• The Need For Active Protective Systems In The Face Of COVID-19

    One of the challenges of getting back to work after COVID-19 will be conforming to new standards, or to old standards that will have to be enforced vigorously in this period. This has come to mind as inspection and compliance has previously been very difficult to carry out effectively...
  • Will they succeed this time? Yes, if they vote!

    I have always heard that America was a dangerous place for non-whites, but thought that with the election of Barack Obama the country was on its way to redemption. Then along came Donald J Trump.  When he said “Make America Great Again”, Trump knew full well that it had never...
  • Will Their True Worth Be Valued? Nah!

    I am bemused, as no doubt are the scientists who were taken by surprise by the coronavirus. For it seems clear now that they overreacted. Don’t get me wrong, I am happy they did, for had they not done so, the death rate would have exceeded the 390,000 it...
  • We’re dry sitting by a wood pile awaiting a spark

    My last article put forward the theoretical pros and cons of the proposed NIDS possible downsides and the handling of personal information in a secure manner in real life rather than by legislation. Our recent history of law enforcement and justice seem to be flawed every day as people...
  • Jamaica-Be very careful of China

    I have been paying attention to China long before the advent of COVID-19. Over the last 20 years China’s rise has been rapid and as a result of them making huge trade and investment deals with countries in Latin America and Africa, China has risen to become a Superpower....
  • What Is “Dancehall Culture”?

    The overwhelming successful live stream clash between Beenie and Bounti has once again brought “Dancehall Culture” into sharp focus. It also gives me a platform for yet another Grumpy Old Man rant on the subject. For the umpteenth time, “Dancehall” is NOT a musical genre and it’ll never be one...
  • Emancipation, Rastafari, Whoppy King, and Coral Gardens

    Tales of the Black Friday Coral Gardens events in recent years disregard the deeper background and leave a warped understanding of Rastafari and the emerging Jamaican society. Rastafari emerged in the 1930s, 100 years after emancipation turfed three hundred thousand Black people off the sugar estates into an uncertain...
  • Donkey sey? No! Donkey know!

    On Tuesday, May 5, an historic announcement was made in Parliament by PM Andrew Holness. He reminded MPs of their complaints that $1,000,000 added to CDF allocations to address constituents’ COVID-19 relief needs was inadequate. Then he announced Sandals Foundation would donate, as a “gift”, $500,000 per MP to...
  • Covid Information Overload

    Too many people have been experiencing information overload. This is in part due to the fact that many lay persons, in their efforts to help, have all become “health professionals”, sharing their own and other people’s versions of COVID prevention and cure. There are also the conspiracy theorists, and...