Zia Mian | A JPS paradox: do the poor steal electricity?

Gleaner on May 19th, 2019 | File Under In Focus -

“The poor and those without modern energy access are often the same, and having access to modern energy is a necessary condition for poverty alleviation which is the first Sustainable Development Goal (SDG1).” – Energy Access Outlook 2017, From…

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Densil A. Williams | Crime and corruption testing leadership

Gleaner on May 19th, 2019 | File Under In Focus -

There is no doubt that good things are happening in the Jamaican economy. Our debt-GDP ratio is on a downward trajectory although helped substantially by the redefinition of what makes up the debt stock and the buy-back of the PetroCaribe debt in…

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Mark Ricketts | What is happening with our dollar?

Gleaner on May 19th, 2019 | File Under In Focus -

Everyone seems confused as to what’s going on with our dollar. It’s up, it’s down; it slips, it slides; it strengthens, it retreats. The head of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) is outraged at the management of the foreign…

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Trevor Munroe | Lock up the corrupt! Step up youths at risk!

Gleaner on May 19th, 2019 | File Under In Focus -

The call from the Jamaican people is getting louder: “Lock up the corrupt!”. With much justification. As each of us struggles to get water – as the Government can barely find $100 million to truck water – consider the following leakages to our…

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Mark Wignall | I agree with Lee-Chin

Gleaner on May 19th, 2019 | File Under In Focus -

It is my view that former Contractor General Greg Christie, while a fine public servant, spent too much time in his investigations crossing T’s and dotting I’s, and in that process, short-changed the country of much-needed investment. Which is not…

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Gordon Robinson | Well done, Missa Politician Man

Gleaner on May 19th, 2019 | File Under In Focus -

Jamaica is firmly trapped in a political cul-de-sac surrounded by thoughtless, unimaginative finger-pointing passing for political debate. It’s sad. Not to mention pathetic. Political discussion in Jamaica today is bereft of philosophy, wit, or…

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Martin Henry | Child Month blues in sunshine yellow

Gleaner on May 19th, 2019 | File Under In Focus -

Why is the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation further traumatising our already highly traumatised children? On a bright and beautiful Sunday morning, right at the start of Child Month, little children dressed up in their Sunday best were…

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Orette Fisher | Jamaicans need a national identification system

Gleaner on May 19th, 2019 | File Under In Focus -

While most Jamaicans may have become aware of the push to establish a National Identification System (NIDS) in recent years, the idea is not new, and has, in fact, been on the drawing board from as far back as 1979. The passage has been a roller…

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Lennie Little-White | Public hospitals in crisis

Gleaner on May 19th, 2019 | File Under In Focus -

“If life was a thing that money could buy, the rich would live and the poor would die.” These simple words are much more than a nursery rhyme for the majority of Jamaicans. One does not have to be politically partisan to say that our state…

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Trevor Munroe | Stop the high level corruption: Appoint the Director of Corruption Prosecutions and Investigations

Gleaner on May 12th, 2019 | File Under In Focus -

On January 17, 2019, a few days before the Corruption Perception Index 2018 revealed that Jamaica had fallen two places in global rank, an urgent and comprehensive appeal for integrity in the private and public sector was made by the president of…

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