Tagged: IMF

Sins of Our Fathers

Sins of Our Fathers

  I confess: I had no idea where Mali is. I had to look it up when I read about the latest terrorist atrocity this morning. According to the news report, gunmen shouting Islamic...

The IMF Joins the Campaign Against Social Security

The IMF Joins the Campaign Against Social Security

Economist Dean Baker is warning Americans that “the IMF is coming for your Social Security.”  It’s a scary thought, and my first reaction was to laugh it off. The very idea is absurd: How...

Jumpstarting the Core of the Jamaican Economy

Jumpstarting the Core of the Jamaican Economy

The overhang of the Dudus extradition and the shower of bullets from Tivoli Gardens manhunt have inflicted significant collateral damage on the tourist industry. The subsequent travel advisories from North America and England has...

It’s Time for a Mulligan in the World’s Financial System

It’s Time for a Mulligan in the World’s Financial System

I don’t quite understand how the world’s financial system works, so my perceptions might be all awry. But this I believe: It’s time for a do-over. The way I learned it, this bewildering maze...

He’s not the prime minisiter, he just plays one on tv.

He’s not the prime minisiter, he just plays one on tv.

I was in Jamaica when prime minister Golding addressed the issue of the firing of BoJ governor Derick Latibeaudiere. But that is only for time reference for the moment. I will address that issue...

The Harder They Come

The Harder They Come

I’m going to wander a little bit from the usual path, by going into the world of film. Actually it’s not much of a wander when you see that my ‘two most important films’...

Which is tastier… a pork burger or Lassie?

Which is tastier… a pork burger or Lassie?

I cannot go further without paying tribute to the outstanding performances of the Jamaican team in Berlin. It was both heartwarming and a tear-jerker. (tears of pride of course). Jamaican tourism minister Ed Bartlett...

Appreciating the Life  & Dreams of the Seasonal Worker

Appreciating the Life & Dreams of the Seasonal Worker

Ambition and the desire for a better life beat in the heart of every Jamaican. . One of our wise men Ambassador Anthony Johnson, our ambassador to the USA captured it well in his...

Hand-jobs and more

Hand-jobs and more

Recent posturing by Israeli pm Netanyahu might appear to be an aggressive response to Barack Obama’s wish for peace in the mid-east. According to news reports, Netanyahu is signaling that he may resist Obama’s...

Bolt & Oliver’s Analysis of the G20 meeting

Bolt & Oliver’s Analysis of the G20 meeting

Come with me to the BWI airport outside of Baltimore.  We are catching up with our two representatives, awaiting their Air Jamaica flight.  They had agreed to share their thoughts on the G20 summit...