Alexander Scott

  • The time for dithering is over

    The recent murders of a taximan and a bus driver and the subsequent war-strike in the public transport sector has left the nation shaken. These two warring factions of not more than a few hundred managed, in a few short hours, to have the workforce — school commuter and...
  • Coloured World

    The melting pot and a coffee coloured world, dreamy words reminiscent of the 60s, a mantra held by many who believe that through integration and cultural melding the world will become a better place. It is a lovely sentiment, one which I’m sure the majority of the world hopes...
  • Can we truly say that the spirit of Nuremberg is still alive?

    World War II was, and remains, a stain on humanity’s existence, but we are taught in school that we did learn two things from it.  First, wars of aggression are the highest of war crimes and those who perpetrate them will be held to account. Second, the mass slaughter...
  • Similarities between the Amazon and Jamaica

    The South American fire season is entering its last stages, and it has been one for the records. The fire season (or dry season) has seen the Amazon, starting in Brazil, reaching an inferno stage while the world cries crocodile tears and does half actions. This has been so...
  • My Take On The PNP Leadership Race

    Appendix; Keywords will be Keep or Dump. There will be a slot called Good at job, Last Chance Saloon and Rope to Hang Self. “Last chance saloon” means that they have been there a while not done much and need to start acting in this/next admin or be removed....
  • Media must pick a side and stand by that choice

    The media is laced with hypocrisy.  Many times it is unintentional, but those unintentional moments oftentimes mount after a while. These moments ensure that whatever stance the paper, editor or writer may hold, a belief sets in with the populace which can never be removed no matter how much...
  • Time to stop shameful victim blaming in cases of rape and sexual abuse

    In September last year, the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in Kingston sparked heated discussion in Jamaica and the diaspora, which has only increased as the carnage meted out against women increases in what can only be called our epidemic of sexual violence. The actions against the...
  • Canada, The Quiet Imperialist

    With friends like Canada who needs to fear the USA. Canada has for many decades been viewed as the polite nation in the North American power duopoly, acting in a more reasonable and circumspect manner with the Caribbean and the broader world while the Americans act in ham-fisted ways....
  • Tough Policing Just Does Not And Will Never Work

      The lies people will tell in order to get their point across never ceases to boggle the mind. Persons lie about sexual partners, they lie about their wealth and they lie about their various achievements. But the worst thing a person can do is use a lie, or...