• Security Guards: The New ‘Frontline’ Managers

    One of the truly remarkable paradoxes in the field of organizational management, must be the role and function of security guards.  If ever there was a group of workers whose functions vested in them a level of responsibility, authority and autonomy equal to that of any CEO, it is...
  • Tourism Today

    Sunday, September 27, 2020 marked the celebration of World Tourism Day under the theme: “Tourism and Rural Development”. This according to the United Nation World Tourism Organization / UNWTO is in recognition of “the unique role that tourism plays in providing opportunities outside of big cities and preserving cultural...
  • 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...
  • My List Of Demands From China

    My deepest sympathy goes out to the family on the passing of the tireless and forthright Bev Lopez. I knew her from the D&G days, to her own Kingston Brewing, and the JMA and P.S.O.J. and admired her as friendly, determined, and a Jamaican woman who was not afraid...
  • Energy: We are barking up the wrong tree

    The national debate on energy has largely taken place in an atmosphere of ignorance and self-interest. The result has been that there continues to be no real intelligent leadership emerging which will take the country on a path of medium to long term rational energy utilization. The first issue...
  • The endless opportunities of community tourism

    Jamaica has been branded the home of community tourism by the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) since this is where it was pioneered by Diana McIntyre-Pike and Desmond Henry over 40 years ago.  Since then, the Countrystyle Community Tourism Network has developed a programme called Villages as...
  • Investment – serious business that demands transparency

    The concept of gifts, loans, public/private partnerships (PPP), and investments, and the reluctance to define their true status in specific cases presents a clear opportunity for obfuscation and clouding of topics that should be transparent. The clarity is very necessary for accounting for public funds, and in many ways...
  • What is this governance thing about?

      Greg Christie, in the inaugural issue of the Public Opinion, proffered views on Jamaica’s future and the implications of corruption on the country. His political-economic treatise of the matter which emphasized the magnitude of the potential for the adverse socio-economic consequences that corruption portends is substantial. It inspired...
  • No reward for driving up the median

        The essential goal of production, growth, and development is to provide an important source of wealth to a nation. This is a constant debate, and economists measure the effective use of three base factors, namely, land, labour, and capital. Labour and capital are factors that are easily...