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EDITORIAL

Cost-Push Inflation Eating Up The Poor

Cost-push inflation (also known as wage push inflation) occurs when the overall prices increase due to the increase in production costs such as wages and raw materials. This type of inflation can lead to lower economic growth and negatively impact living standards. The causes of cost-push inflation are many and varied. They include: Rising oil prices Increasing nominal wages Increasing […]

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No End In Sight To Russia’s Transgression Against Ukraine

Photo credit: mvs.gov.ua. via wikimedia.org Nearly three months after the misadventure of Russia into Ukraine by invasion, we are yet to see an end to this war in sight. Meanwhile, the wanton killing of people and the destruction of properties continue unabated. This unnecessary cost caused by one man to another country in the 21st century should never be allowed, […]

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As I Leave This Lovely Island Jamaica

In March 2018, I set foot on this beautiful island, Jamaica, for the first time. Over the past four years, I have climbed the scenic Blue Mountain, visited the natural Dunn’s River Falls, watched the glorious sunset over the Lovers Leap, visited the beautiful beach in Montego Bay, tasted the aromatic Blue Mountain coffee and Appleton rum, enjoyed the iconic reggae […]

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Ukraine — A Lamb To The Slaughter?

The people of Ukraine have found themselves in a bind, and their cries remind one of a sheep being led to the slaughter. The fact of the matter, any war between Ukraine and Russia was always going to be a mismatch. This misadventure is one that even the blind, deaf, and dumb would have known the outcome of beforehand. However, […]

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Will Putin OutSmart The U.S. And Its Allies?

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is no sloth when it comes to international relations and strategic moves in international affairs. The former KGB’s sleuth is canny and savvy in calling the right shots and toying with the West for the most part since he assumed the helm of Russia’s leadership. Mr. Putin’s latest move to bring Ukraine into his fold has […]

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Lamentation Of West Indies Cricket

A recent Jamaica Gleaner editorial titled, Cricket and Caribbean Society, has pointed to the dire situation in which West Indies cricket has found itself. It noted that “West Indies cricket has been in a crisis for more than a quarter of a century.” Moreover, it noted that the decline of West Indies cricket reflects not only what is happening to […]

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China — Is The West Stupid?

In a virtual address at the World Economic Forum, Chinese leader Xi Jinping has warned against a bloc confrontation and economic decoupling by countries, especially those in the West. In President Xi’s view, the world has witnessed significant changes never before seen in history. He said today we are living “in a new period of turbulence and transformation.”  He also […]

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Reshuffle Is Not Enough Mr. Prime Minister

Somebody plays the wrong domino And want the world to follow Someone is fillin’ their sack In a compulsory block [Chorus] Who colt the game A you colt the game Why you play the bad card Now we catch you off guard — Bob Marley The system of government in Jamaica is rooted in a constitutional monarchy under which The […]

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Jamaica — Senator Morris Wasting Time

We don’t need another hero We don’t need to know the way home All we want is life beyond Thunderdome — Tina Turner Barbados’ ditching of the British monarchy for a republican status has created a lot of hullabaloos among officialdom in Jamaica as well as generated heated discussions on the streets. The truth is Jamaica has been debating whether […]