Portland

  • Marooned

    Halfway Tree is already bustling as I hop onto the mini bus bound for Portland. The bus, intended to seat 20 is holding around 30 people as it pulls out of the line of colourful vehicles and onto the road. It is hot and dusty as we make our...
  • This is the age for invention and innovation, not political crap

    Following my last article that tried to explain the ongoing commitment that capital expenditure requires, we have been completely distracted by the by-election in Portland, and the silly season it has produced. Both sides seem to be united in the excuse that bad manners, discourtesy, nonsensical dialogue, and stupid...
  • jamaican-money

    Focus on the budget’s real long-term targets

    The National Budget Estimates of Expenditure 2019/20 have been tabled in Parliament, and many other commentators and analysts have had their say. The main talking point has been the low growth projected for the period. This is compared to the promises of the Economic Growth Council of the target...
  • Nanny's Watch, Portland

    Equitable distribution of tourism profits

    Jamaica is a land with many riches and quite a few rich people. However, the country remains desperately poor. It is a land where the biggest net earner is probably the illegal drugs and black market trade followed by remittances, then tourism. We are a people who are, in...

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