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    Beware we don’t become like the survivors in the ‘final war’

    I start by extending my condolences to the family and friends of Lowell Hawthorne. I knew him from about 1976 when as a young child he would come down to Grace Cash ‘n’ Carry on Marcus Garvey Drive (now Sampars) where I was then the manager. He was so...
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    Yes, I support NIDS, but…

      The question of numbers, their composition, their security, and access and retrieval, was  the main reason for the extended sitting of the Senate regarding the passage of the National ID (NIDS). However, due to the strong, and at times over-vigorous, interchanges there are several precedents to be considered...
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    Decisive leadership not impossible, but…

    The building of a nation may not always be a purely objective or even popular subjective voting process (like a referendum), but it does require planning, implementation, and most of all, a leadership that motivates and mobilizes concerted and consistent effort. Leadership requires a special component that enables others...
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    By-elections demonstrate the acceptance of the garrison

      “Tis the seasons to be folly, tra la la lee, please elect me!” This is a really special time and after that “only 55 days left for Christmas shopping”. What a bonanza! The by-elections in three constituencies are upon us. Two are non-starters because they are garrisons and...
  • Back to the Future in reality a feeling of déjà vu

    The concept of the future seems designed to eliminate the past and eradicate the use of the euphemism “good old days” that is sometimes anathema to a new generation that cannot comprehend life without every modern convenience. In many ways it can be a blinkered approach to the easily...
  • irma

    Small Island Developing States beyond the disasters

    I am writing this on Sunday, September 24 in the cool and green mountains of St. Andrew, and I can hear the warm-up sounds from the church across on the hillside that waft across the valley. I can hear the river running, and all seems like a wonderful Sunday...
  • 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...

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