James Moss Solomon

  • The Burning Deck

    By the time you read this, general election results would be known and I have no way of knowing the results as I am writing on the day after the final political debate between the two leaders of the major parties, five days before E-Day. It is important that...
  • Trust at the foundation of the NIDS debate

    I extend my sincere condolence to the family of the late Hon. Oliver Clarke, and his family at The Gleaner and Jamaica National. He will be missed. I used to hate repeating myself until I had lunch with the late MH Hugh Lawson Shearer. He laughed heartily when I...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 2020 Requires More Than Beating Around The Bush

    What a year 2019 has been; what a month December has been; and what a possibility 2020 can be. It requires retrospection, current actions, and future urgent change in order to fulfil the promises and potential. The past year has seen many areas of success and several failures. In...
  • 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...
  • Change

    Change: we just don’t get it do we? Like the gears in a motor vehicle we have become complacent with automatic transmissions, and we scarcely remember the manual transmission and the use of the gearstick and clutch. Few if any, will recall a non-synchromesh gearbox that required the double-clutch...
  • This is the age for invention and innovation, not political crap

    Following my last article that tried to explain the ongoing commitment that capital expenditure requires, we have been completely distracted by the by-election in Portland, and the silly season it has produced. Both sides seem to be united in the excuse that bad manners, discourtesy, nonsensical dialogue, and stupid...
  • Hey, Rip Van Winkles, wake up, it’s 2019!

    A happy New Year to all our readers. I wish you all a healthy and successful 2019, and urge us all to be action people, rather than being talkers. Forget Donald Trump and the media circus over which we have no control, and focus on events within our control....