The Laird

  • students

    Education funding – a new policy

    The Government of Jamaica (GOJ), commendably, has just decided to spend J$300 million to assist deregistered final year students at the University of the West Indies (UW), University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) and other universities to pay the outstanding monies due by them to the universities in order to...
  • athlete

    Professional sports – the Jamaican farce

    I am a self-confessed sports junkie.  I need my daily fix of sports or my life becomes a boring humdrum of work, work, work and the interventions of Hilda. I have been a supporter of Liverpool F.C. since 1970 and of the Chicago Bears since 1984. I do not...
  • Boarding schools and the marginalised male -­ A solution

      It has been axiomatic for decades in this country that the main driver for legitimate economic empowerment for the poor and the middle classes is education. We have all, at some point in our lives, seen at first hand or heard about that person, male or female ,...

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