• Time to modify and simplify the economic and accounting apartheid

    The much-repeated “Out of every crisis, there is an opportunity” seems to have become an accepted concept for business and governance across the world. Crisis brings an opportunity to modify or totally change systems; solutions; and influence. It challenges economic outlook; business directions; social trends; religious norms; and some...
  • Social Harmony

    There are huge differences in wealth in Jamaica. We range from native born Jamaicans who are United States dollar billionaires and millionaires to the dirt poor, particularly the rural dirt poor who have basically nothing, not even the land on which their little make-shift lean to is “kotched”. In...
  • Corruption Must Not Go Unpunished

    There is a calculated argument making the rounds in Jamaica these days regarding the role of corruption in the electoral cycle. The argument is that corruption will have no impact on the electoral outcome in the next general elections. As such, we should not waste our time discussing it....
  • Opening Our doors to the Huns, Goths, and other invading tribes

    Update: My FLOW landline is crackling badly despite the visit of a crew and I have reported it again. The cell service has not improved, and needs a more strategically placed tower to complete the reach consistently. I am not despondent however because we are talking, and I am...
  • 2020 Requires More Than Beating Around The Bush

    What a year 2019 has been; what a month December has been; and what a possibility 2020 can be. It requires retrospection, current actions, and future urgent change in order to fulfil the promises and potential. The past year has seen many areas of success and several failures. In...
  • 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...