• If international law is to have any meaning…

          Of what use is international law? Does it mean anything, or is it simply a nice phrase which keeps fools warm? It is 52 years since the most blatant land grab (The 67 War), some 40 since the US and Co destroyed Afghanistan and demoralised the...
  • Needed: A real effective leader

      Sports in Jamaica takes centre stage as the summer approaches. The local football competition closed last Monday night with the finals of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) at our National Stadium. There was a fairly large number of fans present for the showdown between the two best...
  • Strong reflections needed on our self-inflicted wounds

            Although we live in a small country of less than 5,000 sq. miles, and many onlookers would be tempted to accept a view of homogeneity, to do so would be a great mistake for this our island home, Jamaica. The collective descriptions and positioning belie...
  • The value of functional cooperation as a growth strategy

    In the Sunday Gleaner of November 11, 2018, my friend David Jessop wrote an opinion piece entitled “Overhauling Caribbean Diplomacy” that is a must read for those who are interested in international diplomatic strategies. David focuses on some of the cost-saving measures being taken (mainly by the OECS) of...
  • globalism

    Jamaica not immune from the far right

    The past few years have seen a massive surge in support for far-right, crypto-fascist politicians and parties. Election results from India to The Philippines, from Germany to Italy and most notably the USA in 2016 have elevated candidates with reprehensible ideologies to the highest offices in their respective lands....
  • leadership

    There’s no cause to embrace mendicancy and mediocrity

    Over the past 47 years I have been privileged to participate in the practical areas of business leadership/management; and over the last 5 years I have been more involved as a connector between academia and business. The latter has allowed me to interact with businesses and entrepreneurs on a...
  • bureaucracy

    Rushed regulations aggravated by our mendicancy

    The processes of laws and regulations that accompany those laws in a modern society should follow a certain identifiable logic. It is not very different to a computer programme that has an objective and a flowchart is required to ensure that the sequence of events can be written in...
  • bureaucracy

    Fiscal Council a big deal, but…

    For some decades Jamaica has had a fiscal problem. The Government, in-spite of (or because of) it’s many forays to the IMF, simply can’t seem to get it’s house in order. Politicians in the past have refused to go after available tax dollars while spending money like it was...
  • Fake news and the Internet

    The past decade has seen an increase in what I feel are truly interesting topics. These are the prevalence of fake news — in some cases propaganda, in other cases basic lies — as well as the question of whether the Internet will eventually be censored. If these topics...

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