$5000 note coming…

May 14th, 2009

Today the BOJ announced that it will be issuing a new $5,000 note, what are your thoughts? Will it affect the economy or make it safer for Jamaicans to carry money and do business? Read article here: http://www.go-jamaica.com/news/read_article.php?id=9021 What are your thoughts…Have your say


Public sector wage dispute- how to fix it

May 12th, 2009

Since Prime Minister Bruce Golding announced a wage freeze, there have been grumblings in the public sector about the decision and the fact that the workers and their unions were not consulted before the government took the decision and announced it. The grumblings have now swelled to threats of industrial action and protests as members [...]


The Budget – what do you think?

April 23rd, 2009

Many Jamaicans sat aniticipating a raft of increases and new taxes, however Audley Shaw, the Finance Minister only announced a few including a $8.75 tax on gas and GCT has been added to some items. The Minister also said there would be an reduction in stamp duty and transfer tax. However what are your thoughts on the budget? Can [...]


Squatter Crisis

April 16th, 2009

In parliament on Wednesday it was revealed that close to one million Jamaicans are living in squatter settlements across the island. Concerns have been raised about the sum allocated to deal with squatter management as it is not beleived to be enough to tackle such a large problem. Read article here: http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20090416/lead/lead7.html Is the government taking [...]


What do you want to hear from Audley Shaw

April 14th, 2009

What do you want to hear from Finance Minister Audley Shaw when he opens the Budget Debate on April 23?


Wage Freeze- Fair on unfair?

April 9th, 2009

On Wednesday in a post cabinet briefing, Prime Minister Bruce Golding said that public sector workers will have to accept the wage free or else thousands of them will be laid off. However some public sector groups do not agree with the PM’s stance and still want their money. Are public sector employees being unreasonable [...]