haiti

  • Leaders are not above us

    By Alex Scott There are many tales, myths even, which we tell ourselves as individuals and as groups of people. Many of these things are as a result of an ‘education’ system which drills into us from an early age the habit of not asking questions, playing devil’s advocate...
  • People Power Has Real Effect

    Once when I was small, my father and I were driving on Hope Road. On the left stood the small, austere-looking Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica building, and on the right the large, opulent looking Office of the Prime Minister. We slowed down and he asked me “Who runs...
  • 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,...
  • Ethics and the State

    I feel it is time for us to have a look at the role of ethics in our politics, whether our leaders follow any ethical code and most importantly who watches the watchmen. As a citizen in a country, which is chronically afflicted by corruption and its symptoms, this...
  • The time for dithering is over

    The recent murders of a taximan and a bus driver and the subsequent war-strike in the public transport sector has left the nation shaken. These two warring factions of not more than a few hundred managed, in a few short hours, to have the workforce — school commuter and...
  • Canada, The Quiet Imperialist

    With friends like Canada who needs to fear the USA. Canada has for many decades been viewed as the polite nation in the North American power duopoly, acting in a more reasonable and circumspect manner with the Caribbean and the broader world while the Americans act in ham-fisted ways....
  • The jungle in us

      Recently a comment made on social media by an unsuspecting visitor caused much brouhaha online. The poor soul made the mistake of saying that she was vacationing in Jamaica and feeling relaxed and rejuvenated after visiting the jungles in Portland. Comments ranging from ‘typical first world person degrading...
  • Business as usual is costing this country dearly

        The Petrojam scandal must not be allowed to die. On the contrary, it must be pursued until those guilty of misdeeds end up before the courts and in jail. This scandal, which is merely the giant tip of an even bigger iceberg, has shown in a simple,...
  • 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...