Jamaica Observer: “Mounting public debt tracks fiscal indiscipline, says Wehby”
After spending the better part of two years as Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Finance, Senator Don Wehby has said that Jamaica’s poor track record on meeting fiscal targets is to be blamed for the country’s mounting public debt, which is now just over J$1 trillion.
Jamaica Gleaner: “Choosing a better future in the Americas”
As we approach the Summit of the Americas, our hemisphere is faced with a clear choice. We can overcome our shared challenges with a sense of common purpose, or we can stay mired in the old debates of the past. For the sake of all our people, we must choose the future.
Jamaica Observer: “Jobless claims top 6 million, housing plummets”
WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of people receiving jobless benefits exceeded six million for the first time, the government reported yesterday, and housing construction unexpectedly plunged to its second-lowest level on record – fresh evidence that the recession is far from over.