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About africanherbsman1967

Making use of my spare time. Eyes all over the place.

Jamaica’s Plastic Ban – One Small Step

As from 1 January, the Jamaican government has officially banned a number of plastic items including single-use plastic bags (aka scandal bags), straws, cups and Styrofoam. No doubt the Jamaican government is following the line taken by others such as … Continue reading

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Time Person of 2018? Here’s my Top 6

Time Person of the 2018 were as follows Journalists – Jamal Khashoggi, Maria Ressa, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo and the Capital Gazette Donald Trump Robert Mueller Others who were considered included Vladimir Putin, Ryan Coogler, Christine Blassey Ford, … Continue reading

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Petrojam Scandal – Corruption Spillage Everywhere

The recent Auditor General’s report into the failing operations at the state-run oil refinery, PetroJam Limited, has understandably angered Jamaicans. The report highlighted entrenched levels of abuse of public money and power, poor governance, corruption, bullying, nepotism, misappropriation of funds, … Continue reading

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No! US Criminal Justice Reform Proposals Unites Far Right Congressman & Civil Rights Icon

The US Congress, along with the likes of White House official Jared Kushner and Democratic strategist Van Jones have taken strides to bring much needed reform to the criminal justice system. Known as First Step Act, the legislation looks to … Continue reading

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Forbes World’s 100 Most Powerful Women

Forbes Magazine came out recently with its list of the world’s 100 most powerful women. Rank/Name Country Category 1.    Angela Merkel Germany Politics 2.    Theresa May UK Politics 3.    Christine Largarde (IMF) France Economy 4.    Marry Barra (GM) US Automotive … Continue reading

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Amber Rudd: Windrush Scandal’s Real Winner

It has been a terrible week for some victims of the Windrush scandal and those of us who support their ongoing fight for respect, justice and compensation. First, we had written confirmation from current Home Secretary Sajid Javid that at least … Continue reading

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US Mid-Term Elections 2018 – Some of the Winners & Losers

US Mid-term Elections 2018 Winners Donald Trump – Despite his unpopularity, Trump played a blinder on the campaign trail and ensured the Republicans held their Senate Majority. Just. Mitch McConnell – The Republican Senate Leader has more wriggle room to … Continue reading

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