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COMMENTARY

Understanding The Issues

One can assume – indeed, we reflexively do – that if reparations are paid to the descendants of slaves, then their economic positions will improve. Hold that thought for a while. It is not uncommon for folks schooled or brought up on the idea that if the poor had access to large sums of money, they would be rich, to […]

NEWS

Brazil’s Amazon Megaprojects Threaten Lula’s Green Ambitions

RIO DE JANEIRO — After his swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 1, Brazil’s Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva walked up the ramp to the presidential palace arm in arm with Indigenous leader Raoni Metuktire, instantly recognizable by his yellow headdress and wooden lip plate. But a major railway that would accelerate deforestation in Metuktire’s ancestral land risks souring relations between the leftist […]

Jamaica

$70-Million Development Project At Devon House

The courtyard of the historic Devon House in St. Andrew is to be “spruced up” under a $70-million development project. Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, broke ground to undertake the beautification project during a ceremony at the courtyard, on Thursday (March 17). He noted that this new development thrust aims to position Kingston, particularly Devon House, “as the gastronomy […]

Jamaica

Tourism Projects Still On Tract Despite Covid-19

According to Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, 90 percent of previously planned projects are still on target, despite the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “COVID-19 has given a little setback but picking up on 2021, we will be on track for somewhere in 2024, and that’s very exciting. We are going to be good for 2024,” Mr. Bartlett […]

Jamaica

Government Set To Spend $567.18 Million In Schools Infrastructural Projects

Jamaica’s Government is set to spend $567.18 million to carry out infrastructural projects within schools for the 2020/21 period. This move follows a 60 percent reduction from the initial allocation of $1.42 billion allocated in the 2020/21 Budget for the Ministry’s capital projects. The drastic cut in budgetary allocation is attributed to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Minister […]

Jamaica

Jamaica Set To Spend $1 Billion In Social Housing Program

Jamaica is set to spend $1 billion on a social housing program that will be implemented island-wide, according to Finance Minister Dr. Nigel Clarke. He said the program will be implemented through the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation and will include the provision of indigent housing, relocation of vulnerable communities, and the upgrading of tenements. Additionally, he noted […]