• Whither the Peoples National Party?

    The elections are over. For the government, the big job will remain: Crime, unemployment, squatting, health, praedial larceny, water, roads. The teachers, the nurses and the police will come knocking in short order and the enthusiasm that returned the JLP to power will dissipate, especially if Covid-19 stays with...
  • The Green Future

    I use this medium to offer sincere congratulations to the Hon Floyd Green MP, the new Minister of Agriculture & Fisheries. I not only wish him well but assure him that he has my support and advice, which advice he will be able to freely read from time to...
  • Rooting Out Corruption

    Recently a jockey was found with a battery (allegedly) and another fined and suspended for betting on a race in contravention of a rule that restricts jockeys to betting on (and through the owner of) the horse he/she rides. So, this once again brings the bogeyman of corruption in...
  • PNP To Contest Outcome Of General Elections

    Satirical Corner The People’s National Party is to seek an injunction to have the 2020 General Elections declared null and void. In an affidavit filed with the Supreme Court, the party says that with a voting turnout of 37%, the will of the majority have not been fully expressed....
  • The Task Ahead

      For those who think things are bad now in Jamaica now, in my book, the real tragedy lies ahead when the lack of foreign exchange earnings start to be felt. Naturally, without foreign exchange, imports on which we depend so much, are going to get super-expensive.   So far,...
  • The Making Of A Leader: The PNP’s Challenge

    Leadership is said to be a process, not a position, of which political leadership is but one facet. Even so, political leadership has undergone less rigorous analysis than, say, organisational leadership, which makes it even more difficult to begin to offer a treatise on the doctrine of leadership from...
  • First World and Third World Nationalism

    Nationalism is a hell of a thing. It has led to wars, revolutions, and acts of insanity. Nationalism was the defining characteristic of the 19th century, and the early half of the 20th century showed us what nationalism, if left unchecked, could lead to. As a result, or rather...
  • Making Cities Belong To Those Who Work To Build Them

    Baha’i chair in India looks at urbanisation Of the hundreds of millions of people employed in the informal economy in Indian cities, tens of millions have returned to their rural homes because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. This mass exodus has awakened public consciousness to the precarious condition of...
  • IAAF To Rule On Bolt’s Status As The Fastest Man

    Satirical Writings The International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), the world governing body for the sport of track and field athletics, is to hear a case brought before it by the United States Track and Field body to remove the title from Jamaica’s Usain Bolt as the fastest man...