HAJ Building ‘Solutions’ On Sand

The reckless policy of the Housing Agency of Jamaica - converting protected lands into house spots - is a classic example of building on sand. This practice is not at all sustainable. It’s short-term thinking at its worst.

Cooking Up A Storm In The ‘Intellectual Ghetto’

Last Thursday, as I watched Kevin MacDonald’s magical documentary on Bob Marley, I kept thinking of just how many talented people have emerged from Trench Town! That ghetto has certainly been a centre of intellectual ferment. If the University of the West Indies could find a way to recharge and transmit the creative energies of Trench Town in its heyday, we’d definitely be cooking.

Is The GSAT A Ponzi Scheme?

In a culture of scarce benefits and educational spoils, it's not just the academically fit who survive. There are other factors that determine performance. In the war for places in 'good' schools, the wealthy usually beat the poor.

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