James Moss-Solomon

  • Let Us Be The Masters of Our Own Ship

    I begin by offering my sincere condolences to the Vaz family on the loss of Douglas Vaz, father, grandfather, an ever-supportive Jamaica College alumnus, and a true Jamaican patriot to the end. May his soul rest in peace. I have recently written two articles in this medium, one focused...
  • I have a sense of discomfort about our port operations

    I have a somewhat uneasy feeling as I retrace the historical steps of a particular industry that had significant roots in Jamaica. That industry incorporated shipping, transshipment, global trade, and logistics, notwithstanding the seeming modernity of the new buzzwords. “Shipping” was a word related to short trips and coastal...
  • Change

    Change: we just don’t get it do we? Like the gears in a motor vehicle we have become complacent with automatic transmissions, and we scarcely remember the manual transmission and the use of the gearstick and clutch. Few if any, will recall a non-synchromesh gearbox that required the double-clutch...
  • Diplomacy highly over-rated

    James Moss-Solomon The concept of diplomacy as a means of ending conflicts based on the highly emotive issues such a true tribalism (warring tribes); political; racial; religious; and other socially sensitive and biased reasons, is highly over-rated. It assumes that many situations that call for equity in the final...
  • Trauma

    History does repeat itself, albeit in seemingly new iterations for those who choose to avoid the study of past events. The circumstances of prior actions are sometimes seemingly tedious in their playing out (or time of festering) due to the slow speed of communications in past times. Today, years...
  • Precautions for survival in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian

    My sincere condolences go out to our friends in The Bahamas who have suffered the loss of loved ones, and extreme devastation. The slow passage of Hurricane Dorian across The Bahamas was, for me, a new phenomenon in the concept of a natural disaster. This is the very first...
  • Need A New Rhythm As The World Changes

    For persons who play music, rhythm is a part of the essential understanding usually defined in 5 areas: Random; Regular; Alternating; Flowing; and Progressive. These influence the outcome of the piece by singular or combined uses of these tools. In has been said that music and mathematics share a...
  • Lest we forget, everyone wants to talk, not act

    “Lest we forget” is the phrase most commonly used in remembering those who died in the Two Great Wars; 1914-18 and 1939-45. It has been extended to include that wider memory of service men and women who made the supreme sacrifice so that those civilians who were alive at...
  • The three big Cs preventing a growth take-off

    T The three most-mentioned topics of concern for citizens, diaspora members, and well-wishers in the past few months have the same starting letter. They are crime, corruption, and choices. Both individually and collectively, they signal the root causes of our failure to take off on a path towards positive...