Alexander Scott

  • Nationalism needed on this issue of plastic

    Jamaica has taken a big step as it relates to protecting the environment. As of 2019 and phased through to 2020, Jamaica will be banning the importation and production of single-use plastic, styrofoam and cling wrap, in all but the most urgent cases such as hospitals, etc. This step...
  • If we must privatise…

    Privatisation is a phrase which is not alien to Jamaicans, a phrase which seems to constantly sit on the tongues of our elected officials, especially ministers. It is an activity which has a deep history in this nation as JPS, Kingston Wharf, the airports, the sugar industry or even...
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    Don’t fall for electioneering

    Elections are in the air. They will be called earlier than mandated, make no mistake about it. One gets a strong whiff of the stench of campaigning from both parties as they fight two very different battles. On the one hand we have the young PM who is starting...
  • Education

    Do education reform and stop hitting the dead horse

    Jamaican politicians are notorious for pandering to the gallery and flogging dead horses. We see the pandering all the time: works given out to supporters, glib comparisons about whose party is the most corrupt and the demeaning of both themselves and their supporters with their actions on the campaign...
  • art

    No art for art’s sake

    Art has a purpose. It is to act as an expression and extension of humanity and the human experience. This much is obvious, listen to any song, read any novel or view a painting and one can oftentimes feel what the artist is striving for (more so if the...
  • Nanny's Watch, Portland

    Equitable distribution of tourism profits

    Jamaica is a land with many riches and quite a few rich people. However, the country remains desperately poor. It is a land where the biggest net earner is probably the illegal drugs and black market trade followed by remittances, then tourism. We are a people who are, in...
  • Flag

    Venezuela election

    Sunday, May 20th 2018 was a landmark date for both Venezuela and the rest of the world. The people of that country stood up to the combined might of the G7 and its leader, the US, to overwhelmingly re-elect Nicolas Maduro. Such an act may seem simple to some...
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    Two paths confront us: Which will we choose?

    Jamaica is in a brave new world, a type of world which we as humans have not lived in for 30 to 100 years. It hearkens back to the old days of a multi-polar world, or put in another way, a world which has more than one great power....
  • slave

    Serious questions for reparation advocates

    The call for reparations has been constant and growing. Ever since emancipation the former slaves and their descendants have in some form or another been asking for repayment for the centuries of slavery which brought the ex-slavers and their descendants so many riches. The demand has, in recent times,...

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