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  • 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,...
  • The poor will be the real victims

    By Joan Williams As one watches the developments, discussions, and  debates taking place since the scourge of the novel coronavirus attacked the world, it is not difficult to remember the words of Walter Bagehot, the late British journalist, that “Poverty is  such an anomaly to rich people, that it...
  • Fully Dunce?

    So, it’s COVID “season” and what has now become seasoned and percolating is this term “fully dunce” that has been going around in the Jamaican space. So, let’s unpack this a likkle bit and see what we come up with when the suitcase of this terminology is finally empty....
  • Too little too late

    For some-time now, I have noticed a similarity in approach to governance by our leader and the President of the United States. The written letters of resignation that were a requirement of service to this country by two senators piqued my interest in how this country was going to...
  • The brave new world of public transportation

    As a child I grew up on public transportation. All of my secondary and most of my tertiary education was pursued under the offerings of the Jamaica Omnibus Service Ltd (JOS) — an English-owned company which was nationalized by the Government of Jamaica in the 1970s before going out...