Vinton Grant

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I Dream of a New Jamaica – part II

Jamaica’s government and private sector must seek to adopt policies that not only coordinate economic and trade policies but other domestic policies that encourage wider participation in the economy. The more people that participate in the economy are the more that will become prosperous. Market based reforms should not be abandoned. A program of gentrification …

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Transferring the Olympic Winning Knowledge to Other Challenges

The euphoria of the Olympics has for the first time in many years opened the eyes of Jamaicans on how it feels to be collective winners. The nationalistic fervor has been captivating as the whole world “catch a fire” with the superb performance of Jamaican athletes. Many international news organizations attributed the excellence to the …

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Obama Misses State of the Black Union

Washington DC – The ninth annual State of the Black Union symposium was held in the Crescent City of New Orleans, Louisiana this past weekend. The event which was hosted by popular radio personality Tavis Smiley was broadcast live on the CSPAN channel. Notable participants included many representatives from various political and civil rights organizations. …

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Individualism vs Collectivism – Let’s decide our own destiny

The long history of economic and social difficulties with which Jamaica struggles to solve requires intense study. These problems have stymied all efforts to reduce crime and improve the economy to increase opportunities for the citizens. It is therefore necessary to peel beneath multiple layers of obvious symptoms to examine the core ideological attitudes that …

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