It is Dr Peter Phillips' claim that Mr Audley Shaw, and the Jamaica Labour Party administration more broadly, squandered the opportunity afforded by the Jamaica Debt Exchange (JDX) - the arrangement under which domestic holders of Jamaica's bonds agreed in 2010 to lower yields and longer maturities.
Economists and policymakers in Europe are divided over whether public policy should pursue austerity or economic growth for countries in the current recession.
That's the far-from-flaccid opening line of the poem Ralph Thompson performed on the open mic at the Calabash International Literary Festival, held last weekend in Treasure Beach.
As a rule, I'm not particularly big on 'modernisation' for its own sake.
IT APPEARS that the stigmatisation of HIV/AIDS as a disease related to homosexuality is driving corporate donors away from funding a private sector-led initiative to sustain the national programme to combat the spread of the epidemic.