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Jamaica Gleaner Commentary
published: Monday | April 17, 2006

Raiding the NIS fund
THE GOVERNMENT has announced that it intends to use $1 billion from the National Insurance fund to finance a small business development programme. While no one could quarrel with the need for such a programme, serious questions arise about the proposed...

Taking responsibility for our children
THERE ARE 313,656 children aged 0 to 5 years old in Jamaica. This number represents 12% of our total population of 2.7 million persons. How much do we know about these children - how many are boys; how many are girls? - Beverly Anderson-Manley


Readiness for cricket
IF THE World Cup of Cricket 2007 is to be a success, the arrangements for air travel between the island venues must be smooth. Big changes can be made in the less than twelve months which remain, but as of now it looks like... - Peter Espeut


Immigrants in America
TWO THINGS about Ameri-can immigration are different. One is that the United States is the only large First World country that has a long land border with a Third World country. The other is that only the United States... - Gwynne Dyer




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