KOTCH BLOG

PAUL BOGLE AND THE “MORANT BAY REBELLION” by Tarik Daley

Paul Bogle achieved his distinction as a National Hero of Jamaica by demonstrating his undaunted and rebellious spirit through his efforts that assisted with the eradication of the unjust system that plagued Jamaica due to its disdain toward the black population in his time. This was the norm in those days as Jamaica was going […]

ANSWERS FOR OPRAH by Marlene

OPRAH: What do you think happens when you die? ME: I will relinquish my body and my spirit will merge, as though it was never broken, with the oneness of God. I believe my school of thought and creativity will be archived somewhere in the Superior Consciousness, much like the genius of Mozart, Einstein, Bob […]

JAMAICA DEVELOPMENT DELAY: OWNING RESTRUCTURING RATHER THAN BEING RESTRUCTURED – Part 3 by Prof. Kirk Atkinson

To put this aspect of restructuring in global comparative perspective, Singapore’s fiscal budget is replete with line item entries addressing long-term improvement in human capital and productivity through investment in education, life-long learning, cultural centers/assets, community development, and sport facilities. State subsidy is set aside to ease the financial burden of students in their quest […]

JAMAICA DEVELOPMENT DELAY: OWNING RESTRUCTURING RATHER THAN BEING RESTRUCTURED – Part 2 by Prof. Kirk Atkinson

The reggae artists for whom the late Bob Marley is the iconic brand were mostly victims of spatial dislocation, residents of Jamaica’s counterculture; the world of marijuana, rebellion, Rastafarianism, millenarianism, poverty, violence, love, soccer, collectivism and music. With musical instruments, personal and collective will to survive, raw untamed talent and a seemingly innate resistance, reggae […]

JAMAICA BEFORE AND NOW – Hermes Alan Leigh

West of the Pillars of Hercules before 10,000 B.C. Jamaica and the Caribbean Islands region is where one of the Islands of Atlantis The Lost Continent was located. In the ancient past Jamaica and the Caribbean Islands being one of the Islands of Atlantis, was part of a highly advanced sophisticated civilization, with technology that […]