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My winners and disappointments of 2022

My winners and disappointments of 2022 goes as follows Winners Globally  Jamaica Disappointments, Failings & Disasters Globally Jamaica

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The FT’s 25 most influential women of 2022: Here’s my 10

The FT recently came up with a fascinating list of their top 25 most influential women of 2022. The FT list included Oleksandra Matviichuk, Ketanji Brown Jackson, Sanna Marin, Francia Elena Márquez Mina, Mia Mottley, Serena Williams, Sarina Wiegman, Meghan … Continue reading

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Jamaica’s Chronic Violence: Still Paying for the Sins of the Political Mothers and Fathers?

Keith Duncan, banker and current president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), has been quite vocal for some time in his criticism of the 2 main political parties over their failure to quell violent and organised crime. Duncan … Continue reading

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Jamaican Government’s Broadcast Ban on Certain Music, Video, Films etc – Red Herring?

The Broadcasting Commission – Jamaica’s regulator for radio, television and subscriber television service – recently issued a directive for the immediate ban from the airwaves of any material that glamourises illegal guns & drugs, scamming and violence. The key parts … Continue reading

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Proportionally, Does Jamaica Need up to 100 MPs?

Recently, within the Jamaican parliament chambers, there have been concerns raised by some members of the lower house (Members of Parliament) over the tardiness of some of their colleagues.  Similar concerns have long been raised over the attendance record of … Continue reading

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All Change at KLAS Sports Radio and CVM Television

In 2022 so far Jamaica’s media landscape has seen 2 major developments. CVM’s REBOOT? Verticast Media Group’s purchase of CVM Television is a welcome move by its CEO Oliver McIntosh who for decades was the main man at the Caribbean … Continue reading

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A Carry-On by the Kwasi-Truss Combo sends Tories into Free Fall

When it comes to recent Conservative British prime ministers the current holder, Liz Truss is – within days of taking up the post – worse than her predecessor Boris Johnson (2019-2022), who was worse than his former boss Theresa May … Continue reading

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Review: Portia Simspon-Miller – The Girl from Woodhall

Recently, Television Jamaica (TVJ) showed a documentary  “The Girl from Woodhall” which was a political biography of Portia Simpson Miller, Jamaica’s first female prime minister (2006-7, 2011-2016) and first female president of the People’s National Party (PNP) from 2005-2017.. A … Continue reading

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Lisa Hanna finally Jumps from her Perilous PNP Patch in St Ann

It comes as no real surprise that Lisa Hanna – the 15 year PNP representative for South East St Ann – is planning to walk away from representational politics. For one, Hanna had little chance of retaining her seat at … Continue reading

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Some Reflections of #Oregon22 (World Athletics) Going Forward

World athletics championship 2022 in Oregon was simply terrific. There were so many outstanding performances by the athletes that it is impossible for me to even pick a top ten. There was the odd controversy such as the false starts … Continue reading

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