How MPs can help reform the gangs of Gordon House - May 2nd
A week ago, we offered to the gangs of Gordon House a path to recovery from the organisations whose self-serving behaviour over the last half-century has kept us in underdevelopment, into political parties focused primarily on the national interest.
PNP gang missing chance to signal reform - May 1st
Mr Roger Clarke is a competent and successful sugar farmer of the old school, a jovial personality and decent human being, who is, no doubt, well liked by his parliamentary constituents. We like him, too.
How the gangs 'tax' energy - April 29th
There is no surprise at the consensus among corporate leaders and technocrats hosted by this newspaper last week that Jamaica's high energy cost is a monumental drag on the country's economy.
6-step recovery programme for gangs of Gordon House - April 26th
Usually, healing from drug addiction or similar destructive behaviour requires, first, admission of the problem and then mapping a clear strategy to recovery. The 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous is an example of such a process.
Gangs of Gordon House must focus on jobs - April 24th
Among the great failures of the gangs of Gordon House - the political parties that have alternated in running Jamaica - is their inability to generate economic growth and create jobs.
Gangs of Gordon House party to expropriation of property - April 20th
As the Golding administration, particularly Finance Minister Mr Audley Shaw, prepares to explain to the country the details of the Government's 2011-2012 Budget, we wish to draw to their attention a section of the Charter of Rights recently passed by the Jamaican Parliament to replace Chapter Three of the Constitution.
Gangs of Gordon House should repay Olint cash - April 19th
David Smith has promised to lead American investors to US$128 million of the cash he raked into his Olint Ponzi scheme.
No cause for the gangs of Gordon House to squeal - April 18th
Not surprisingly, the gangs of Gordon House, their confederates and apologists have been smarting from this newspaper's reference to them for what they are - gangs.
The gangs fail again on gas-price issue - April 14th
THIS WEEK'S game of will and brinksmanship between the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the opposition People's National Party (PNP) over the price of petrol was another lurid example of how the two gangs that have alternated as Jamaica's government usually place their private concern, the capture and/or retention of political power, over national interest.
The gangs of Gordon House sap support for democracy - April 10th
Jamaicans know instinctively that democracy, when it works, is the best form of government. But the gangs of Gordon House, the political parties that have alternated in office for more than half a century - with relatively little to show for their efforts - make it difficult for people to hold faith with democracy's ideals and the legitimacy of its institutions.
How the gangs of Gordon House might rescue themselves - April 8th
The impairment of ministerial recall apart, among the more enduring images from the public enquiry into the Christopher Coke extradition scandal was Prime Minister Bruce Golding's gritty insistence on not revealing who paid for the lobbyists who sought to soften America's attitude on the extradition request.
Bureaucracy must liberate self from gangs of Gordon House - April 7th
Should persons wish to appreciate the lack of confidence in Jamaica's political leadership and fear for the country's future, they need only review the results of a recent survey on people's attitudes towards Jamaican-style democracy.
If the gangs of Gordon House are to change ... - April 5th
BY THE time Jamaicans next vote in a general election, Bruce Golding, the prime minister, will be 65. Portia Simpson Miller will be heading towards her 67th birthday.
The parties have failed Jamaica - April 3rd
For around 70 years, including nearly half a century as an independent country, Jamaica has been in the capture of two gangs. Officially, they are political parties - the Jamaica Labour Party, which currently forms the Government, and the People's National Party, which is the Opposition.