Is this Jamaican the Usain Bolt of Value Creation?

Let’s face it, we idolize Usain Bolt. We can remember where we were when he blazed into atlethic immortality last August in London. I was travelling into the hills of St. Catherine to visit a long lost cousin, Dorrett. My aunt Lema and I were the only ones on the road, listening on the radio […]
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Jamaica’s Competitiveness Needs a Bolt Jolt!

The World Competitive rankings are in! Jamaica slipped to 95th. in the annual rankings of the world’s most-competitive economies. It was previously ranked 91st. Nations are tiered in five categories, and Jamaica is tiered in the second from last category. The top three problematic issues impeding Jamaica’s economic growth were. • Crime & theft. • […]
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Does the Bolt Commercials leave You Longing?

 I was on the phone with a friend a few nights back when they nearly deafen me as they yelled, “Bolt is on TV”! . Yes, Usain Bolt is staring in  several 30 second television commercials as part of Jamaica’s “Once You Go, You Know” tourism promotion. Usain Bolt, Promoting the Jamaican Brand . I […]
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Before there was Usain, there was …

This was a high week-end in Washington DC as we celebrated the achievements of folks of Caribbean heritage who are contributing to the richness of American life.  This is the 16th. year of this awards ceremony coordinated by the Institute of Caribbean Studies. . Usain Bolt was honored with the Vanguard Award for his  phenomenal […]
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Bolt is World record breaker, but the Honorable Marcus Garvey – what a World Leader!

We are all excited about the Herculean feat of Usain Bolt in the great showdown in Germany. On August 16, 2008, he blazed to an Olympic record of 9.69 sec. Well, on August 16, 2009, he turbo-charged his performance to  9.58 seconds that puts him in the league of the immortals. . We need to […]
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