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Published:Sunday | April 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

This year's Budget Debate, conducted between two middle-of-the-road, managerialist political parties forming Government and Opposition by a meagre margin of seats, was more respectful, collaborative and data-driven than many past.

Published:Sunday | April 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The fiscal Budget is a statement of affairs for the most important entity in Jamaica, that of the Government of Jamaica. It is expected to convey a clear picture of where the country is coming from, where it is at, where it is going to, and perhaps most important, how it is going to get there.

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Budget Debate has been largely an anticlimactic bore this year; in my view, the dullest and most yawn-inducing I have observed since I began following them intensely in the 1970s.

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In Budget Debate season I have not only had the special privilege of participating in the media analysis, but also in a conference on current trends and issues and a colloquium on Jamaican civil society.

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

To those who even half believed their promise of a new approach to governance, this Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Government has been a terrible disappointment.

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Hate has no place in the house of God. No one should be excluded from our love, our compassion or our concern because of race or gender, faith or ethnicity - or because of their sexual orientation.

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A few weeks ago I applied for and received a brand new passport on behalf of my now three-month-old daughter and was delighted to see the insignia of the Caribbean Community embossed on the top of the passport and the Jamaican...

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Two recent articles carried by The Gleaner are worthy of discussion, not in a cause and effect mode, but in the broader framework of our confusion and waffling in any meaningful effort to achieve the Millennium Development Goal of Gender Equality and...

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Last year's Budget was presented in the shadows of exploratory talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The following is an edited version of a position paper presented at a Church Conference in Nassau, Bahamas in February 2010.The focus of this presentation is on a single, carefully selected...

Published:Sunday | April 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

An interesting aspect of the history of the Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is that, although the idea of an international criminal court was raised from as far back as the period after World War I, the...

Published:Sunday | April 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The United States (US) government, the most powerful government in the world, we hear, is investigating three senior ministers of the Jamaican Government for possible conspiracy to prevent information from...

Published:Sunday | April 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Section 48 of the Jamaica Constitution provides that: 'Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, Parliament may make laws for the peace, order and good government of Jamaica ...

Published:Sunday | April 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica's social crisis is deeper than its economic crisis. Sure, it is fuelled and exacerbated by our economic crisis, but in the dialectical relationship between the two, at this stage I give precedence to the social crisis.

Published:Sunday | April 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Permit me please the privilege of responding to your columnist Ian Boyne who, annually it seems, finds it opportune to assail Easter from a peculiar perspective.On what is known as Easter Sunday in the Church's calendar, he devoted...

Published:Sunday | April 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Two and a half years into its term, an incisive midterm assessment of the Bruce Golding-led government's performance in the area of national security reveals its absence of direction and...

Published:Sunday | April 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Two rather dismal articles appeared together on the Opinion and Commentary page of this newspaper last Wednesday.

Published:Sunday | April 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

While there can be no disagreement that macroeconomic stability is necessary for economic growth, equally, it must be stressed that it is not a sufficient condition for economic growth. The Harvard economist-turned-strategist, Michael Porter, puts it well in his contribution to the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report.

Published:Sunday | April 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Wykeham McNeill has characterised the way we are being governed as a "systemic failure of governance". As Opposition spokesman on tourism, he targeted the governance of the sector as a case in point. Up to March 24, he said, there had been no official response to the February 24 charge of the contractor general...

Published:Sunday | April 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In big political-economy terms, what does the Government hope to achieve from this year's Budget? The Standing Finance Committee of Parliament, which is the whole House, has laboured in futility over the Estimates of Expenditure in the days running up to Easter.

Published:Sunday | April 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I have decided to take up the challenge of the indefatigable Anglican Internet minister, Dr Lucien Jones: "This Sunday ... we are celebrating Easter - the time of the glorious resurrection of our Lord Jesus. Now it is time to put away the celebration of the greatest and most competitive high school athletic competition in the entire world ... Champs. It's time to shift focus away from extradition matters. It's time to change gears and get away from IMF agreements, the new budget and other pressing national issues.

Published:Sunday | April 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Glorious students running on the field of sports have made us proud and pleased. Sadly, there are many others being schooled to run when they should be standing up to challenges.

Published:Sunday | March 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

This article is submitted as part of a series by the Department of Economics, UWI, Mona.

Published:Sunday | March 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Just when you think things can't get worse ...

Published:Sunday | March 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

"But those who wait for the Lord shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up as eagles; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired." - Isaiah 40:31"Macka a juk...

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