|EDITORIAL - A devastating blow to the agriculture sector
Early assessment from the damage caused by Hurricane Dean indicates that the country's agriculture sector was particularly hard hit. According to Minister of Agriculture Roger Clarke, even though only a preliminary assessment has been done so far....
Hurricane Dean: damage and blessings
There she was flapping in the wind on a clear, bright, and hot, post-'Dean' morning. The green, black and gold on a hurricane-bent, waiting-to-be-photographed flagpole. Survivor in the front yard of a private preparatory school. Flag flying over recovery work buzzing... - Martin Henry
The test of silence
The silence began just after midnight on Monday. The all-seeing single eye of Hurricane Dean, from which tears of frustration at not making landfall flowed copiously, had locked its baleful gaze on parts of Jamaica west of Kingston.... - Melville Cooke
Oil and farming
Higher oil costs might just be good for farmers. The statement would seem to violate common sense. After all, farmers are consumers of energy just like everyone else. And if their light and fuel bills go up, surely their incomes suffer?... - John Rapley
NOTE-WORTHY: Hand of God
I watched with great expectation for the hand of God to move again, as Hurricane Dean approached Jamaica on Sunday night. Again, we saw divine intervention, as the damage predicted by the reporters here in the United States did not materialise...