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Fixing Stuff

 Our heroes may not escape criticism in our analysis. However, our villains may not merit scorn or derision for the simple reason that inspite of our valiant efforts to fix the mess we accuse them of, we are yet to revalue our dollar- the store of our values and production. It is a waste of time to criticize those leaders […]

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Understanding The Issues

Error is instructive. Pay attention. With the caveat that if you are doing wrong and you do not know or made to know you are doing something wrong, you will think you are right. Moreover, unencumbered by the guardrails of advice, introspection, warning, or even common sense, one is apt to proceed with increase pace the haste to make waste. […]

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Over 25% Of Haitians Are Without Birth Certificates!

The documentation of births is a practice widely held throughout human civilization, especially in China, Egypt, Greece, Rome, and Persia. The original purpose of vital statistics was for tax purposes and the determination of available military manpower. Today, the right of every child to a name and nationality, and the responsibility of national governments to achieve this are contained in […]

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Could Susan Rice Be Biden’s Choice?

Susan Elizabeth Rice, the 55-year-old former public official who served as the 24th U.S. National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama from 2013 to 2017 and as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations from 2009 to 2013, is reportedly now on the list as a running mate contender for the Vice-President position on the Joe Biden’s ticket. She worked closely […]

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Mr. Police Officer!

If we must die, let it not be like hogs Hunted and penned in an inglorious spot, While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs, Making their mock at our accursèd lot. If we must die, O let us nobly die… Claude McKay A police officer’s entitlement to shoot you or me, if he is afraid or in fear […]

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Opportunities To Fail

Asked to assume the task of fashioning a winning team from a motley crew what do you do with the clueless? The assumption here is that we have a talent deficit and an excess of misfits. A dangerous and disqualifying assumption, but since we cannot afford the luxury of alienating a single player, the task at hand presents an interesting […]

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Searching For Answers

The questions you were prepared to lay bare to the stars but for the foggy drizzle that deepened the dark may still be answered if you are not persuaded to futility. One can argue successfully to one’s detriment that the evidence stacked against outweighs, and what follows in our train of thoughts is a recognition of a dire futility of […]

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The Dialogue — Black Lives Matter?

There are some things that being right about an outcome is not cause for celebration or even consolation. Those same things if you are wrong may even delight or reassure that you are not subjected to or a candidate for the certainty of fate. But, if being right is not to your advantage, and being wrong has you giving praise, […]

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Meeting The Challenges Ahead

“If you know now what you didn’t back then, what difference would it make?” “A lot,” you say. “What didn’t you know then that you know now?” “A lot,” you say as if it is too much to mention. Consider the matter this way. Faced with an uncomfortable situation of insisting on the rules of the game to the owner […]

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A Political Grunt

According to a recent poll conducted by Don Anderson, most Jamaicans believe that Bunting’s challenge for leadership was good for the People’s National Party (PNP). Prior to the “events” occasioning Bunting’s challenge, I had surmised it was a “bad thing” from which no good could come even if Bunting prevailed in his leadership challenge. Consider the matter this way. The […]