• 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...
  • Conform or reform? That is the question

    Our society generally underestimates the value of realtors and the real estate industry to national development, growth and prosperity. We fail to recognise that almost every single new investment has to have some connection with land and buildings. Whether it is the new investor in tourism, agriculture, the BPO...
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    Inducing our own Armageddon

    The Ray Bradbury book converted to the movie Fahrenheit 451 is a glimpse into the future where books are burned, history is purged and dissent is brutally outlawed. The concept of no knowledge or controlled knowledge may be foreign to some who disregard history, or is taken lightly in...
  • Leadership, strategy and the pressures to succeed

    The unfortunate demise of well-respected Lowell Hawthorne, founder and CEO of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill, spawned numerous and various debates on the motivation behind his actions. The circumstances, whatever they may have been, have left his family and close friends in despair — sincerest condolences to them...
  • Certainty of uncertainty

    The last 10 years, particularly the recent 18 months, featured unprecedented world events — political surprises, economic shocks, and revolutionary technologies to name a view — and considerable uncertainty. Our interconnected world means that global uncertainties have increasingly local ramifications; and the question is how do firms make effective...
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    Integrated climate change adaptation approaches in Grenada

    According to the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), ocean acidification is the reduction in the pH of the ocean over an extended period of time. This is caused primarily by the uptake of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the Earth’s atmosphere. The ocean is one of the Earth’s largest...
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    The Rhythm of War

    Music has, from the dawn of the history of the human race, been a constant source of motivation. From the early drums made of hollowed logs; stretched animal skins; stringed sounds from vines or animal intestines; to pianos and pipe organs; guitars; brass and wood wind; amplified synthesizers; and...
  • keys

    Turning the key to unlock the passion for service

    Most people think passion, purpose, and prosperity are things you find and then create, but that’s not true. Passion is the result of the care and excellence you choose to put into the things. I used to think that passion and purpose were things you found and then could...

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