Alex Scott

  • Once more unto the breach

    The fact that we are here again witnessing the US, UK and France getting involved in the Middle East is both sad, disgusting, enraging and disheartening. That these nations’ leaders could decide to return with violence to that region, this time Syria, after all of their costly blunders in the past is...
  • Fertile ground for a third party

      Jamaica is built on the Westminster system of governance with a first past the post model of elections. It is a system of governance which, in spite of its attractions, has many flaws, the chief one being the fact that it seems to always end up with two...
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    Unions need to demand smart and in unison

    The past decade has seen public sector workers going through the ringer as it relates to pay. With the rate of inflation always in the back of one’s mind, the workers have had to endure a severe wage freeze or a wage increase so minuscule that when adjusted for...
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    Regional integration could mean moving to Guyana and Suriname

    CARICOM, as is, is dead. It is going nowhere fast. What with all the animosity, regional tension, economic tension and social tensions, CARICOM as it relates to harmonising and developing relationships throughout the region, is dead. The sad reality is that in spite of our common history and shared...
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    Jamaica can get rid of Classism if….

    Jamaica has a lovely motto ‘Out of many, one people’ which implies that despite our racial differences we have come together in a large melting pot creating the Jamaican culture.This mixed culture provided us with many things such as food, music and dance but this, in many ways, hides...
  • Stop Playing Games with Sports

    Jamaicans have a mad passion for sports. Be it the man who plays community football every Sunday, or the woman who goes all out in our local netball leagues, we indulge in sports. Even if we have never played on an actual team or ever kicked a ball, we watch...
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    Giving Away Our Birthright for a Bowl of Pottage

    As the Government looks to seriously push through on the idea of privatizing the National Water Commission one cannot help but remember the story in the Old Testament of Esau and Jacob. I am sure that we all know the story, but for those who do not remember Esau...
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    THE WORLD IS LOOKING A BIT DARKER

    The world is a funny old place.  One hundred years ago a war was fought primarily in Western Europe to stop an imperial upstart (Germany) from becoming too powerful. Some 70-odd years ago, yet another war was fought (in almost exactly the same places) to stop the resurgent Germany...
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    Stand with Venezuela or be torn apart alone

    Venezuela is in flames, with almost daily protests both for and against the government, severe food shortages and an economy in free fall.  We see a once proud and strong nation now on its knees. We see where a democratically elected president is being called a dictator (with one...

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