• Ethics and the State

    I feel it is time for us to have a look at the role of ethics in our politics, whether our leaders follow any ethical code and most importantly who watches the watchmen. As a citizen in a country, which is chronically afflicted by corruption and its symptoms, this...
  • Diplomacy highly over-rated

    James Moss-Solomon The concept of diplomacy as a means of ending conflicts based on the highly emotive issues such a true tribalism (warring tribes); political; racial; religious; and other socially sensitive and biased reasons, is highly over-rated. It assumes that many situations that call for equity in the final...
  • Underneath The Athletic’s Fiasco

    As someone born in the Fabulous Forties, I was brought up with the clear understanding that sports was mainly for fun and exercise. The idea of a “professional” sportsman/sportswoman just never came up. Competition enhanced sports, and at the end, the Trophy represented the ultimate prize. But with time...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...