|Cheap prices are gone forever
FOOD PRICES are increasing at a rate unprecedented in the post-World War II period. The question is how temporary or permanent is this phenomenon? (Seaga)
Bunting, budget and balance
TIME IS a helluva thing. For the last 37 years, gambling has been such a hot-button issue in Jamaica that no government dared to introduce casino gaming for fear that it would be burnt to a crisp by the Church. But Prime Minister Golding has done it, and it doesn't even make the headlines! (Boyne)
Comprehensive change in the world order?
ON APRIL 18, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown spoke at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in the United States about the urgent need for a new global order. Brown wanted a new kind of World Bank, a bank for development and the environment, because one of the major crises of the modern world is climate change. (Buddan)
Jamaican citizens support return to 'cassava days'
THERE HAS been a noticeable change in the behaviours of the good folk who usually spend their afternoons at the One-Stop-Shop in the village. Many of them have not recovered from the effects of the hurricane, two elections, the steady rise in food prices and the 'ganja' fire which wiped out many of their legal and illegal crops...(Simms)
How safe are our foods?
The expose in The Sunday Gleaner of April 6 on our local abattoirs have many of us shaking our heads in disgust. That it had to get to this stage before action is taken appears to be the modus operandi for our daily activities - CRISIS MANAGEMENT. (Barnett)
All hands on deck for Jamaica
It could hardly be doubted that the stormy seas through which the Jamaican ship now sails requires a sense of community - all hands on deck - to arrive safely at a sheltered harbour. I am content to leave to others the meaning of a 'sheltered harbour' in the context of today's insistence on globalisation. (Nicholson)