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Published:Sunday | March 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Mr Prime Minister, tear down those walls and set yourself and the other captives free! You have promised to dismantle the garrisons and there is no better time than now. From The Gleaner of June 1, 2005: "Opposition leader Bruce Golding on Tuesday, May 17, appealed for the implementation of crime recommendations to dismantle garrisons and reshape politics in these communities.

Published:Sunday | March 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The current dispute between the United States and Jamaican governments is about more than the extradition order for Christopher Coke, central as that is.

Published:Sunday | March 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The hot news of the last week has been the damning American report on Jamaica which mentions the Christopher 'Dudus' Coke extradition request; Prime Minister Golding's sharp rebuttal and the heated discussion on the role and power of the reputed don of...

Published:Sunday | March 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

This article was presented at a Planning Institute of Jamaica/Department of Economics seminar on The IMF Agreement: Implications for the Jamaican Economy at the UWI Library Multifunctional Room on February 25, 2009.Jamaica's...

Published:Sunday | March 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

One of the main reasons why the Christopher Coke extradition matter has generated such interest and passion is the hope that external pressure by the United States government will force the dismantling of garrisons.

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

A recent headline in the local media highlighted the fact that there are some women who sexually abuse children, especially boys. Such stories often cause a kind of knee-jerk response from various sectors of the population.

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

The road that has taken recent Jamaican delegations to China has paved the way for Chinese assistance to Jamaica for road building, among other things. Chinese assistance in roadways and other ways goes back to our negotiations with China from 2004-5.

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

A sharply worded editorial in another newspaper recently questioned the relevance of the Economics Department of the University of the West Indies (UWI) as, it charged, no leadership has emerged from those quarters to help us through the muddle.

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

In a debate in the House of Representatives, just after the turn of the century, concerning the ratification by Jamaica of the Agreement Establishing the Caribbean Court of Justice, the then leader of the Opposition, Edward Seaga, expressed the view that the Privy Council was a court from which "pure justice" flows.

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

Last July, I wrote a column cautiously welcoming the Road Maintenance Fund established from the Special Consumption Tax (SCT) on fuel, while being critical of the low allocation to the Fund of only 20 per cent of the tax.

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Euology for Professor Rex Nettleford delivered by Professor Edward Baugh at the service of thanksgiving at the University Chapel on Tuesday (February 16).

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

BLACK HISTORY Month is a remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It is celebrated annually in the United States (US) and Canada in February and the United Kingdom in the month of October.

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WE HAVE a lazy Parliament. So it was some good news to read in last Tuesday's Gleaner (February 16), "House to focus on laws", that "the Government has stated its intention to advance the legislative agenda of the House of Representatives before the 2009-2010 term ends on March 17".

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE PNP has been on the road saying there is another way, a better way to go about managing the country's problems. There is a shocking revelation why they are right. The Government has admitted, and the IMF too, that it did not think sufficiently about the consequences of the Jamaica Debt Exchange (JDX) for pension funds and pensioners.

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

IT ALMOST seems a waste of time discussing Jamaica's problems anymore. Everyone knows what they are and what the solutions are. But no one, from top to bottom, seems interested in doing what has to be done.

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

IT WAS a grand and royal farewell last week to the king of Caribbean academia and culture, Professor the Honourable Rex Nettleford, vice-chancellor emeritus of the University of the West Indies. Last Tuesday in Jamaica could properly be dubbed Rex Nettleford Day, as from morning till night, the country paid tribute to this colossus of a man who, even at 77, was still gone too soon.

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

PARAGRAPH 12 of the Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies accompanying the Letter of Intent to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) boldly states that "to help protect the poor the social safety net will be significantly enhanced". This clear statement of concern for the most economically disadvantaged in our society enjoys very wide support.

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Today, I will have to write about two rather different things, although they are related in a perverse sort of way, the failure of our politics to use self-government and Independence to build a prosperous and peaceful society, which was perfectly...

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Finance Minister Audley Shaw has, with the Jamaica Debt Exchange Programme (JDX) pulled off a tremendous feat which, until it actually happened, had seemed unimaginable.

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It has been reported in the media that Jamaica's letter of intent to the International Monetary Fund indicates a policy shift with regard to the payment of external examination fees for secondary students.

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

That disgraced cop arrested for allegedly trading arms with criminals has not just incalculably deepened pubic mistrust and apprehension of the police.

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In 1974, Cheryl Payer wrote what must still be considered the classic on International Monetary Fund (IMF) conditionalities, titled The Debt Trap: The International Monetary Fund and the Third World.

Published:Sunday | February 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It is being advocated, with great strength, that the programme that will now drive our economic fortunes, and which has been outlined by the Government during the last few weeks, represents a position that admits of no alternative.

Published:Sunday | February 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

He is being deified in death but when that intellectual tornado named Rex Nettleford raged among us, many of those now granting him almost-worshipful glory stoutly refused to listen to him.

Published:Sunday | February 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica has had a long history of very able and sometimes excellent finance ministers - the best the region has produced. They go back to Donald Sangster, Noel Nethersole, Vernon Arnett, David Coore, Edward Seaga and Omar Davies.

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