Captain Munnerlyn Jersey  Thought Leadership – Public Opinion
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • sunrise

    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...

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