Category Archives: Jamaican Issues

Death by the State Returns

by Cato Rand Profound apologies at my work-related hiatus from the blogosphere. Glad to be back. Mario Deane’s Death I begin with comments re: the recent beating death of Mario Deane. This 31 year old construction worker was arrested on … Continue reading

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Our Apathy Has Caused Our Parlous State

by Lipton Matthews Transformational leadership has become a rather popular topic these days, but we often ignore the importance of effective ‘followership’ in determining the quality of a leader. Jamaica’s current state is akin to a company in which the … Continue reading

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Populist Politics Has Led To Jamaica’s Undoing

by Lipton Matthews The most successful individual at the polls is not the reformist with visionary ideas regarding individual rights and human freedom, but the likeable candidate who is able to develop a message of caring that resonates with the … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts – June 2014

by Cato Rand With acknowledgements to political columnist and commentator Thomas Sowell, here are some random thoughts for June 2014. Former Prime Minister and now supposed elder statesman the Most Hon. PJ Patterson noted in a recent speech he gave … Continue reading

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When Living By The Begging Bowl, the Begging Never Ends

by Lipton Matthews The provision of foreign aid to developing countries has been a major issue in Europe for many years now, and more states intend to build capacity in sectors like security and climate change through technical assistance. For … Continue reading

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The Jamaica Electorate is Culpable in Perpetuating Poverty.

by Lipton Matthews Children are often admired for their humility, but they also possess some unfortunate attributes, for example, their inability at times to take responsibility for their actions.   At first most onlookers sympathize with youngsters, but eventually maturity … Continue reading

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Reparation Debate Lost in Logic: Part 2

by Lipton Matthews IN October I wrote Part 1 to Reparations Debate Lost in Logic. Here is Part 2: Many may not realize it, but those who argue for reparations are fighting a losing battle. European officials have made it … Continue reading

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