Alexander Scott

  • Once more unto the breach

    The fact that we are here again witnessing the US, UK and France getting involved in the Middle East is both sad, disgusting, enraging and disheartening. That these nations’ leaders could decide to return with violence to that region, this time Syria, after all of their costly blunders in the past is...
  • Fertile ground for a third party

      Jamaica is built on the Westminster system of governance with a first past the post model of elections. It is a system of governance which, in spite of its attractions, has many flaws, the chief one being the fact that it seems to always end up with two...
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    A case for direct democracy

    Democracy is a word which stirs up many feelings in everyone. It is a simple word with a complex yet surprisingly simple meaning. The crudest way to describe democracy is people power. That is, the broad mass of the people have the ability to effect a change in their...
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    HEADING FAST TO REBELLION

      Jamaica is in dire straits. With an economy that barely has a pulse, violent crime touching almost everyone, corruption rife and the people’s morale low, we can see where this island is looking into the eye of a hurricane. Things are made worse by the fact that we...
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    IF WE ARE TO CONTINUE ACCEPTING AID…….

    Aid is generally not something to be scorned. Most times, in fact, aid and assistance are much appreciated and needed. Be it war, be it famine, be it some earth-shattering event, aid in most cases is generally looked upon as a good thing. Aid, as I say, is not...
  • A case for collective farming

          Jamaican farming is crucial. There is no other way to put it. Farming is one of the nation’s key pillars. The sector employs thousands of people directly (and an even greater number indirectly) and is, as anyone who understands nations knows, a lynchpin in either the survival...
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    Unions need to demand smart and in unison

    The past decade has seen public sector workers going through the ringer as it relates to pay. With the rate of inflation always in the back of one’s mind, the workers have had to endure a severe wage freeze or a wage increase so minuscule that when adjusted for...
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    The more politicians promise change, the more things remain the same

    Change is a word that is always on politicians’ lips. Change is something that most if not all politicians promise and it is so not just because politicians enjoy hearing themselves speak or are stuck in a loop, it is because most times a serious change is visibly needed for...
  • Here’s what has really thrown the American media into a hissy fit

      They say time heals all wounds. They also say that people tend to romanticize things from the past. We see this everywhere. In Jamaica, we gripe about the good old days just before Independence when everything was ‘hunky-dory’. In the USA, they gripe and hark back to the glory days...

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