Alexander Scott

  • Men, Sexual Violence, Societal breakdown

    Jamaica holds many records, a lot of them are enviable and some are avoided by other nations. Some of these negatives include corruption and our murder rate. But what rarely gets spoken about — that is until an incident takes place then it lasts for 9 days — is...
  • Rise Up And Demand A New World

    The year 2020 got off to a bang on the international scene as the US and Iran came to the brink of open war. But after the murder of a top general and the bombing of a few bases we have gone back to a state of covert war....
  • This Is A Decade For Serious Choices

    Jamaica has long faced three major problems — crime (gun crime), financial security/national fiscal independence, and food security/land security. Though our governments, past and present, have tried (some more than others) to tackle these problems, they persist and have become more acute. Despite measures intended to secure physical security,...
  • Whatever One Thinks Of Mugabe, Some Eternal Truths Must Not Be Forgotten

    Earlier this year, the former revolutionary and president of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe died in Singapore. His death has been greeted with mixed reactions in Zimbabwe and has forced many people, both pro and anti-Mugabe, to come to terms with his legacy and reappraise what his time in office brought...
  • Time to stop shameful victim blaming in cases of rape and sexual abuse

    In September last year, the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in Kingston sparked heated discussion in Jamaica and the diaspora, which has only increased as the carnage meted out against women increases in what can only be called our epidemic of sexual violence. The actions against the...
  • Come with more effort when dealing with Caricom

        Caribbean integration, the creation of a federation or simply the harmonising of our collective policies and laws, has long been the dream of persons living in the region who both see our untapped potential and those who understand that the region will only advance with true independence...
  • No art for art’s sake

    Art has a purpose. It is to act as an expression and extension of humanity and the human experience. This much is obvious, listen to any song, read any novel or view a painting and one can oftentimes feel what the artist is striving for (more so if the...