Jamaica Gleaner Commentary

Published: Monday Thursday | August 6, 2009

EDITORIAL - Prime minister must be chief mobiliser
In his message marking the occasion, Prime Minister Bruce Golding makes the point that Jamaica is observing today's 47th anniversary of its independence in bad economic times. This is true and evident. Indeed, the country's long-term fiscal instability and anaemic growth rates... Read More...

Foreign allegiance undermines Independence
TODAY IS Independence Day. However, this Independence is undermined when legislators do not have sole allegiance to Jamaica but also have sworn allegiance to a foreign state. This point was lost on letter writer... Read More...

Iran's security state
ONE SIMPLE fact now appears to dominate Iranian political life: its clerical elite is divided, its security forces are not. Yesterday's inauguration of President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad may seem like a victory of hardliners over reformists. Read More...

The Pariahs of Asia (and their nukes)
IT IS generally agreed that North Korea and Burma have the two most oppressive regimes in Asia. They rule over two of the poorest countries on the continent, and that is no coincidence. But there is one marked difference between them... Read More...