Jamaica Gleaner In Focus

Published: Monday Sunday | January 17, 2010

'Driva Bruce' and his passengers
The Bruce Golding government last week unveiled one of the boldest, most hopeful and far-reaching attempts to deal with Jamaica's seemingly intractable debt albatross. Read More...

Queries on the IMF package
Lower interest rates have been announced in a dramatic fashion. Jamaican bond holders with total value of $772 billion have been presented with 'an offer which they cannot refuse' - swap excessively high interest-bearing Government of Jamaica (GOJ) local bonds for new bonds issued by the Government at much lower interest rates. Read More...

The war for Jamaica
I am so utterly proud of my country at this moment. In true Jamaican fashion, we have rallied to the assistance of stricken Haiti. Our prime minister has laid down his debt-management broadcast script to personally lead Jamaica's first response team to our earthquake-ravaged Caribbean sister. Read More...

Parliament and the IMF
The Government of Jamaica has acted on its own in submitting a letter of intent (LOI) to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to explain its medium-term economic plan in return for an IMF loan. Read More...

Tragic Haiti, financially hopeful Ja
It's hard to write about Jamaica's financial problems after seeing the devastation in Haiti. Tens of thousands crushed under rubble, the injured and maimed with no medical care, the rest without food or water, and we claim to have worries? Read More...