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    Minister Tufton beware, the ‘Lootocrats’ are lining up

      I was listening to a BBC discussion that centered on Ethiopia’s economic performance and prospects going forward. The participants were really forthright in their comments, both supportive and critical. In the process I learned a new word that seems to be relevant to much of the world, and...
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    The transformative effect of incentives

      The transformative effect of incentives Over the past two weeks there has been a lively discussion on the value of the Jamaican dollar compared with the US dollar. This was catapulted to the forefront of some contention due to a statement/comment by Howard Mitchell, President of the P.S.O.J.,...
  • Tiger Woods, the NIDS ruling and Notre Dame

      The past week had two significant events viz. The Masters Golf Championship at Augusta, Georgia; and the ruling of our Court against the NIDS legislation. The two may seem to have no relationship to each other and certain principles. Firstly, congratulations to the great Tiger Woods who has...
  • The irony of Jamaica

      The concept of sustainable development has proven to be very difficult for various parts of the economy and the society in general over the centuries. In fact, we have a very mixed history and we should at least try to understand our own learned behaviours. The original inhabitants...
  • Strong reflections needed on our self-inflicted wounds

            Although we live in a small country of less than 5,000 sq. miles, and many onlookers would be tempted to accept a view of homogeneity, to do so would be a great mistake for this our island home, Jamaica. The collective descriptions and positioning belie...
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    Trump wall, government shutdown, Brexit and dengue

    2019 kicks off with the usual vagaries as any other year, and until the 2019/20 Budget is tabled and discussed, all is mere conjecture. So let us look at the current political situations making the rounds and distracting us. The first is the Mexican wall and the shutdown of...
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    Our mission: Develop a society where honesty and integrity supersede corruption and lawlessness

    In my previous article, I spoke to issues of storytelling as an effective way of communicating historical events, current events, and a basis for leading new thoughts for the future strategies needed for changes and improvements for Jamaica. However, storytelling is quite a different thing when compared with “suss”....
  • The real legacy of storytelling

    The art of storytelling is an important tool in the communication and preservation of ideas, information, the retention of religious beliefs, and life skills required for self-preservation under difficult circumstances. For many people across the globe it has been their only method of preserving knowledge and passing these to...
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    At the brink of disruptive innovation

    The focus on tourism’s earning potential, its importance to our economy, the levels of retention of the gross dollars in the sector, have been the topic of discussions in the media over the past three weeks. On Sunday, 30th October 2018 David Jessop of the Caribbean Council writing in...

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