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Jamaica’s National ID Card Programme – Costly?

I am no fan of the proposed national ID card system in Jamaica. Having worked around government databases for 3 decades, I have learnt that society has to  question a government’s desire to hold more information on its citizens. The … Continue reading

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Peter Phillips/PNP & those polls – Double Trouble?

It is no surprise that the latest Don Anderson polls has revealed that the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) government is streets ahead of the opposition Peoples National Party (PNP). Anderson’s polling data also disclosed that Prime Minister Andrew Holness is … Continue reading

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Mutabaruka – A Lifetime of Achievement

On Sunday, IRIE FM gave its annual lifetime achievement award to the one and only Mutabaruka. Previous recipients of the award were Bunny Wailer and Jimmy Cliff. The event was held at Muta’s alma mater Kingston Technical High School (KTHS) … Continue reading

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Holness Reads Out Senator Ruel

The sudden firing of Ruel Reid as Minister of Education, Youth and Information plus his immediate resignation from the Senate has shocked Jamaicans. The reasons given for such dramatic action by Prime Minister Andrew Holness is still to be fully … Continue reading

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Anne Marie Vaz vs Damion Crawford aka Action Ann vs Mr D.C.

That is the upcoming by-election race in East Portland, Jamaica between Anne Marie Vaz of the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and Damion Crawford of the opposition People’s National Party (PNP). But the magnitude of this by-election race seems to … Continue reading

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Scandal in North American Politics

Last Wednesday, we saw an astonishing moment in political theatre. We witnessed a lawyer who sat before lawmakers and delivered an opening statement about corruption, political interference, bullying and veiled threats which some would construe as an obstruction of justice. … Continue reading

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A Golden Period of Test Cricket

Many thought that test cricket was on its dying legs. Some were hoping the rise of T20 cricket would finally kill interest in the longer version of the game that I love. They had a convincing argument and such views … Continue reading

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