Kent Gammon

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THE TERRIBLE MANDATE OF TAXING JAMAICAN BUSINESSES TO DEATH

The Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. Peter Phillips, stated emphatically in 2012 that there would be no new taxes. It was the PNP administration that declared before the December … Continue reading

June 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

LOWER ENERGY COSTS TO JAMAICAN TAXPAYERS DASHED AGAIN BY PAULWELL’S BUNGLING

How many times will we have to suffer for the inept management capabilities of Minister Phillip Paulwell?  Hopes and dreams of lower energy costs have been delayed again due to … Continue reading

May 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

HOW TO MAKE JAMAICA BECOME A DEVELOPED COUNTRY BY 2030 – BRIEFING PAPER

      Overview   Jamaica has a 2030 Developed Country status plan that can only be realized if we overcome the weaknesses and eliminate the threats it faces now. … Continue reading

March 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

Should Jamaicans who reside overseas be allowed to vote?

The Representation of People Act (ROPA) is outdated and unsuited to today’s Jamaica. It was passed in 1944 and was drafted with a population of just over one million Jamaicans … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

The indignity of Justice Square in the heart of Kingston

Before independence of Jamaica from British rule downtown Kingston was a vibrant tourist destination. Tourists, sailors and businesspeople would be walking up and down the clean streets of downtown, Kingston … Continue reading

January 5, 2014 · 3 Comments

Is Jamaica now the black sheep of the Caribbean family?

The vision of CARICOM back in 1973 was for the people of the English speaking Caribbean (read into that Commonwealth territories) to enjoy free movement of labour and travel and … Continue reading

December 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

Jamaica’s debt trap – How we painted ourselves in a corner

The state of the Jamaican economy over successive administrations tells the story of Jamaica’s evolving debt trap. The distinction that should be appreciated amongst successive administrations is how well each … Continue reading

December 6, 2013 · 1 Comment
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