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Jamaica Gleaner Commentary
published: Friday | November 5, 2004

Urgency of energy conservation
PRIME MINISTER P.J. Patterson threw into sharp focus last night, the spiralling fuel costs and the immediate and potential impacts on the Jamaican economy. His stark reminder is that the annual cost of importing oil is now nearly US$950 million or three.

It's the bullet, not the ballot
Any which way, freedom must come -­ Mutabaruka
WHETHER JOHN Kerry became president of the United States in this week's election or not, the results would have been the same for the people ...



Thanks for that tourist tax
FOR A while I have been advocating a special tourism tax to undertake enhancement work in the various resort areas and it seems we are edging closer to that reality with the passing of the Tourism Enhancement Bill in the House of...


Bridging the credibility gap
THE POSSIBILITY that one's past will be used as a major factor in determining a politician's future is one of the many risks that politicians take. Electors over time ... -Heather Robinson


FLASHBACK: New phase in Iraq
TODAY'S EXTRACT IS FROM THE EDITORIAL PUBLISHED A YEAR AGO NOVEMBER 5, 2003...












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