Jamaica Gleaner In Focus
Published: Monday Sunday | December 20, 2009
Swallowing the IMF pill
Jamaicans were jolted last Thursday afternoon in the midst of their Christmas shopping, party-planning and merriment by the announcements of tough tax measures and a public-sector wage freeze for two years. Read More...A fairy-tale view of interest rates
Peter-John Gordon's article 'Debating interest rates', which was published on December 6, has provoked this critique from David Wong, professor of economics at California State University,... Read More...A weak hand poorly played
In domino terms, Prime Minister Bruce Golding has drawn an economic hand with six doubles, meaning he has very few options on how to play his cards. Read More...Ja: Internationalism or isolationism?
Principal of the Norman Manley Law School, Professor Stephen Vasciannie, delivered the Eighth Michael Manley lecture at the UWI, Mona campus, organised by the Michael Manley Foundation and UWI on the occasion of Manley's birthday on December 10. Read More...Downtown Comes Alive for the Bethlehem Children's Home in Kingston
The Gleaner used the occasion of the 'Downtown Comes Alive' promotion to shop for orphans at the Missionaries of the Poor's Bethlehem Home located in downtown Kingston. Read More...Why public-sector transformation?
Jamaica is at a defining period in its development as it confronts its huge fiscal deficits and grapples with a massive debt burden. Read More...On ghosts, hostages and foreign policy
As Vietnam unravelled in the 1960s, active duty 'Old Sweats', veterans of World War II and Korea would grumble that "when civilians fup, soldiers pay with their lives".Afghanistan will be... Read More...