Category Archives: Civil liberties

UK Deportations to Jamaica – Could have happened to Raheem Sterling?

The latest deportations of British residents with Jamaicans connections is thankfully been highlighted and challenged aggressively in the media, parliament, courts and on the streets of Westminster. Even well known right wing talk-show hosts have been disgusted by the devious … Continue reading

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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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Some Takeaways from the Ongoing Windrush Scandal

What next for the Afro Caribbean community in the UK following the latest set of deportations? But here are some takeaways from the ongoing Windrush scandal.  The Conservative Party is definitely back as the nasty party. The current Conservative government’s … Continue reading

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Pro-Trump Fox News Presenter Calls for Reparations for African Americans

Last Sunday evening I watched a segment on Fox News that blew me away. Yes, that Fox News. Firstly the issue was about race in America and the monologue was read by Steve Hilton. But oddly Hilton’s comments did not … Continue reading

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Al Jazeera America – Off!

Al Jazeera America is no more. The closure of the television news channel this week is sad for those of us into hard news. The timing of the closure is baffling. Here in Jamaica most cable television package includes news channels … Continue reading

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Shami Chakrabarti is Leaving Liberty

Shami Chakrabarti  will step down after 12 years as head of the UK’s civil liberties and human rights advocacy group Liberty. Good for her. Shami’s departure from Liberty is a blow to the British public’s battle to defend its civil liberties … Continue reading

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