Danny Roberts

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    Eliminating the gangway to prison

    At the commencement of the school year I was silently praying and hoping that this will be the year when violence in schools will, if not totally eliminated, be drastically reduced, and we could return to those days when we betray a measure of tolerance, and exercise a greater...
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    Anancyism and the elusive progress or prosperity

      Recently, Contractor General Dirk Harrison, in an address to a Rotary Club meeting, spoke about the culture of anancyism and its effects in undermining Jamaica’s progress towards sustainable economic growth. This was not the first time, and certainly won’t be the last that public sentiments will be expressed...
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    Emancipendence hasn’t made us ‘free indeed’

    There is, on the face of it, seemingly no parallel, no connection or relation between the happenings in Charlottesville, Virginia in the United States last month, and the celebration of Jamaica’s Emancipation from slavery, and Independence from British Colonial rule two weeks earlier. They would, by any stretch of...
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    (Dis)Respect and the (in)discipline of survival

    Dr Peter Phillips’ now famous quote that ‘the man who plays by the rules is the man that gets shafted’, came home to me most forcibly  about two weeks ago after witnessing an incident involving an illegal taxi operator and the police in Half-Way-Tree, near the Transport Centre. The...
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    Black lives and retroactive wages matter

      Economists across the ideological divide are at least at one when it comes to the economic value of goods or services that is derived from the contribution of labour. Adam Smith, the father of capitalism, argued that while the price of a commodity would, among other things, be...

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