Jamaica Gleaner Commentary
Published: Monday Sunday | December 27, 2009
EDITORIAL - Speak the truth and collect the taxes
One of the bits of advice we offer to Prime Minister Golding is that he muzzle the would-be spin doctors attempting to cast the bungling of the Christmas tax package as a deliberate ploy by the administration to gain leverage with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) by demonstrating political intolerance for the measures. Read More...When politics trumps economics
Professor David Wong, in an article carried in The Sunday Gleaner of December 20, entitled 'A fairy-tale view of interest rates', which was in response to an earlier article by me ('Debating interest rates', December 6), suggested that the Government could use its influence to determine interest rates. Read More...Seaga put 'goat mouth' on Bruce
Over a decade ago, Edward Seaga authoritatively decla-red that Bruce Golding was not fit to lead the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP). I have a feeling that these days he would add, "or the country." At the time, it sounded wicked and spiteful. But now you have to wonder what, exactly, Eddie saw - or didn't see - in Mr Golding to incite that terrible judgment. Read More...Importance of diversifying our energy source
Towards the end of 2008, storm clouds were settling over the Jamaican economy that portended a period of severe stress, on a scale not seen since the meltdown of the local financial sector in the late 1990s, or the structural adjustment programme of the mid-1980s. Read More...Our Christmas revolt
Jamaicans can down their sorrel and cake, indulge their culinary tastes, and fraternise with family and friends more easily today as a result of the prime minister's "wheel and come again" tax package announced on Wednesday. Read More...