Archive for the ‘Columns: Playing Solitaire with The Hermit of The People’ Category

RECOGNIZING AND CULTIVATING TALENT

February 13, 2018

When I attended secondary school in 19 (mumble, mumble), Jamaica’s education standards were exceptionally high.

From then, the Campion College template was best. (more…)

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NATIONAL IDENTITY SCAM!

January 21, 2018

This is how OPM’s website “sold” the National Identification System (NIDS).

“Why a NIDS?

At present, Jamaica does not have a central national database with the accompanying systems to support secure, reliable identity verification and authentication (more…)

ONLY ONE FREE PASS

January 16, 2018

PNP General Secretary exposed PNP’s thin skin in a letter (Phillips laid wicket for growth) published on Friday.

As usual, Gleaner’s headline was disconnected from the letter that contained no such hostility to reality (more…)

AWFUL ABBREVIATIONS ALLOWED?

August 29, 2017

I was amazed that so many readers, especially lawyers, took the time to personally congratulate me on my mini-bio of Vanderpump J (“Pumpy”) (more…)

HERE WE GO AGAIN

August 20, 2017

Four months after government unveiled its sweeping new crime plan including “preventative detention” and zero tolerance for domestic disputes, the number of Jamaicans murdered in 2017 rose to 628 (more…)

JAMAICA BUILT ON CORRUPTION

August 17, 2017

“Corruption” has become a buzz word in Jamaica. (more…)

TIME CHURCH MINDS ITS OWN BUSINESS!

August 13, 2017

Congratulations to Bishop Howard Gregory and Rev Garnett Roper for exposing the local Church’s irrational homophobia.

Readers should know by now that I’m 100% (more…)

INDEPENDENCE LESSONS FROM A GREAT JAMAICAN FAMILY

August 6, 2017

One of Jamaica’s finest public servants is a man named Herbert Samuel (“Herbie”) Walker. (more…)

ISN’T SHE ALWAYS SPECIAL?

July 27, 2017

We’re in between “special” days.

May 14 was “Mothers’ Day” (more…)

PUSSYFOOTING AROUND WITH EDUCATION

July 16, 2017

The Prime Minister used the occasion of his belated induction to UWI’s Wall of Honour to talk about the cost of University education.

This was followed by a very thoughtful column on the issue by Bruce Golding (Accessing university education; Gleaner; May 8) during which he took a pragmatic and economic look at the problem and posited some solutions (more…)