• Leaders are not above us

    By Alex Scott There are many tales, myths even, which we tell ourselves as individuals and as groups of people. Many of these things are as a result of an ‘education’ system which drills into us from an early age the habit of not asking questions, playing devil’s advocate...
  • A Clear Statement On Our Foreign Policy Is Needed

    The foreign policy of any nation is critical to its growth. For small states, it is even more important because it carries heavy and tangible risks in terms of security and trade. Foreign policy is the difference between us having Cuban doctors and nurses to fill the vacuum left...
  • People Power Has Real Effect

    Once when I was small, my father and I were driving on Hope Road. On the left stood the small, austere-looking Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica building, and on the right the large, opulent looking Office of the Prime Minister. We slowed down and he asked me “Who runs...
  • Welcome Back, Greg Christie

    Congratulations to Greg Christie, who has been appointed chairman of the Integrity Commission. This move by a Government which has been plagued by allegations of corruption must be put down to people power as he is a person who the public have long been clamouring for. He brings not...
  • Rise Up And Demand A New World

    The year 2020 got off to a bang on the international scene as the US and Iran came to the brink of open war. But after the murder of a top general and the bombing of a few bases we have gone back to a state of covert war....
  • Do The Government And Opposition Want A Police State?

    Horace Chang, Minister of National Security, has, it seems, lost faith in the Jamaican state and its various agencies ability to stem the violence which is now at record heights. That is, he seems to have lost faith in all except the security forces which, he maintains, have been...
  • That Proposed Gun Amnesty, SOEs And Protecting The Golden Goose

    Alex Scott Earlier in the year, the PM had floated the idea of introducing a gun amnesty, this so that the nation can finally rid itself of the scourge of illegal guns that almost always find themselves in the hands of  murderers. It was the talk of the town,...
  • Whatever One Thinks Of Mugabe, Some Eternal Truths Must Not Be Forgotten

    Earlier this year, the former revolutionary and president of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe died in Singapore. His death has been greeted with mixed reactions in Zimbabwe and has forced many people, both pro and anti-Mugabe, to come to terms with his legacy and reappraise what his time in office brought...
  • The time for dithering is over

    The recent murders of a taximan and a bus driver and the subsequent war-strike in the public transport sector has left the nation shaken. These two warring factions of not more than a few hundred managed, in a few short hours, to have the workforce — school commuter and...