign-exchange...

It is readily understood that political organisation and communication are vital to electoral success. Out of respect for the people, the Jamaica Labour Party has been communicating with them and has been a voice on every national issue over the...

Every now and then, it seems, history throws up a certain type that seizes power only so that they can destroy others and themselves. Jim Jones is now a distant memory for people in the Caribbean. He and his followers committed suicide in the...

The last time she heard the Master's voice in her ear, telling her when she was to set the date, she lost the election. Never mind the prophet whose name sounded like the limbs of a fish or aquatic mammal. Fins are for swimming in water and not for...

The world is going to pot.Unfortunately, it's not my fat pot. Also, no, this isn't an anti-ganja tirade. I'm just saying 'progress' is overrated.Take electricity, for example. Some fella named Edison (more like Meddlesome to me) is accused of...

The award could not have come at a better time. When the trumpet sounds tonight in Half-Way Tree for the pre-Easter general election, the PNP campaign director is Gleaner Man of the Year Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips.The touch of the Master on...

The People’s National Party (PNP) massive has been summoned to Half-Way Tree this evening, ground zero for PNP election announcement, the party fired up by its four per cent lead over the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP). The trumpet will give no...

The Ministry of Health’s (MOH) most recent attempt at obfuscation has me thinking (always dangerous). MOH wants three million Jamaicans to help combat the Zika virus (ZIKV) by postponing all pregnancies for one year for fear babies might...

The National Parent-Teacher Association of Jamaica (NPTAJ) has reacted with alarm to the offer of help by Jamaica's gay lobby group to ease the plight of gay students in schools who are allegedly being shunned by guidance counsellors."The NPTAJ...
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