Monthly Archives: October 2019

Samuda & Charles Slams Skylarking MPs

At the end of Tuesday’s sitting of Jamaica’s House of Representatives (Lower House), both Speaker Pearnel Charles Snr and Karl Samuda (Leader of Government Business) slammed the poor attendance record of fellow MPs – from both political parties. Samuda was … Continue reading

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July 1952: Marcus Garvey Day Agreed by Parliament?

As Jamaicans home and abroad celebrate National Heritage Week it is worth highlighting an article from 1952 the appeared in the Gleaner. In 1952 Jamaica’s legislature agreed to declare Garvey’s birthday 17 August a public holiday. At the same session … Continue reading

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The Caribbean Maritime 5 – Plunderers of Public Funds?

The corruption charges filed against the following individuals is a big step in a story that has captured the imagination of the Jamaican public since March this year. Ruel Reid, former Minister of Education, Youth and Information Fritz Pinnock, President … Continue reading

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World Championship 2019 – Doha Saved by the Athletes

With the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Outdoor Championship Athletics in Doha, Qatar, at an end, I am still bemused why this event was held there in the first place. From the moment Qatar was given the mantle … Continue reading

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