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Last week’s announcement by Pearnel Charles Jr, the environment and climate change minister, of Jamaica’s intention to join the carbon trading market, revives an idea first floated eight years ago. The plan is another opportunity, an inflection...
Dr Carla Barnett

From August into September, I took the opportunity in my articles to look at the exports of goods and services from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states and the areas showing signs of growth or targeted for growth in diversification....
Joel Allen

Create a culture of innovation to ‘recover stronger’ from COVID-19 or maintain the status quo to remain a ‘suboptimal economic achiever’. This was the message to Caribbean countries and companies at an innovation webinar organised by Growth...

I am not a political animal, but I have very good friends on both sides of the political divide. I have a lot of admiration and respect for politicians, but I am also aware that there are things about politics that make me extremely uncomfortable....

The gas poisoning of three cesspool cleaners earlier this month highlighted the freewheeling environment in which companies in that business operate. But focusing only, or primarily, on the inadequacies of these firms is to let off the hook a more...

Anger and frustration have been mounting as Jamaicans perceive differential treatment of the ‘privileged few’ who apparently live by different rules and have access to resources and opportunities not afforded to most Jamaicans. This group...

In an era when politicians sidestep responsibility, blame others for their indiscretions or spend millions to avoid having to speak the truth, Floyd Green seems to have used his knowledge from agriculture and grown some humongous coconuts. I can’t...

Floyd Green’s resignation was appropriate and required. I also believe that after he has paid his penance, he ought to be reinstated as a Cabinet minister, as he has, even at the nadir of his career, demonstrated the class and decorum worthy of a...

Donald Duck walked into a bar and demanded, “Bartender, give me 200 beers”. The bartender, not seeing any pants pockets or other receptacles in which Donald could safely store a wallet, questioned suspiciously, “How are you going to pay for that...

It’s tempting to start at the point of Floyd Green’s resignation and gloss over the rest. His departure was commendably swift and his apology unequivocal and apparently sincere. He apprehends why he must don sackcloth and be bathed in ashes....
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