Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Sunday | November 25, 2012
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EDITORIAL - Tap new opportunities in China
It's easy to explain. But this country's private firms are largely missing in Jamaica's deepening economic relationship with China, except, perhaps, as importers of Chinese goods.

Balancing the Budget and moving forward
Below is an edited speech by Don Wehby, CEO of GraceKennedy, at the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce directors' luncheon forum at The Knutsford Court Hotel on Wednesday, November 21.

Government succumbs to bling culture
Three disconcerting reports that came to public attention last week highlighted the entrenched nature of the bling subculture in the psyche of many Jamaicans, including our politicians.

Corn talk hasn't a kernel of sense
I had dismissed as not even a good joke Agriculture Minister Roger Clarke's announcement of the Government's intention of looking into corn production as a means of reducing Jamaica's huge import bill. That was until I read online a story published by The Gleaner on Friday, November 16 and realised he had taken the joke too far.

Will Witter arise from slumber?
The freedom of religion is seemingly the most essential right in the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedom. Nothing else matters in Jamaica as long as Christians enjoy their freedom of religion to the dismay of other faiths and non-believers.

The Next 50 years - Reduce corruption, spur growth
I agree 100 per cent with the assessment of endemic corruption in Jamaica today as set out in Jamaica's National Security Policy, available online on the Ministry of National Security's website....

The Next 50 years - A cry for justice
A huge backlog of criminal and civil cases in the nation's courts has reduced the justice system to almost crisis level. However, there are several areas of the system which have seen significant improvements since Independence on August 6, 1962.


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