Alex Scott

  • Hypocritical and illegal acts against Venezuela

        The recent movements on the international and diplomatic scenes are jaw-dropping. 34 countries have recently ‘out of the blue’ decided to recognise speaker of the House Juan Guido as the interim president of Venezuela, shocking news to me as I was pretty sure that Maduro won the...
  • Leave the oil in the ground

    Jamaica has struck oil, black gold. After many years of speculation and guessing it was confirmed early in 2018 that Jamaica does indeed have oil deposits which may be feasible enough to exploit. Normally this would be greeted by cheers of joy and delirium as we in this country...
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    A difficult job for Peter Phillips

    Dr Peter Philips, Mr dependable, the man who has shone in every Cabinet position he has held, has always been a capable pair of hands in which a problem can be placed. He has, in the past, shown that he is more than flexible and able to think outside...
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    Justice for all or justice for none

    Recently the Jamaican Parliament has been looking over a revised set of traffic laws. This was done due in no small part to the embarrassing fact that every few years the State does a blanket ticket amnesty which raised facts such as individuals having hundreds of unpaid traffic tickets....
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    Pearl-clutchers and enhanced security measures

    The nation is in shock to the core at the recent announcement by the Public Defender that hundreds of children have been held in detention (sometimes extended) under the SOE in St James and parts of St Catherine. People’s stomachs are made to turn when they hear tales of...
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    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....
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    Don’t blame politicians, blame the society that breeds them

    Politicians — everyone loves to hate them. They are hated because they constantly engage in acts contrary to the will of the people; they are made butt of jokes because they do extremely daft things, and we rail against their acts of incompetence because they affect us directly. We...
  • Nationalism needed on this issue of plastic

    Jamaica has taken a big step as it relates to protecting the environment. As of 2019 and phased through to 2020, Jamaica will be banning the importation and production of single-use plastic, styrofoam and cling wrap, in all but the most urgent cases such as hospitals, etc. This step...
  • If we must privatise…

    Privatisation is a phrase which is not alien to Jamaicans, a phrase which seems to constantly sit on the tongues of our elected officials, especially ministers. It is an activity which has a deep history in this nation as JPS, Kingston Wharf, the airports, the sugar industry or even...

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