Jamaica and Elusive GDP growth

October 29th, 2019

The Editorial on September 12, 2019 – ‘Economic Growth Council and GDP trends’ highlights a disturbing paradox in our economy. How can we be spending so much on infrastructure but seeing any improvement in

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Warning Signs of Suicide

June 1st, 2016

These past few weeks have been very sad in Jamaica’s history. We’ve had 4 suicides in approximately one month. There was the 2nd form student from Wolmers’ Boys school on April 25, the father

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Journalism Week in Jamaica Explores Modern Media & Competition

November 27th, 2015

The following excerpts are from my presentation at a lively and well-attended forum hosted by the Press Association of Jamaica in celebration of Journalism Week. The topic was ‘Modern Media: Competition & Customer Choices’. Modern

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Jamaica’s Press Association looks at ‘Modern Media: Competition & Consumer Choices’

November 26th, 2015

National Journalism Week The Press Association of Jamaica recently hosted a week of activities in celebration of Journalism Week. They invited me to make a presentation on ‘Modern Media: Competition and Customer Choices’. I

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Cable TV – A Clash of Titans?

May 21st, 2015

Written by Marcia Forbes Cable TV on Fast-track to Where? Sometimes things move at amazing speed in Jamaica. At other times the snail-like pace is excruciating. Take the matter of cable TV and signal piracy. After

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What Next for Caribbean Cable Operators?

May 7th, 2015

by Marcia Forbes Shocked by Sinclair I was shocked at Gary Sinclair’s seeming honesty and openness as he responded to Journalist Dionne Jackson Miller’s probing questions about cable TV and copyright infringements. Sinclair is the head

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