Kent Gammon

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Why devaluation of the Jamaican dollar is bad for Jamaicans

Co-chairman of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC), set up in May 2013 by the cabinet of Jamaica, Ralston Hyman, was recently defending his committee’s advice to the Minister of … Continue reading

September 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Jamaica at 52. Independence real or imagined?

Independence was given too easily to Jamaica in 1962 by the English. Whenever something is given without having to work for it that gift is not appreciated as it should. … Continue reading

August 7, 2014 · 1 Comment

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The Representation of People Act (ROPA) is outdated and unsuited to today’s Jamaica.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
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