Monthly Archives: February 2013

Is the Government of Jamaica Acting Illegally? Part III

by Kavon Fiennes The Government of Jamaica will be taking depositors’ contributions from the National Housing Trust (NHT) legally, by passing a bill to amend the NHT Act in short order, authorizing the board of NHT to be able to … Continue reading

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A Minority View: Higher Minimum Wage

An Article from Townhall.com (http://townhall.com/columnists/walterewilliams/2013/02/27/inority-viewby-walter-e-williamsrelease-wednesday-february-27-2013-n1519819/page/full/) by Walter Williams In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama proposed raising the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $9 an hour. That would be almost a 25 percent increase. Let’s … Continue reading

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Capitalism In No Way Created Poverty, It Inherited It

An article from Forbes.com by Yaron Brook and Dan Watkin http://www.forbes.com/sites/objectivist/2013/02/25/capitalism-in-no-way-created-poverty-it-inherited-it/ The nineteenth century, many people believe, was an era in American history when workers were forced to toil in sweatshops twenty-eight hours a day for starvation wages. It was … Continue reading

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Is the Government of Jamaica Acting Illegally? Part II

by Kavon Fiennes In a previous post on February 18th, I asked this very same question….“Is the Government of Jamaica acting Illegally?”…,in reference to the incumbent PNP government’s proposed withdrawal of J$11.4 billion per year from workers’ National Housing Trust (NHT) … Continue reading

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As we say in Jamaica. Legalize it!

An article from the Economist (Economist.com) WINDING DOWN THE WAR ON DRUGS Towards a ceasefire Experiments in legalisation are showing what a post-war approach to drug control could look like Feb 23rd 2013 | DENVER, LA PAZ, LISBON AND MADRID … Continue reading

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Jamaica. Lenten Diet: To the IMF Again

From the Economist Magazine. http://www.economist.com/news/americas/21572223-imf-again-lenten-diet Feb 23rd 2013 |From the print edition ON THE eve of Lent Jamaica’s prime minister, Portia Simpson Miller, placed holders of the government’s local-currency bonds on an austerity diet, asking them to accept a lower … Continue reading

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We Need to End Drug Testing in Sport

by Kavon Fiennes Sooooo…..at the Ice-Fishing Championships the US Anti-Doping Agency was testing ice-fisher folk (competitors) for drugs. Yes you read correctly. This is a necessary hurdle to clear because Ice-Fishing may become a Winter Olympics event.  Incredible. When will … Continue reading

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