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Published:Thursday | February 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMAubyn Hill

It is observably fair to say that Dr Peter Phillips has come to love the rich and the love appears to be reciprocated.Over the past four years, many transactions have been concluded with rich...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMAubyn Hill

The Government of Jamaica, especially our Minister of Finance Dr Peter Phillips, loves to tell the country that we have had the lowest level of inflation for over 40 years.The governor of the Bank of...

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMAubyn Hill

One would think that a public service institution with a name like the Pharmacy Council of Jamaica (PCJ) would be a very caring, considerate and searching-for-ways-to-help-students-and-members kind of organisation....

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2016 | 9:44 AMAubyn Hill

Gov't oil hedge underwaterIn June 2015, the Government of Jamaica booked a hedge transaction to buy six million barrels of oil for delivery 15 months later at a strike price of US$66.74.The mechanism used in this kind of transaction is called a '...

Published:Thursday | December 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMAubyn Hill

IN SPITE of its many bountiful promises in the last general election, the People's National Party (PNP) has produced mainly plenty new taxes and significantly reduced purchasing power for ordinary...

Published:Friday | November 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMAubyn Hill, Contributor

The way Finance Minister Peter Phillips puts it, we should be absolutely elated that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has decided to reduce the exceptionally high primary surplus target (PST) for Jamaica from 7.5% to 7.25% for the second half...

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMAubyn Hill

THE REPEATED repair of that short piece of road that is susceptible to sinkholes at the top of East King's House Road in the vicinity of Loshusan supermarket, is a harbinger of our Government's inability to execute properly and...

Published:Thursday | November 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMAubyn Hill

This week, JAMPRO scheduled another of its many workshops, this time in Montego Bay. It was labelled 'Step-by-step guide to exporting'.Given that the well-staffed agency's remit is to promote trade and investment, it...

Published:Thursday | October 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMAubyn Hill

Jamaicans will remember then opposition leader Portia Simpson Miller promising often and loudly during the last general election campaign that she would balance people's lives while balancing the books.She also made the...

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMAubyn Hill

SOME THOUGHT that by now, we would have been finished with the general election.Many who contend that they are in the know are of the firm opinion that if Finance Minister Peter Phillips had his way, the voters would...

Published:Thursday | October 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMAubyn Hill

Last Saturday I returned to Jamaica from an overseas business trip and was met with a very pleasant experience at the immigration stall.There were scores of people in the line ahead of me and an immigration...

Published:Thursday | October 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMAubyn Hill

AS WE near an election, apparently, but still only maybe, it can be argued that the most important economic number is 23 - almost.Why? Because for 22 years and nine months out of the last 26...

Published:Thursday | October 1, 2015 | 10:10 AMAubyn Hill

Exporting fromJamaica a costly painMost sensible and thinking persons would believe that with a debt burden of about $2.2 trillion the economic managers in the Government would be doing all in their power to increase our exports.In 2014, according...

Published:Thursday | September 24, 2015 | 11:01 AMAubyn Hill

One of the most enduring and painful characteristic of the Peter Phillips-Portia Simpson Miller-led economic programme since the People's National Party took power in late December 2011 is the breadth and depth of taxation on people and businesses....

Published:Thursday | September 10, 2015 | 10:20 AMAubyn Hill

Jamaican taxpayers and ordinary citizens are constantly told that the economic conditions in the country have improved significantly since the current PNP administration took charge of the country's affairs in January 2012.Given the way the...

Published:Friday | July 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMAubyn Hill, Contributor

Andrew Holness has put forward the idea that the time has come for a specifically named, capable and accountable champion of economic growth in the Cabinet. This new minister will work closely with the prime minister to marshal all the factors...

Published:Monday | June 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMAubyn Hill, Contributor

I read with strong disapproval the headline in the May 31, 2015 edition The Sunday Gleaner which claimed 'Aubyn Hill to pay $46m'. The court ruling to which you referred is a case involving NationGrowth and the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ)....

Published:Thursday | April 30, 2015 | 10:03 AMAubyn Hill

There are many of us who perceive that poverty is one of the main causes behind many of the murders taking place in the country.It is certainly important on a critical list that includes, anger, immorality, very low value for human life and plain...

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