It's been rumoured that Jamaica recently celebrated 52 years of Independence. In acknowledgement, we spent $57 million on one Grand Gala.
"Let her sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world."
The foundation of Jamaica's economic growth strategy relies on a sustained investment effort. The country's ability to build and maintain its global competitive advantages - a country's competitiveness - is perhaps the single most important hurdle we have to address to implement a successful economic growth strategy.
This is a special weekend for one of the oldest newspapers in the entire Western Hemisphere, The Gleaner, now celebrating 180 years.
Anyone remember the American boxer Carl 'The Truth' Williams? The same one who collided with a right hook from Mike Tyson in the second minute of the first round in 1989? I'm not sure why he was so called, but when the referee stopped the fight...
"Hard work they had left behind with slavery." These were the words of no less a person than former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, the man credited with transforming the fortunes and future of tiny Singapore.
The second 10-year review of the Barbados Programme of Action (BPOA) wound up in Samoa's capital Apia on September 4.
Last week, the appointment of Dr Carl McKay Williams as the 28th commissioner of police was a major news item and was The Gleaner's lead story on Tuesday.