• Is Institutional Racism Invulnerable?

    Jamaica seems to have caught B.A.L.M. (Black American Lives Matter) fever. Jamaicans were all agog about the tragedy of George Floyd’s death and leapt enthusiastically onto American bandwagons proclaiming “Black Lives Matter” when, in reality, not one American protester gave a flying fig about countless Jamaicans with similar fates as...
  • New Signs and Symbols For A New Beginning

    The murder of George Floyd by police in America and subsequent global protests have brought into sharp focus, the “heroes” that built the modern world globally. The life and work of these men of “honor” such as: Edward Colston, Cecil Rhodes, Winston Churchill and Christopher Columbus, have come under...
  • Rage Over 8.46 Minutes Of Infamy, But Will change ever come to Jamaica?

    8.46: George Floyd.  When that graphic first appeared there were some of us who immediately feared the worst, an American sprinter named George Floyd had broken the 100 metre world record of our beloved Usain Bolt. How could that happen? That record was supposed to last a lifetime, it...
  • An Apology And A Call To Action For Vision 2030

    Never let a good crisis go to waste, is a popular maxim credited to Churchill which contains a great deal of relevance to our present situation in Jamaica as we are about to allow the opportunity presented by the COVID 19 pandemic to go to waste. The purpose of...
  • Trust at the foundation of the NIDS debate

    I extend my sincere condolence to the family of the late Hon. Oliver Clarke, and his family at The Gleaner and Jamaica National. He will be missed. I used to hate repeating myself until I had lunch with the late MH Hugh Lawson Shearer. He laughed heartily when I...
  • Local and Global, Us and Them

    Together, we are groping our way through a time of unprecedented anxiety, distress, and uncertainty. Anxiety in the face of a potentially deadly disease that so far has no antidote. Distress at the suffering it has provoked all round. Uncertainty as to what will follow: when and in what...
  • Pandemic Complexities

    The world is about to become embroiled in what will surely be a vital social experiment. As countries around the globe open up their communities, how will humanity respond? Will there be a change in behaviour that will provide protection from this novel coronavirus or, as we are seeing...
  • Progress blunted at Independence

    Public Opinion was launched by Osmond Theodore Fairclough in 1937 specifically to create an awareness about the need for a political party. It succeeded in 1938 when the People’s National Party (PNP) was born. But it also may be credited with promoting the national movement which, distinct from the...
  • Coronavirus – We no want no devil philosophy

    They made their world so hard Every day we got to keep on fighting They made their world so hard Every day the people are dyin’ For hunger and starvation Lamentation But read it in Revelation You’ll find your redemption And then you give us the teachings of His...