Posts Tagged ‘MBJ Editorial’

MBJ Editorial: Canada important to our business

by MBJ Staff Published: January 30,2011

Tags: Consulate General of Canada, MBJ Editorial, Stephen Brereton

The Consulate General of Canada was in Mississippi last week to touch base with government officials and trade partners. Yes, trade partners. As a matter of fact, Canada is the top export destination for Mississippi with 28 Canadian-owned companies employing 4,222 people in 104 locations. Canada is a true business friend to Mississippi, purchasing 18 […] [...]

MBJ Editorial: Mr. Mayor, no fade-aways as you take shot at downtown arena

by MBJ Staff Published: January 23,2011

Tags: Mayor Harvey Johnson, MBJ Editorial

Welcome, Mayor Harvey Johnson, to another test of how well you can do in making downtown Jackson the living, breathing and thriving locale you and your constituents want it to become. You pursued the test, so you obviously feel you have the right stuff to pass it. Just before the Christmas holiday you moved in […] [...]

MBJ Editorial: Working class facing more steep odds

by MBJ Staff Published: December 26,2010

Tags: MBJ Editorial

“The youth these days just aren’t willing to work like I had to in our day.” When mature adults get together and start talking about the younger generation, that’s a common saying overheard. That same thing was probably said about the youth of the 1970s, 1950s and 1930s, too. In fact, it’s probably fair to […] [...]

Dudley seems to have the right stuff

by MBJ Staff Published: August 1,2010

Tags: Bob Dudley, MBJ Editorial, new CEO of British Petroleum

To listen to Bob Dudley, it would seem he understands the magnitude of destruction that has been thrust upon the Gulf Coast because of the failings of his company. It’s also amazing that the Hattiesburg native will become the CEO of British Petroleum on Oct. 1, hopefully having a positive impact on so many that […] [...]

All for the budget’s sake

by MBJ Staff Published: July 4,2010

Tags: budget, Gov. Haley Barbour, MBJ Editorial

On the face of it, you understand what Gov. Haley Barbour has done with across-the-board budget cuts in the face of dwindling sales tax revenues in the last couple of years. When you dig deeper, though, you see the state is sacrificing its future to stay in the black so Barbour can boast that he […] [...]

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