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Jamaica’s loss of moral leadership: Whither new pathways (Part 2)

Leadership has many dimensions and components, but if I were to boil down the roles and functions of leadership to their most fundamental, I would suggest that there are two duties at the core, namely: (a) To discern, interpret, and articulate, the challenges and opportunities facing the organization or country at any given time, and …

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Making Parents’ Month more meaningful: Celebration or Call to Action?

Since the year 2000, the Ministry of Education and Youth (MoEY) and its partners have designated November as Parent Month in Jamaica. The purpose of this prestigious month is to honour the parents who have significantly supported their children throughout their educational journey and to strengthen the relationship between families and schools. As a nation, …

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Jamaica’s loss of moral leadership: Whither new pathways (Part 1)

Jamaica as a nation state, has, in my opinion, been fast losing its moral leadership position.  While there may have been differences of opinion on this issue in recent years, there has been, within the last year, at least, a growing level of consciousness that this is indeed the case. Jamaica as a nation state, …

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An open letter to the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica

Mr. Metry Seaga President PSOJ (cc: Former Presidents: John Mahfood, Howard Mitchell, and Keith Duncan). According to your self-statement, the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), established in 1976, is a national organization of private associations, which seeks to influence national policy in political, social, and economic matters.  This declaration of organizational personhood and purpose …

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Whither a Jamaican “dynasty”

Jamaica is in a unique situation, roughly analogous to a dynasty, given that two members of one household, head two co-equal and separate branches of Government.  These are the Prime Minister and his wife as Speaker of the House. While this development is neither unlawful nor unconstitutional, it is not, in my view, a development …

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My case for trustable leadership and thus my case against Prime Minister Andrew Holness

The United States of America has entered an unprecedented era of lawbreaking by holders of public office and the normalization of wrongdoing. As such, there is little shock and surprise that a former president has the unenviable record of having been twice impeached and indicted four times.  He faces ninety-one (yes, 91!) charges across these …

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AN OPEN LETTER TO RICHARD BYLES – GOVERNOR OF THE BANK OF JAMAICA

Dear Mr. Byles: I am shocked and almost angry at your most recent comments cautioning businesses against excessive pay rises for employees as the country continues to grapple with inflation concerns. You made these comments on or about August 21, 2023. But only a three months ago, on May 22, 2023, you defended the massive …

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Making sense of Jamaica’s lowering unemployment and increasing poverty levels

Jamaica’s unemployment rate has hit an all-time historic low of 4.5%.  This figure represents the percentage of the number of people in the labour force who do not have a job but are actively looking for work.  While this development is, at face value, something to celebrate (which the representatives of the government are doing), …

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