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Making people into cockroaches

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Everyone is distressed by what seems to be the clear and incontrovertible video evidence of three policemen beating and then shooting to death Ian Lloyd as he lay on the ground in Buckfield, St Ann.  The policemen have been arrested and charged with murder. The action has been described as horrible but not surprising as this is expected, it seems, from the police. The Constabulary Communication Network (CCN) has been again discredited, as its early report on the incident bears no resemblance to the video evidence.

There is something even more appalling, if that is possible, than the cold blooded murder of Lloyd and it is that this shooting was done in the full view of several members of the public who were apparently encouraging the policemen in the criminal action. In other words, our indictment should lie not only against these three policemen but also against the people who encouraged and incited them.

Last Updated on Sunday, 05 September 2010 10:58
 

Schools

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As much as anyone would like to think that he is self-created, no one is ever really his own man. We are very much creations our families, schools, communities and even our friends.  Some of us have had our personalities beaten into shape, or perhaps even misshaped, by our colleges and universities.  Mine has been a long and sometimes tedious process. It includes The University of the West Indies, Norman Manley Law School, University College London, University of Leicester, Barry University and Nova South Eastern University.

Long before I arrived at University my character was shaped, in part, by Munro College. I really believe that my experiences at Munro have been the defining part of my character and fear that type of education is increasing denied to young men. I suspect that too many believe that a boarding school education is just too expensive for developing countries.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 March 2011 10:16
 

Welcome to the new website

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If you have been coming to this site before you will notice that I have changed everything. In the first place, it is much simpler.There are no banners shouting that "ethics matters" or "anti-corruption matters" with links that direct you to other sites. Neither are there any references or links to clients, partners or services. Quite simply, I have decided to confine the website to my teaching and research at the University of the West Indies.

Bringing a website down and putting a new one up is something of a big deal. My previous site was a content management system set powered by Joomla! 1.O.  The one is powered by Joomla! 1.5. These CMS are quite different one from the other. I believe that Joomla 1.5 is a great improvement on 1.0, but transferring your data from the older to the newer version while possible, at least for me, is not very easy. After a lot of thought, I just decided abandon the earlier content. So we are starting here with a clean slate.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 August 2010 08:35
 


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