James Moss-Solomon

  • The irony of Jamaica

      The concept of sustainable development has proven to be very difficult for various parts of the economy and the society in general over the centuries. In fact, we have a very mixed history and we should at least try to understand our own learned behaviours. The original inhabitants...
  • Strong reflections needed on our self-inflicted wounds

            Although we live in a small country of less than 5,000 sq. miles, and many onlookers would be tempted to accept a view of homogeneity, to do so would be a great mistake for this our island home, Jamaica. The collective descriptions and positioning belie...
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    Trump wall, government shutdown, Brexit and dengue

    2019 kicks off with the usual vagaries as any other year, and until the 2019/20 Budget is tabled and discussed, all is mere conjecture. So let us look at the current political situations making the rounds and distracting us. The first is the Mexican wall and the shutdown of...
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    Hey, Rip Van Winkles, wake up, it’s 2019!

    A happy New Year to all our readers. I wish you all a healthy and successful 2019, and urge us all to be action people, rather than being talkers. Forget Donald Trump and the media circus over which we have no control, and focus on events within our control....
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    Obfuscating the facts with the deafening noise of trivia

    It is very sad for me to write my last article before Christmas 2018 in a less than happy and hopeful way. It is a time of family, friends, the future, and faith, which we all look forward to. The four Fs remind us that, as citizens there is...
  • The value of functional cooperation as a growth strategy

    In the Sunday Gleaner of November 11, 2018, my friend David Jessop wrote an opinion piece entitled “Overhauling Caribbean Diplomacy” that is a must read for those who are interested in international diplomatic strategies. David focuses on some of the cost-saving measures being taken (mainly by the OECS) of...
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    The importance of scheduling: preventing our own demise

    The concepts of efficiency, productivity, adaptation, change, and scheduling are all connected as a country or company tries to grow. We talk about the first four every day, ad nauseum, and overlook the fifth, that is scheduling. We carefully avoid that in our conversations as it really protects mediocrity...
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    Our mission: Develop a society where honesty and integrity supersede corruption and lawlessness

    In my previous article, I spoke to issues of storytelling as an effective way of communicating historical events, current events, and a basis for leading new thoughts for the future strategies needed for changes and improvements for Jamaica. However, storytelling is quite a different thing when compared with “suss”....
  • The real legacy of storytelling

    The art of storytelling is an important tool in the communication and preservation of ideas, information, the retention of religious beliefs, and life skills required for self-preservation under difficult circumstances. For many people across the globe it has been their only method of preserving knowledge and passing these to...

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