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Embracing Innovation as our Business Culture

by Lipton Matthews Establishing a business venture is a risky and uphill task, therefore, we sympathise with the plight of private entrepreneurs, but we will not accept their inertia in Jamaica. For years, business magnates have portrayed Jamaica as an … Continue reading

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“Keynesian Stimulus Won’t Work For Jamaica”

These are not my words. This headline appeared in today’s Sunday Gleaner and it is coming from the unlikeliest of sources….the Director General of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Mr. Colin Bullock. Given Jamaica’s economic progress (or lack of … Continue reading

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It’s About Reform, Not Jobs

by Lipton Matthews The Bank of Jamaica’s latest economic report has indicated Jamaica’s fifth straight quarter of contraction and based on STATIN’s research unemployment is now hovering at 16.3%. Hence there is renewed focus on creating jobs and growth, but … Continue reading

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Taxing the Poor…a good economic move

by KAVON FIENNES http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20090508/business/business4.html Back in May 2009 (see above link), UWI Economist Dr. Damien King gave a compelling argument for taxing the poor in an article as guest writer for the Business Gleaner. He stated that making tax exemptions … Continue reading

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BRAND JAMAICA

by Cato Rand There has been much talk again recently – I guess primarily triggered by that Volkswagen ad aired during Super Bowl XLVII – about ‘Brand Jamaica’. A number of local media pundits seem to be of the view … Continue reading

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