James Moss-Solomon

  • 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...
  • This madness from the BOJ

    Last week Friday, April 24, 2020 was a very disappointing afternoon for me. It was the announcement by the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) that it had requested certain financial institutions not to make dividend payments (even those declared late 2019) to their shareholders. I was consumed by anger and...
  • 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...
  • Time to modify and simplify the economic and accounting apartheid

    The much-repeated “Out of every crisis, there is an opportunity” seems to have become an accepted concept for business and governance across the world. Crisis brings an opportunity to modify or totally change systems; solutions; and influence. It challenges economic outlook; business directions; social trends; religious norms; and some...
  • A time of forced awakening

    I start by congratulating the Government of Jamaica, especially PM Holness and Minister Tufton on taking strong leadership stances, supported by Cabinet and officials, with regard to retarding the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The decisions made in containing the potential spread of the viral infection have...
  • 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...
  • The Coronavirus: To Be Forewarned Should Be An Advantage

    Science fiction only remains fiction until science proves the facts in an irrefutable way. Over the centuries several religious beliefs; planetary data; the universe; the flat Earth; gravity; and many other scientific facts were reasons for charges of heresy and witchcraft. Many people lost their lives to capital punishment,...
  • Opening Our doors to the Huns, Goths, and other invading tribes

    Update: My FLOW landline is crackling badly despite the visit of a crew and I have reported it again. The cell service has not improved, and needs a more strategically placed tower to complete the reach consistently. I am not despondent however because we are talking, and I am...
  • An Opportunity For Radical Paradigm Shifts

    Well here we are with the mixed bag update: The CAC letter to Flow seems to have worked partially. Technicians came to remedy the home phone and it is working reasonably thus far. The Mobile service remains unacceptable and the system seems to have a major transmission/reception fault. None...