Venezuela

  • To Shrug Off The Yoke Of Neo-Colonialism

    Jamaica this year is 58. The journey to this milestone was a hard one but, in the end, independence was achieved. On August 6, 1962, Jamaica waved goodbye to the centuries of formal bondage which entailed that this island in the Caribbean was a resource colony for an even...
  • Abolish the police, yes, but deal with class and capitalism first

    Abolish and defund the police, a phrase which is older than the George Floyd murder, has gained much more airplay since his heinous killing. It is a phrase and movement which has, it seems, found roots in Jamaica especially since the slaying of Susan Bogle. These are powerful statements...
  • Is China Colonialist?

    China’s influence in the world has long sparked suspicion and envy.  This is to be expected as such a giant country going from zero to one hundred in what seems no time, naturally raises these things. Over the recent years, however, we have seen not just an increase in...
  • 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....
  • Trauma

    History does repeat itself, albeit in seemingly new iterations for those who choose to avoid the study of past events. The circumstances of prior actions are sometimes seemingly tedious in their playing out (or time of festering) due to the slow speed of communications in past times. Today, years...
  • Is Democratic Socialism an Oxymoron in the 21st Century?

      Traditional economists misunderstood the nature of economic ‘laws’ when they equate them to the laws of the physical sciences such as chemistry and physics.                                                 …Donovan Dowie One of the reasons I became an economist was due to the misguided notion that the economist was like the doctor for...
  • 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 transformative effect of incentives

      The transformative effect of incentives Over the past two weeks there has been a lively discussion on the value of the Jamaican dollar compared with the US dollar. This was catapulted to the forefront of some contention due to a statement/comment by Howard Mitchell, President of the P.S.O.J.,...
  • 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,...