• We Must Address The Root of the Problem

      Not all Parliamentary debates end in furor or partisanship. One such recent event was Minister Hon. Samuda speaking to the future of the education of our nation’s young people, and he and Ronald Thwaites spoke to statistics, studies, and the reality of young persons entering high schools and...
  • Rent Seeking, Corruption, And Managing The People’s Assets

      The sale of the Rooms on the Beach property has again refocused the public discourse on the management of the country’s finite resources and the underlying questions of special interest, value for money, undue influences and the possible questions of corruption. The specific case of Rooms on the...
  • Marooned

    Halfway Tree is already bustling as I hop onto the mini bus bound for Portland. The bus, intended to seat 20 is holding around 30 people as it pulls out of the line of colourful vehicles and onto the road. It is hot and dusty as we make our...
  • Political Responsibility vs Public Service Accountability

     Elected Politicians, are men and women who go to the citizenry in general elections seeking firstly, nomination, and then secondly, election as Members of Parliament. We love them and we hate them. They foist themselves unto us.  They go out of their way to seek us out, to court...
  • Limited resources no excuse for sport administrators’ bungling

      The “title” Brand Jamaica is an interesting one. To me it signifies that the word Jamaica invokes a feeling of awe and envy when it is read or heard by non-Jamaicans. “Brand Jamaica” is mouthed by entrepreneurs, politicians, sport administrators who want to convince us of the impact...
  • “Every Where Wi Tun Macca Jook Wi”

     The Year 2020 will mark 25 years since the United Nations’ 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing, China. The Platform for Action detailing Twelve (12) Critical Areas of Concern was adopted.  The PFA is still hailed by many as the most comprehensive commitments made by States towards the...
  • Conservation Buzzwords Demystified

        Words tossed around nowadays by environmentalists include, of course, environment, ecology, ecosystem, sustainability, resilience, biodiversity, and global warming among others, so let’s look at a few. Our environment is everything we breathe, eat, see, hear, feel, use and touch. It’s the grass or dirt or concrete under...
  • What, exactly, is ecotourism?

        I imagine many of us, when we think of ecotourism, think of long hot boring walks through deteriorating old places, primitive conditions, lectures, perhaps museums, all fairly intimidating effort compared to luxury resorts. But the two are not incompatible, often going hand-in-hand. The dictionary definition is tourism...
  • Please, we must rescue our children!

      The hand-wringing and moaning of past students and friends of Calabar High School after the video of students of the school (as well as an adult who appeared to be conducting the “choir”), chanting anti-KC lyrics, smacks of the highest form of hypocrisy known to man. Anyone with...

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