Kent Gammon

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The Representation of People Act (ROPA) is outdated and unsuited to today’s Jamaica.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

THE WADA EXTRAORDINARY DOPING AUDIT FOR JAMAICA – IS IT SIGNIFICANT TO JAMAICA’S SPORTING REPUTATION?

In February 2013 Renee Anne Shirley resigned as Executive Director of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (’JADCO’). The main reason cited for her resignation in the media was that she did … Continue reading

October 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

JAMAICA’S LOST ARAB SPRING MOMENT

In September 2013 the Junior Minister of Transport, Work and Housing, Hon. Richard Azan, M. P. For North West Clarendon, was found by the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) … Continue reading

October 20, 2013 · 2 Comments

IS CARICOM GOOD OR NOT FOR JAMAICA?

The Jamaican economy in 1962, our year of independence, had a trade deficit of 10% not exactly unhealthy and the economy grew at an average annual rate of 5.2% per … Continue reading

October 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

THE CASE FOR SEVERING THE JAMAICA PUBLIC SERVICE PRIVATE MONOPOLY

Jamaican electricity consumers “Here we come” – The secret Mirant Contract of March 2001 The Jamaican government in 2001 sold a license to Mirant Corporation to produce and distribute electricity … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

THE DECIMATION OF JAMAICA’S MIDDLE CLASS SINCE THE 1990’S

The middle class across the world is the backbone of a stable and wholesome society.  The features of a middle class are usually that segment of the population that has … Continue reading

September 1, 2013 · 44 Comments
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