Jamaican Exports Not Worth Cost of Imported Fuel: diGJamaica

This is such disturbing information that I just simply had to reprint it here – especially since I somehow missed it in my Sunday review. It’s a very short article, but the implications are huge. Read the article online at  http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20121216/lead/lead2.html. What is the answer – or answers? And how can Jamaica continue this way? … More Jamaican Exports Not Worth Cost of Imported Fuel: diGJamaica

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Sunday Wonders: November 25, 2012

I am talking about potential “nine-day wonders,” a special feature of public life in Jamaica. A dramatic story hits the news; people throw up their hands in alarm; they call the radio talk shows, their voices shrill with concern; they write angry letters to the newspapers; and the opinion-makers begin to register the story on their radar … More Sunday Wonders: November 25, 2012

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We Are the 51 Per Cent

A few weeks ago I attended a very important and powerful training session for women serving on public sector boards, conducted by the 51% Coalition in association with the Women’s Resource and Outreach Centre and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung – see the link to my earlier post on “Madam Director, Madam Chair” below. I promised a … More We Are the 51 Per Cent

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50-50 Reflections

Jamaica’s fiftieth anniversary (Jamaica 50) celebration has not been a smooth, gentle glide to the August 6 finish line. In fact, it has been fraught with political niggling, confusing press statements and slick marketing jargon, (with the local media trying to make sense of it all) and apparently rising levels of frustration and irritation on … More 50-50 Reflections

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Sunday Steam

It’s a steamy spring morning in uptown Kingston, and the revelers are warming up down the road.  The careless, jumbled confusion of the annual Jamaica Carnival (and its offshoots) fills the air.  The air is humid after several downpours that soaked the gardens of uptown yesterday.  And the sky juice vendors, hustlers and hangers-on are … More Sunday Steam

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