• We Must Address The Root of the Problem

      Not all Parliamentary debates end in furor or partisanship. One such recent event was Minister Hon. Samuda speaking to the future of the education of our nation’s young people, and he and Ronald Thwaites spoke to statistics, studies, and the reality of young persons entering high schools and...
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    Is Democratic Socialism an Oxymoron in the 21st Century?

      Traditional economists misunderstood the nature of economic ‘laws’ when they equate them to the laws of the physical sciences such as chemistry and physics.                                                 …Donovan Dowie One of the reasons I became an economist was due to the misguided notion that the economist was like the doctor for...
  • Canada, The Quiet Imperialist

    With friends like Canada who needs to fear the USA. Canada has for many decades been viewed as the polite nation in the North American power duopoly, acting in a more reasonable and circumspect manner with the Caribbean and the broader world while the Americans act in ham-fisted ways....
  • A Derby Day Fashion Statement

    The following apocryphal story has been making the rounds since I was knee high to a grasshopper (or grass lice whichever you prefer). Lord Nelson was on the bridge of HMS Victory lying just west of the Cape of Trafalgar, when, through his telescope, he caught sight of approaching...
  • Tough Policing Just Does Not And Will Never Work

      The lies people will tell in order to get their point across never ceases to boggle the mind. Persons lie about sexual partners, they lie about their wealth and they lie about their various achievements. But the worst thing a person can do is use a lie, or...
  • Rent Seeking, Corruption, And Managing The People’s Assets

      The sale of the Rooms on the Beach property has again refocused the public discourse on the management of the country’s finite resources and the underlying questions of special interest, value for money, undue influences and the possible questions of corruption. The specific case of Rooms on the...
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    A Way Out Of This Self-Imposed Purgatory

      The passing of the Most Honourable Edward Seaga has occupied our thoughts and has stimulated discussion and analysis of our views of his service. Certainly, most have been strongly partisan in content, however where there had been possible disagreements, these were treated in a respectful manner, even from...
  • 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...
  • Marooned

    Halfway Tree is already bustling as I hop onto the mini bus bound for Portland. The bus, intended to seat 20 is holding around 30 people as it pulls out of the line of colourful vehicles and onto the road. It is hot and dusty as we make our...

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