Gordon House

  • IT MAKES ME SICK!

    Once again Jamaicans must listen to regular bleating from MPs about their “low” salaries. Robert “Chicken Feed” Pickersgill called it chicken feed. Yet so many politicians contest run-offs in order to claim the prize of being their party’s candidate for most constituencies. Why do they struggle so hard to...
  • Good Bad Words

    Listening to RJR’s Beyond the Headlines programme on the evening of Friday August 16, 2019, I heard Senator Dr. Andre Haughton, University of the West Indies (UWI) lecturer, speaking contemptuously of Jamaica’s failure to remove the “bad word” law from its books. He argued that words such as ‘murder’...
  • This certainly is not a people’s budget

    The reading and debating of this year’s budget have been interesting in quite a few areas. First of all it is interesting to note that the Government has indeed managed to maintain a budget roughly in line with previous years. This shows fiscal discipline — something which the Fiscal...