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Published:Monday | January 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Wanting Haiti to failI just want to say that I absolutely loved Peta-Anne-Baker's article on Haiti (Sunday Gleaner, January 17).

Published:Monday | January 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Debt Exchange may not be perfect, but this move by the Government to begin to rein in its debt interest payments reflects well the idea that 'the perfect is the enemy of the good'. So instead of the 'perfect', Jamaica now has the 'good'...

Published:Monday | January 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In spite of the many negative reports dogging the police, I remain an avid supporter because, over all, our police are decent, dedicated people. Recently, they embarked on a traffic campaign for which I'd like to offer some constructive criticism.

Published:Monday | January 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In between the euphoria over the Government's debt-rescheduling package and the outpouring of empathy and goodwill for devastated Haiti, there was another significant occurrence in Jamaica last week that, understandably, did not penetrate significantly...

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaican savers are about to undertake, perhaps, the greatest act of faith in the country's history by surrendering a huge chunk of their wealth on the promise of politicians to be good and prudent managers,...

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Last Tuesday afternoon, while occupants of New Kingston's multi-storey offices were distracted by mild tremors, they could not have imagined that less than 300 miles away, Haiti's capital city of Port-au-Prince suffered the... - Dennis Morrison

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In the days when BWIA used to fly to Haiti, I once sat next to a man who asked me to fill out his immigration form. - Carolyn Cooper

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Halfway into its term in office the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) administration has finally taken the first tentative steps towards honouring the central promise of its campaign: changing economic course. - Claude Clarke

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The purpose of a free market is to drive down prices while increasing the quality of goods or services. Through free competition among vendors for the provision of products and services, prices tend to decrease, and quality tends to improve. - Egerton Chang

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Scrap-metal theft ought to be treated as a public-safety issue.

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:The church in Jamaica has come under relentless scrutiny and assault in recent times.

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I am most pleased by the act of political maturity demonstrated by Prime Minister Bruce Golding and Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller on their visiting Haiti together on Thursday to assess first-hand the situation as it relates to...

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Perhaps, just perhaps, the devastating earthquake that recently struck the island of Haiti, ...

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

One of the most famous commercials of all time was the creation of a Chicago advertising scriptwriter who, in 1959, came up with the famous Esso (now Exxon) slogan, "Put a tiger in your tank'.

Published:Friday | January 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It was entirely appropriate, we feel, that Prime Minister Bruce Golding travelled to Haiti yesterday for a first-hand view of the devastation wreaked by Tuesday's earthquake in that country, and to offer Jamaica's assistance and support in the recovery...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Reap taxes from 'bad wud' - I visited a car parts shop this week to purchase brake light bulbs and, as a result of the 'colourful' language I was subjected to in the waiting area, I was struck by a brilliant idea: The solution to Jamaica's debt...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Minister of Education Andrew Holness is rightly upset at the low pass rate of Jamaican students in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination. Wednesday's Gleaner reported: "He said the 2009 CSEC statistics in English ...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

To: Iris Robinson, MP; Belfast, Northern Ireland. Dear Mrs Robinson: Let me begin by congratulating you on your charm, not to mention your stamina. It's not very often that a 60-year-old manages to bag a teenage toy boy....

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

My family looks forward to watching Basil Dawkins' plays and this current play For Better Or Worse is no exception. We travelled to Little Little Theatre and we were not disappointed with this cracker of a play which my mother found entertaining ...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

This morning at the Bank of Jamaica, the governor, Brian Wynter; Prime Minister Bruce Golding and his finance minister, Audley Shaw, will outline the dirty-fingernail bits of the Government's debt-rescheduling programme, whose broad parameters...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Many will insist, not without logic, that the debt-restructuring programme Prime Minister Bruce Golding will formally unveil to Jamaicans tonight is effectively a default. That as it may be, what the Government is engaged in is a practical expedience...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE JAMAICA Productivity Centre (JPC) launched its inaugural annual Productivity Summary Report in November last year. The report covers the period 1972-2007. Subsequent reports will cover the most recent five-year periods....

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

IT'S TIME to critically analyse foreign debt. Somebody must, since our leaders haven't the vision to see what's happening right in their faces. First, some basics. In 2007, our gross domestic product (GDP) was US$12.9 billion...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Golding, we have been told, warned his ministers, during their weekend retreat, that there would be no room for error in implementing the programme that the administration hopes will lead to economic recovery...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Comparing deaths stats - I would like to comment on the January 11 letter 'The war in Jamaica', in which A. G. Gumbs wrote a thought-provoking piece, comparing the combined loss ...

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