COVID-19

  • The Art Of War In Action

    Having spent some time reflecting on the management of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Jamaica, my thoughts zeroed in on The Art of War, written over 2,000 years ago and a classic which historians attribute to Chinese general, military strategist and philosopher Sun Tzu. Though published long ago,...
  • 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...
  • Data As A Public Good

    COVID-19 and its devastating effect on the education industry, more than anything else, has revealed the scandalous system of education apartheid that exists in our country. The  quite proper closure of schools by the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) in order to protect our children and the adult members of...
  • Granny’s Remedy

    Across the world, most countries are subject to varying natural disasters that are life-threatening and usually of high probabilities, bearing in mind their geological conditions and climate. Many of these are clearly defined and even explained in insurance policies. What do I mean? Well, Jamaica may not have to...
  • Now is our time to leap history’s hurdles

    The curfew starting at 3:00 pm over the Easter weekend brought a time of quiet; time to think above the usual hustle and bustle; above the needless blowing of horns by impatient and frustrated road users; above the crass behaviours of the up and downtowners throwing garbage out of...
  • Social Harmony

    There are huge differences in wealth in Jamaica. We range from native born Jamaicans who are United States dollar billionaires and millionaires to the dirt poor, particularly the rural dirt poor who have basically nothing, not even the land on which their little make-shift lean to is “kotched”. In...
  • In The Face Of COVID-19: Vigilance, Education And Survival The Name Of The Game

    The cutting-edge media story of the last several weeks continues to focus on the spread of the COVID-19 (aka coronavirus) and seems not to be going away (like the virus itself) despite several elections; political campaigning; bombing and war; peace treaties; BREXIT; and several former “hot topics”. This in...