James Moss-Solomon

  • Jamaica’s Challenge: Finding An Effective COVID Communication Balance

    During the first seven months of 2020, I did not personally know anyone who had COVID-19 and therefore I was unaware of persons known to me who had died. Since mid-August, I am up to a count of ten persons who have died that I knew. We have had...
  • Time For An Alternative System Of International Currency Transactions

    Recently, several international banks were revealed publicly for handling more than two trillion dollars of illicit transactions of an unsavory nature between 1999 and 2017. To those of us in Jamaica who follow history, some of these banks were built by ruthless and brutal men during the 1800’s, who...
  • Moving Governance Forward

    Following on my last article, the time has come to address several things related to good governance that should be attended to in the Parliament. Some of these have been related to matters purportedly postponed because they required Constitutional Reform via Referendum. Neither Party has been bold enough to...
  • Mission Possible

    Elections are over and so the time for reconstruction faces the nation (not only the Government), and a concerted effort to survive and thrive is a prime objective of the private sector, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as well. There is a need for a wider understanding and rejection of...
  • The Burning Deck

    By the time you read this, general election results would be known and I have no way of knowing the results as I am writing on the day after the final political debate between the two leaders of the major parties, five days before E-Day. It is important that...
  • There Are More Questions Than Answers

    The great and unforgettable Temptations sang: “It was the fourth of September; that day I’ll always remember (yes I will); For that was the day my Daddy died”. I guess in our case it will be the day after elections in Jamaica and we will probably see a spike...
  • Beware The Huns Who Seek To Own Jamaica

    I start on a moment of personal sadness as I send sincere condolence to the family and friends of the late Hon. Owen Arthur, and salute the work of a great man who became my friend. I cannot and will not forget him as a picture hangs across the...
  • Are we willing to reform out of expedience or good sense?

    In 2014, I wrote to the Electoral Commission asking for a discussion on reform in four areas. These were: Automatic Voter Registration: would have a non-partisan basis and an inalienable right for every Jamaican who might be subjects of intimidation by party activists/goons and “voting in absentia”. This would...
  • A last opportunity for the silent majority

    The talk of the time has switched from COVID-19 to elements of corruption and nepotism surrounding political “stars” as we approach an electoral period. Two well-respected pollsters concur that corruption is only a minor concern to us Jamaicans and will not affect the political support of the die-hard minority;...