Jamaica Gleaner In Focus
Published: Monday Sunday | February 22, 2009
High interest rates - the road to ruin
Back in early 1994, an acquaintance told me of a Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) United States dollar bond paying the incredible annual rate of over five per cent tax-free. Read More...Dancehall debate a diversion?
The firestorm created by the dancehall hit Rampin' Shop and its subsequent banning, along with all daggerin' songs, by the Broadcasting Commission has already yielded a remarkable consensus. Read More...Reggae and dancehall A culture clash
It is felt, generally, that all Jamaican popular music can be described by one brand name - reggae. Read More...Obsessing about sex, ignoring murder
Slackness has always been present in Jamaican music. Read More...Michael Manley: The spirit of 1969
It is often said that politicians have no vision. Read More...First-class and second-class Caricom citizens?
I must confess to being conflicted by the news that Schengen visa requirements are soon to be lifted for four Caricom countries (as reported on the Caribbean Netnews website). Read More...Black History Month:Awkward Reflections
Over the last 500 years, Christianity in Africa and in most countries with people of African ancestry has been charged with outright racism (when non-blacks headed the hierarchy within denominations) and... Read More...