• slave

    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...
  • sunrise

    A life beyond Thunderdome

    “Out of the ruins; out from the wreckage; can’t make the same mistakes this time; We are the children, the last generation; we are the ones they left behind; And I wonder when we are ever gonna change; Living under the fear, till nothing else remains; We don’t need...
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    Time for a strategy review, JAAA

    The recently concluded IAAF World Championships in London provided some important definitions and lessons for me and I hope for many others. Firstly, I wish to congratulate Dr. Hon. Usain Bolt for a major transformation in front of our very eyes. We may have only focused on some glory...
  • independence day

    Culture Interruptus

    The English language has been the adopted (forced) communication methodology of an enslaved people as Bob Marley said “stolen from Africa, brought to America”. Languages of the ancient Africans, not written but passed on by the words, and stories of the Griots, and storytellers, and repeated as legends about...
  • bureaucracy

    PM and his team need to put some runs on the board

    The Holness Administration is entering a critical period of its life. Seventeen months into its term in office the Government is being surrounded by increasingly gloomy, if not stormy, political conditions. The honeymoon is over. Blaming the previous PNP governments for the many ills afflicting the country is no...
  • black person at crossroads

    WHICH ROAD WILL WE CHOOSE – AMERICA, CHINA OR GARVEY?

     The context of a crossroad is simply understood in terms of traffic, for if you come to a section where two roads meet (intersection) then there are four clear choices — go straight, go left, go right; or turn back. Secondly, at a T-junction the choice is to the...
  • globalism

    In This Era of Chaos

    In the beginning there was formless matter called chaos. The Bible and other accounts suggest that God made matter or form out of that Chaos and that is the start of the Universe. Philosophers may well ask the question “who made chaos”, not really expecting an answer. Well now,...
  • Nelson-Mandela

    The role of leadership

    In organisations where there is faith in the abilities of formal leaders, employees will look towards the leaders for a number of things. Workers expect effective and sensible planning, confident and effective decision-making, and regular, complete communication that is timely. Members will expect leadership to be supportive, concerned and...
  • Flooding

    And now…the unreal soap opera #Jamaica

    The response to living in a stressful environment cannot be to continue to encourage the succession of crises that detract from important issues of State. Since my last article we have had several episodes of an unreal soap opera called Hashtag Jamaica. Just to be fair, the USA is...

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