The front-page story of The Sunday Gleaner, January 23, titled 'Boot 'Babsy': youth leaders want portfolio shifted to education ministry', is an exaggeration, but it brings to the fore a number of issues surrounding youth development.
I believe in heavy doses of capitalism as the foremost formula for a nation's economic strength and material development. I am also aware that it is a prescription with some dangerous side effects that can weaken the will of a people and damage their national spirit.
Libel Reform joint select committee member Horace Chang was especially poignant in Parliament last Tuesday as the House passed the long-overdue report of the committee. "Freedom of expression is not synonymous with freedom of the press, as the press in the modern world is not free but very much part of the business elite."
It is generally felt that the powers of a prime minister in the Westminster system are too great. Jamaica has some useful test cases of this, and they are evident right now. Mr Golding was one who thought prime ministers had too much power. So, he opted for a separation-of-powers model.
Improving security outcomes through joined-up government solutionsYonique CampbellContributorHas the state cultivated sufficient and meaningful inter-agency strategies to address our major security threats? Security is a multifaceted challenge that cuts...
When the Treaty of Chaguaramas was signed more than three decades ago to establish the CARICOM integration movement, it was a defining moment in the history of the English-speaking Caribbean. The size of the economies in the Commonwealth Caribbean is just too small for them to integrate in the global economy in any meaningful way as individual states.
Consumers play a critical role in stimulating competition among suppliers. Unless consumers are sufficiently informed and purchase goods from only suppliers who meet their demand for high-quality, affordable products, suppliers will have insufficient incentives to compete.
In the seven months since Christopher 'Dudus' Coke was extradited and his Tivoli stronghold dismantled, the homicide rate has plummeted by 35 per cent. No doubt, the uncompromising manner in which police now deal with persons of interest has contributed to the decline.
Looking at the economy through rose-coloured lenses, we see the success of the Jamaica Debt Exchange (JDX) in easing the burden of debt servicing by stretching out maturities and lowering interest rates on a restructured domestic...
Geographically and culturally, the perspective of Puerto Rico is rather singular because our islands are at the crossroads of the Americas - where Latin America and the United States come together and where the United States becomes a Caribbean nation.
Now here is something that the departed John Maxwell and I could actually agree on. Almost exactly a year before his death, John wrote on Sunday, December 13, 2009 one of those classic Maxwellian bashers.
The commission of enquiry into the Manatt, Phelps and Phillips engagement by the Government of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has begun its hearing. The issues being investigated are important in their own right. They can tell us much about how our Government works or has been working.
If you want to tempt the Jamaican media with irrationality and unreason, mention the issue of libel reform. They have absolutely no resistance in that regard. The Media Association Jamaica (MAJ) Ltd and the Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) are unabashed and unrestrained in the defence of their special interests.
"... till I die, I will not put away my integrity from me. My uprightness and my right standing with God I hold fast and will not let them go; my heart does not reproach me for any of my days and it shall not reproach me as long as I live." Job 27:5-6